Hey all, how are you doing? There seems to be a new restaurant opening every week, which is exactly the excellent news this foodie loves to hear.  In just a few weeks Manchester’s King Street will welcome its newest and most anticipated exclusive bar and restaurant.

Quill, a luxurious and contemporary bar and eatery, will officially open its doors for the first time on Friday, October 30, following a private VIP event on Thursday, October 29, and a series of soft launches.

I’m already intrigued by Quill. Being a writer by nature (I’m currently working on Book 2 and juggling that with the food writing), I love the quirky title, which hints at a love for writing. The exclusive spot will be located in the heart of the iconic city and will mark the beginning of a new era in King Street (once described as the Bond Street of the north).

QuillMore than £1 million has been invested into Quill, which will offer true exclusivity to its guests, with private dining areas, intimate seating spots and cocktail stations. It’s going to be huge and Quill will be split over two floors of the four storey building with the bar area based on the ground floor, and the restaurant located on the first floor. The restaurant will seat up to 60, including a 21 private dining area. For those wanting a hit of VIP, there will be private areas in the bar to enjoy Quill’s bespoke cocktails, and more than 200 people can be accommodated in the whole venue. It has all been created by bar and restaurant interior design specialists Collective Design, winners of one of the most prestigious design awards in the UK, The Interior Designer of the Year. They have worked to create what has been described as an “opulent oasis” in the centre of Manchester.

One of the hallmarks of a good restaurant is transparency, and there’s no better way to display this than through an open kitchen. Guests will be able to see Quill’s newly appointed Head Chef hard at work; although the name is not out yet, here’s some teaser tidbit information).  The new Head Chef has extensive experience in high end dining having working at multiple 4 AA Rosette rated and 3 AA Rosette rated restaurants, an AA Restaurant of the year and in a number of venues with 2 Michelin Stars.

The food, both from the A La Carte and 8-course Tasting Menu, will follow a modern British theme with European influences and the Head Chef promises refined dining without the formality of formal dining.

Behind the venture is Chris Longmate, CEO of On The Wall Group, who said he was keen to bring something very luxurious and exclusive to King Street as it becomes the place to be in Manchester.

“King Street really is the new location when it comes to high end venues and Quill will be an integral and central part to this,” said Chris.

“The restaurant and bar have been designed in intricate detail by the award winning designers at Collective Design, who are specialists in this area. When we set out we wanted a refined dining experience for our customers and Collective Design have created a truly beautiful place to enjoy our food.

“And on the ground floor you will find something slightly different, with these cocktail stations and unique seating areas to enjoy our drinks offering. I see it as the place to escape to, an opulent oasis in Manchester.

“Now as the opening approaches we are just really excited about the opening now and can’t wait to see guests inside enjoying Quill.”

For more information visit www.quillbar.co.uk and get involved with #QUILLISCOMING. I’ll update this post as more information becomes available. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for new restaurant openings in Derby, Nottingham, Manchester, London and beyond!