A Galaxy of Stars at Annies launch

Jennie McAlpine

The stars were out in Manchester last week for the gala opening of the new and exciting restaurant venue - Annies.


Jennie McAlpine and her restauranteur partner Chris Farr have been working on the project for over 2 years.


Jennie said: "We are thrilled to see so many of our friends here, to see our dreams become a reality."


"It was great to see my celebrity friend here tonight but it was wonderful our families were also here. It's been a real family effort and they have all been so supportive." she added.

Annies has been designed to be a relaxing, cosy place where people can meet friends and eat great food in style and comfort. Chris Farr.

Celeb attendees, included Michelle Keegan, Surranne Jones, Keith Duffy, Anthony Cotton, Quinton Fortune, Georgia May Foote, Kath Tyldesley, Fabrice Muamba (pic below), Alan Halsall, Charlie Staye, Steph McGovern, Mike Bushell from BBC Brekafast and many more.


Located within the iconic Royal Exchange Annies aims to provide a home from home with a classic British menu in stylish surroundings.


Annies opens to the public on Friday 7 December. For more information and opening times visit the website.