Tom Kerridge to launch The Bull & Bear in Manchester

Tom Kerridge is opening a restaurant in Manchester. The Bull & Bear, in the Stock Exchange Hotel on Norfolk Street, will launch on November 15, and will feature Kerridge’s famed style of cooking, where British classics are refined, yet in a casual sort of fashion.

Kerridge – spread increasingly thin now with The Hand & Flowers, his Bar & Grill in London, and his pub in Marlow – will oversee the Bull & Bear, but it will be executive chef Dan Scott who will take charge.

Both chefs have devised the menu, which has been divided into ‘first’, ‘second’, and ‘third’; small plates is the theme, and five per person will be recommended.

Cherry-picked signature favourites from The Coach will be making an appearance: Kerridge’s mushroom “risotto” Claude Bosi; The Coach burger with smoked brisket and dill pickle; and chicken Kiev with cauliflower cheese. But there will be new dishes to try, too.

Sample menu below:


  • Rotisserie Beetroot Salad with Feta and Mint
  • Smoked Chicken and Ham Hock Terrine with Piccalilli
  • Duck Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney


  • Fish Fritter of the Day with Pease Pudding and Tartare Sauce
  • Crispy Pig’s Head with Celeriac Rémoulade and Spiced Date Sauce
  • Venison Chilli with Toasted Rice Cream, Red Wine and Chocolate


  • Whisky and Rye Pudding
  • Hot Chocolate Tart with Hazelnut Ice Cream
  • The Coach Profiteroles with Soured Vanilla Cream


  • Rotisserie Pomme Boulangère
  • Rotisserie Celeriac with Winter Truffle
  • The Coach Chips with ‘Kerridge’s Bar & Grill’ Gherkin Ketchup
  • Buttered Hispi Cabbage
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