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November 15, 2019

THE BULL & BEAR BY CHEF TOM KERRIDGE OPENS IN STOCK EXCHANGE HOTEL

THE BULL & BEAR BY CHEF TOM KERRIDGE OPENS IN STOCK EXCHANGE HOTEL

Chef Tom Kerridge’s new restaurant, The Bull & Bear, is now open in Stock Exchange Hotel. Located within the grand domed room which was previously the trading floor of the Stock Exchange, Tom’s first Manchester outpost is an approachable and social space, blurring the lines between elegance and informality, with a menu reflecting Tom’s signature style of refined British classics.

In addition to The Bull & Bear restaurant, Tom and his team are also overseeing The Bank, offering private dining experiences for up to 16 people, and The Vault, catering for private events for up to 120 people.

Menu

Tom and his Executive Chef Dan Scott have created a menu that is influenced by Tom’s pub in Marlow, The Coach. The menu is divided into stages, ‘Hot’, ‘Cold’, ‘Hot “Slightly Bigger”’ dishes and ‘Sweet’, with the team recommending four to five plates per person, allowing diners to experience a wider selection of the menu. The Bull & Bear celebrates the style of cooking that Tom is renowned for – refined British comfort food and classics using incredible produce, in an environment that is approachable yet luxurious.

The new restaurant will have 86 covers plus room for 12 guests at the kitchen counter, where diners

can watch the chefs. The bar has 30 covers.

Whisky rye pudding

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Some signature favourites from The Coach make an appearance such as Mushroom “Risotto” Claude Bosi and Chicken Kiev with Maple Glazed Butternut Squash. The menu also includes:

Hot & Cold

Rotisserie Beetroot Salad with Feta and Hazelnut Dressing Crispy Pig’s Head with Celeriac Rémoulade and Spiced Date Sauce Duck Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney and Toasted Brioche

Hot “A bit bigger”

Fish Fritter of the Day with Pease Pudding and Tartare Sauce Steak and Blue Cheese ‘Demi’ Pie with Roasted Onion and Ale Gravy Whole Stuffed Rotisserie Quail with Black Pudding and Moilee Sauce

Sweet

Whisky and Rye Pudding

Banana Custard with Dates, Honeycomb and Pistachios The Profiteroles with Soured Vanilla Cream

Hotel guests and visitors to The Bull & Bear can also enjoy an extensive breakfast menu, with dishes such as Rotisserie Bacon or Cumberland Sausage Barm Cake – a traditional north-western soft roll andGloucestershire Kippers with Parsley Beurre Noisette.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The Bull & Bear will be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, offering guests a decadent 7- course menu of elevated festive classics priced at £145 per person (Christmas) and £155 per person (New Year’s Eve).

The Bar

Tom worked closely with his Assistant Bar Manager at The Hand & Flowers, Jonathan Downs, to design a cocktail menu with something for everyone, from the light and zesty Bergamot Spritz with Roku gin, bergamot liquor, ginger & lemongrass cordial and soda; to the sweet and fruity Passion Killer with Plantation Rum, Velvet Falernum, apricot jam, passion fruit puree, fresh lime juice, vanilla sugar and egg white.

The Bull & Bear celebrates Manchester’s local brewing scene, offering a selection of local beers as well as beer from Rebellion, a Marlow-based brewery. There is also a range of non-alcoholic cocktails such as Seedlip’s acclaimed No-groni or Tonka Colada which both include Grove 42, the refreshing and citrusy non-alcoholic spirit.

As the perfect accompaniment, The Bull & Bear offers an eclectic choice of delicious bar snacks, fromTom Kerridge Pork Crunch with Gherkin Ketchup and Pigs in Blankets with Spiced Date Purée toFranconian Hot Dog with American Mustard, Crispy Fried Onions and Bloody Mary Ketchup andMerguez Sausage Roll.

Design

The Grade II listed building, which is a striking example of Edwardian architecture from the early 20thCentury, has been lovingly restored and transformed into the Stock Exchange Hotel.

The Bull & Bear is situated in the old trading room of the Stock Exchange Hotel. The interior domed ceiling is grand and bright, bringing a welcome contrast to the elegant green curved banquettes and comfortable leather armchairs. The gold and green colour palette is warm and earthy, inspired by the architecture and interior design of the hotel.

The menus and beer mats are illustrated with hand-drawn sketches of the people who make The Bull & Bear unique – suppliers, chefs, servers and punters – all of whom are a big part of their spirit and story.

Stock Exchange Hotel co-owners Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Winston Zahra said: “To see the magnificent former trading floor of the Stock Exchange transformed into what is now The Bull & Bear is a very proud moment for us. When we first bought the building in 2013 our vision for the F&B within Stock Exchange Hotel was a sociable and relaxed space that respected the heritage of the building, serving food that people wanted to eat. Tom’s team and everyone else involved in The Bull & Bear have created this and more. We are very excited to see what the next few months have in store.”

Tom Kerridge said: “We’re so excited to finally share The Bull & Bear with the people of Manchester. The space looks amazing and the team is ready to welcome guests and offer them a really special experience with some great food. I’ve always loved Manchester and I’m so chuffed that my first restaurant up north is in this brilliant city.”

The Bull & Bear Name

The Bull & Bear lends its name to the building it resides in, the old Northern Stock Exchange, which was witness to the ups and downs of bull and bear markets; the bull represents a rise in the market with the upward motion of the bull’s horns and the bear a dip in the market with the downward swipe of the bear’s paw.

Private Dining by Tom Kerridge

Tom’s team is also overseeing the food and beverage operation for private dining and events, which will be catered for within The Bank and The Vault.

The Bank at Stock Exchange Hotel has been reinvented to provide an intimate setting for private dining moments for up to 16, and comes complete with its own wine cellar which guests can enjoy as part of an overall experience. The Bank also offers culinary masterclasses with Tom Kerridge’s team.

The Vault, hidden on the lower ground floor, has been restored to offer a unique, welcoming space for up to 120, with menus designed and served by Tom’s team.

Stock Exchange Hotel

Stock Exchange Hotel is one of Manchester’s most eagerly anticipated openings which launched on 15th November as a member of Relais & Châteaux. Co-owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and hotelier Winston Zahra, the property is managed and operated by Manchester based GG Hospitality. The hotel offers 40 rooms, including two signature suites and a stunning 3,500 square foot penthouse residence, The House.

Book A Room

Rooms, tables and events at The Bull & Bear and Stock Exchange Hotel are available to book online now at stockexchangehotel.co.uk and www.bullandbearmanchester.co.uk or by calling 0161 470 3901.