Designed by leading restaurant designer, Bernard Carroll of Carroll Design, the stylish new private hire space blends seamlessly with the existing restaurant, carrying Piccolino Caffe Grande’s signature polished marble tables, soft duck-egg blue leather seating, and light-washed wood finishes through.
The former iconic shopfront’s expansive window affords an enviable view across to Albert Square and Manchester Town Hall.
Accessed directly through the premium Italian restaurant, guests arrive into their own private bar area where Piccolino Caffe Grande’s extensive selection of sparkling wine, wine, premium spirits and beers, many of which are exclusive to the restaurant, can be enjoyed.
From here the main multi-purpose function room opens up, along with a wide array of event opportunities. Featuring a 78” plasma screen and private sound system the bright and airy space provides the perfect space for business presentations or intimate preview events, with capacity for 22 in a boardroom setting or 40 theatre style.
The impressive new 135sqm event space, combining a private bar (20sqm) and separate function area (115sqm) follows the business’s acquisition of neighbouring Northern Assurance retail unit, 87 Bridge Street, in April of this year and subsequent 12-week renovation programme.
For guests looking to host a celebratory event the opportunities continue to grow with standing space for 80. Located directly opposite Manchester’s historic Town Hall, the venue promises to be popular with those looking for an extra special, intimate wedding party, providing the opportunity for the happy couple to raise a glass to their big day with views across to the venue at which they took their vows. A private terrace adds to the appeal with seating or standing space for 40.
Specially curated event and delegate menus promise to ensure guests enjoy a full taste of the premium Italian restaurant’s experience, with a selection of options catering for a wide range of budgets.
For those looking to start their functions early, Piccolino Caffe Grande’s much-celebrated breakfast menu is also available.
Speaking on the opening of the new private dining room, General Manager of Piccolino Caffe Grande, Ettore Cicchetti, said: “After what has been a difficult year for the hospitality industry, we’re incredibly excited to unveil our beautiful new private dining room and event space.
“Investing such a significant sum in the expansion of the restaurant during the national lockdown is testament to our belief that the hospitality industry will bounce back bigger and stronger. After such a challenging time for everyone, we’re delighted to provide new and exciting opportunities to enjoy exceptional restaurant dining and create truly memorable events here at Piccolino Caffe Grande, whether they be a private dinner, business event, or celebratory party. We can’t wait to see guests’ reactions.”
Available to hire seven days a week, from morning through to midnight, Piccolino Caffe Grande’s premium private event space is located in the heart of Manchester. It opens with industry leading safety measures in place. All reservations are subject to government guidelines, with guest welfare the restaurant’s number one priority.