Affordable steak house Flat Iron confirms opening date for first Manchester restaurant

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 6th March 2024

Flat Iron, the steak house that is renowned for its affordable prices, has confirmed new details of its very first Manchester restaurant.

The restaurant brand, which has sites across London as well as in Leeds and Cambridge, is taking over the old Blacks outdoor clothing shop on Deansgate.

Landing slap bang in the heart of Manchester – and just a few doors down from arguably the city’s best steak house, Hawksmoor – Flat Iron has confirmed it will be open for business early this summer.

The menu is simple, and led by their signature Flat Iron steak priced at just £14, which sees the underrated featherblade cut of beef cooked and butchered with skill.

There are sides including beef dripping chips, creamed spinach, truffled macaroni cheese, and crispy bone marrow garlic mash.


There’ll be a selection of wines including their very own Malbec, blended in the south of France, alongside draft beers and signature cocktails.

When it opens, Flat Iron will have 150 covers in the two-storey restaurant on 200-204 Deansgate.


The Grade II-listed building was first opened in 1908 as the Royal London Friendly Society, and its interiors have now been remodelled by architects Macaulay Sinclair, who will be displaying as many of the original features as possible.

Original timber flooring, glazed brick walls, riveted steel columns and original parquet floors have been revealed and restored.

Speaking of the opening, Flat Iron’s Founder, Charlie Carroll says: “Opening a restaurant in my home town of Manchester is a big deal to me and a long time coming.


“The food and drink scene is so exciting at the moment and just keeps getting better. I can’t wait to be a tiny part of it.

“I fell in love with a beautiful historic building on Deansgate in 2018 and six years on we are finally opening this summer.

“Flat Iron is about unpretentious, top quality steak, available to all.

“I am passionate about delicious beef and proud to bring Flat Iron to the city where I grew up and where so many of my friends and family live.”

Flat Iron will open on Deansgate in Manchester in Summer 2024.

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