Kerridge set to open Manchester restaurant

By Nikkie Thatcher

- Last updated on GMT

Celebrity chef: Tom Kerridge already has a number of sites
Celebrity chef: Tom Kerridge already has a number of sites

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Celebrity pub chef Tom Kerridge is set to open his new Manchester restaurant the Bull & Bear in the city’s Stock Exchange Hotel tomorrow (15 November).

The Morning Advertiser​’s sister publication Big Hospitality ​reported the restaurant will be headed up by Kerridge and executive chef Dan Scott.

It will serve a menu that aims to reflect the celebrity chef’s signature style of refined British classic comfort food, influenced by two of Kerridge’s Buckinghamshire pubs, the Coach and the Hand & Flowers, both in Marlow.

Dishes will include rotisserie beetroot salad with feta and mint; fish fritter of the day with pease pudding and tartare sauce; and crispy pig’s head with celeriac remoulade and spiced date sauce.

Football association

Big Hospitality ​also reported Kerridge said he got involved with the project after receiving a direct message on Twitter from Gary Neville, the former footballer who owns the Stock Exchange Hotel alongside fellow ex-Manchester United player Ryan Giggs and hotelier Winston Zahra.

Meanwhile, The Morning Advertiser ​reported Kerridge called for struggling pubs to appear in a BBC Two series​ about British pubs under threat in August this year.

The celebrity chef posted on his Instagram about the new series, calling for failing pubs to get in touch with production company Bone Soup.

Uncertain future

The post said: “Is your pub facing an uncertain future? Each week, 18 UK pubs go out of business. Are you fighting to save a much-loved local from ‘last orders’?

“Tom Kerridge, chef and publican is making a primetime TV series for BBC Two about British pubs under threat.

“Tom will be using his business experience and his passion for the licensed industry to work with determined publicans and communities to save their much-loved pubs from closing their doors for good.

“If you need help with a struggling pub or are trying to save one that’s on the brink of closure, we would love to hear your story.

“Please email or call the team at Bone Soup Productions with your name, contact details and some information about the pub at pnfgvat@obarfbhc.pb.hx​​ or 0117 906 4321.”

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