AUTUMN was originally penned in as launch time for Erst, offshoot of and neighbour to Trove in Ancoats’ Sawmill Court development. After a few minor hiccups it will finally be up and running from Wednesday, March 13, accepting walk-ins.
It has been trumpeted as their first restaurant proper, a step up from the cafe/bakery style Levenshulme original and Ancoats branch (below), which opened in October.
After running a market stall Marcus and Katy Saide set up the original tiny Trove on Stockport Road in 2011. In the 2017 Manchester Food and Drink Awards it won Best Coffee Shop.
Erst will be something different, plugged as a ‘calm and contemporary space to socialise, drink some wine, have a beer on tap, and eat simple and seasonal UK-sourced food. Wine will be of a natural/organic persuasion, beers will be craft (both local and global), and cocktails will be cocktails.’
As with Trove, everything will be made from scratch; dishes could include salt cod with blood orange and capers or beef tartare. We’d love them to carry over our Trove fave, tofu kimchi bowl with fried egg (main image).