A brand-new 100-cover rooftop restaurant has arrived at Blackfriars House.

Climat is the latest venture from Chester’s Michelin Guide restaurant, Covino, and offers stunning panoramic views of the city in a setting described as casual dining meets ‘contemporary Parisian-style’ aesthetics.

Developed by Exec Chef of Covino and Climat, Luke Richardson and Head Chef, Simon Ulph, the menu approaches modern British cuisine with influences from all over the world, using the best produce available to create ‘food you want to eat’, or what Exec Chef Luke Richardson would describe as “Parisian expat food”.

After successfully trialling feasting-sized dishes in Covino, aimed at tables of three or more to share, these will be a prominent feature on the Climat menu. Whole turbot, slow-cooked lamb shoulder, that sort of thing.

Covino’s popular small-plates offering will inspire the more encompassing menu format of Climat, with a small selection of snacks alongside a selection of larger plates, shifting depending on the best produce available that day. From Middle White pork loin and mutton kofta to ex-dairy cuts on-the-bone for the table to share, the formatting of Climat’s menu has been crafted to allows guests to create a totally bespoke dining experience,

A daily bar snack menu includes simple favourites like fresh malted loaves, seasonal oysters, fried swede and charcuteries. Wine is also very much at the forefront of the new opening, and guests will be able to choose from a comprehensive list of more than 250 bottles.

The name ‘Climat’ derives from the term used to describe a single vineyard site in Burgundy, which has its own microclimate and specific geological conditions. It’s the region that 40% of the wine list will be allocated to. From some of the world’s best Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, to the region’s lesser-known varieties and appellations.

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Mon 7 Nov, Climat,
Blackfriars House St Marys, Parsonage, Manchester M3 2JA
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 29 Nov 2022