Nell’s expands Manchester estate as it plots further growth

By James McAllister

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Nell’s expands Manchester estate as it plots further growth

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New York-style pizza brand Nell’s is to launch a new site in Manchester’s city centre, bringing its estate to four sites in the city.

The group, which is led by husband-and-wife team Jonny and Charlotte Heyes, has secured the former Croma site on Clarence Street.

Nell’s majors in New York-style pizza available to order as 14″ and 22″ pies, as well as by the slice.

The dough is made from British organic flour sourced from Shipton Mill and slow-fermented over 36 hours.

Signature toppings available include the OG Cheese featuring house tomato sauce and mozzarella, finished with olive oil and parmesan; the Sidewalk with crushed tomato, garlic, oregano, salsa verde, red onion, vegan ‘nduja, roasted peppers and artichoke; and the Barbie & ‘Ken with shredded mozzarella, smoked Lancashire cheese, smoky maple barbecue sauce, barbecue chicken, roast peppers, red onion, pickled chillies and chives.

Jonny and Charlotte originally launched Nell’s out of their long-running bar Common in Manchester’s Northern Quarter during the pandemic.

They subsequently established a residency at The Beagle in Chorlton before launching a dedicated bricks and mortar restaurant at the Kampus neighbourhood near Manchester Piccadilly in 2022.

News of the latest site comes as the pair begin to plan to take the brand beyond its home city.

Speaking at Restaurant​’s Generation Next event in Manchester last month, Jonny said: “We have big plans for Nell’s and we expect to break out of the Manchester postcode at some point.

“We think we can maybe have one more within greater Manchester, and then we’ll be looking at other cities as well.”

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