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Top Chef To Open Local Blackfriars Restaurant

January 28, 2020

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Manchester
  • Salboy has secured a well-known chef to open a new restaurant at the Local Blackfriars development in Salford, Manchester.

  • When he was just 22, Byrne, who owns the Church Green pub in Lymm, won a Michelin Star; he also ran the kitchen at Manchester House when it opened in 2013.

  • The £2 million restaurant is being funded by Salboy and Domis, as well as a significant personal investment from Byrne, with the vision to transform the Black Friar and create a traditional pub interior with wood panelling and open fires.

The property development and private equity company, Salboy, devised by Simon Ismail and BetFred’s Fred Done, has secured a well-known chef to open a new restaurant at the Local Blackfriars development in Salford, Manchester.

The company has brought in Aiden Byrne to oversee a new venture. This includes plans to use all three floors of the restored grade II-listed Black Friar pub.

When he was just 22, Byrne, who owns the Church Green pub in Lymm, won a Michelin Star; he also ran the kitchen at Manchester House when it opened in 2013.

Simon Ismail commented, “We always envisioned a new and exciting use for this historic pub,” “getting Aiden on board demonstrates our commitment to delivering the very best – whether it’s new homes or a new restaurant.”

The £2 million restaurant is being funded by Salboy and Domis, as well as a significant personal investment from Byrne, with the vision to transform the Black Friar and create a traditional pub interior with wood panelling and open fires in the original building, alongside casual dining and an open kitchen in the linked modern aspect.

The plans for the first floor will be an intimate fine dining restaurant of about 20-25 covers. Served by a kitchen on the third floor, along with the potential for a chef’s table.

Salboy’s partner construction firm Domis, led by Lee McCarren, will undertake the fit-out; with an opening set for late Summer.

Submitted early next month the plans are due to be.

 

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