Food, drink and retail destination, Hatch, is set to reopen on 12th April and is welcoming six new independent businesses as well as a season of live music and events to look forward to.
The new independent enterprises are an eclectic mix, with some born at the kitchen table during lockdown.
They include MorMor’s Mediterranean, Ate Days a Week and Biscuit and Brew – plus there will also be a brand new gender-neutral nail bar, and Hatch’s first lash and brow bar.
All the new businesses coming to Hatch will, as ever, be using the Hatch community to trial their latest concepts as part of their journey towards bricks and mortar.
The venue will continue to operate its successful contactless operating system again with guests able to order from any of the street food traders on site with a tap of their mobile phone, and this time around Hatch is also taking table bookings.
And it’s all served alongside an indie high street of unique shopping and inclusive, independent hair and beauty experiences.
There’s a line-up of live music scheduled to take place every weekend, too, as well as a programme of events including a night of candlelit jazz, plus a special Glasto weekender.
Reservations are now open for tables of up to six guests, and there will also be walk-ins available daily. In line with government guidance, Hatch will be operating table service only for parties of up to six or two households.
Independent, health-conscious food inspired by the cuisines, cultures and colours of the Levant (the region spanning the eastern Mediterranean), from award winning shawarma, to splendid shakshuka.
Oh My Cheesecake
Independent dessert specialists and creators of the UK’s first ever cheesecake on a stick, Oh My Cheesecake are sweet treat alchemists founded in Lancashire. Expect everything from S’mores Cheesecake Sticks to Nutella Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches.
1210 Record Store and Listening Cafe
In collaboration with independent record label Stutter and Twitch, Hatch is set to welcome its first ever vinyl store. A carefully curated collection of records will be available to browse, buy and listen to at Hatch’s new sociable music popup, with a vinyl jukebox and regular vinyl DJ nights planned.
It’s a Nail Thing
After a 10 year career in the charity sector, Stevie discovered she had a flair for nail art when she took it up as a hobby during lockdown. She completed training in July and after lots of practice, joined a salon, working part time around her job. Now she has taken the leap to do her own thing full time. Stevie is passionate about inclusive beauty, and It’s a Nail Thing will be an untraditional salon – a gender-neutral, inclusive space aiming to challenge and disrupt the way people experience the beauty sector.
Biscuit & Brew
Biscuit & Brew is a husband and wife team bringing their passion for sweet treats to life. Combining their love of brownies and cookies, the ultimate treat was created: the Brookie, crisp on the outside with a soft centre. Alongside this, they specialise in homemade bakes including cornflake tarts, Biscoff rocky road and a luxurious ginger loaf cake.
Butterfly Effect Lashes
Owner Kate has been a lash technician for three years and is taking her first leap into independent business at Hatch’s first lash and brow bar, providing lashes, brows and planning to build up to more services such as hair extensions and makeup. Kate will also be hosting training days for aspiring eyelash technicians.
Ate Days A Week
The team originally opened at Hatch in November, but sadly their opening day was also their closing day as we entered tier 3 lockdown restrictions and Hatch was forced to shut the doors. Now they’re back, with a menu combining fresh produce, quality ingredients and a love of hearty dishes as well as music. So look out for Not Naanteen Forever (lamb seekh kebabs, pickled chillies, pickled red cabbage, iceberg lettuce, hot sauce and mint yoghurt in a naan bread) and Don’t Look Back in Banger (Grandad’s Sausages with triple cooked, hand cut chips and your choice of sauce).
Hatch’s brand new tattoo flash gallery and private studio. Specially commissioned or chosen from the ‘flash walls’, Toucan Avenue create hand-painted body artwork, which is also available to purchase as a standalone piece of art too at this friendly, professional tattoo studio.
The new businesses will join Hatch favourites Fuku, Parmogeddon, Takk, Ol Brewery, Herbivorous, Hanoi 75, Grandad’s Sausages, KBOM, Abejas Tapas and T’arricrii.
Hatch will be open seven days a week and has extended its opening hours due to popular demand from 11am – midnight, with 1am finish on the weekends. You can reserve tables in advance by booking online.