Store Street Exchange and Store Street Craft Bar, a new restaurant and bar venue, is to open at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester this September.
The brand-new restaurant and bar space, which is managed by Valor Hospitality Europe, will be situated on the ground floor of the hotel at Piccadilly. Inspired by Manchester’s industrial heritage, as well as its forward thinking, inventive identity, the F&B concept will bring an exciting and unconventional food and drink offering to the city.
Piccadilly Station, opposite the restaurant and bar, was originally named Store Street when it opened in 1842, before it become London Road Station, and finally Manchester Piccadilly. Now the story of Store Street is to be reborn, with Store Street Exchange and Store Street Craft Bar celebrating and showcasing the heritage of its location, the city’s travel connection links, and Manchester’s fabulous personality.
Store Street Exchange will be a ‘breakfast through to dinner’ restaurant with a focus on local suppliers and outstanding, uncomplicated food and drink. The menu will centre around the rotisserie and grill, from which the best regionally sourced chicken and steaks will be served.
High-quality ingredients will be used to create simple but unique dining experiences – fresh, wholesome, local and great for sharing or solo dining. Guests will be able to order a ‘whole bird’ with all the trimmings, steak cooked their favourite way, simple salads, fresh breads, quick bites and fine puddings too.
The environment will be relaxed and informal, with a variety of different seating areas and places to hang out, all designed to inspire the exchange of ideas. This will include semi-private dining options and mini-meeting spaces. The restaurant will have its own entrance on Auburn Street and an outdoor terrace.
Store Street Craft Bar will be a standalone drinks venue with a focus on craft beers and cocktails. There’ll be a wide range of craft beers and ales on offer, including plenty from Manchester’s own fabulous breweries and microbreweries.
The bar will have a brand-new entrance from London Road and its own outdoor seating area, providing the perfect place to catch up over drinks, dash in for a quality pre-travel beer or simply people watch.
The house service style will be warm, welcoming, fuss-free and genuine, with a big focus on team training and knowledge.
Brian McCarthy, managing director of Valor Hospitality Europe, said: “At Valor, it’s important to us that each of our 17 hotels has its own distinct personality, and the Store Street plans are a fantastic example of this.
“Manchester has always been a forward thinking, innovative city and the Store Street venues’ character will reflect that of Manchester and its people. We’re looking forward to welcoming local visitors and guests from further afield to experience something completely new at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester.”
Robert Ford, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Manchester, said: “The Store Street concept is about bringing something special but uncomplicated to the city – fabulous food and a cracking collection of drinks in a relaxed space.
“The transformation is already underway and we’ll be back soon with updates. We can’t wait to open our doors to Manchester.”
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