Aiden Byrne returns to his roots at Tower 12
Manchester House is reincarnated as restaurant MCR. The space sets to enjoy a new lease of life with chef Aiden Byrne back in the kitchen.
Manchester House’s closure in October was met with shock from the city. With the doors closing just months before Christmas, things seemed to have taken a turn for the worst, but the Tower 12 restaurant is back and set to be better than ever under its new guise as restaurant MCR.
From 2012 – 2017, Byrne was chef-proprietor of Manchester House. He then left to join D&D London which saw him take the lead at Manchester’s highest restaurant and bar 20 Stories. Eight months after the launch of 20 Stories, Byrne is now returning to his roots to reignite the restaurant that was his former home.
A deal was struck with private investors to fund the relaunch and since then Aiden Byrne is back on board to restore the restaurant to its former glory. With Byrne’s reinstatement, restaurant MCR’s menu pays homage to the chef’s career. Bryne has crafted a signature tasting menu which promises to let us experience the breadth of his skills in one epic dining experience. Aiden is bringing back some of his favourite dishes from the last five years. Choose from 6 or 12 courses handcrafted by Byrne and his team. There’s also an express lunch of 3 or 6 courses on offer, making for an ideal lunch meeting destination.
Byrne said, “We are so happy to be able to make this happen before Christmas, but we just had to make it work…we can bring back the tasting menu and get back to basics – doing what I love…and watching as our customers connect with the food.”
Aiden is proud to be back with a tasting menu that he believes in. With the restaurant’s rename, Aiden wanted to keep things feeling familiar to Manchester House which is what the dining destination will always be to its regulars. Although the food is of course at the forefront here, Aiden wants restaurant MCR to be a place where we take time to really relax and enjoy our meals. Whether you’re an old friend or an eager newcomer, restaurant MCR promises the same warmth and welcome that it was known for in its former Manchester House days.
Crisp chicken skin, crab, sorrel, gold rush apple juice
Mushroom and Jerusalem artichoke
Sourdough with roasted chicken butter
Ribblesdale goats’ cheese and onion soup
Frogs legs, garlic, parsley and butter head lettuce
Braised beef cheek, choucroute, Secreto and Txogitu Tartar
Salt aged duck breast, grilled blackberries and beetroot
Chocolate, mince pie ice cream