Popular London chophouse Blacklock to open first restaurant outside of the capital in Manchester

It's coming later this year. Chop-chop.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 11th March 2024

Beloved London chophouse Blacklock is set to open their latest restaurant and first outside of the capital later this year, and it’s set to land right here in Manchester.

Officially announcing the new site on Monday, 11 March, the team behind Blacklock are set to bring their steak-centric expertise and loyal following of meat lovers to the city centre in the autumn and safe to say the news is already causing plenty of buzz amongst the local foodie community.

Blacklock Manchester will be opening their new and flagship Northern restaurant in a Grade II listed building, previously home to a textile merchant, on Peter Street — a lively street with plenty of other food and drink offerings which makes it the perfect location for their first foray outside of London.

Marking their sixth restaurant all told, and first outside of Britain’s foremost culinary hub, it only makes sense for the popular chophouse to open up shop in the city with the next biggest dining scene — yeah, we said it.

Renowned thanks to their modern take on the Great British chophouse, guests can expect a range of chops and high-quality steaks cooked over charcoal, not to mention plenty of cocktails created in line with their sustainable ‘pip-to-peel’ philosophy and wines on tap to wash it all down.


Adored not only for catering to carnivores but to those with a sweet tooth as well courtesy of their signature pudding, an almighty white chocolate cheesecake served tableside and straight from the dish, complete with a loving ‘say when’ approach to portion sizes. Oh yes.

Their first restaurant opened up from a Soho basement and former brothel back in 2015 and the brand hasn’t stopped growing since. Founded by ex-lawyer Gordon Ker, he said of the announcement: “It’s long been a dream of mine and the team to open Blacklock in Greater Manchester given its vibrant and bustling culture and brilliant food scene.


“It’s so important for us to be in buildings with character and history, and this part of Manchester has that in spades. I absolutely love the architecture in Manchester; the tiled basements, lightwells and stone frontages feel very us, and when a landlord asked what we thought of a basement hiding in plain sight beneath the bustle of Peter Street, I knew we’d found our perfect Manchester home.”

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Quality produce and exceptional value are at the forefront of Blacklock’s mission, with all of their sustainably sourced meat coming from award-winning Cornish family farmers and butchers, Philip and Ian Warren.

Boasting an almost decade-long relationship with sustainable, regenerative farming and a no-waste approach to every facet of the business also helped earn them B Corp certification in 2023, and the franchise will be collaborating with new Northern suppliers to help champion the best local produce.


And that’s one of the best parts: there’ll be brand new dishes debuted on the Manchester menu as well as their award-winning Sunday roast, with whole roasted joints roasted cooked over open coals, big Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roasties, plenty of veg and an unsparing amount of Blacklock gravy.

Exciting times indeed and they’re not the only southern exports soon to arrive on 0161’s doorstep, including another star steakhouse and one of London’s most popular restaurants right now.

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Featured Images — Supplied (via Blacklock)