Giggs & Gary Neville all set to open new ‘Space Age Asian’ restaurant in Urbis building


Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ company GG Hospitality have announced that their eagerly anticipated restaurant The Rabbit In The Moon is to open on 3 January 2017.

The eccentric ‘Space Age Asian’ restaurant will be located on the fifth and sixth floors of the Urbis building in Manchester city centre, home of the National Football Museum. It will serve a 17 course tasting menu, including dishes such as Wagyu Nigiri and Edible Plum Stone, priced at £75 per person.

The tasting menu will be complimented by a drinks offering curated by bartender Matt Whiley, owner of London based drinks company Fantastic Mr Fox. The cocktails have been specifically designed to enhance dishes on the menu.

The launch of the new restaurant will be overseen by acclaimed chef and GG Hospitality creative director, Michael O’Hare, and run by his protégé, Luke Cockerill, who most recently worked at the Michelin starred The Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds.

“We’ve done away with tradition and used familiar flavours to help us create a ‘Space Age Asian’ theme Manchester hasn’t seen before,” said Michael O’Hare.

The restaurant, which is named after the Asian fable The Rabbit in the Moon, will add to Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ GG Hospitality portfolio and join other brands which include Hotel Football and Cafe Football as well as the Stock Exchange, Jackson Row and St Michael’s developments.

“The Rabbit in the Moon will be very different to anything Manchester has seen before,” said Gary Neville. “The team have created an unbelievable menu, which tastes phenomenal, and the cocktails Matt has created add a unique edge to Luke’s dishes. It is incredibly exciting to open The Rabbit In The Moon and we think Manchester will be blown away by what has been created.”

The restaurant will be open for evening dining, Tuesday – Saturday. Call 0161 804 8560 to book a table.


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