After five years and two successful restaurants (Sticky Walnut in Chester and Burnt Truffle in Heswall) we have decided to try and repeat that success in Chorlton. The ethos in the two existing restaurants is the same and this would be our goal for our third, which will be called “Hispi”. Our aim is to provide perfectly simple food in a relaxed environment using the best quality produce possible. Everything in our restaurants is made from scratch in-house and this includes, for example, fresh bread daily, all stocks and sauces, ice creams, sorbets, tarts.
We opened Sticky Walnut in January 2011 on a shoestring. Since then it has gone from strength to strength and in 2013 won the Catey “Menu of the Year” award, the AA “Restaurant of the Year” award in 2014 and in 2015 the Cheshire Life “Restaurant of the Year”. Burnt Truffle has only been open since July 2015 (after a fantastic Kickstarter campaign) but has already been awarded an AA Rosette and 8/10 in a review by Lisa Markwell in the Independent (12.12.2015).
We have found a site in Chorlton but to say it needs work is an understatement. The bank have said that they are prepared to lend us £100,000 as long as we can raise a further £50,000. Fortunately we are not as naive as in the past and we are fully aware of what's going to be involved. The site has no kitchen, no toilets, almost no walls, no tables, no chairs, no toothpicks or straws, no lighting, no heating.......
What we do have is a mega super talented team ready to make Hispi a success. All we need is your help!
Risks and challenges
There will be many risks and challenges. One of the biggest will be whether we as a team can run not just one bistro but three. We would hope that we have learned from our past mistakes. There's the small issue of planning acceptance but we're hopeful that this will not be a problem.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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