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“Delighted that Aiden Byrne has re-opened, doing what he does best”: this Spinningfields site, accessed via a lift – which formerly traded as Manchester House under Byrne – is at the centre of a revolving doors scenario which first saw the site lose Byrne to 20 Stories, then it closed, only for him next to return here in December 2018 as chef/patron, and relaunch it in its current guise. In the evening, the choice is between a six-course (£50) or nine-course (£75) tasting menu, and early reports say he is producing “exceptional food” in the same “lovely environment” with huge open kitchen as before. Its previous incarnation once looked like Manchester’s best bet for a Michelin star in ages; with Mana’s success, perhaps it might now be the best bet for a second?
“It’s surprising Michelin have withheld a star” from this “fabulous” contemporary restaurant, on the 2nd-floor of a Manchester office block – a “lovely and open” space, whose “high ceilings, open ducting and industrial looks” are juxtaposed with some “very classy” and “innovative” cooking (from the 10-course and 14-course tasting menus, alongside which there’s also an à la carte). But despite consistently “outstanding” cuisine and “superb” service it was not to be, and, in September 2017, just prior to this year’s announcement of the stars, chef Aiden Byrne scaled back his involvement here (did he have a tip off?) promoting chef Nathaniel Tofan in the process.
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|Wine per bottle||£35.00|
18-22 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BZ
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|