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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Ever-expanding Indian restaurant chain Dishoom is opening in Manchester. The group’s seventh branch will launch in Bridge Street’s historic Manchester Hall later this year. An official date hasn’t been confirmed, but December looks likely. Dishoom’s homage to the old Irani cafes of Mumbai – then Bombay – continues, with executive chef Naved Nasir’s now famous […]

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The founders of seafood restaurant brand Randall & Aubin, Ed Baines and Jamie Poulton, have bought the Manchester franchise out of administration and intend to operate the business themselves. Randall & Aubin has been described by readers as “the epitome of a Soho lifestyle”, with “fabulous fish” and “warm service”. “It’s worth the queue”. A […]

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Football is a feature in most walks of life in Manchester: nowhere more so than in providing celebrity backing to many of the openings in the city’s ever-emerging restaurant scene. Latest in line is Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola who is to open a new Catalan venture called Tast on July 20, in partnership with […]

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