Six by Nico, chef Nico Simeone’s three-strong chain, is to launch in England for the first time.
The Scottish chef, who was born to Italian parents, is to open in Manchester with a 66-cover site occupying the former Roc & Rye venue in the city centre, not far from happening Spinningfields.
The restaurant follows others in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Belfast, each of which have together apparently become successful enough for a move south. Reports suggest the Manchester location will form the foundation of an expansion farther across the UK.
Six by Nico restaurants focus on a six-weekly changing six-course tasting menu, which is generally inspired by a place, memory, or idea. Dishes are classical and Simeone’s style is the sort of clean cut, meticulous fine dining rarely seen in the industry today.
“We are very excited to bring an unforgettable culinary experience to Manchester,” said the chef, who before launching his brand worked at the likes of Number One at Balmoral, and Chardon d’Or.
“It was the obvious choice when looking for our first site in England thanks to its thriving food and drink scene.
“We have been overwhelmed by the success and the appeal of our first ‘Six by Nico’ sites in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, and we couldn’t be more delighted about bringing a completely new offering and dining experience to the people of Manchester.”