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Manchester’s lasagne restaurant is moving to a new home this month

Lazy Tony's Lasagneria is moving out of the Alvarium kitchen

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 2nd August 2022

After a brief stint at Alvarium, Manchester’s lasagne kitchen is on the move again.

Five-layer slab favourite Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria is leaving its temporary post at the Tib Street kitchen for a new Northern Quarter home later this month.

It will close up shop at Alvarium this Sunday, 7 August before moving across to Northern Monk Refectory Taproom from Wednesday 24.

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

When Lazy Tony’s takes over the kitchen at Northern Monk this month, slab fans can expect to find some exciting new dishes waiting for them – including some yet-to-be-confirmed new slab flavours and Italian subs.

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Chef-owner Danny will also be serving up the signatures for which his Lasagneria has become known over the past couple of years, including classic and chicken alfredo slabs, giant mozzarella sticks with a truffled honey dip and espresso martini tiramisu.

He’s also got another trick up his sleeve this month as he prepares to host a one-off supper club with late-night ramen fusion restaurant CBRB on Tuesday 16 August.

Image: THe Manc Eats

For this, he’ll be offering a special menu – teasing the likes of matcha and limoncello tiramisu, lasagne dumplings, porchetta ramen and (possibly) a Nagoya noodle lasagne slab.

The menu is yet to be confirmed, with full details set to drop this week.

Taking over the kitchen at Alvarium will be tiny tapas bar Abeja, serving homemade tapas from the southern Spanish region of Granada.

Abeja owner Ana Villegas, formerly a biochemist for twenty years, first launched her business at Hatch but was forced to close during the pandemic.

`Abeja has just completed a short kitchen takeover at The Chorlton Green/ / image: Abeja Tapas Bar

She’s since hosted several pop-ups across Manchester, taking over kitchens at Sale and Stretford Food Halls and at The Chorlton Green before agreeing Abeja’s next move.

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Known for serving up authentic tapas dishes from her home region of Granada, many passed down through generations, tuck into staples like croquetas, tortillas and patatas bravas alongside more unusual Spanish dishes from Wednesday 10 August.

Feature image – The Manc Eats / Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria