• Nell’s ‘New York Pizza and Bar’ to open at KAMPUS this November

Nell’s ‘New York Pizza and Bar’ to open at KAMPUS this November

20 October 2021 by Deanna Thomas

Nell’s New York Pizza and Bar, maker of the now famous 22” slices and pizza pies are opening their first standalone site at KAMPUS on Friday 5th November. 

Best sellers like their Original Cheese, Do You ‘Roni Honey? & Vegan Deluxe, will be available at Nell’s new restaurant on the corner of the city centre’s new garden neighbourhood, only a stone’s throw away from Piccadilly Train Station. 

A menu of snacks and signature cocktails have joined the pizza line up. Pop in to the standalone ‘Slice Bar’ for a quick one all day and late into the evening, sit yourself in the cosy bar area, or share a large one with groups of friends and family.

Nell’s are famous for the attention to detail they’ve put into their pizza dough, so although Nell’s pizzas are large, they’re far from claggy. Using 100% British organic flour from Shipton Mill, the dough is slow-fermented over 36 hours to allow for the perfect combination of strength for folding and lightness for enjoyment. Local cheese is sourced from the Crafty Cheeseman, while British meat comes from Littlewoods Butchers and charcuterie from London based supplier Cobble Lane Cured. 

After much research and practice, founder Jonny Heyes went back to the mixer and developed a new focaccia style dough. This is baked in huge speciality ovens before being topped with either Nell’s signature marinara, extra garlic and basil or with rocket, burrata and crushed pepper. 

The Nell’s team have also developed a new cocktail menu for this opening with three signature cocktails: Nell’s Sbagliato, Nell’s Spritz, and Nell’s Sour – all perfect with pizza of course. The Snug, a small private area is the perfect spot for after work drinks, birthdays and special occasions, with its recycled parquet floor taken from the Bank of England no less, and a Mondrian inspired ceiling, there's no space quite like it, anywhere else in the city.

Sunday’s at Nell’s New York Pizza and Bar will be all about bottomless slices, bottomless drinks and DJ’s as they launch ‘Sunday Pizza Social’. Bookings can be made online or in house with tables for large groups available.

As you’d expect from the best beer slingers in the city, Nell’s NY Pizza & Bar features 17 lines pouring a selection of house beers including Veltins, Virtuous and Pomona Island, rotating specials from local and guest breweries. There’s also an easy going wine list made up entirely of wines you just want to drink (in large glasses) all night.

If you still have room, you must try Nell’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, hand-made by co-founder Charlotte Heyes. Soft, homemade cookies squashing Cheshire Farm Ice Cream in a range of flavours, including vegan options.

Design is at the forefront thanks to interiors by UpNorthArchitects who have incorporated tiling inspired by the iconic 1950’s café culture, multi coloured wood finishes and quirky protest-style banners celebrating the joy of pizza, created by Manchester artist Tara Collette.

Nell’s at Kampus replaces the planned concept of ‘Cornerstone’, the pub which owners Jonny and Charlotte Heyes had planned initially for this space. 

Speaking of the change of plan, Jonny said; “We decided to make a change from our original concept for Kampus. It wasn’t an easy decision, but we felt like so much had changed since we began this project at Kampus and Cornerstone started to feel like a ‘pre-COVID’ idea, which of course it was. Kampus had been intended as the first ever Nell’s but in fact we’re already now operating at two sites.

“So much of our focus over the last year has been on Nell’s so we thought it didn’t make sense to have it playing second fiddle to Cornerstone. Now felt like the right time for Nell’s to step out of the shadows and have a place of her own.”

Nell’s is a family run business, operated by husband and wife team, Jonny and Charlotte Heyes - the name derived from the initials of their kids’ names: Lenny, Nell and Edith. 

Nell’s is all about the best dough and the best ingredients, treated with care and attention.

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