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Bakerie To Open In Northern Quarter

New food and drink tenant in The Hive

Written by . Published on August 30th 2011.

Bakerie To Open In Northern Quarter

HERE'S news of another NQ food and drink opening - and this time it's Bakerie, which will take part of the ground floor of The Hive on Lever Street.

"Everything you can buy in the wine bar, you’ll be able to buy in the tasting store."

Bakerie, operated by RWB Leisure Ltd, will take 5,000 sq ft in the building and the adjoining 45 Lever Street, after the council awarded planning permission and a licence.

It will be serving wines, real ales and bread baked on site, according to RWB Leisure's David Cook.

"Everything you can buy in the wine bar, you’ll be able to buy in the tasting store," he said. "We’re looking forward to opening the wine bar in the autumn and the tasting store in winter.”

The press bumf from Bakerie also says it will be serving 'more hearty dishes including many suitable for people with special dietary requirements such as gluton/wheat free.'

And so it goes on: 'Kitted out with communal benches, Bakerie will feature an ever changing wall of media art and design, providing an interesting and family friendly (there’ll be a special menu for babies and toddlers) atmosphere to enjoy the great wines.

Opening hours will be: Sunday-Thursday 12pm until 11pm Friday & Saturday 12pm-12am.'

Events at the store will include wine & bread school, tastings, book readings/signings, art previews and after parties. Customers will be able to watch the bread being made every day at the store.

Angela Fielding, Argent spokesperson, said:  “We’re looking forward to welcoming Bakerie to the Hive, we are sure their offer of great wine, freshly baked breads and foods will be a great asset, not only for the building but for the Northern Quarter too.”

David Cook and fellow RWB director Alyson Doocey already own and operate Dough Pizza Kitchen and Apotheca bar in the Northern Quarter.

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousAugust 30th 2011.

'The press bumf...And so it goes on...' Hmm..for an initial press release turned into an info article it sounds like you're already bored. Of something that doesn't yet exist. God forbid your reaction when they do actually dare to open...

hungry stoatAugust 31st 2011.

always hard to tell from a press release but this sounds like it could be pretty cool: i love my bread and there arent any craft bakers in the area afaik (well, not that sell anything other than cupcakes and sugar) and anywhere that caters for my gluten free friends without making them feel like freaks or me feel deprived has got to be a good thing. I feel quietly optomistic.

One more thought tho: where does the northern quarter begin and end these days? port street seems to have expanded it although parts of thomas street now feel like the printworks.

IzzyAugust 31st 2011.

Ah, bread 'baked' on site - very different from bread 'made' on site. Same sort of PR that's dished out from supermarket bakeries......

3 Responses: Reply To This...
Sue LeesSeptember 1st 2011.

Exactly izzy they must think we're stupid

AnonymousSeptember 2nd 2011.

I've heard it really is made fron scratch on site - hence the bread schools they plan to run.

CBSeptember 2nd 2011.

'bread school'? is that like a gingerbread house?

Kevin PeelSeptember 1st 2011.

Can't wait for this to open. Think it will bring some diversity to the Northern Quarter!

Sue LeesSeptember 1st 2011.

Special menu for toddlers and babies...well that's done it for me

1 Response: Reply To This...
child friendlySeptember 10th 2011.

Shocking comment

Sue LeesSeptember 1st 2011.

...and I really don't care what you think

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Child friendlyDecember 17th 2011.

what did I say? :o)

ChrisSeptember 6th 2011.

Why the anger Sue?

tblzebraNovember 14th 2011.

What happened to this opening? No sign of it.

AnonymousNovember 14th 2011.

It opens on Thursday

disappointedDecember 17th 2011.

I was going to meet some friends last night (mad Friday) and it was closed to the public as there was a private function, on a Friday!!!!!!! I found that appalling, I hope it's not like another Barcelona Bar which opens whenever they fancy. They will be losing customers as nobody meets friends in a place you don't know the opening hours (or even days).

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