Another London favourite, steak restaurant Hawskmoor, has opened at the Grade II-listed Courthouse building on Deansgate. It has a private dining room that can seat 14 guests, or the whole restaurant can be hired exclusively for parties of up to 135 people.
For dining on a larger scale, food event organiser B.Eat Street has transformed a disused space within the Great Northern Warehouse leisure complex into an area capable of hosting 50-1,000 people. The blank canvas space has enough room for organisers to bring in their own catering facilities and features a balcony mezzanine area.
The Midland hotel offers a variety of dining options, from traditional gala events for up to 700 in its newly refurbished Alexandra Suite to intimate dinners at acclaimed chef Simon Rogan's restaurant The French - often voted the best restaurant in town. The hotel is set to open its new spa next month following a £1.5m investment.
The city has also seen its fair share of drinking destinations open this year. Celeb-favourite Panacea reopened in March after a £900,000 makeover and the team behind the Dry Bar in the Northern Quarter opened a sister venue, Blue Brick Club, named after the original blue bricks that line its exterior, also in March.
Manchester Convention Bureau
Contact: Nicola Read
Tel: 0161 238 4597
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