Tom Kerridge to open Manchester restaurant

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Northern trip: Tom Kerridge to take his cooking up north
Northern trip: Tom Kerridge to take his cooking up north
Celebrity chef and gastropub owner Tom Kerridge will launch his first restaurant in the city at the soon-to-open Stock Exchange Hotel.

Kerridge has a growing empire of gastropubs and restaurants, including the two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers, the one Michelin-starred Coach and the Butcher’s Tap, all in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

He also opened Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at the Corinthia Hotel in central London last year, which is a relaxed bistro-style venue featuring the best dishes from his pubs in Marlow.

“This is a really exciting opening for us," Kerridge said of the upcoming Manchester venture. "The hotel is going to be stunning and we’re very happy to be working with GG Hospitality [the hotel owner]."

‘Can’t say much’

He continued: “We can’t say much at this stage, but…we are very much looking forward to being a part of the city and joining the exciting and vibrant Manchester food scene.”

As well as overseeing the restaurant, Kerridge will be in charge of the 40-bedroomed boutique hotel’s whole food and drink offering.

Fellow celebrity chef Michael O’Hare was originally lined up to take on the restaurant, however, he ended his partnership with hotel owner GG Hospitality last year.

‘Stock Exchange hotel’

GG Hospitality chief executive officer Winston Zahra said: “We are looking forward to opening the Stock Exchange Hotel and will be releasing all of the details in the coming weeks.

“We are especially happy to have partnered up with Tom on the food and beverage side of the hotel and are very much looking forward to working with Tom and his team in Manchester.”

Meanwhile, Kerridge’s pubs have featured high on the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs ​list for the decade of its existence, with the Hand & Flowers taking the top spot more than once.

This year the Coach jumped up to second place​ as the 10th​ anniversary list was announced, after Kerridge and his team cooked a celebratory lunch at the awards event in January.

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