Healthy Australian flavour-packed fast food ‘Bondi Bowls’ land at Kampus

Bondi Bowls, the popular Aussie-inspired start-up known for its flavour-packed salad bowls, soup bowls, and smoothies, is set to open its first permanent base this summer at Kampus, the garden neighbourhood in the city. 

With a mission to offer healthier food choices on the go, Bondi Bowls has gained a loyal following since its inception during the pandemic and successful residencies at Hatch and Escape to Freight Island.

From Australia to Manchester

Jamie Tones

Founder Jamie Tones, fresh from years in Sydney, Australia, brought the concept to Manchester, establishing a delivery-only service from his home.

The venture quickly gained traction for its fresh and alternative take on fast food, leading to the expansion of Bondi Bowls into more prominent locations.

The Kampus Neighbourhood

The upcoming Kampus store will be the realisation of a long-held ambition for the 30-year-old chef.

Designed by the renowned studio No Chintz, the space will provide a laid-back, contemporary environment where patrons can enjoy coffee and food or opt for grab-and-go plant-based options, with the choice to add non-vegan extras.

Healthy Fast Food

“We always hear people in the city complaining about the lack of options when it comes to healthy food they can grab quickly.

“Australia does that really well, with healthy fast food that has real vibrancy and personality that you don’t really get here in the UK,” said Jamie Tones.

“We’re taking that inspiration from Bondi Beach and bringing it to life in the heart of Manchester at Kampus – with super nutritious bowls that pack a real flavour punch.”

Bondi Bowls at Kampus

Bondi Bowls at Kampus will serve as an all-day brunch spot, offering a unique menu inspired by global flavours from India, Mexico, and Australasia.

It will feature their signature Açaí Bowls and Poké Bowls, which have proven to be extremely popular with delivery customers.

Adam Brady from HBD expressed his enthusiasm for the new addition to Kampus, stating, “Bondi Bowls brings something fresh and unique to Kampus and adds to a really eclectic line-up of indie businesses that now call it home.

“This summer has seen even more openings, with Red Light and Madre joining the fold.

“Loads of people in the city want to make healthier choices but struggle for choice, Bondi Bowls will offer something fresh for Manchester.”

Bondi Bowls joins a diverse group of independent operators at Kampus, including Nell’s Pizza, Yum Cha, the Beeswing wine bar and kitchen, Great North Pie, and the recently-opened Madre.

Kampus itself is a vibrant mix of old and new buildings that celebrate Manchester’s rich cultural heritage, offering over 500 rental apartments across five buildings.

The neighbourhood also features a range of amenities, including a residents’ gym, 24-hour concierge service, and various leisure options such as dog walking, dry cleaning, PT sessions, yoga, a private cinema, lounge, dining room, and multiple terraces.

For those eager to experience Bondi Bowls’ fresh and nutritious offerings, the Kampus location promises to be the ideal destination.

Visitors can also sign up for updates and receive a chance to win free bowls by visiting the official Bondi Bowls website by clicking here.

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