San Carlo to take over restaurants in Manchester Selfridges

Birmingham based restaurant group, San Carlo is set to take over two venues in Selfridge’s Exchange Square store in Manchester, both of which were formerly run by the French restaurant Aubaine.

The family-run company currently runs 11 restaurants in the UK, including their two Manchester flagships, the original San Carlo and Cicchetti, and outlets in Leeds, Liverpool and London.

The first of the Selfridges outlets, to be called San Carlo Bottega, a restaurant, champagne and cocktail bar will open at the end of October on the second floor of the store. Like the Cicchetti restaurants in Manchester and London, it will serve small plate dishes, this time influenced by Italy and Southern France.

The second new format, opening in November on the store's lower ground floor, will be a patisserie, ice cream parlour and cafe called Pharmacia Del Dolce, with freshly baked cakes, pastries and a range of luxury gelati to eat in or take away.