One of the restaurants that was blown up by the IRA's bomb in Manchester two years ago will reopen at the end of November. The restaurant at the Royal Exchange theatre is now looking for a top-name chef to head the operation.
Artistic director Graham Murray wants the chef to set new culinary standards in Manchester, which he describes as a "gastronomic desert" bar a handful of restaurants.
The chef will cook in The Restaurant, a plush, oak-panelled members-only bar and eaterie upstairs and will also supervise the brasserie-style, 120-seat Café Exchange downstairs.
Styled like an arts café, it will offer breakfast, self-service lunch, and waiter service in the evening.