Rendition, a new luxury restaurant and bar offering set to revolutionise the Manchester food and drink scene, opens its doors today.
Located on Deansgate (the unit formerly Tapeo and Wine), Rendition will serve locally sourced and inspired dishes that champion British produce, as well as offering a vibrant bar setting that provides the height of quality, aesthetics, and service. Supplying a premium dinner menu, alongside lunchtime offerings, the exclusive restaurant is aiming to set a new bar for excellence in Manchester.
Inspired by the desire to celebrate regional ingredients, as well as the practicalities of needing to source British produce, Rendition’s dishes are ingredient-focused. Using only the best, locally sourced, fresh ingredients the menu will be cultivated to stun the Manchester food community. Highlights of the modern British menu, include locally sourced oysters served with shallots, vinegar, tabasco and lemon and North Yorkshire potato croquettes and tomato jam, both designed for the table to share.
For main course, Rendition offers dishes such as its Chalk Stream trout served with samphire and asparagus in a parsley root purée, rose veal fillet presented with smoked carrots and ox tongue in a marrow sauce and grilled lamb rump, accompanied by peas, broad beans, lamb bacon, and hasselback potato.
As a seasonally inspired restaurant, Rendition’s menu will shift according to what local produce is available therefore meaning that all features of the menu, besides the Rendition classics, will change routinely. Rendition’s beverage offerings, in alignment with the excellent food menu, will provide customers with a plethora of unique, exciting, and sophisticated drink options to enjoy in the bar.
The cocktail list includes the Tea Party – four white spirits, lychee, apple, coconut, lemon, ‘boiled’ with CO2 and served in a teacup; the Illegal Margarita – a smoky take on the classic with illegal Joven Mezcal, Mandarine Napoleon, lemon and agave; and the Late Breakfast – Tanqueray Gin, Campari, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, coffee and elderflower topped with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water. The cocktail offering is accompanied by an extensive gin, champagne, wine, beer, and spirits list.
The Rendition kitchen is led by executive chef Arthur Potts-Dawson. Arthur has worked for 35 years in the hospitality sector alongside chefs like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver and is now a global executive chef for the World Food Programme. On the vision for Rendition, Arthur said: “With Rendition we are launching an aspirational restaurant the likes that Manchester has never seen before. Our seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients form the backbone of a menu that has been created to impeccably high standards.”
Arthur’s vision for Rendition will be enacted by Stuart Valentine, Rendition’s head chef who will lead a team of nine world-class chefs. Arthur added: “Stuart’s expertise as one of Manchester’s most experienced and talented head chef’s is a huge asset to the Rendition team.”
Marc Fink, has been appointed as Rendition’s general manager. His wealth of experience in running exclusive venues and heading up food and beverage for one of the world’s leading lifestyle hotel brands, citizenM, has equipped him well to run Rendition and deliver the highest of standards in quality and service.
Marc commented: “Having spent the last 10 years perfecting the craft of running a restaurant, I am excited to return to Manchester- a city thriving with possibility and innovation.”
He added “Arthur’s evocative vision for the food story at Rendition drew me in from the offset and convinced me that Rendition provides a unique offering that has the capability to become something truly magical. Manchester has an abundance of fast-casual style eateries, but at Rendition we are excited to revolutionise the Manchester dining and drink scene by offering only the best of the best.”
Rendition is operated by the same team behind Chinawhite, the iconic nightclub destination, and signals an exciting foray into the restaurant world for a team that has cultivated a reputation for excellence, exclusivity, and vibrancy.
Rendition is set to open to the public on June 3.
All imagery used in this article credit: Rendition