A high-end restaurant popular with celebrities and foodies is to close its Manchester city centre branch for good.
It’s been revealed that The Restaurant Bar and Grill – an upscale John Dalton Street venue loved by the city’s rich and famous – is to cease trading on 5 September, and is one of four to be shuttered by its parent company, the Individual Restaurants group.
The Restaurant Bar and Grill has been part of Manchester’s restaurant scene for decades, launching in the early 2000s.
A £1m all-weather roof terrace, complete with heaters and retractable roof, was added in 2013.
Sitting above popular nightlife hotspot Panacea, The Restaurant Bar and Grill was Individual Restaurants’ flagship site – but it’s sadly set to close doors alongside several of the company’s other local restaurants.
The company – which operates 28 restaurants across the UK – has also announced that it will close its Piccolino sites in Clitheroe and York, as well as the Alderley Bar and Grill in Cheshire.
Four Individual Restaurants sites will lock their doors, with 140 jobs affected.
Speaking on the closure of the restaurants, Karen Forrester – Executive Chairperson of Individual Restaurants Company – commented: “The closure of these sites is part of a long-term investment and development plan for the future of Individual Restaurants.
“Our main priority is to keep our people within our Individual Restaurants family by offering opportunities to relocate to other Individual Restaurants’ locations, we will be supporting them throughout this process.”
A period of consultation will now take place at each of the restaurants.
Featured Image – The Restaurant Bar and Grill