NEW OPENING: Coffee, Wine & Aperitivo on Peter Street

From sun up to sun down, Haunt comes to the city centre...

By Manchester's Finest | June 18th '21

Haunt MCR, a brand-new cocktail, wine and coffee destination has arrived on Peter Street. Whether it’s for a Monday morning coffee or Friday night wine, Haunt is an all-day destination providing a “from sun up to sun down” experience.

Haunt MCR will focus on exceptional coffee, cocktails, wines and the stuzzichini (informal finger food) that has become synonymous with rousing the appetite.

The enticing aperitivo menu features multiple spritzes, including Aperol Spritz, Hugo Spritz, Tarragon Spritz, Bellini and Rhubarb Fizz and classic cocktails including Negroni, Boulevardier, Gin Martini and Espresso Martini.

For exceptional wines, Haunt’s exclusively Italian wine list will take guests on a journey from the North to South of Italy, showcasing the best of land and grape. There’s some familiar, firm favourites, supplemented with less known varietals produced with limited intervention to highlight the terrior.

Coffee is a way of life across continental Europe and Haunt will emulate this, serving exceptional coffee, supplied by North Star. Pop in for an espresso, flat white, latte or piccolo.

Haunt MCR will initially open on Monday 14th June with a soft-launch period, set to continue until lockdown restrictions are eased. During this time, there will be a limited drinks menu on offer and no food being served.

Once fully operational, Haunt MCR will serve its stuzzichini offering with small and large bites, Alongside stuzzichini, Haunt will also have a breakfast offering and traditional Italian pastries.

The team behind the new venue is Will Parkinson from a Private Banking background & Sam Wheatley, formerly of the Pivovar Group and Andrew Pern’s Star Inn Group.

Will Parkinson, creator of Haunt MCR, said ‘The insolvency of private equity backed hospitality businesses has created a void for creative new independent concepts in their wake. People working in the surrounding area will understand the continental meaning of Aperitivo from their trips to Europe & in particular Italy. Haunt is the first of two venues we have secured funding for this year.”

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