Manchester restaurant Browns on King Street has revealed a brand new look following a major refurbishment.
The brasserie and bar is housed in one of Manchester’s most beautiful buildings, an awe-inspiring Edwardian former banking hall with imposing high ceilings, original marble, wood panelling and exquisite art nouveau detail.
Still, it hasn’t had a makeover in quite some time, so bosses decided to upgrade its interiors to match the restaurant and bar’s stunning settings.
Its new refurbed interiors now match the venue’s glamorous settings perfectly, taking inspiration from the 1920s with art deco styling, luxurious furnishings, and opulent finishes.
To add an extra magical touch, the venue has also revealed it will now be hosting weekly live piano performances in its restaurant every Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday lunchtime.
As for the menu itself, Brown’s brasserie continues to offer a seasonal British menu, extensive cocktail list and fine selection of wine and champagne.
Ideally located for shoppers looking for somewhere swanky to lunch, it’s at most a five-minute walk from Manchester’s bustling Market Street and only a short stroll from the Northern Quarter.
Open all day from breakfast through to dinner, cuests can choose from fresh market fish delivered daily, fresh lobster, sharing Chateaubriand and fillet steak surf & turf from Thursday to Saturday, and traditional roasts on Sundays.
There is also plenty for vegetarians and vegans to enjoy, as well as a Coeliac UK-accredited gluten free menu.
Offering a relaxed yet sophisticated space for drinking and dining, it’s a must visit for any fans of baroque Edwardian architecture,
Speaking on the new look, Kieran Robinson, general manager at Browns Manchester, said: “The level of transformation we’ve had is amazing, we’re all incredibly proud of our new brasserie, and can’t wait to show it off to our guests, both old and new!”
Body found at Bolton restaurant and suspected cannabis farm days after fire
A body has been found at the site of a fire in Bolton, days after a blaze ripped through a restaurant.
It’s believed that the fire started on the first floor of the property, with early inquiries suggesting it may have been used as a cannabis farm.
Human remains were found at the premises on Bolton Road in Farnworth.
A criminal investigation is now underway and Greater Manchester Police are appealing for information and footage relating to the incident.
Emergency services had first been called to the area at around 1pm on Monday 27 November, to reports of a fire.
Earlier today, Saturday 2 December, a body was found during a search of the restaurant building, days after the fire.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Naismith of GMP Major Incident Team said: “Work is ongoing to identify the deceased and we are committed to ensuring the potential family members are fully supported and informed of updates in this investigation.
“The loss of life is a tragedy and I understand the upset this news will cause in the local community. I can assure you on behalf of the investigation team that we are determined to get to the bottom of what has occurred and establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.
“I can confirm this fire is being treated as suspicious and if there is any criminal responsibility, it will be brought to light and dealt with appropriately. We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who knows how this building was being used in the lead up to 27 November 2023.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone with information about the fire itself – including if you have any footage (such as CCTV, mobile or dashcam) – to contact GMP’s Major Incident Team.”
You can make a report by calling 0161 856 1995 quoting log number 1485 of 27/11/2023 or via the reporting function on GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tameside police officers hailed ‘absolute heroes’ after saving the life of a seven-year-old girl
Two Tameside police officers have been hailed as “absolute heroes” after saving the life of a seven-year-old little girl.
It comes after emergency services were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside earlier this week (29 November), and found a young girl who was struggling to breath and coughing up blood after choking on a sweet.
Police Constables Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell, from Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Tameside division, were first on the scene.
To the huge relief of the girl’s parents, who were said to be “understandably distressed” and concerned for her welfare, PC Kincaid jumped straight into action and was able to utilise his first aid training to full effect by going on to successfully dislodge the sweet from the youngster’s throat, and then helping to calm her down before the paramedics arrived.
Whilst PC Kincaid looked after the little girl, PC Blundell did “everything he could” to help the parents remain calm.
Paramedics then took over once they arrived, and the young girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Reflecting on the incident, and hailing his officers “absolute heroes”, Superintendent Mike Walsh, from GMP’s Tameside district, said: “PCs Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell acted without hesitation during the incident, and took control of the situation that they were faced with.
“They deserve every credit for staying calm under extreme pressure and for working together as a team and utilising their training to lifesaving effect, and I’m sure the girl’s parents and family will consider them to be absolute heroes.”
“We’re both glad that we were in the right place at the right time,” PC Kincaid added.
“I have a daughter the same age as the little girl who needed our help, and I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was when she started breathing normally and said she was okay after I had managed to dislodge the sweet.