The first Brasserie Abode launches in Manchester


Relaxed, sophisticated dining that moves effortlessly from day to night...


After much planning and anticipation, we are very excited to announce that the first Brasserie Abode in the UK is NOW OPEN!

Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails at Brasserie Abode in ABode Manchester. Our all-day menu features plats du jour with a comfortingly, nostalgic nod and time-honoured classics. Generosity and value are at the heart of what we do; Sunday lunch is overflowing with trimmings, our classic dishes features plentiful sides and every cocktail comes with something to nibble on. 

Open till late with resident DJs, our mixologists keep the cocktails flowing, the wine list features wines from the best around the world and the hottest acts in town keep the tunes coming.

Swift and intelligent service makes it an experience you'll want to savour and, like a good European brasserie, a place you want to come back to...we look forward to welcoming you very soon! 

Introducing Swan Cottage

Our new Cotswolds retreat...

Nestled next door to the Old Swan & Minster Mill, Swan Cottage offers the privacy of your own countryside cottage in The Cotswolds with three double bedrooms, a cosy living room with logburner, a kitchenette with characterful, flagstone floors as well as a beautiful, secluded garden.

Perfect for a rural getaway with friends or family, and with the Old Swan inn and Minster Mill's Garden Spa just a stone's throw away, you have all you need for the ultimate countryside getaway.


Swan Cottage - Old Swan & Minster Mill

Gidleigh Park receives the first ever five AA Rosette Award to be awarded in January


Gidleigh Park is celebrating following news it has become the first restaurant to ever be awarded the AA’s top hospitality award of five AA Rosettes in its half-year January announcements.

The AA has been awarding Rosettes to restaurants since 1956, with the top award of five rosettes being introduced in 1991. Awarded bi-annually in January and September, previously the top accolade of five AA rosettes has only ever been issued with the main awards in September, but feedback from the inspectors confirmed an exception for Gidleigh Park, the first in the guidebook's 61-year history.

Awarded to the restaurant at Gidleigh Park and to its chef Michael Wignall, the criteria for five AA Rosettes is “The supreme accolade awarded only when the cooking is at the pinnacle of achievement. Flavour combinations and textures show a faultless sense of balance, giving each dish an extra dimension”. 

Alistair Sandall, commercial manager at AA Hotel Services, said:
“While the awarding of new five rosettes is usually included in our main Hospitality Awards in September, we all felt that we could not delay this award until then. Michael Wignall has transferred his exquisite skills and style to Gidleigh Park and has made this undoubtedly worthy of this accolade.”

Michael Wignall said:

"This is great news to start 2017 and richly deserved by the brilliant team here at Gidleigh Park.  We’re delighted that the inspectors enjoyed their visits to the restaurant and are honoured that they have made an exception to give us this award now.  We look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests throughout 2017 and beyond."

View Michael Wignall's menus at Gidleigh Park