A new joint restaurant venture by two Manchester hospitality giants will open on the site of a former beer bar in the heart of the city centre.
After the Belgian-inspired Bock Biere quietly closed its doors back in November after four years in the city centre, award-winning Chorlton cocktail bar Henry C and acclaimed NQ bar Cocktail Beer Ramen & Bun (CBRB) have now put their heads together to relaunch the three-storey site.
The new restaurant will adopt the name of its address – 10 Tib Lane.
Aiming to create a “high end experience, but without any of the stuffiness that usually comes with that”, the owners of 10 Tib Lane say they are keen to offer a “laid back and ego-free vibe” for people looking for an “ambitious and locally-sourced menu”.
The menu will be delivered by Alex Shaw – who was named Chef of the Year at the Manchester Food and Drink Festival awards in 2015, having also been a group chef at Ramsbottom’s Eagle and Child pub and one of the people behind Volta in Didsbury.
Working with Cinderwood Market Gardens to source local produce, 10 Tib Lane’s specially-curated menu will feature a wide selection of homegrown and seasonal dishes.
There’ll also be a eclectic range of cocktails on office, like a twist on whisky and soda made with burnt caramel vanilla, and a Matador made with mezcal, cold-pressed pineapple, fermented ginger, lime and salt.
Prices will range from £3.50 to £14 for small plates, and cocktails starting from £9.
Speaking to the MEN ahead of the new restaurant’s launch, Ben Gretton – who founded the award-winning CBRB alongside Tom De Santis in 2018 – said: “We want to be a place people come for a nice bottle of wine and a few oysters after an afternoon of shopping, as much as for a special date night or anniversary spot or just a place for a few afternoon cocktails and a couple of light plates.
“It really is a place for everyone and we’ve worked hard to create a relaxed vibe that isn’t trying too hard, it’s just a cool place to be.”
Sophie Robson – co-owner of Henry C – added: “We’ve been customers in each other’s venues for years and have total respect for how we approach the industry, so when we saw the venue and the opportunity it gave us, it was a no-brainer to do it together.
“We all believe in honest service, incredible food and drink and that’s what 10 Tib Lane is about.”
10 Tib Lane is set to open doors on Thursday 29 July.
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