The hotel firm founded by former Manchester United footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs is to launch a new restaurant with chef Michael O’Hare, owner of the Michelin-starred Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds.

O’Hare, creative director, at Neville and Giggs’ GG Hospitality, is to oversee the launch of a new restaurant in the National Football Museum, Manchester, due to open this year.

The Rabbit in the Moon, which will be situated in the fifth and sixth floors of the museum, will be headed up by Luke Cockerill, chef at O’Hare’s restaurant the Man Behind the Curtain.

The restaurant will serve a ‘Space Age Asian’ tasting menu, and will offer cocktails created by Matt Whiley, owner of drinks company Fantastic Mr Fox.

O’Hare, said: “The Urbis Building is a phenomenal piece of architecture and I’m excited that as a company we can deliver a world class restaurant within it. Luke has been my right hand man since he was 17, he is the most creative, fun and dynamic chef I have ever known and it is amazing to see a guy so young set to achieve so much. Manchester is going to love it!”

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