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Opening in 2024 in the city centre's NOMA district, great things are expected of this debut restaurant from Tom Barnes, former executive chef at L'Enclume in the Lake District. He retains close ties with Simon Rogan, his old boss, and will get regular deliveries of produce from L'Enclume's own regenerative farm.

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3 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF

SKOF Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of SKOF Restaurant in M4, Manchester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of SKOF restaurant.
Daniel L
Absolutely wonderful. It is already the bes...
Reviewed 20 days ago

"Absolutely wonderful. It is already the best restaurant in Manchester and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. Ironically there is no skoffing here, every bite needs to be savoured."

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

The Daily Telegraph

William Sitwell snared something of coup this week, becoming the first national critic to review an ambitious new restaurant from a former L’Enclume head chef, Tom Barnes. William dropped in on its third day of opening, and reckons it does more to promote Manchester as the centre of the world than the city’s energetic mayor, Andy Burnham.

Skof is in an old warehouse in the NOMA redevelopment zone, in what William describes as an “unassuming street” that “could be Manhattan in the 1950s” – which many people might consider rather assuming.

He set aside his anti-tasting menu prejudice to delight in each of his 15 courses, including a ‘BBQ lobster’ dish that was “the pinnacle of surf and turf – sweet lobster, becoming angelic in the melting fat”. The bread – served alongside duck for the eighth course – also invited superlatives, “for it’s a breathtaking layered sort of croissant; literally baking genius, all butter and crunch, as seismic a creation as the Grand Canyon.”

By the end of his meal, poor William was struggling to find metaphors to match his rapture: “Skof is the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids. A monument of pure, victorious conviction.

William Sitwell - 2024-06-30


  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 120.00 Always available 12
Menu2 165.00 Always available 15
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Service 10.00%
3 Federation Street, Manchester, M4 4BF
Opening hours
Wednesday6:30 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm

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