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James Martin Manchester
James Martin Manchester

Not content with his excellent James Martin Manchester restaurant at Manchester 235 casino, celebrity TV chef James Martin has announced he is set to roll out his James Martin Kitchen concept at Stansted Airport with a second branch at Piccadilly Station. Focusing on fresh and locally sourced ingredients with its roots firmly in the farms of Britain, the "premium bakery" offers fresh farm ingredients and the highest quality baking, making it ideal for passengers who want to eat in or to grab and go. ~ 3 November 2016


Adam Reid at The French Adam Reid at The French

3 Star Michelin Chef Simon Rogan has ended his contract as Chef Patron at The Midland Hotel’s two restaurants, the 4 AA Rosette The French by Simon Rogan and 2 AA Rosette Mr Cooper’s House & Garden.

Fans of the two restaurants, riding high in our Top 10 Best Restaurants in Manchester list, needn’t worry as his two protégés will take the reigns; rising star Adam Reid will retain the head chef position at The French, while Robert Taylor retains the top job at Mr Cooper’s.

The Great British Menu 2016 winning Adam Reid has been involved with The French since it reopened in 2013, helping it retain its Pride Of Manchester Award winning title of "Best Restaurant in Manchester" ever since, whilst Robert Taylor took over Mr Cooper’s after recently joining from Aiden Byrne’s Manchester House restaurant.

Adam commented: “This is a huge opportunity for me to showcase my own cooking style, which has been developing over the past decade. I want to make Manchester proud and ensure that The French will continue to evolve and impress its local and national customers.”

The restaurant will be re-named as ‘Adam Reid at The French’ from 1st November 2016 and re-positioned to reflect Adam’s vision and style in January 2017.

Simon Rogan added: “Our work with The Midland has been a great opportunity and we’ve built something very special with The French and Mr Cooper’s. It’s now time to concentrate our efforts on developing and growing our businesses in Cartmel with L’Enclume and Rogan & Co. as well as ensuring that Fera at Claridge’s continues to be operated to our high standards.” ~ 1 November 2016


Adam Reid at The French
Adam Reid at The French

Mancunian chef Adam Reid has triumphed in the final of the BBC’s Great British Menu programme. The Head Chef of the 4 AA Rosette The French at The Midland Hotel won the honour of cooking the dessert course at the final banquet for the television show.

Adam’s ‘Golden Empire’ dessert of stewed Empire Apple with hazelnut crumble, meadowsweet custard and golden candy apples, will be served at The Great Britons’ Banquet at the House of Commons Members’ Dining Room. An elevated reimagining of traditional apple crumble, the delicate dessert is made by blowing an apple shape out of gold sugar and filling it with spiced Empire apples, meadowsweet flavoured custard and a crumble mix made with oats, hazelnuts and Demerara sugar. It's then surrounded with a granita made from Granny Smith apple juice frozen in liquid nitrogen.

Adam said: “It's amazing to actually gain a place at the banquet and cook for all the honoured guests. The competition was incredibly tough but I feel really honoured to cook with the other guys at the banquet and see my dish in such an esteemed environment.”

You can recreate the theatrical and culinary magic of The Great British Menu by tasting Adam Reid’s ‘Great British Lunch’, which includes all four of the dishes he created for the TV series. Available at The French, Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00 to 13.30 until Saturday 17th December 2016, priced at £75 per person. ~ 28 October 2016


What's On in Manchester
 

 
Tender Cow at Mackie Mayor
Other Manchester Restaurant News
More than 300 people have fallen ill following a suspected outbreak of norovirus at the Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain, Public Health England has said. They have temporarily closed nine restaurants nationwide as a result, including the Manchester Corn Exchange branch. ~ 3 November 2016
 
The council have given the go ahead to plans to convert the historic Mackie Mayor meat market on Swan Street in the Northern Quarter to a food hall ran by the team behind Market House in Altrincham. Confirmed artisan food and drink outlets include Atkinsons of Lancaster, Bao House, Blackjack Brewery, Fin, Honest Crust wood fired pizza, Katie's Cakes, Nationale 7, Reserve Wines, and Tender Cow rare breed steaks. ~ 1 November 2016
 

 
Special Offers in Manchester Restaurants
 

 
New Manchester Restaurants - Menagerie Manchester
New Restaurants in Manchester
American restaurants in Manchester Menagerie ~ Upmarket restaurant centred around a catwalk showcasing dancers and acrobats ~ Aug 2016
British restaurants in Manchester Grafene ~ Fine dining restaurant influenced by Manchester's scientific breakthroughs ~ July 2016
Spanish restaurants in Manchester Tapeo & Wine ~ A simple yet sophisticated independent Spanish tapería on Deansgate ~ May 2016
European restaurants in Manchester King Street Tavern ~ Beautiful restaurant and spectacular rooftop in a restored 1872 bank ~ Dec 2015
Italian restaurants in Manchester Marco's New York Italian MediaCityUK ~ Modern Italian restaurant from Marco Pierre White ~ Nov 2015
British restaurants in Manchester Pier Eight ~ The Lowry’s brand new restaurant and bar offering stunning waterside setting ~ Nov 2015
Italian restaurants in Manchester Vapiano Corn Exchange ~ First UK restaurant outside of London from the popular pasta chain ~ Nov 2015
European restaurants in Manchester Banyan Bar & Kitchen ~ Stylish cocktail bar and restaurant in the revamped Corn Exchange ~ Oct 2015
Japanese restaurants in Manchester Cottonopolis ~ Popular cocktail bar with Japanese kitchen in the Northern Quarter ~ Oct 2015
Other new restaurants in Manchester include: ~ Mackie Mayor Food Hall (Winter 2016) ~ The Rabbit In The Moon (Winter 2016) ~ Cafe Football at The National Football Museum (Winter 2016) ~ Shoryu Ramen(Autumn 2016) ~ Bundobust (Autumn 2016) ~ The Loading Bay (Autumn 2016) ~ Hispi Didsbury (Oct 2016) ~ The Refuge by Volta (Sep 2016) ~ Squid Ink (Jul 2016) ~ Chilango (Apr 2016)
 

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