Chester’s first vegan restaurant is open for business

Read Time:   |  14th February 2019

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A brand new vegan restaurant has opened in Chester, a first for the city, offering a seasonal menu with ingredients sourced from local producers. 

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Whilst many towns and cities across the UK are home to some fantastic vegan restaurants, there has been little choice for vegans in Chester, until now!

Offering high quality, plant-based food for the first time in Chester, Hypha is now open for business through Thursday to Sunday.

The stylish restaurant, which is decorated in an ‘urban conservatory’ style, will offer customers a deliciously exciting selection of plant-based dishes, including an array of small plates, to give people a chance to try a bit of everything. Hypha will also be offering an impressive Sunday roast, with the option to add bottomless booch-bellinis to the edpereicen.

Owners Calum Adams, Nicholas Friar and Ice Rattaphaet are keen to ensure the focus of the menu remains firmly on fresh seasonal produce sourced from local suppliers.

According to Adams: “Our focus will be on micro-seasonal changes and so utilising what our local producers provide week-by-week and month-by-month. Furthermore, we will be focusing on fermentation to reduce waste in the kitchen and on the bar, while enhancing flavour.”

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Hypa is also keen to reduce its carbon footprint by working with suppliers to make sure the packaging coming into the restaurant is at a minimal to reduce waste.

The carefully crafted cocktail menu, for example, will utilise spirits and liqueurs that are made in batches using quality assured products that also work hard to reduce their carbon emissions during the production process. The menu also includes a selection of homemade fermented soft drinks that are great for healthy digestion.

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Speaking about the positive reception the restaurant has enjoyed since opening, Adams said: “We only opened Saturday evening and Sunday day time last week to test the water. Feedback so far has been great and the support from everyone has been amazing. We are excited to launch our fully vegan Sunday roasts this weekend and add more dishes to the menu.

“The food and drinks have already come on a long way and we have been busy creating new and exciting flavour combinations all week to showcase this week. What has been nice is people coming in who are open to try a new independent restaurant producing high-quality food and drink, not just vegans!”

Find Hypa at 5 City Walls, Chester, CH1 2JG.

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