The Godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White, to open his first Manchester restaurant

The Godfather of modern cooking, Marco Pierre White


Located in the Holiday Inn - MediaCityUK, the new restaurant will be a Marco’s New York Italian. With 165 covers, the venue is expected to be open in October and will serve Marco’s take on American-Italian food.


News on the restaurant’s opening follows a deal between Black & White Franchising and Peel’s hotel division, Tower Hotel Management, which will run the new restaurant under a franchise agreement. Black & White Franchising has partnered with Marco Pierre White to roll-out his restaurant Steakhouse Bar & Grill and New York Italian brands across the UK.


Part of a £200,000 front of house refurbishment project, work is now under way to convert the existing restaurant and bar areas. 


Visitors will be able to choose from a selection of fresh pastas, steaks, seafood, burgers and handmade pizzas while the restaurant will replicate the hustle and bustle of a classic New York Italian restaurant, appealing to those looking for a relaxed, fun place to eat that has the added attraction of having the provenance of Marco Pierre White.


Managing Director of MediaCityUK Stephen Wild said: “This announcement is great news as it not only strengthens the appeal of the hotel but will complement the steadily growing number of restaurants and bars opening here, which is establishing MediaCityUK as a go-to leisure destination.


The presence of a Marco Pierre White restaurant will bring an exciting vibe to the mix, and will sit well with those looking to do business in a relaxed setting as well as among visitors taking in the many attractions on our doorstep.


Nick Taplin, managing director at Black & White Franchising, said: “We have an ambitious roll out programme for both the New York Italian and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill concepts so it’s great to have completed this deal and be opening our first Manchester restaurant in the heart of the exciting MediaCityUK destination.”


“The idea behind this restaurant is to create an environment where people can sit and enjoy their life, where diners can have a good time and enjoy traditional Italian favourites at any time of the day.


“This new restaurant is all about providing a place where people can go for some nice food and a nice bottle of wine in a relaxed, affordable and friendly setting.


“We want people to come here and make their visit as formal or informal, expensive or inexpensive as they wish. If a group of friends or work colleagues want a bite to eat then this is the place. Equally, business people wanting somewhere to take clients will find this the perfect venue.


“People who go out to eat and spend their hard earned money deserve excellent service, good food at a price that is affordable. That’s what Marco’s New York Italian is all about.”