Fenix Manchester, the long-awaited new Greek-Mediterranean restaurant from the team behind Tattu Restaurant and Bar, has announced its opening date and will be giving hopeful entrants the chance to be one of the first to enjoy the new offering during the soft launch.
They have promised to bring ‘high-end contemporary’ Greek-Mediterranean food and culture from Mykonos to Spinningfields.
This stylish and opulent new venture will launch in November 2023 following a £7 million pound investment from the independent, family-run restaurant group, Permanently Unique.
The new opening is led by two celebrated chefs recruited from Greece bringing modern techniques together with traditional ingredients and flavours.
Executive Head Chef, Ippokratis Anagnostelis, has built his reputation across a wealth of fine dining establishments in Athens and Mykonos, from Jackie ‘O, Scorpios and Kensho Mykonos to Kiku and Michelin Star destination, Hytrain.
He, alongside long-time collaborator and Head Chef, Zisis Giannouras, has created a sharing-concept menu designed to take customers on a journey of Greek discovery.
Greek-Mediterranean food in Manchester
From fresh pita served with grilled aubergine, tomato confit and feta espuma, hummus and a smoked Taramasalata with fresh white fish roe cream, to hearty portions of spiced beef meatballs, grilled octopus with Aegean fava beans, shrimp ‘Saganaki’ and Wagyu beef dumplings, dishes will focus on innovative plates inspired by Greek traditions alongside Mediterranean flavours.
Showcasing the best fresh seafood and locally sourced meats, dishes are flamed live in front of diners on a spectacular charcoal-fired grill, located at the heart of the space.
Also on offer are a wealth of pasta and rice dishes, a ‘Raw’ menu including Sea Bass ceviche and steak tartare, clay pot roasted leg of lamb folded in vine leaves, Tiger prawns with yuzu sauce and a speciality Aegean white grouper poached in olive oil and served with lemon beurre blanc and dill emulsion.
Wines served both at the stand-alone bar and in the restaurant, will focus on the variety of produce from Greek and Cycladic vineyards.
Situated on a terroir of rich volcanic soils, the region produces wines of expressive and complex character offering a smooth, mineral finish, pairing perfectly with the smokey, charred meat, fish and vegetables from FENIX’s central grill.
The cocktail menu at FENIX features 16 unique creations from Will Meredith, Group Head of Bars, celebrating the four elements that shape the mystical Greek Isles; Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
Signature concepts include; ‘Sirens Call’ a combination of vodka, strawberry leaf and sweet tomato delivered in a seashell vessel; ‘Whirlpool Fizz’ inspired by the mythical Charybdis sea monster, combining Gin with a silky backbone of stone fruit and tonic; and the ‘Fenix Nest Sour’ a velvety and rich blend of Metaxa 12 Star and roasted cashew encased in a smouldering nest serve.
Designed by the acclaimed Fabled Studio, the dining experience combines magnificent interiors, live sounds and cutting-edge light technology which mimics the setting sun and rising moon across the Greek isles.
Throughout the day, this innovative lighting of the space transforms the restaurant from an idyllic, glowing daytime retreat, to a romantic, moonlit paradise each evening.
Following on from the award-winning design of Tattu, diners will also be enveloped in a space subtly created to tell the mythological story of a phoenix rising from the ashes.
The bar, fitted with rich, dark wood dining tables, sits beneath a canopy of dense, gold fauna, whilst the restaurant space is reminiscent of a Grecian beach-side hotel with ash-toned driftwood dining chairs paired with decadent marble tables and refined tableware.
For a chance to attend the VIP launch event and receive exclusive ‘invite only’ access to 50% off food soft launch preview, complete the myth of the Fenix word search hidden in their Ancient Greek tablet.
To be in with a chance, FENIX has created an interactive competition right in the heart of busy, buzzy and beautiful Spinningfields in the new design district St Johns.
Passers-by are invited to participate in a thrilling challenge: identify three hidden words cleverly concealed among Greek letters.
Entrants are then invited to follow this link and enter the uncovered words for their chance to enter the competition and be added to the exclusive soft launch list!
Spot the three secret words cleverly hidden among Greek letters at the designated activation area.
Enter the three words you’ve discovered and your email address.
Be amongst the first to experience FENIX!
FENIX promises an unparalleled dining experience, marrying contemporary culinary techniques with traditional Greek ingredients and flavours.
Spearheaded by two esteemed chefs hailing from Greece, Executive Head Chef Ippokratis Anagnostelis and Head Chef Zisis Giannouras, the restaurant’s sharing-concept menu is designed to take diners on a captivating journey of Greek-Mediterranean gastronomy.
Enter the competition here