Grafene, the relaxed fine dining establishment at 55 King Street made its mark on the Manchester eating out scene with its launch last summer – and has now unveiled a new head chef Stephen Moore.
Stephen makes the move across King Street from the nearby Gotham Hotel, with experience including working for 3 AA-rosette restaurants at Church Green in Lymm under Aiden Byrne, and at Thornton Hall Hotel on the Wirral under Matt Worswick.
Also joining the Grafene team this winter are David Bowman-Powell, Restaurant Manager, who joins from Nutters; Bar Manager Asa Cann, formerly of Quill; Assistant GM Aldona Jablonska formerly of Amba; and Business Development Manager Rebecca Walker, formerly of Australasia and The Alchemist.
Paul Roden, the owner of Losehill House Hotel and restaurant in the Peak District, has brought his passion for fine food into the heart of the big city.
He says: “Stephen is working with the current menu but will be varying and adding new dishes as he proceeds. He has really impressed since day one, and Grafene has definitely moved up a notch.
“You can taste it in the quality of food, and I witness it every day in Stephen’s drive and determination.”
Offering Modern British relaxed fine dining in an informal atmosphere, Grafene has a confident, selective approach to its food and drink menus.
Current favourites include roasted cod with smoked mussels, kohlrabi, seaweed sauce and sea herbs, rump of beef with roast cauliflower, sage and feta dauphinoise, and toffee parfait with yoghurt sorbet, honeycomb and granola.
Grafene offers a superb wine list, creating an opportunity for tasting sessions in the dedicated wine room, along with wine matching for the tasting menus.