Just less than a week after Tom Kerridge announced he would be stepping away from The Bull & Bear at the Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, a new restaurant to to take over the space has been announced. The restaurant housed within the hotel co-owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and hotelier Winston Zahra, which recently won ‘Best Hotel in Manchester’, is best described as “a British brasserie with touches of elegance from continental Europe, all served with homely and comforting flavours from the UK”.
The group behind Manchester bars Schofield’s Bar, Atomeca and Sterling aim to open their first restaurant at the former Bull and Bear site within Stock Exchange Hotel in February next year. Diners can expect “traditional well-loved British dishes executed with technique using local, high-quality produce”.
Head-Chef Joshua Reed-Cooper will be at the helm when the restaurant launches. The chef has previously worked for Simon Rogan at The French, Sam Buckley at Where The Light Gets In and Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant MANA when he helped the team achieve their esteemed accreditation.
Joe Schofield said: “We aim to create one of the best restaurants in the North of England, right here at Stock Exchange Hotel which is a natural next step in our hospitality career. Using the core pillars of our brands, we will transform the former Trading Floor into a space destined for food and drink lovers, whilst providing an expectation-exceeding experience for the residents of the hotel.”
Gary Neville, Owner of Stock Exchange Hotel said: “Our aim at Stock Exchange Hotel is to create a destination venue in the heart of Manchester city-centre. Since meeting the group two years ago our vision, values, and brands have aligned, and we are delighted they have chosen Stock Exchange Hotel to open their first restaurant concept.
“The restaurant will add another dimension to the diverse offering at the hotel and we are looking forward to working with Joe, Daniel, James, Joshua and the team on this new venture.”
The Bull & Bear is expected to end its residency at Stock Exchange Hotel on the 31st December 2022. An announcement on the restaurant name and further details on the concept will be announced in the coming weeks.