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Penelope’s Kitchen To Open At MediaCityUK

American influenced eatery set to open in the Pie Factory this October

Published on September 25th 2013.

Penelope’s Kitchen To Open At MediaCityUK

FOLLOWING last week’s news from the team behind Damson MediaCityUK about their plans to open a pub called Dock Yard at the end of October 2013, here’s another new opening for the area.

The space has a NYC feel, influenced from my years living over there, but everything has been locally sourced from independent Manchester businesses.

This week it’s DockGrill and Penelope’s Ice Cream owner, Carla Tomlinson, who is set to open an American influenced eatery in the Pie Factory next month.

Penelope’s Kitchen will open from 7am-2.30pm (weekdays) and will offer a range of hearty cooked breakfasts, pancakes, omelettes and bagels through to Carla’s signature hearty burgers, mac and cheese, chilli, sandwiches, toasties and soup. See the menu below. 

Penelope's Kitchen MenuPenelope's Kitchen Menu

Taking about her new venture, Carla said: "When we started trading at Dock Grill we were welcomed with open arms. We loved the community feel and openness from our customers and workers at MediaCityUK, so when we were offered the opportunity to move into The Pie Factory, we jumped at the chance. 

"Our first task was to conduct market research and find out what people want - which we’ve found to be high quality locally sourced food, quick service, competitively priced and a great place to hang out.

"With the help of the Princes Trust we came up with Penelope’s Kitchen, utilising a large space in The Pie Factory with room to eat amazing food made fresh everyday by our creative chefs, chat with your friends/colleagues, plug your laptop in, use our Wi-Fi and hang out in our sofa area, grab a book from our honesty shelf and relax.

"The space has a NYC feel, influenced from my years living over there, but everything has been locally sourced from independent Manchester businesses. I hope MediaCityUK folk love the space we have made just for them."

Penelope's KitchenPenelope's Kitchen

Carla started her Penelope’s venture last year after she had been made redundant. It quickly gained a loyal following and she has since been able to take on several members of staff, create employment opportunities and support other local businesses including bakers and ice cream makers. 

Penelope’s Kitchen is scheduled to open in early October 2013.

Penelope's Kitchen - the new spacePenelope's Kitchen - the new space

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