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Chef David Gale To Head Up The Lawn Club

Renowned local chef announced for new Spinningfields venture

Written by . Published on April 22nd 2014.

Chef David Gale To Head Up The Lawn Club

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"David has worked internationally with world renowned names – his expertise and flair for creating, engaging British menus is a perfect match for The Lawn Club."

News came that one of the city’s finest chefs, David Gale, was to leave Manchester having been offered control of the luxury five-star Waldorf Hilton Hotel kitchen in London.

The Wythenshawe-born chef, most recently Executive Chef of the Podium restaurant in the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate, has instead turned his attention to The Lawn Club, the latest re-imagined, refurbished and extended venture on Spinningfields Lawns.

Fluid Bars, operators behind the Dock Bar at MediaCityUK and The Lawn Club’s predecessors, InBloom and Hibernate, have secured Gale to put together a ‘selection of British-inspired small plates and sharing platters with a focus on uncomplicated, seasonal, locally sourced food.’Gale's smaller British plates

Gale's smaller British plates

Operators hope that the introduction of smaller plates, including salted cod, roast beef and potted brown shrimp and crab, will lend themselves to a ‘new type of social dining’ for the venue, with customers sharing dishes out on the grass or within the Lawn Club’s newly refurbished ‘clubhouse’, featuring a retractable roof, day beds, open fires and added seating.

James Wrigley, Director of Fluid Bars, said: “We’re delighted to have David Gale on board as Head Chef at The Lawn Club. David has worked internationally with world renowned names – his expertise and flair for creating and engaging British menus is a perfect match for The Lawn Club.

“We’ve worked closely together to create a menu that we think will complement the current season and provides something different to all other eateries in Spinningfields.”

The Lawn ClubThe Lawn Club

The Lawn Club will be the first Spinningfields venue to offer membership to patrons, providing members with ‘a number of different benefits, including access to exclusive events, bespoke hospitality and VIP treatment’.

Thom Hetherington, MD of the the Northern Restaurant & Bar exhibition and the Northern Hospitality Awards, became the Lawn Club’s first member last week. Hetherington was so chuffed he invited Chef Gale (middle) and James Wrigley (right) down to Spinningfields Lawns for a crossest crossed arms competition (see top).

The Lawn Club, Spinningfields Lawns, M3 3JE.


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Georgina Hague shared this on Facebook on April 22nd 2014.
MGSApril 23rd 2014.

don't envy the waiter getting those peas to the table on that wooden board. Probably have Tim Bacon watching on disapprovingly while he's doing it too.

Lorraine ByrneApril 23rd 2014.

Can't wait, loved InBloom because it was open, didn't like Hibernate, way too loud for such a small and enclosed space.

Andrew CloughSeptember 30th 2014.

MSG stupid comment if you have time to sit there and notice the peas on a board your boring it looks good as always does from a great chef I worked with for 5 years

Andrew CloughSeptember 30th 2014.

We need good food in our city chef gale is one of them and I am sure all the chefs that worked for him at the Hilton will agree hope it goes well for chef

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