In a statement, the hotel said that it had taken the decision to close the doors to the Stock Market Grill today (3 July). The restaurant will, however, continue to serve breakfast and in-room dining to all overnight guests.
Stock Market Grill opened in February this year and was the first restaurant from bartender duo Daniel and Joe Schofield along with their long-standing partner wine-expert James Brandwood and with Joshua Reed Cooper, formerly of Stockport's Where The Light Gets In heading up the kitchen.
It was a partnership with former Manchester United footballer Gary Neville, who owns the hotel.
The brothers will continue to operate their premium cocktail bar Sterling that is located in the vault at the hotel and are 'continuing to develop the Sterling concept and its offering,' according to the statement.
The Schofields took over the 90-cover restaurant space from Tom Kerridge's Bull & Bear, turning it into a British brasserie that reflected the grand dining room setting of the hotel, which is the former home of the Manchester Stock Exchange. It was their fourth venue, joining their first project, the eponymous Schofield’s Bar, as well as Sterling and ATOMECA in Manchester’s Deansgate Square.
Joe Schofield is one of the UK’s most celebrated bartenders, having been named Bartender’s Bartender at The World’s 50 Best Bars and International Bartender of The Year at the Tales of The Cocktail Spirited Awards - the first person to have won both of the awards.
Speaking just after the launch, Joe Schofield told Restaurant: “We have tried to create a restaurant serving the food we love. We are all passionate about serving food that when you walk in you don’t know what to order because you want to order everything. We want to create a space people are confident to come in for six oysters and a Guinness or a Sunday roast once a week.
"It is very accessible. We have made a few cosmetic changes, but we have always loved the banquettes and large tables.”
Further details on Stock Exchange Hotel’s new F&B concept will be revealed in due course.