Quill, Manchester’s newest fine dining restaurant and bar, has been finally revealed with a glamorous celebrity packed party…
Guests including Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh, Hayley Tammadon and Shayne Ward joined Real Housewives of Cheshire Dawn Ward, Ampika Pickston and Leanne Brown to enjoy a selection of canapés including crispy haggis truffle emulsion; razor clam, mango and curry plus pigeon smoked eel, orange and yuzu and expertly created cocktails designed by creative consultant team, Escapade Bars.
The restaurant serves an a la carte and 8-course tasting menu and the food has been described as modern British cuisine, with European influences. Head chef Curtis Stewart has returned to Manchester having made his name at two Michelin-starred restaurants – Whatley Manor in Wiltshire and Coworth Park near Ascot, Berkshire.
His a la carte menu is served in chapters with starters including squid & octopus served with garlic curd, lime and consommé; foie gras with smoked eel, pecan and orange and chicken oyster with bone marrow, salsify and red grape. Chapter Two will include dishes such as lobster with mango, coconut and bisque and duck served with turnip, smoked garlic and hen of the woods.
The much awaited cocktail list has been inspired by the idea of the quill. This theme runs through exquisitely designed, innovative cocktails from some of the finest mixologists in Manchester.
Collective Design, a specialist bar interior design company, is behind the look of the sixty cover first floor dining room which also boasts a private dining area seating up to 21 and ground floor cocktail bar and terrace.
“Wow what a night,” said Chris. “It was exhilarating to see all of our hard work come together last night as we showcased Quill to friends and colleagues in Manchester for the first time. I am grateful to all of our VIP guests who came to show their support and raise a glass or two to our newest venture. Now we focus on the opening and showing the restaurant and bar to our first customers tonight. We’re already fully booked this weekend but the bar will be open daily.”
The restaurant will be officially welcoming diners for the first time this evening (Friday October 30th) but if you want to dine there you’ll have to wait if you haven’t already booked. You can, however, enjoy drinks at the bar.
The bar at Quill will be open Sunday to Thursday from 12pm until 12am, Friday to Saturday from 12pm until 2.30am. The restaurant will serve lunch from 12 noon until 2.30pm, afternoon tea between 3 and 5pm and evening service will be from 6.30 until 9.30pm.