Two-time Michelin star chef Niall Keating to launch ‘Tender’ at Manchester’s Stock Exchange hotel restaurant

Picture of Gary Neville and Niall Keating outside the Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester
L-R: Michelin star chef Niall Keating and Gary Neville.

Keating became a two-time Michelin star winner before he was 30. –  He is one of the youngest two-time Michelin star chefs in the UK.

He was also the BBC Great British Menu ‘Champion of Champions’ winner (2020).

Keating will be the chef-in-residence at Manchester’s 5-star Stock Exchange Hotel, which will officially open the doors of a new luxury dining experience ‘Tender’ on 5 June 2024.

Tender is a nod to the amount of care put into each dish and to the heritage of the hotel.

Picture of Michelin chef Niall Keating standing in white chef overalls.

Diners can expect a variety of culinary experiences for everyday dining – weekday brasserie lunch, a la carte, dinner, afternoon teas, a special Sunday roast and chef’s table and special tasting menu – all created by Niall Keating and served within the opulent and historic dining room of the Stock Exchange Hotel.

Keating honed his skills in Michelin star restaurants around the world including Restaurant Sat Bains, UK (2 star) and Benu, San Francisco, US (3 star) before returning to the UK.

He earned his first star in 2017 and a second in 2019 at The Dining Room at Whatley Manor Hotel. Other accolades include including Michelin Young European Chef (2018), Rising Chef Trophy (2019), and 4 AA Rosettes.

He opened Lunar Restaurant in his hometown of Stoke-on Trent in in November 2022. His commitment to sustainability earned him a prestigious Green Star from Michelin in January 2021, making him a pioneer in eco-conscious gastronomy.

Stock Exchange owner and former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville said: “We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Niall Keating for Tender and bringing his culinary expertise to the hotel.

“His vision to create versatile and accessible dining options is exactly what we’ve been looking for. It will allow everyone visiting Tender to find the right experience for them.”

 “From when I first walked through the doors of the hotel into the dining room, I knew this was the place for me and that we could create something special,” says Keating.

“I want a space that feels vibrant, warm, and energetic. One that brings to life the history of the stock exchange roots of the hotel, while providing an upscale and comfortable brasserie dining experience.”

In addition to the main dining room, Keating will oversee The Bank, a beautiful private space for up to 12 guests to enjoy an ‘exceptional dining experience.’

Tender will also host a series of events and live music experiences, including a weekly music plan.

Neville, along with former footballer Ryan Giggs and Winston Zahra bought the Stock Exchange Hotel in 2014.

The building originally opened in 1906 as the Manchester Stock Exchange, before becoming the Northern Stock Exchange in the 1970s and trading as such until 1979 when it was amalgamated into the London Stock Exchange.

They launched the boutique hotel in November 2019 with a collection of forty rooms, signature suites and a stunning top floor residence.

The magnificent dining room at the heart of the hotel was previously home to Tom Kerridge’s the Bull & Bear, which closed at the end of 2022.

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It was then replaced by Stock Market Grill, a restaurant by the award-winning Schofield brothers but that was open for only a matter of months.

Stock Exchange Hotel won best hotel in the North of England in 2020 by Times Travel and The Sunday Times and Best Hotel in Manchester at This is MCR Awards 2022.

Tender will open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 10.00pm, and Sunday 12 noon to 7.30pm.

For reservations go to TenderStock Exchange Hotel or by phone at 0161 470 3902.

What’s on the Menu and how much is it?

Brasserie menu: Diners can choose from small plates of dressed Cornish lobster roll to pot roast cauliflower, black truffle & artichoke barigoule salad and baked potato Exmoor caviar, whipped cream cheese, chive. Small plate prices start at around £9.00.

Large Plates include chimichurri tagliatelle, poached dover sole with scallop & courgette mousse, confit garlic, green goddess dressing or rib of beef with wedge salad, blue cheese & bone marrow tallow chips & confit garlic. Choose two plates for £58 or four for £92.

Sunday Lunch: Two courses for £38.50 or three courses for £48.50.

Chef’s dinner menu: will cost £115 per person.
Chef’s lunch menu: is two courses £29.50 or three courses £38.50.

Stock Exchange reception

 

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