The Creameries, Chorlton’s award-winning, critically-acclaimed neighbourhood restaurant, celebrates its first birthday on April 23rd with the launch of a laid-back new menu.
Designed with drop-in diners and casual gatherings in mind, the new menu will feature small plates, sharing dishes and weekend brunch treats such as rhubarb French toast, homemade curds & honeycomb.
Joining the kitchen team will be new chef, Hannah Whelan, (who worked under Richard Carver at the Little Window and La Cucina at Altrincham and Mackie Mayor Markets). Her focus on using quality ingredients, and whipping up delicious and seasonal food makes for a perfect match with The Creameries’ community centered and sustainable ethos.
Co-owner Sophie Yeoman and head baker Chris Cahill will continue to turn out freshly-baked bread, cakes and pastries, while chef Mary-Ellen McTague will focus her celebrated creativity on an expanded programme of special culinary events, including supper clubs, cookery lessons and wine and cheese tastings.
Open 8am-11pm, The Creameries will spend its second year building on the strengths that saw the team win two awards at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, and led the Sunday Times to describe it as being ‘a small oasis of loveliness’.
Year two sees the kitchen team heading down a more relaxed route. You’ll no longer need to book a table (excluding special events), and there will be a full menu available all day until 9pm. There will be a range of brunch options for those lazy weekend mornings and the hugely popular whole baked cheeses, split pea chips and mussels with slabs of rosemary focaccia for dunking will continue.
Music fans will be able to enjoy more acoustic nights, with upcoming highlights including local singer songwriter Mano McLaughlin, while a packed Spring/ Summer events programme, curated by designer & co-owner Soo Wilkinson, also includes; Elliot Eastwick’s World Famous Food & Drink Quiz, Still Life Supper Clubs and kitchen take-overs by the likes of the fantastic, Liverpool based Maray Restaurant.
April events to keep an eye out for…
·The sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart wrenching, Open Mic Storytelling
· Bread Making and Beer Tasting workshops
·A series of Still Life Supper Clubs with Mary-Ellen McTague and Margit Van Der Zwan
·Brunch dishes such as Merguez mutton sausage and poached eggs on sourdough with fennel, tomato & chilli chutney, washed down with a Hedgerow Mimosa.
Sophie Yeoman says:
“We’re making the day to day more casual, and our events more one-off and something different to do or grab your attention- so it’s the best of both worlds. We’re adding more tables for groups of friends or families who’d just like a drink or snacks, and a new weekend brunch menu that brings together the best of our bakery and kitchen.”
Reflecting on year one, she added: “We are proud to have established a place at the heart of this fantastic community. We’ve had some great reviews and learned a lot – we’re all set now for new adventures in our second year.”