Gusto will open in city centre Manchester on Friday 5th December with a new-look brand reflecting its unique 8000 sq ft location on Lloyd Street within the stunning surroundings of the Grade II listed Elliot House, and an exciting new business chapter for the restaurants.
The design takes its cues and inspiration from the traditional grand cafés of Europe, accessible and welcoming, but with a hint of decadence and a touch of luxury. A spacious open dining room with rows of cast iron columns will be light and airy during the day, warm and intimate in the evening, with a glowing and glistening island bar at its centre.
A striking display kitchen will enable diners to witness the theatre, activity and hustle within the restaurant, making them feel part of the action. Guests can expect a stylish destination bar and restaurant that will encompass a classic yet contemporary interior comprising of patterned marble floors and counters, glossy polished plaster and stained glass. With a private dining room adding another interesting dimension, Gusto will offer refreshed meeting and dining options for nearby businesses.
Gusto was backed by Palatine Private Equity in a management buyout earlier this year. Partner Gary Tipper and Investment Director Beth Houghton, joined the company’s board as non-executive directors to help the business roll-out its expansion plans across the UK.
Sue Crimes Managing Director of Gusto says: “This is a very exciting time for myself and the Gusto team – the Manchester restaurant will set the standard for the Gusto brand going forward. After this city-centre opening the group will roll out the new look branding across the existing estate within the next 18 months in addition to opening new restaurants across the country.”