We were gutted when we heard Room had closed. Especially so harshly, without prior warning. Room made a pretty good name for itself in Manchester, for amazing cocktails, food and ornate space.

Living Ventures is set to occupy the available space at 81 King Street (formally Room/Reform) and transform it in to Grand Pacific.

Sister to popular restaurant Australasia, Grand Pacific will be known for cocktails, sushi, small plates and DJ, operating from Brunch throughout to late night.

“I have admired this space for many years and have fond memories of it as Reform in the 90s.” Said Tim Bacon, CEO, Living Ventures.

Living Ventures set to take over Room Restaurant for new Grand Pacific venue I Love Manchester

“It’s history is fascinating and having been a hospitality establishment for nearly a 145 years, I aim to successfully continue the tradition. To me this is a perfect layout for Grand Pacific.”Tim continued.

“The existing venue has proved really popular and exceeded our expectations so I have been waiting for an appropriate site to expand this brand. It will be a sensitive and complimentary upgrade as I’m keen not to lose any of the character which oozes through this space.”

That’s all the serial restaurantuer is prepared to reveal for the moment.

The news is a surprise to everyone – but exciting!

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