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Marco Pierre White opens new Chophouse restaurant in Manchester

Marco Pierre White’s new Manchester restaurant Mr White’s English Chophouse has officially opened its doors.

Situated below the Velvet Hotel on Canal Street, Mr White’s English Chophouse will focus on a menu featuring quality steaks, chops and grills and pies, all created by the celebrity chef.

The Manchester venue is the latest in Marco Pierre White’s new Chophouse brand, and comes just weeks after the opening of a Chophouse in London’s Whitechapel.

Main courses include 35-day aged steaks, roast rump of lamb a la Dijonnaise, The Governor’s haddock and triple cooked chips, or a chateaubriand for two.

Starters feature baked camembert, seared sea scallops with black pudding, and duck rillettes, and puddings include Alex James cheese served with homemade drunken fruitcake, and espresso affogato.

Marco Pierre White, who also has a second Manchester restaurant, Marco’s New York Italian, said: “It’s hard to beat really good classic British food, and the new English Chophouse will concentrate on excellent quality produce, cooked to perfection and served in generous portions at affordable prices.”

Head chef Tom Parkin, who has run the popular Velvet Restaurant for over 22 years, will remain in charge of the team under the new Chophouse brand.

Diners will also be able to enjoy fine wines, beer and cocktails at the venue and visit the Velvet Bar upstairs, which was recently refurbished. Open seven days a week, with regular resident DJs like DJ Jamie Bull, Sandro Valentino and Emma ‘Viva’ Wilkinson each weekend and special event nights throughout the year.

Kim Eivind Krohn, owner of KRO Hospitality, the owner of Velvet Hotel, said: “[The] Chophouse is a great addition to the Manchester restaurant scene and I believe it is going to be a big hit with the city’s discerning diners.

“Velvet Hotel and Bar is a brilliant venue at the heart of the action with a well-deserved reputation for excellence. I can’t wait to see people’s reaction to the new exciting Marco Pierre White dishes, Tom and his team will be serving up.”

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