The cooking at the restaurant will be modern European in style, with a kitchen team headed up by former Manchester House chef James Lord using ingredients from the most forward thinking producers to create innovative dishes, cooked over coals.
Heading up the bar is Adam Day who has developed a natural menu, pairing house made ingredients, seasonal produce and quality spirits. Wilderness Bar + Kitchen will also offer low ABV cocktails, natural wines and craft beers, carrying though its ethos of “treating nature and its products with care and respect”.
The ground floor is described as an engaging all day space, where diners can walk straight in or book ahead and enjoy a carefully considered range of beers and house made highball cocktails on tap.
The first floor cocktail bar has been designed to remove barriers between those making the drinks and those enjoying them. A seasonal small plate menu will also be served.
The basement Innovation Room is a creative space for both the chefs and the bartenders to explore new flavours. The table is set within the working kitchen and can also be booked out for private dining, where guests can experience a tasting menu served by the head chef.
Mof Gimmers, resident record buyer at sister site Wilderness Record Store, Withington, will be curating the music offering; booking his favourite DJs and playing new releases, classics and vinyl reissues.
This will be the second site operated by the team of Dan Morris – ex Cottonopolis and Trof Group, Mat Lake and Bart Murphy both of Junkyard Golf Club and Bunny Jacksons and Lyndon Higginson from Liars Group, Junkyard and Bunny Jacksons. Higginson has designed and curated the artwork throughout the space.