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Schofield brothers to take over the Bull and Bear with new restaurant

The brothers behind one of the best bars in the world will open their first restaurant in Manchester next year

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 16th November 2022

Following the announcement that the Bull and Bear restaurant inside The Stock Exchange is closing after Christmas, it has been revealed that the Schofield brothers will be taking over the space.

Bury-born brothers Daniel and Joe, both highly regarded in the bar world, are the duo behind award-winning Manchester bars Schofield’s Bar, Atomeca and Sterling.

The latter recently opened inside the basement bank vault of Gary Neville’s Stock Exchange Hotel. Now it has been revealed that they will be taking over the upstairs restaurant space, formerly home to Tom Kerridge’s Bull and Bear restaurant.

In what will be the group’s first restaurant venture, diners are being promised a ‘British brasserie with touches of elegance from continental Europe, all served with homely and comforting flavours from the UK.’

Image: The Stock Exchange Hotel
Image: The Bull and Bear

Working with Head Chef Joshua Reed-Cooper, who has formerly cheffed alongside Simon Rogan at The French, Sam Buckley at Where The Light Gets In, and Simon Martin at Mana, the new restaurant will serve a menu of traditional British dishes.


All created using local British produce, expect comforting classics prepared with flair alongside a range of exquisite cocktails and other quality drinks.

Read more: Schofield brothers to open underground bar beneath Stock Exchange hotel

Speaking on the new venture, Joe Schofield said of the grouo’s first venture into the world of restaurants: “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, added: “Our aim at Stock Exchange Hotel is to create a
destination venue in the heart of Manchester city centre.

Image: The Bull and Bear
Image; Schofield’s Bar

“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. 

Read more: Manchester cocktail bar Schofield’s has been listed amongst the best in the world

“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.”


Read more: The Bull & Bear ‘blown away’ by kind messages after announcing closure

The new restaurant will open in February, and a name for the eatery is yet to be revealed. To keep up with further developments make sure to follow the Stock Exchange Hotel on Instagram here.

Feature image – The Stock Exchange Hotel