MULTI-RESTAURANT DINNER & PARTY RAISES £527,000+ FOR TIM BACON FOUNDATION

Singing sensation Beverley Knight wowed a star-studded crowd at The Albert Hall last night following Manchester’s first city-wide banquet, which raised over £527,000 for the Tim Bacon Foundation. Bacon, who passed away last year after a long battle with cancer, founded the Living Ventures empire along with current CEO Jeremy Roberts and is credited with transforming Manchester's now thriving restaurant ...

BEVERLEY KNIGHT TO PERFORM AT TIM BACON FOUNDATION DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE EVENT

Singing superstar Beverley Knight MBE has been announced as the headline act to perform on Thursday 21st September at the Tim Bacon Foundation Dream the Impossible charity event. Beverley, famous for hits such as ‘Get Up!’ and ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’ as well as taking the West End by storm in shows such as Memphis and The Bodyguard ...

TIM BACON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER FOR MULTI RESTAURANT CHARITY DINNER & #DREAMTHEIMPOSSIBLE PARTY

Manchester's first ever city-wide banquet will aim to raise half a million pounds in just one night in memory of restaurant entrepreneur Tim Bacon.  Co-founder of the Living Ventures Restaurant empire, he is credited with transforming Manchester's dining scene but passed away in 2016. Today, his business partner Jeremy Roberts announced a groundbreaking event dubbed “Dream the ...

MANCHESTER FAVOURITES, GRILL ON THE ALLEY & GRILL ON NEW YORK STREET CELEBRATE OVER 10 YEARS IN MANCHESTER WITH FRESH NEW MENU

Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York Street which are part of the Living Ventures owned Blackhouse restaurants, will celebrate over 10 years as two of Manchester’s favourite restaurants with an interior re-fresh and the launch of a great new food and drink menu. Grill on the Alley will close on Monday 3rd April ...

Uncovering the Exotic Mysteries of Grand Pacific

Opening on 17 March 2017, Grand Pacific by Living Ventures is a colonial styled bar and restaurant at the top of King Street, in the renowned Grade II listed Manchester Reform Club building.  Grand Pacific will lure Manchester with its enticing atmosphere and all day, until late into the night, offer. The 120 cover restaurant and bar at Grand Pacific offers informal dining at lunchtime through to the evening, blending flavours ...

The Tim Bacon Foundation Launches

A new charitable foundation has been established in the name of the late Tim Bacon, restaurateur and founder of Living Ventures.  It is to recognise his achievements and continue his legacy, echoing his legendary generosity of spirit. The Tim Bacon Foundation will support charities in the fight against cancer in all its painful and hurtful guises. ...

Restaurant review: Gusto, Manchester

Don’t you wish time machines existed? I’ve always been entranced by the roaring 20s (if I could just sip a Bellini with F. Scott Fitzgerald that would be grand). Luckily, I had a review planned at Gusto on Deansgate, Manchester where I could happily indulge literary fantasies. The building itself is a stunning character in ...

Restaurant review: Manchester House, Spinningfields, Manchester

What do you want to do when you grow up? What is your goal in life? Forgive me for sounding like a curious crusty counsellor from your secondary school questioning your life’s ambitions. One of my life goals is to dine at my lovingly curated hit list of ‘Must Visit’ restaurants. (Eleven Madison Park, Per ...

Restaurant review: Artisan, Manchester

When I’m out reviewing restaurants, I like to be professional and look decent. On the day of the Artisan restaurant review, the Mancunian anthracite skies heavy with pregnant rain clouds were threatening to burst. And burst they did in all their torrential, positively apocalyptic glory, leaving us dripping wet from an impromptu drenching. I suppose ...

The Alchemist to cast its magic over Alderley Edge for autumn opening

What is your favourite bar up north? The one to feature in my personal top ten is The Alchemist, which I’m pleased to say is launching very soon in Alderley Edge. Work on the former Grill on the Edge site is now well underway, and the concept from the multi-award winning Living Ventures is set to ...