• The Rabbit In The Moon

The Rabbit In The Moon

Urbis Building

Cathedral Gardens


M4 3BG

0161 804 8560


Michael O’Hare has retained his Michelin star for his Man Behind The Curtain restaurant, but it was his success of his daring food combinations on BBC’s Great British Menu that drew national attention to him, helping him secure the consultancy roles with Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ company, currently developing the old Stock into a boutique hotel with several restaurants. Ahead of this the trio have launched at the top of Urbis (above the National Football Museum) the Rabbit In The Moon, offering 'space-age Asian food’ in a tasting menu only – 17 courses for £75 – from Tuesday to Saturday, dinner only. O’Hare’s oppo from MBTC Luke Cotterill is in day-to-day charge. The name comes from east Asian legends based on markings on the moon which are said to represent a rabbit with a mortar and pestle. In China the rabbit is preparing the elixir of life, in Japanese tradition it's pounding the ingredients for rice cake. The actual menu offers the likes of kumamoto oyster, wagyu truffle nigiri, salmon skin inari, Chinese bacon butty, razor clam udon, pain au unagi, electric lime leaf and much, much more.

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