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Aiden Byrne to relaunch Manchester House as restaurant MCR on Friday

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Aiden Byrne to relaunch Manchester House as restaurant MCR on Friday

Aiden Byrne will relaunch Manchester House as restaurant MCR on Friday.

The chef will offer six- or 12-course tasting menus showcasing reinvented classic dishes as he returns to the Spinningfields restaurant after leaving D&D London’s 20 Stories. A three- or six-course lunch option will also be available.

Byrne said: “We are so happy to be be able to make this happen before Christmas, but we just had to make it work. So many people made contact when the news broke last week, while it’s been a crazy week turning this around. It means that we can bring back the tasting menu and get back to basics. Doing what I love, sending food and watching as our customers connect with the food.

“While we are focused on delivering an experience and the 12-course tasting menu, the key ingredient for the new restaurant is putting the guest at the heart of everything we’re doing. If our guests want something other than what is on the menu, if we have the ingredients then we can make it work for them.”

Living Ventures-owned Manchester House closed in October and was placed in administration following a “period of difficult trading”.

Byrne was chef-proprietor of the restaurant between 2012 and 2017 when he left to join D&D London.

The chef has returned to the restaurant following a deal with private investors who will fund the relaunch.

Byrne’s departure from 20 Stories, eight months after its launch, was announced last month.

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