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Major New Restaurant For Manchester

The National Football Museum gains quality restaurant under the directorship of Frank Bordoni

Published on June 19th 2012.

Major New Restaurant For Manchester

FRANK Bordoni is bringing a new contemporary British restaurant and cocktail bar to Manchester. This will be set within the new National Football Museum and occupies the site of the Modern on the top floor of the Urbis building. 

The name of the restaurant plays with the idea of the Kaleidoscope and aims to be colourful and intriguing.

The restaurant will be called Kaleido and opens its doors on 6 July, the same day as the National Football Museum. It will employ around 50 staff. 

Located on the 5th and 6th floors of the National Football Museum, 35 metres above ground, Kaleido 'will serve British cuisine using thelocal produce, plus influences from across the globe'. 

Classically trained celebrity chef, Frank Bordoni, is the restaurant’s food director and has created the menus alongside the restaurant's executive chef, Paul Riley, devising dishes designed to be paired with a strong winelist. 

Riley has worked at some of the UK’s top restaurants, including ‘Nutters’ in Lancashire, the four-star ‘Pedersen Crown Plaza’ in Reading and Bristol’s ‘Thistle’ Hotel, which achieved its first AA Rosette under his guidance as head chef. 

As the press release says: 'Riley, together with Bordoni, who trained in the kitchens of the Roux brothers and Brian Turner, and is renowned for his internationally influenced cooking on TV shows including UKTV Food and Saturday Kitchen, is aiming to provide diners with a premier league dining experience (ho, ho) to rival anything in Manchester'. 

Bordoni has said: "This is a stunning Manchester landmark building and we are delighted to be part of what is set to be a fantastic attraction not just for the city, but for the UK. The restaurant has amazing views and we have worked hard to create a diverse menu that should provide our diners with a unique flavour of the very best of British produce, all with a twist. We love our food and can’t wait to share it with Manchester.” 

There will also be a cocktail bar on sixth floor, providing guests with 'innovative cocktail menus'. 

The name of the restaurant plays with the idea of the Kaleidoscope and aims to be colourful and intriguing. This means that a space which has always been hard to animate will include vivid dashes of colour. Good, we say at Confidential, the place needs that. 

We also think that it’s ambitious of the National Football Museum to take on this quality of operator rather than doing a burger bar for the footy fans. Well done we say again. 

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6 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousJune 19th 2012.

Ooh Brian Turner. That'll be good.....

I miss The Modern.

mike_aJune 19th 2012.

Good news! I was gutted when The Modern closed, plus it's nice to know it won't be another bland Italian restaurant.

CoryBJune 19th 2012.

Great news! Look forward to trying it out...

David BartonJuly 8th 2012.

Food Director!!!! It’s a restaurant not a Football club?

Any decent kitchen is run by the HC.

BabyJAugust 21st 2012.

I went on Friday for a meal. Only 2 tables full and we needed a snack afterwards. They need to up their game along with the portions.

Also, I don't want to listen to relaxing spa music while eating. I nearly fell asleep.

Such a shame as I'm sure this venue could be amazing. We even had a table with a view!

AnonymousAugust 21st 2012.

Went for Sunday lunch at the weekend. Was excellent value, portions were a good size, dishes really well executed. Was a shame that there was only one table in aside from us. The decor makes the space feel slightly cold and impersonal though, with both us and the other table remarking that the drapes intended to "soften" looked more like shower curtains...

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