Hypha crowdfunding bid to be Chester’s first vegan sustainable restaurant

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Hypha Chester vegan restaurant
Hypha Chester vegan restaurant

Hypha, Chester’s first sustainable vegan restaurant is asking for help

Focusing on craft cocktails, small plates and fermentation, Hypha will be located on Chester’s iconic Roman walls. The venue is being designed to have a welcoming feel as soon as you enter, with an interactive bar space to drink and dine at and an informal table layout with varying options, whether it is a romantic couple or a group of friends.

Now with the project in full swing, the founders intend to bring about a new wave on the restaurant scene where diners can enjoy a fully-fledged, plant-based food and drinks menu. A place where veganism is not a niche or subculture, but a lifestyle.

Hypha promises to bring the best local produce to their casually fresh and organic ‘urban greenhouse’ providing a dining spot where animal-free products aren’t an afterthought or feature as a spec on a menu.

Sustainability is also at the forefront of their thought process along with reducing their carbon footprint, from design and construction through to day-to-day service, logistics, menus and stock management.

To reduce their waste and have as small an impact as possible, they will be using a lot of reclaimed materials for the build and moving into the food and drink that theme will be prominent; using fermentation techniques to enhance flavours and throw less away.

What’s on the menu at Hypha?

ypha’s produce will be carefully selected, meaning the menu will adapt to their supplier’s availability. Sourcing responsibly from the vegetables to the oil in the kitchen. They are teaming up with carbon-neutral distilleries to ensure the cocktails they make come from accountable suppliers. And obviously, everything will be 100% plant-based.

Hypha’s hope is to raise £20,000 to help bring their project together. From finding the right site to using the most sustainable materials, they want their project from start to finish to honour their belief to make a conscious restaurant that delivers more than just great food, drink and service.

They have a range of rewards on offer for everyone who pledges. Starting from your first drink on them, a whole evening taken care of or a personal bartender arriving at your door to provide an evening of drinks and entertainment! hypha want to bring together like-minded people who are keen to be involved in developing this exciting new project.

Why Hypha?

The founders wanted a name that connected what the restaurant will be offering and the philosophy behind it. hypha derives from the branching and rooting in of plant life from the mushroom family, all of which encapsulates our use of produce, our passion for growing roots in the vegan and Chester community, and our ability to use fermentation to minimise our waste.

A link to their fundraising page can be found at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/906291722/hypha-chesters-first-plant-based-sustainable-venue?ref=project_link