The Stock Market Grill, the restaurant at Manchester’s Stock Exchange Hotel is to close its doors today (3rd July) after a shock announcement. The restaurant which enjoys the spectacular setting of what was the trading floor of Manchester’s former Stock Exchange building, will continue to serve breakfast and in-room dining to all overnight guests of the hotel.

The Edwardian baroque restaurant is located at the luxury boutique hotel in Manchester city centre, which is owned by former United player turned pundit Gary Neville. Stock Market Grill opened on 1st March 2023 replacing The Bull & Bear by Chef Tom Kerridge when the Michelin starred chef decided to concentrate his efforts elsewhere after lockdown.

The relatively new dining destination was under the helm of award-winning bar operators Joe and Daniel Schofield with business partner James Brandwood, wine expert and 20-year hospitality industry veteran. This highly acclaimed trio have already had proven success in Manchester with their venues SCHOFIELD’S BAR, ATOMECA and STERLING, but this was their first dining operation.

The Schofield/Brandwood team currently run the hotel’s subterranean premium cocktail bar, STERLING which offers cocktails, rare wines and live music in The Vault at the Stock Exchange Hotel. The team will continue to develop the STERLING concept and it’s offering. 

Head chef Joshua Reed-Cooper previously worked at The French with Simon Rogan, with Sam Buckley at Where the Light Gets In and at Michelin-starred Mana. He created an all-day menu of elevated ‘British Brasserie’ classics using high quality local ingredients.

Perhaps the loss of big name chef Tom Kerridge had more of an impact than was first thought. No official reason has been given for the restaurant’s sudden closure, but a recent press bulletin assured that further details on Stock Exchange Hotel’s new F&B concept will be revealed in due course.


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