The up-and-coming Manchester neighbourhood, Red Bank, seems to be the talk of the town right now, especially with one of the area’s restaurants recently bagging a spot in the Michelin Guide. However, new local artisan bakery, Half Dozen Other, which specialises in ‘classic bakes with modern takes’, is joining the Red Bank Arches this July having signed a 10-year lease.
Half Dozen Other forms part of the Pot Kettle Black Group, which operates two sites across Manchester (Barton Arcade and Angel Gardens), and will be serving both sweet and savoury croissants, impressive Danish pastries and flavoured focaccias. Opening on July 15, our eyes are already on their pistachio éclairs, cinnamon buns, plus their peanut butter and jelly croissants served at Pot Kettle Black coffee shops.
Red Bank, is part of the major Victoria North regeneration programme being led by developer Far East Consortium (FEC), and home to local businesses like renowned spatzle restaurant The Sparrows as well as Foundation Coffee House and Green Arches Brewery and Bar, with food hub GRUB further up the road. More announcements are set to follow as part of FEC’s commercial strategy, FOUND, which is initially being delivered via sites in Red Bank including the Arches, Love Factory and more.
Under the FOUND brand, the developer is working with a range of partners to create a programme of immersive events and unique experiences across the 155 hectares of land that will become Victoria North. One of the largest urban renewal programmes in the UK, Victoria North will create 15,000 new homes over the next decade.
Mark Flanagan at Half Dozen Other, said: “We are really excited to open our doors at Red Bank. Due to the high demand for our wholesale baked goods and our desire to open our own retail bakehouse, this site is perfect for us. After being presented the vision by FEC for Red Bank and Victoria North, we knew it was something we had to be a part of.
“We’ll be serving up our standard breads, cakes and viennoisserie alongside our modern takes on classic bakes. All the while customers will be able to spectate on the mixing, rolling and shaping taking place at the Bakehouse.”
You can find Half Dozen Other Bakehouse at Unit 17, Red Bank, M4 4HF and it’s opening times are 8am-2pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.