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March 2018: After the departure of his head chef O’Hare has taken the reins at Rabbit in The Moon, launching a new ‘much stronger, bolder and refined’ (yet still Asian-inspired) menu, while the interior has been slightly muted with the addition of table cloths and carpeting.

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Chef Micheal O'Hare (of Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds, fame) has teamed up with footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs and opened this restaurant (one of three they are planning together) at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Named after an Asian folk tale, this joint is offering 'space-age Asian food', including an ambitious 17-course tasting menu.

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“Stunning innovation and creativity” win raves in early reports for this first of three joint ventures planned by whiz-bang chef Michael O’Hare and retired footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. It opened in spring 2017 at the National Football Museum in Manchester – “a cool setting with a quality soundtrack” – offering “exciting” ‘space-age Asian food’, including an ambitious 17-course tasting menu. “It still needs time to develop, and is definitely for the funky crowd not the traditionalists” but all feedback says it’s “an experience to be remembered!”

Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

11 pm
Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Todd St, City Centre, Manchester, M4 3BG
Opening hours

6 pm - 11 pm
Last orders: 11 pm

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