Michelin starred chef Aiden Byrne to resurrect Manchester House

Aiden Byrne

Chef Aiden Byrne has today confirmed that he is about to relaunch Manchester House.

The acclaimed chef agreed a deal with private investors to take over the restaurant in November, in order to continue the legacy built by late Living Ventures restaurateur, Tim Bacon.

The relaunch is funded by investors with previous restaurant industry experience.

The move comes after a hugely successful 12 months for Aiden at D&D London’s flagship Manchester restaurant, 20 Stories, based at No. 1 Spinningfields.

The acclaimed chef had previously left his position at Manchester House to head up the kitchen at D&D London’s rooftop restaurant and bar.

He announced earlier this month that he was stepping down from his role as chef director at 20 Stories.

On his experience with D&D, Aiden said: “20 Stories was an incredible challenge and I’m extremely proud of what we’ve achieved.

“The success of 20 Stories has been unprecedented, raising the bar on the Manchester dining scene, and I can only give heartfelt thanks to D&D for the opportunity and for their support over the last year.”

But he added: “The history that connects me to Manchester House is very personal and I truly couldn’t imagine anyone else at the helm for this reinvention.”

On the plans for the new Manchester House, he said: “I’m hoping Manchester House will once again confirm itself as a staple on the Manchester dining scene, exactly where it belongs.

“I feel like this is the perfect time and place for me to continue my craft. I’m extremely excited by the opportunity.

“Manchester House has always been about pushing the boundaries, delivering a unique fine dining experience and staying true to that endeavor.

“It belongs to Manchester, an institution in its own right, and we want our customers to feel as if they belong here too.

“There will be changes to come but at the moment we are keen to get the restaurant open for trading.”

Manchester House closed in early October this year after being put into administration.

The then owners, Living Ventures Group, said in a statement that the venues had suffered under “difficult trading affecting the sector”.

The newly-relaunched Manchester House is due to open to the public in early December 2018.

At 22, Aiden the youngest chef in the UK to be awarded a Michelin star.