… Because this vibrant food spot at Hatch MCR is here to fill our tums, and they’re even serving up Sangria on tap! It’s hardly presumptuous to say that we’re all craving a bit more sunshine this summer, and thanks to this place, it’s one step closer. Hatch-based food joint KBOM is bringing the heat of Brazil all the way to Mancunia, and it’s very welcomed indeed.
Set inside a well-decorated shipping container at Manchester’s much-loved Hatch, KBOM opened a couple of years ago within the pop-up destination – serving up plenty of delicious Portuguese and Brazilian grub. The independent food vendor offers up simple food options such as croquettes, grilled piri-piri chicken, and Portuguese-style sirloin steak sandwiches. Infused with Brazilian flavours, it’s a great pitstop for a warm meal, with the name of the restaurant literally adapted from the Portuguese words for ‘delicious’: Que bom.
The street food is perfect for filling your tummy after a few drinks at the award-winning drinking venue, with food served on grab-and-go style recyclable plates so you can venture around the other vendors and retailers. It’s the first of its kind for the city, with authentic-style Portuguese and Brazilian meals that won’t break the bank. Starters cost just £3.95, with main options starting at a budget-friendly £5.95.
Elsewhere at the bar, guests will find an array of cocktails inspired by Brazil, such as Caipirinhas and a vegan Caipiroska. There’s also a small wine menu featuring red, white and rosé options all hailing from Portugal. On the taps, you’ll find popular Portuguese beers Super Bock and Sagres, as well as a tap specially made for Sangria lovers. Sangria can be purchased by the jug too, which will be perfect for soaking up the occasional Mancunian sun outside when summer arrives.
While the restaurant may be in a small container, its authentic flavours and Portuguese booze offering will transport you on a trip to Rio as soon as you walk through its doors, all without leaving our gloomy, grey city.
KBOM can be found at Hatch, 103 Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED and is open now.