16 first look pictures of Gino D’Acampo’s new Manchester Italian restaurant which includes two bars

Gino D’Acampo’s new Manchester restaurant is officially open for business. 

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Located within the INNSiDE by Meliá hotel at First Street, Gino D'Acampo's new Italian restaurant features two bars and a stylish restaurant, designed by Bernard Carroll, featuring bold wall coverings, rich woods, polished marble surfaces, handmade rugs, and brushed brass accent features. 

The menu is split into 11 key areas to suit all occasions, whether you’re dining alone or with friends. These include: bread and olives; sharing plates; bruschetta and antipasti; carpaccio and tartare; salads; pasta and risotto; real Neapolitan pizza; classic Italian mains plates, steaks, and a speciality grill sitting alongside a generous selection of side dishes. 

Something that is totally new for this restaurant, however, is the ‘at-table’ theatre dishes. For example, there’s the baked whole seabass in a thyme-flavoured salt crust (£31.75), which is flamed with grappa at the table; or there’s the spaghetti al tartufo (£25pp), which has spaghetti alla chitarra with truffle sauce, pecorino Romano and black truffle, and served from a pecorino wheel at the table. 

Gino D’Acampo said: “I couldn’t be more pleased to unveil my beautiful new restaurant here in the heart of Manchester.  It’s no secret I have a real love for the city and I’m super excited to open with my most exciting menu to date.  Featuring real Italian dishes, all cooked from scratch and using the very best seasonal ingredients, Gino D’Acampo Manchester offers real Italian food as it should be. 

“I really hope to see you here, whether it’s to enjoy one of my real Neapolitan pizzas, new ‘at-table’ theatre dishes, or simply sip on a classic Negroni, just like I intend to when I next visit.”

 Garry Fortune, UK Director at Meliá Hotels International, added:  “From the very start we knew that Gino D’Acampo Manchester was going to be special.  The finished result has, however, exceeded all our expectations.  We’re looking forward to inviting every guest of INNSiDE by Meliá, Manchester, and visitor to experience Gino’s beautiful new premium Italian restaurant and bar lounge.”

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