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Gary Neville Unveils Hotel Football's Menu

The ex-Manchester United defender says footie themed food is of a high quality.. even Nev's posh pot noodle

Written by . Published on September 30th 2014.

Gary Neville Unveils Hotel Football's Menu

FORMER Manchester United and England defender, Gary Neville, revealed a vimto trifle, black pudding sausage rolls with homemade baked beans and a 'posh pot noodle' are some of the meals to expect when Hotel Football opens at Old Trafford this December.

“Manchester still craves that one star, well, Michael’s got two of his own. We might aswell brag about that hadn't we"

Speaking to a crowd at last week's Manchester Food and Drink Festival (MFDF), the former Manchester United footballer has set a clear Mancunian identity for Hotel Football. He also intends to put a bit of fuss into no thrills dishes. 

“It’s not sports bar quality it’s high quality," Neville told the crowd. "We’ve put on the dishes people wanted. We’re going for really good food, homemade food at a high level."

Dsc_0454Neville and the Hotel Football team at MFDF

Under the wing of two Michelin starred chef Michael Wignall, who's crafted the new football themed menu, and London's Cafe Football Executive Chef Brendan Fyldes, the Hotel Football team impressed the festival crowd with the re-envisioned local grub.

Chef Wignall, of The Latymer restaurant in Surrey, said: "When we consulted with Gary and Giggs on the menu we wanted to make sure the it was true to Manchester and the North. Food from childhood.”

BrendanChef Brendan Fyldes

While similar to Neville and business partner Ryan Giggs' Cafe Football menu, there will be some dishes exclusive to Manchester. Chefs will prepare steak and kidney pudding and the Manchester tart will be given a new lease of life at Hotel Football. There'll also be burgers, pizzas and signiture dishes from the duo, including Giggs' Welsh Dragon burger (containing 2% real dragon) and Neville's take on the pot noodle, Nev's Posh Noodle Pot.

Neville And Nev's Pot NoodleNeville And Nev's Pot Noodle

Neville, who revealed his own cooking skills were 'garbage', was keen to bring top quality chefs on board for the new venture, and in light of recent Michelin results, was keen to air his chef's credentials. “Manchester still craves that one star, well, Michael’s got two of his own. We might aswell brag about that hadn't we,” said Neville

The ten-storey Hotel Football is set to open on 8 December, five days before a Manchester United vs Liverpool match at Old Trafford. Neville predicts 1,500 people will stay and eat on match days and insists Hotel Football will be open to the general public regardless of their club allegiance.


Dsc_0457'The Turf' cake

Hotel Football 1Preparing black pudding sausage rolls

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AnonymousSeptember 30th 2014.

No 'thrills' dishes? Probably cost a fortune too!

2 Responses: Reply To This...
Henry VOctober 1st 2014.

Oh go and stick yer scrote head in a bucket.

AnonymousOctober 1st 2014.

No Henry! I take it you didn't see the spelling mistake.

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