Mr Cooper’s, The Midland Hotel’s modern British Brasserie, has appointed Rebecca Richardson as its new head chef, with Richardson and her team focused on using the best of British produce to create new menus for the summer months.

Rebecca, who is from Longsight  comes to the two AA Rosette Mr Cooper’s from the Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Worsley. Her new a la carte menu launches this week and includes starters such as: 

  • Slow cooked pork belly, celeriac slaw & black pudding apple puree 
  • Truffled wild mushrooms, grilled garlic rosemary bread and soft hen’s egg.

The mains offer a wide range of dishes, really utilising the restaurant’s in-house butcher, where the team prepare every cut of meat served in the restaurant. Dishes include:

  • Cumbrian lamb rump, English minted peas with squash fondant potato
  • Braised beef cheek, spring greens with bone marrow crumb 
  • Minted pea risotto with smoked garlic and crispy onions.

Desserts provide the perfect mix of palate cleansers and sweet treats, including:

  • Chocolate peanut butter cheesecake crunchy honeycomb with vanilla ice cream
  • Slow cooked pineapple with coconut crumble with grass ice cream 
  • The Allotment ‘where it all began’; Chocolate soil, choc cherry kirsch mouse, marzipan carrots, strawberry sorbet, baby toffee apples and micro basil mint

In addition to the a la carte menu, Rebecca has also created a pre-theatre set menu, with two courses for £16 or three for £20.

Rebecca said: “The Midland Hotel is such an iconic destination and I’ve always been a fan of Mr Cooper’s. When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the chance to join the team and have spent a lot of time working on these menus, ensuring they remain true to what Mr Cooper’s is all about, while offering customers the best in British produce and flavours. We’re really looking forward to launching these menus and building on them going forwards.”

Jens Hallman, General Manager at The Midland Hotel said: “I’ve known Rebecca for some time and have always been a fan of her food and creativity. I’m delighted with her appointment as head chef at Mr Cooper’s, and believe she will bring both flair and real quality to our menus and help to re-establish the restaurant within Manchester’s food and drink scene.”

To book at Mr Cooper’s, call 0161 235 4781 or visit the website to book online.


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