As much as we love Northern life and the brilliant independent businesses Manchester has to offer, we sometimes can’t help admiring enviously at some of the delights that get to call London their home. Pick us, please. One spot that is a bit of a big deal in the capital is Gail’s Bakery, and now the much-loved bakery has ventured up north to open a branch in Manchester.
With 79 bakeries in London, Oxford, Brighton and beyond, it’s about time the well-known lunch spot made its mark in Manchester. Gail’s Bakery, which was established in 2005, will be joining other London businesses like MNKY HSE, The Vurger Co, China White and Mahiki who have branches in the city.
The bakery known for their fancy loaves of bread, maple bacon brioche and afternoon tea treats has announced that it will opening the doors to its King Street store on June 7. An outside terrace on the historic shopping street adds the opportunity to start the day with one of Gail’s famous Cinnamon Buns alfresco, whilst a lower floor provides the opportunity for events and gatherings, to serve the local community.
Having already opened North West branches in Wilmslow and Altrincham, with a Didsbury branch coming soon too, this will be Gail’s third bakery in the region. Plus, it means Mancs in the city centre will finally be able to feast on a seasonal menu of soups with freshly baked sourdough, sandwiches and sweet treats.
Ahead of their opening on June 7, Gail’s will participate in the much-loved Manchester Flower Festival; collaborating with local artist Amy Coney who will be live painting a floral mural onto the windows and award winning local florist Chloe Robinson who has worked with Cheshire growers to create hand posies which will be given away with a loaf of GAIL’s Waste Less Sourdough (between 11-1pm on May 27 and 28, whilst stocks last).
Gail’s “believe in making good bread” and “insist on the finest ingredients” to make freshly baked, lovingly crafted loaves, pastries, cakes, breakfasts and lunches. Gail’s even offers a ‘waste not’ range which consists of a seasonal selection made with ingredients like off-cuts and wonky fruit that might otherwise be wasted. Almond croissants, ham and cheese croissants and chocolate babka are just some of the treats on offer in the range. Plus, they even have their own house blend of coffee beans to help you wash down those artisan sourdough rolls.
The site on King Street, not far from Deansgate, will see the bakery join the likes of Franco Manco, El Gato Negro, Tast Catala and Petit Paris Deli. Gail’s will be open its Manchester bakery to the public from June 7 and will trade from 6.30am-6pm Sunday-Friday and until 7pm on Saturdays.
Find Gail’s at 46 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LG.