You Can Now Enjoy Eritrean & Ethiopian Cuisine Inside Contact Theatre!

House of Habesha will open from 10am until late Monday - Saturday at Contact’s bar and Kitchen serving a range of healthy, hearty dishes.

By Emma Davidson | Last updated 15 August 2023

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Contact theatre has announced this week that House of Habesha will be joining the venue, serving its authentic Eritrean and Ethiopian soul food. Following the restaurant’s soft launch, the delicious menu is available to the public from today (30th September).

The menu showcases incredible flavours from the cuisine, with vegan, vegetarian and meat based dishes on offer. The menu is also widely gluten-free and the kitchen will be open from 10am – late, Monday to Saturday each week.

Customers can expect hearty, healthy, tasty food made using traditional Eritrean and Ethiopian methods. Key dishes include House of Habesha’s curry platters, which will set you up for a day at the theatre, a day at university, or simply for a day of good food.

House of Habesha was also nominated for ‘Best FoodTrader’ at the Manchester Food and Drink Awards last week, so you know you’re in for a treat!

“We are extremely proud to have House of Habesha at Contact to complement our fantastic drinks offering over the Autumn season,” began Keisha Thompson, Artistic Director and Chief Executive at Contact. 

“It feels great to support a local business that is really making a statement in this city with food that is both divine and healthy – wins all round! Make sure you pop in and try it out. I can’t finish it all on my own. Although, I will try.”

Alongside House of Habesha, the Contact Bar (powered by award winning street food team GRUB), will be serving a selection of locally sourced and fully vegan beverages. This includes craft pours and independent soft drinks, wines and spirits. 

Happy Hour at the bar runs from 4pm-6pm every day, where guests can enjoy house drinks for £4 (pints, wines and spirits).This deal applies to students and NHS staff all the time! The bar also serves freshly ground coffee from Heart + Graft Coffee, available to sit-in or take-away, on which students + NHS staff get 10% off.

House of Habesha is open 10am – late Monday to Saturday each week, and you don’t have to have a ticket to watch anything at the theatre to nip in and grab something.