The Columbo Group has announced plans to open The Blues Kitchen, a “deep south” inspired restaurant and bar in Manchester this summer.
The venue will open on 20 May 2021, and will feature a restaurant and bar space on the ground floor and a concert hall on the first.
The restaurant will occupy 13 Quay Street, a two-storey site originally built to house a Victorian Eye Hospital. The site is currently undergoing renovations with work underway to restore some of its original features as well as install new additions.
The group, which also owns popular London venues such XOYO and Jazz Cafe, has said the restaurant will “specialise in serving American soul food and rare and vintage bourbon”.
The Blues Kitchen already has existing locations in Camden, Shoreditch and Brixton. This will be its first venue outside of London, and its largest to date.
Steve Ball, CEO of The Columbo Group, said: “We’ve been looking for the perfect site in Manchester for years and have finally found it. We’ve taken a great deal of pleasure in restoring the building over the past year, and we’ve managed to get hold of some incredible vintage features from The States so it’s really going to be quite something.
“We’re really excited to reveal it all soon along with our entertainment programme once restrictions have lifted.”