Manchester will soon see an exciting new Belgium-inspired sandwich bar, as well as some of the most exclusive Belgian chocolates on the UK market.
Belgian businessman Simon Dasnoy will launch his first artisan sandwich bar and bakery Robert & Victor, in St James’ Building on Oxford Street next month.
PHOTO: Simon Dasnoy with his grandad who was an inspiration behind the bakery concept
The new outlet, which is named after Simon’s grandfathers who were both farmers, will be serving up a delicious selection of seasonal sandwiches, acclaimed home-baked breads from the Lake District, high-quality pastries and award-winning artisan chocolates.
With a focus on natural ingredients and locally sourced produce its motto “Retour à l’essentiel” which literally means ‘back to basics’ reflects its ethos for using no additives, flavour enhancers or preservatives in its products.
FDMB North West understands that Robert & Victor will also be the first UK retailer to sell Belgian pralines from artisan chocolatier, François Deremiens. Hailing from the same village as Simon, Deremiens has established an international reputation for his handmade chocolate and is listed amongst the top 10 chocolatiers in Belgium.
The chocolate and sandwich offering will be complemented by gourmet tea and coffee and a selection of French patisseries, supplied by Didsbury’s award-winning Bisous-Bisous.