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Barbecue restaurant Fazenda to open third site

14 July 2014 by
Barbecue restaurant Fazenda to open third site

South American barbecue-style restaurant Fazenda is set to open a new site in Manchester in October.

The 178-cover site will be the third UK location for the "gaucho grill" brand, which also has restaurants in Leeds and Liverpool.

It will cover a 1,800sq m unit in the city's Spinningfields development (as part of the £2m investment in the City District area) and aim for a cosmopolitan, high-end atmosphere intended to evoke a sense of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janiero.

There will also be a 50-seat outdoor area, and three private dining rooms with up to 38 covers.

The restaurant specialises in meat and serves 15 different cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork, grilled over fire pits in the traditional way.

The bar area will also offer an extensive wine and cocktail list, and the restaurant is set to have its own temperature-controlled wine room.

There is also a salad bar featuring sushi, smoked salmon, cured meat and traditional Brazilian dishes.

Alongside this, the restaurant also offers table service and operates a card system, in which a green card on the table signals to the "passadores" (meat chefs) that the customers wish to be served, and a red card signals a pause.

Fazenda was launched in 2011 in Leeds by Argentine restaurateurs Tomas Maunier and Robert Melman. Alongside its Liverpool venue, and the forthcoming Manchester site, Fazenda is also said to have plans to open in Birmingham.

Co-founder and current general manager of the Leeds restaurant, Maunier, commented on the new opening. He said: "At Fazenda we are keeping the tradition of the gaucho alive, slowly grilling large pieces of meat in the way it has been done for centuries.

"With our authentic South American background, we offer a unique gaucho-style dining experience at the highest level. We are confident of repeating our success in other Northern cities when we launch in Manchester."

The newly-populated Spinningfields development in Manchester is a shopping, leisure, events and restaurant centre. Alongside high-street favourites such as Nando's, Wagamama, Giraffe, and Carluccio's, other notable restaurants in the complex include Thai street food site Thaikhun and Aiden Byrne's Manchester House.

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