Manchester House Wins Four AA Rosettes
By Emily Heward, Manchester Evening News,
Aiden Byrne's restaurant in Spinningfields is one of only three restaurants in the country to make the grade in the latest round of awards.
Manchester House has won four AA rosettes in the latest round of awards, putting it on a par with some of the best restaurants in the country.
The restaurant, headed up by chef Aiden Byrne and part of the Living Ventures empire, is one of only three in the country to make the grade this time round.
Aiden said: "We are so happy to be awarded our four rosettes here at Manchester House. I'm incredibly proud of my team and hopefully this is the start of a very successful year."
Tim Bacon and Aiden Byrne at Manchester House
The fine dining restaurant in Spinningfields had held three rosettes since 2014 and has now shown ‘great improvement in [its] culinary standards and service', according to inspectors.
Giovanna Grossi, from AA Hotel Services, said: "The standard of food and cooking in Manchester has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and it is wonderful to see the city becoming a real dining destination and attracting some of this country's most talented chefs.
"We are delighted with the great consistency that has now been achieved by Aiden Byrne and his team who have worked tirelessly to push forward since Manchester House first opened in 2013."
Simon Rogan's The French, at The Midland Hotel, is the only other Manchester restaurant with four rosettes, which it has held since 2014.
Giovanna said: "Four rosettes are awarded to a handful of outstanding restaurants in the country and highlight cooking that merits national recognition.
"It is wonderful that Manchester now boasts two four rosette dining destinations; congratulations to Aiden Byrne and his team and indeed to the city of Manchester."
Squab pigeon with girolles and broad beans at Manchester House
Describing Manchester House as a ‘a see-and-be-seen venue for contemporary dining', the guide says: "If you'd like to kick-start the experience by slurping a cocktail and eyeballing the Mancunian beau monde, the lift whizzes you up to the 12th floor of Spinningfields' Tower 12 for a sharpener with cityscape views and DJs setting the mood.
"Then slide back down to the second floor, where Byrne's restaurant pays homage to Manchester's industrial heritage with its exposed girders, concrete and wrought-iron features.
"Diners rub shoulders with the chefs as they enter through the open kitchen, while the casually dressed staff back up the laid-back vibe with impressive knowledge."
When you approach Tower 12 in Spinningfields Manchester, it looks like a very normal city tower, don’t be fooled. Inside lies a very special experience for both food lovers and lovers of a life with a view. Two stunning independently different environments. The Lounge on level 12 and the Restaurant by Aiden Byrne on level 2.