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 and reopen on Sunday 9th April, with Grill on New York Street closing in May for a fortnight.


The new menu will focus on a return to Blackhouse roots. Steak and seafood will lead, and with the introduction of the ‘Book of Beef’ – an in-house guide on everything you need to know about beef – the steak selection firmly sits as its best yet.

Classic cuts are mixed with a more premium selection including English Galician, Wagyu, an Australian fillet and of course the Big Boy cuts the restaurant is famous for. There is also the introduction of ‘The Butchers Block’ – Himalayan rock salt aged beef, cut and weighed at your table – which will undoubtedly be the new talking point.

Extra emphasis on great quality seafood features in the new menu, with seared sashimi tuna and whole baked sea-bass fillets featured, while the menu maintains its lobster options.


Blackhouse MD, Scott Grimbleby, said:  “We are really excited about our refresh in Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York Street. Our new food and cocktail menus are the biggest change we have seen for a number of years in Blackhouse and part of a bigger plan to refresh the brand, maintaining the restaurants’ position as the ‘old favourite’ – somewhere our guests can hunker down, chat freely, feel comfortable and really enjoy the great food, drink and experience.  Nowhere is this more pertinent than The Grill on the Alley which has been a bastion of the Manchester dining scene for the past 10 years.”

I’m intrigued by this new menu, and the seared sashimi sounds divine. Grill on the Alley and Grill on New York Street, see you soon.

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