Extraordinary new restaurant and bar destination, the Store Street Exchange and Store Street Craft Bar will open its doors from Friday 29th September.
Situated on the ground floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at Piccadilly it's a 'breakfast through to dinner' restaurant with a focus on outstanding, uncomplicated food and drink. The menu will centre around the rotisserie and grill, from which the best regionally sourced chicken and steaks will be served. It will showcase high quality ingredients, and guests will be able to order a 'whole bird' with all the trimmings, steak cooked to perfection, simple salads, fresh breads, quick bites and fine puddings.
The interior promises a stunning combination of dining areas utilising wood, tiles and metal with plush furnishings inspired by Manchester's industrial background. The rotisseries are to be the star of the show with a prominent position so all diners can enjoy the view. The semi-private dining area is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal or a meeting in a space inspired by the exchange of ideas that Manchester is famous for. The restaurant will have its own entrance on Auburn Street and an outdoor terrace.
The Store Street Craft Bar is to be a beautiful stand-alone drinking den with a brand-new entrance on London Road. It also includes its own outdoor seating area and provides the perfect place to hang out with friends and enjoy a pint or cocktail. There will be a great choice of brews including plenty from Manchester's own famous breweries and microbreweries including J W Lees, Brightside Brewery and an ever-changing variety from Manchester's indie brewers too. The list of ales includes Manchester Pale Ale and for the sale of every pint Store Street Craft bar will donate 10p to local charity Forever Manchester.
The cocktails are set to be pretty special too with the bar's own signature 'Teddy Wells' and 'The Spanking Roger' named after two key 'personalities' in the history of the area - Roger Aytoun, after whom the street behind Store Street is named and whose nickname was 'Spanking Roger' and Teddy Wells, a celebrity dog who lived in a pub on London Road and impressed locals with his rat catching skills! In the 1890s Teddy Wells killed 30 rats in 26.5 seconds, which was declared a national record.
Robert Ford, General Manager for DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly commented: 'Passers by and visitors to the hotel will have seen all the hard work taking place on the ground floor. The opening date is on target and we can't wait to reveal this new fantastic addition to Manchester!'
The Store Street Exchange and Store Street Craft Bar will open on 29th September with a VIP launch party happening on 12th October.