Treehouse Hotel, Manchester’s new contemporary haven of escapism and adventure, has unveiled the name and concept of its first destination restaurant, Pip.

Launching alongside the hotel in late summer and led by legendary homegrown chef Mary-Ellen McTague, Pip will offer an innovative menu which champions low-waste cooking, seasonal ingredients and culinary creativity, promising dishes that ‘reimagine the potential of each ingredient’ from breakfast to dinner, alongside a handy assortment of grab-and-go options for workers and city dwellers.

Boasting an illustrious twenty-year career in hospitality and as a restaurateur, having worked alongside Heston Blumenthal at Michelin-star titans The Fat Duck and The Hinds Head, McTague brings her world-class gastronomic pedigree and groundbreaking low-waste ethos to Manchester’s most exciting upcoming restaurant, creating an irresistible alchemy of new flavours from unconventional ingredients alongside an exquisitely considered drinks list which focuses on boutique-produced, environmentally conscious wines, seasonal and synergistic cocktails and minimal-waste sources.

Dish highlights include Carlingford oysters with fennel kimchi liquor; Home-smoked mackerel with pickled beets, mustard cream, and rye; Lancashire hotpot with pickled red cabbage and oyster ketchup, and Rhubarb fool with olive oil biscuits. Each dish features locally sourced ingredients from esteemed suppliers like Littlewoods Butchers, Cinderwood Market Garden, Organic North, Courtyard Dairy, and Platt Fields Market Garden.

Commenting on her new restaurant opening, Mary-Ellen McTague said: “I’m thrilled to bring Pip to life at Treehouse Hotel Manchester. This restaurant is a celebration of everything I am passionate about – seasonal, low-waste cooking, and the incredible produce we have here in the North West. The menu is designed to showcase the best of our local culinary heritage, using modern techniques that make the most of every single ingredient. I cannot wait to share our vision for Pip with the Manchester community and beyond.”

Commenting on Pip as the first restaurant to open at the hotel, Tim Reynolds, General Manager of Treehouse Hotel Manchester, said: “We are incredibly excited to welcome Pip to Treehouse Hotel Manchester. Mary-Ellen’s innovative approach to low-waste cooking and her dedication to using locally sourced ingredients align perfectly with our values. We look forward to offering our guests an extraordinary dining experience that reflects the vibrant spirit of Manchester.”

Pip will welcome guests in late summer, alongside the opening of Treehouse Hotel Manchester. To be the first to hear about Pip’s opening and booking, please sign up here.

Sign up for Treehouse Hotel Manchester here to be the first to hear about its opening and booking.

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Published on:
Thu 23 May 2024