The 61-bedroom Abode Manchester hotel is to launch what could be the first of a new restaurant brand for the mid-market city centre hotel group, at the end of the month.
Brasserie Abode will be an all-day venue in the style of a grand European café and bar. Its launch has been overseen by Alan Swinson, group associate director, food and beverage, of Andrew Brownsword Hotels, the owner of the Abode brand of five properties.
After serving breakfast and brunch, menu options will include fritto misto and tartare sauce (£6); black pudding balls with piccalilli (£4), truffle cauliflower macaroni (£12), spaghetti lobster (£18), 7oz bavette steak-frites (£12), moules-frites (£12), rice pudding, sour cherry compote (£6), and chocolat liégeois (£7).
Brasserie Abode will open until the early hours of the morning with entertainment provided by a resident DJ and a bar offering cocktails from mixologists.
Stephanie Hocking previously told The Caterer: "Once Brasserie Abode Manchester is finished, we'll look at the possibility of expanding the concept throughout the other Abode properties, tailored to each building and local market."
The Abode Manchester previously featured two dining concepts from chef Michael Caines, who was the food and beverage director of Andrew Brownsword Hotels until 2014.
The five Abode hotels are located in Canterbury, Chester, Glasgow and Exeter, as well as Manchester. The Exeter hotel is to be rebuilt following a fire which destroyed the property in October 2016.
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