Award-winning London favourite, Caravan, is set to bring its celebrated all-day dining and drinking concept to Manchester’s St John’s District this summer.

Co-founders Chris Ammermann, Laura Harper Hinton and Miles Kirby, all native New Zealanders, brought Antipodean speciality coffee culture and a fresh take on all-day dining to London back in 2009.

Guests can expect an eclectic, ‘well-travelled’ menu, spanning breakfast through to dinner. The brunch menu includes fresh fruit and grain bowls to fry ups, all of which promise elevation via globally-inspired flavours. Also on the menu is the house favourite Korean Style Buttermilk Fried Chicken with kimchi pancakes and gochujang ketchup, and the ever popular, Fried Jalapeño Cornbread with fried egg, spinach, curd cheese, mojo verde and chilli butter.

All of this will be accompanied by ethically and sustainably sourced Caravan coffee, and for later on in the day, a menu of freshly-crafted cocktails, an extensive international wine list and a selection of handpicked local beers.

The evening menu of features seasoned rice bowls, slow-fermented sourdough pizza and delicious small plates encouraged to
share make for a flexible, inclusive dining experience.

Laura Harper-Hinton, co-founder and CEO of Caravan said of the opening; “We are so excited to be taking Caravan on the road to Manchester, but more importantly, we are really looking forward to spending more time in this incredible city. We’ve had nothing but great vibes and support from everyone we’ve come across so far.

“We’ve chosen a unique location which sits right next to the new Aviva Studios, behind the historic Granada Studios and right in the heart of a growing new district at St John’s. We hope to attract a real cross-section of the city to our beautiful new restaurant and roastery.”

The 200-cover space will house two all-day dining rooms, a bar, a private dining room featuring a turntable and private sound system, two outside terraces, a takeout coffee brew bar and a dedicated coffee roastery. Inspired by the trail hiking huts and wool sheds ubiquitous in New Zealand it will provide a bright, airy space suffused with natural light, recycled materials and organic finishes.

Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 11 Mar 2024