Marco Pierre White has recently opened his first restaurant in the heart of Manchester’s creative and visitor destination, MediaCityUK. Situated in the Holiday Inn, the new 165 cover Marco’s New York Italian serves Marco’s take on American-Italian food.
The restaurant is being run by Peel’s hotel division, Tower Hotel Management, under a franchise agreement. Black & White Franchising has partnered with Marco Pierre White to roll-out his restaurant Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brands across the UK.
A £200,000 front of house refurbishment project has been undertaken to create the famous chef’s new venue and has seen the conversion of the existing restaurant and bar areas. The menu offers an array of fresh pastas, steaks, seafood, burgers and handmade pizzas for diners to sample. The venue itself evokes the hustle and bustle of a classic New York Italian restaurant, appealing to those looking for a relaxed, fun place to eat.
Managing Director of MediaCityUK, Stephen Wild, said:
“This announcement is great news as it not only strengthens the appeal of the hotel but complements the steadily growing number of restaurants and bars opening here, which is establishing MediaCityUK as a go-to leisure destination.
“The presence of a Marco Pierre White restaurant brings an exciting vibe to the mix, and sits well with those looking to do business in a relaxed setting as well as among visitors taking in the many attractions on our doorstep.”
Nick Taplin, managing director at Black & White Franchising, said:
“We have an ambitious roll out programme for both the New York Italian and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts so it’s great to have completed this deal and have opened our first Manchester restaurant in the heart of the exciting MediaCityUK destination.
“The idea behind this restaurant is to create an environment where people can sit and enjoy their life, where diners can have a good time and enjoy traditional Italian favourites at any time of the day. This new restaurant is all about providing a place where people can go for some nice food and a nice bottle of wine in a relaxed, affordable and friendly setting.”
“We want people to come here and make their visit as formal or informal, expensive or inexpensive as they wish. If a group of friends or work colleagues want a bite to eat then this is the place. Equally, business people wanting somewhere to take clients will find this the perfect venue.
“People who go out to eat and spend their hard earned money deserve excellent service, good food at a price that is affordable. That’s what Marco’s New York Italian is all about.”
Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White is one of the best known names in the restaurant business and since famously handing back his Michelin stars in 1999, has started to focus his time and effort on becoming a restaurateur.
Marco has teamed-up with Black & White Franchising to roll out his restaurant concepts; Marco’s New York Italian and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill, across the UK, with growth ambitions of 50 new restaurants in the next five years.
Style Contracts team have a wealth of experience, particularly in the Hotels, Hospitality and Leisure industry, working on city centre and boutique hotels, restaurant brands and the latest in bar designs.
The firm have worked on a range of prestigious buildings such as The Midland Hotel- Manchester, Chester Race Course, Fonab Castle-Scotland and are currently working on a number of hotels nationally. Most recently the firm are acting as the lead design and fit out contractors of Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian restaurant concept which has resulted in them working on an exciting location at Media City for a prestigious client, Peel Leisure.
Style Contracts have developed many long standing relationships, with much of their business generated from repeat work or referrals. The firm are currently working with Black and White Franchising to brand the restaurant by Marco Pierre White.
David Oulsnam from Style Contracts commented:
“Through our extensive showrooms and workshops in Knutsford, Cheshire we are able to demonstrate our skills in the co-ordination of design, manufacture, fit out and supply of the latest products. In particular we show a bespoke approach to client’s requirements by providing something extra special on each and every project.”