Manchester’s bold and glitzy 20 Stories fared well in our 2019 guide. The restaurant, which launched last year, has so far lived up better to the D&D brand than some of its other launches, according to reporters. “It’s a beautiful space filled with beautiful people,” they said. But it turned out chef Aiden Byrne’s food […]

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The Manchester-based El Gato Negro team, which is “still smashing it” at its flagship Iberian restaurant, is soon to launch a third venture in the city. In September, we reported the group would be opening Canto, which serves ‘modern Portuguese’ cuisine inspired by chef patron Simon Shaw’s travels to Lisbon, as well as head chef […]

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The Ivy has finally confirmed the opening date of its forthcoming Manchester restaurant, one of the most highly anticipated branches in the brand’s ever-growing franchise. The new space will feature four floors of dining rooms, as well as a separate pan-Asian restaurant, a bar, and a roof garden. It will open on November 27. The […]

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Artisan and Manchester House have closed down. Both have gone into administration, leaving more than 13o jobs at risk. Owners of the two Manchester restaurants, Living Ventures Group, said both sites have fallen foul of “difficult trading affecting the sector”. Former Living Ventures boss Tim Bacon, who died in 2016, put £3 million of his […]

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The team behind Manchester restaurant El Gato Negro have opened a second site in the city. Canto launched last week (Thursday 20 September) in the Fairbairn building in the Ancoats area of the city – a Manchester spot very different to their original venture. El Gato, which first opened in rural Ripponden before relocating to Manchester, […]

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