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Simon Rogan opens his second Manchester restaurant

Published:  10 September, 2013

Award-winning chef Simon Rogan is opening Mr Cooper's House & Garden, his second restaurant to launch this year at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, on September 12.

Rogan first came to critical acclaim when he opened L'Enclume in Cartmel in the Lake District in 2002, which now has two Michelin stars and was ranked number one restaurant in the UK in the Good Food Guide 2014, and he has gone on to become one of the most highly regarded chefs in the UK.

He opened The French restaurant in the same Manchester hotel in March which was already been named best newcomer and come in at number 12 in the 2014 and Good Food Guide.

Mr Cooper's House & Garden has 150 covers and includes a separate bar area with a relaxed library feel complete with leather booths and semi-private study. The restaurant is named after Mr Cooper, a 19th century figure who sold fresh produce in Manchester and the restaurant is situated where his house and garden sat in the 1820s.

The wine list is roughly 50 wines, but is broad and international, with a selection of styles and varietals and has large selection of 20 wines by the glass starting at £4.75 with bottles from £17. Champagne by the glass is £9.95 and £62 a bottle.

Starters range from £4-£8.50 and main courses are from £13-£19. Rogan has broken away from his traditional British cuisine to include more internationally inspired dishes including dishes like Millet bread, manchego, quince and pickled chillies for £4 or grilled figs, ham, rocket and spicy popcorn for £7.

Main dishes included a Halibut baked in cabbage leaf, broad beans and vin blanc that is £16 or a Cumbrian rib steak, truffle pudding and purple potato latkes that is £19.

Some inventive desert include Turkish delight syllabub and honey flapjacks, which cost £6 or a chocolate pizza for £7.

Lunch is served from 12-2pm and dinner is served nightly from 5pm- 10pm.