Restaurateur Danny Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Group and former managing director of the Living Room, is launching his ﬁrst solo venue in Hale Barns, greater Manchester, in early September 2016.
The first Fox Restaurant is located in a new retail development called the Square, a few miles away from Manchester airport. With a £1m ﬁt out designed by London design team Alexander Waterworth Interiors (AWI), the 4,000 sq ft, 120-cover restaurant will accommodate guests from breakfast until late, seven days a week.
The restaurant's main seating area also offers relaxed countertop kitchen dining, with a hand-crafted marble kitchen countertop overlooking the open wood-fired grill and pizza oven. Spring 2017 will also see the addition of an all-weather terrace that wraps around the restaurant for alfresco dining.
Head chef John Thompson said: "I met with Danny and fell in love with the concept immediately; simple but skilled cooking with amazing ingredients and provenance is what we are aiming for. We believe people today love simple food with a focus on health and, every now and again, some indulgences. Fox will deliver that with style."
Founder Danny Fox said: "This is the ﬁrst restaurant of many to come. The Fox Restaurant Group is set to grow substantially over the coming years, with not just Fox but other restaurant sub-brands in the pipeline.
"This is the way I love to eat. The focus of the menu is simple, either grill or a sourdough pizza, meaning that everyone can find what they want to eat on the menu without having to go through section upon section or multiple pages of choices, that are seen in so many restaurants nowadays. I'm excited my ﬁrst solo venture restaurant will be in my home county and will become the ﬁrst of many."
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