The group behind Manchester’s award-winning cocktail bar, Schofield’s Barand the Atomeca and Sterling sites, announced the launch of its first-ever catering business at the former Bull and Bear site within the Stock Exchange Hotel.
Last week celebrity chef Tom Kerridge announced his departure from the venue to focus more on his London and Marlow locations.
Occupying space, the new concept of Schofield’swhich will open in February 2023, has been described as a “British brasserie” that will feature touches of continental European elegance, all served with warm and comforting locally sourced flavours.
Executive chef, Joshua Reed-Cooper, will lead the restaurant when it launches. His impressive CV covers work for Simon Rogan at The French, Sam Buckley at Where The Light Gets In and Manchester’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, MANA, where he helped the team achieve their prestigious accreditation.
Diners can expect beloved traditional British dishes executed with a technique using high quality local produce.
Joe Schofield said: “We aim to create one of the best restaurants in the North of England, right here at the Stock Exchange Hotel, which is a natural next step in our hospitality career.
“Using the fundamental pillars of our brands, we will transform the former Trading Floor into a space for food and drink lovers, while providing an exceptional experience for hotel residents.”
Gary Neville, owner of the Stock Exchange Hotel, continued: “Our aim at the Stock Exchange Hotel is to create a destination location in the heart of Manchester city centre.
“Since we met the group two years ago, our vision, our values and our brands have aligned, and we are delighted that they have chosen Stock Exchange Hotel to open their first restaurant concept. “The restaurant will add another dimension to the hotel’s diverse offering and we look forward to working with Joe, Daniel, James, Joshua and the team on this new venture.”