Restaurateur Rodney Nutter, father of chef Andrew Nutter died last week after a short battle with cancer.
A statement from Nutters Restaurant on Facebook led the tributes: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Nutters Restaurant and The Bird at Birtle's owner, Rodney Nutter, who died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday 29 December after a short battle with cancer.
"Rodney was a honourable, passionate and incredible man who gave his all to the running of two successful restaurant businesses over the period of 25 years with his wife, Jean, and son, Andrew.
"He leaves behind a loving wife, two daughters, one son and three grandchildren who he doted on.
"We will all greatly miss Rodney and tonight we are raising a glass in his honour."
Both the restaurant's Facebook page and Andrew's Twitter profile alike were flooded with tributes from customers and fellow industry figures alike.
Manchester chef and restaurateur David Mooney wrote: "A true gentleman, a joy to see all his work & creation over the years."
Chef John Benson-Smith said simply: "RIP Rodney Nutter top man!"
Pictured: Andrew Nutter with mother Jean and father Rodney
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