Michael O’Hare to open two restaurants in Manchester next year

The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th January 2016
Former Manchester United stars Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, appointed Michelin-starred chef from Man Behind The Curtain in Leeds, Michael O'Hare, as creative Director earlier this year. Michae told Manchester Evening News he will be opening two restaurants in Manchester’s former Stock Exchange, 'in summer 2017'. porkFollowing the recent investment from Rowsley Ltd, the group’s latest appointment demonstrates its ongoing commitment to creating unique hospitality experiences, capitalising on Michael's renowned creative and contemporary approach to food and drink. Michael said: “The moment Gary and I started to discuss the project, I knew I wanted to be involved. His passion and enthusiasm immediately drew me in and the vision both him and Ryan have for enhancing the GG Hospitality offering, felt like a natural fit for me. “From the Great British Menu to The Man Behind the Curtain’s first Michelin Star, 2015 was a fantastic year and I look forward to working on this exciting project, alongside my restaurant, in 2016.”

>>> READ: Michael O’Hare, chef-patron, The Man Behind The Curtain

The Staff Canteen spoke to Michael in October, he had been for lunch with Gary at his house and he had taken a look around the latest project, the Stock Exchange in Manchester. Speaking at the time Michael said: "It was the weirdest day ever, I was walking around this building, dodging around tramps with Gary Neville.ohare and neville "I got on the train back, got a coffee and just looked at it thinking what the f**k just happened there." Gary Neville, Director of GG Hospitality said: “I met Michael in October last year and instantly knew that he was the man for us. I’ve dined at ‘The Man Behind the Curtain’ and can honestly say that I’ve never experienced anything like it. “Michael’s skills, attitude and attention to detail are exactly what we require across all our GG projects and we’ve no doubt that he is a perfect match for us.” On GG Hospitality’s latest recruit, Director Ryan Giggs said: “It really is truly exciting to be working with such a talented and inspiring chef.

>>> Michael was recently announced as one of the new entrants of this year’s Northern Restaurant and Bar Top Fifty ‘power list’.

“Since the opening of Hotel Football, GG Hospitality has gone from strength to strength. As our business evolves, it’s imperative that we move forward with the best team around us and I’m confident that Michael will help us in achieving further success.”

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 8th January 2016

Michael O’Hare to open two restaurants in Manchester next year