This Grade-II listed pub was taken over by ex-Manchester House / MCR chef Aiden Byrne in early 2020, but he has since pulled out of the development. Following a £2m transformation; there was to be a different dining experience on each of the building’s three floors.
Harden's survey result
Closed for 15 year following fire damage, this handsome late-Victorian tavern in Salford was transformed for its 2021 reopening, and now “feels like a country pub when you walk in but then morphs into a very smart restaurant at the back”. Chef Ben Chaplin (ex-20 Stories in Spinningfields) has put together a menu that addresses both sides of the equation – winning plaudits for some ‘serious cookery’ from the Observer’s Jay Rayner, among others.
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Have you eaten at The Black Friar?
|Wine per bottle||£31.00|
13 King Street, Manchester, M3 6BD
|Monday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑10 pm|