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Average Price
££££ - Over £80
Cool, Fine dining, Luxury
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Special occasions


Skof is the newest venture of Tom Barnes, former executive chef of L’Enclume and Rogan & Co, showcasing seasonal dishes and local ingredients in the heart of Manchester. Barnes is widely regarded as one of the most exciting chefs the UK has to offer. After being awarded a Roux Scholarship at the age of 25, he went on to nab a Michelin star as head chef of Simon Rogan’s Cartmel restaurant, compete on The Great British Menu, before returning to the Rogan group as executive chef and gain a third Michelin star for L’Enclume. Skof forms part of the next step for the group now branching out into Manchester’s growing restaurant scene.

Barnes’ menus, though seemingly uncomplicated, are masterfully crafted and bursting with flavour. At Skof, seasonal dishes and local ingredients take centre stage in the form of a tasting menu aiming to remove some of the inherent seriousness of the tasting menu tradition. Working hand in hand with Rogan’s regenerative farm in the Cartmel Valley, Skof receives responsibly produced ingredients produced by chefs for chefs.

Skof is located within the Hanover Building, an Edwardian terracotta tiled property dating to 1904 in the NOMA district. The thirty-six cover restaurant has been designed by Blacksheep to reflect the contrasting elements of Tom’s Cumbrian upbringing, his new residence in Manchester and the city’s industrial past. Taking account of the building’s unique character, the design blends natural and urban aesthetics. Guests can expect a welcoming atmosphere, plenty of natural light, and restored original features with a sophisticated modern touch.

Manchester is currently experiencing a surge in luxury dining and Skof is a firm competitor, serving global expertise, unpretentious but ambitious style, and an ‘element of surprise and joy’ in the UK’s Northern food capital.

Images: Cristian Barnett


What is the closest station?

Manchester Victoria is closest.

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Who is behind the restaurant?

Former executive chef of L'Enclume, Tom Barnes who is backed by the UMBEL restaurant group.

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When does the restaurant open?

The restaurant opens on 29 May 2024.

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Does the restaurant accommodate dietary requirements?

Let the restaurant know at the time of booking and it can accommodate most dietary requirements and choices, but they may not be able to accommodate short notice requests on the day.

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Hanover Building, Corporation Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 4AH


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