New beach themed Greek restaurant from the team behind Tattu is heading to Manchester

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The stylish and opulent new venture, called FENIX, will launch in Spinningfields in November

A brand-new high end contemporary Greek-Mediterranean food restaurant from the team who brought Tattu is heading to Spinningfields.

This stylish and opulent new venture, called FENIX, will launch in November following a £7 million investment from the independent, family run restaurant group, Permanently Unique.

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The new opening is led by two celebrated chefs recruited from Greece bringing modern techniques together with traditional ingredients and flavours.

Executive Head Chef, Ippokratis Anagnostelis, has built his reputation across a wealth of fine dining establishments in Athens and Mykonos, from Jackie ‘O, Scorpios and Kensho Mykonos to Kiku and Michelin Star destination, Hytrain.

He, alongside long-time collaborator and Head Chef, Zisis Giannouras, have created a sharing-concept menu designed to take customers on a journey of Greek discovery.

Dishes will focus on innovative plates inspired by Greek traditions alongside Mediterranean flavours. Showcasing the best fresh seafood and locally sourced meats, dishes are flamed live in front of diners on a spectacular charcoal fired grill, located at the heart of the space.

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Also on offer are a wealth of pasta and rice dishes, a ‘Raw’ menu including Sea Bass ceviche and steak tartare, clay pot roasted leg of lamb folded in vine leaves, Tiger prawns with yuzu sauce and a speciality Aegean white grouper poached in olive oil and served with lemon beurre blanc and dill emulsion.

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Wines, served both at the stand-alone bar and in the restaurant, will focus on the variety of produce from Greek and Cycladic vineyards.

The cocktail menu at FENIX features 16 unique creations from Will Meredith, Group Head of Bars, celebrating the four elements that shape the mystical Greek Isles; Water, Earth, Air and Fire.

Designed by the acclaimed Fabled Studio, the dining experience promises to combine ‘magnificent interiors, live sounds and cutting edge light technology which mimics the setting sun and rising moon across the Greek isles.’

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The team say ‘Throughout the day, this innovative lighting of the space transforms the restaurant from an idyllic, glowing daytime retreat, through to a romantic, moonlit paradise each evening.’

Following on from the award-winning design of Spinningfields favourite Tattu, diners will also be enveloped in a space subtly created to tell the mythological story of a phoenix rising from the ashes.

The bar, fitted with rich, dark wood dining tables, sits beneath a canopy of dense, gold fauna, whilst the restaurant space is reminiscent of a Grecian beach-side hotel with ash-toned driftwood dining chairs paired with decadent marble tables and refined tableware.

And you don’t even need to board a plane....

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