Mary-Ellen’s Pip takes root in Treehouse

Prominent Manchester chef Mary-Ellen McTague is to open a new restaurant called Pip this summer at the new Treehouse Hotel in the city centre’s Deansgate.

The former Fat Duck chef made her name in Manchester with Aumbry, which firmly established her credentials with an original take on smart and sustainable cuisine.

Pip will be one of three restaurants at Treehouse Manchester, offering all-day service including breakfast at a ground floor location.

Mary-Ellen says: “This restaurant is a celebration of everything I am passionate about – seasonal low-waste cooking and the incredible ingredients we have here in the Northwest. The menu is designed to showcase the best of our local culinary heritage, using modern techniques that make the most of every single ingredient. I cannot wait to share our vision for Pip with the Manchester community and beyond”

Dishes such as home-smoked mackerel with pickled beets, mustard cream and rye, and Lancashire hotpot with pickled red cabbage and oyster ketchup will be served using ingredients sourced from suppliers including Cinderwood Market Garden, Organic North and Littlewoods Butchers.

Tim Reynolds, general manager of Treehouse Manchester, added: “We are incredibly excited to welcome Pip to Treehouse Hotel Manchester. Mary-Ellen’s innovative approach to low-waste cooking and her dedication to using locally sourced ingredients align perfectly with our values. We look forward to offering our guests an extraordinary dining experience that reflects the vibrant spirit of Manchester.”

Bookings for Pip open on 30 July.

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