When it comes to the healthier things in life, although we may first be wary, at least Manchester is full of great places to get your hands on greens, grains and generally healthy stuff. Now there’s a new addition as Bondi Bowls has announced that it’s set to open its first permanent base this summer at Manchester’s garden neighbourhood Kampus.
Bondi Bowls is a Manchester success story, and it’ll bring signature flavour-packed salad bowls, soup bowls and smoothies to legions of punters, eager to make healthier food choices on the go.
Fresh from sun-kissed years in Sydney, Australia, founder Jamie Tones returned to the UK to set up the fledgling eatery. Established from his home as a delivery-only service during the pandemic, he garnered a loyal following for the fresh flavours of his alternative fast food which led to successful residencies at Hatch and Freight Island.
Inspired by Jamie’s life in Aus, Bondi Bowls at Kampus will be a laid-back, contemporary space designed by renowned studio No Chintz, where people can hang out for a coffee and food, or grab plant-based food to go – with the option to add non-vegan extras.
The Kampus store will be the culmination of long-held ambition for the 30-year-old chef, who has worked at restaurants around the world but had a dream to have his own space.
Jamie said: “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.
“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. It’s the absolute antithesis of the sad supermarket salad people reach for when they’re trying to make good food choices. Everything on the menu is plant-based, with the option to add extras like meat and fish to cater for everyone.
“Kampus is a real foodie neighbourhood that totally fits with the Bondi Bowls vibe. Laid back, green, friendly – we can’t wait to open this year and start serving people craving something new.”
Bondi Bowls at Kampus will be an all-day brunch offering from morning til night – with a unique menu to include global flavour inspirations from the likes of India, Mexico and Australasia. It’ll include their signature Açaí Bowls and Poké Bowls, which have proved popular with delivery customers.
You can sign up for free bowls on opening and the latest info on the Kampus opening here.