It will relaunch as The Metropolitan Bar & Grill later this year.

Acclaimed Liverpool-born chef Aiden Byrne has acquired Steven Garrard's Vincent Cafe & Cocktail Bar for an undisclosed sum.

Backed my Medusa Hospitality, the Michelin star-winning chef - currently heading up the kitchens of Restaurant MCR in Manchester's Spinningfields (pictured above) - will relaunch Vincent as The Metropolitan Bar & Grill later this year. 

Located in Exchange Flags, they say the focus will be 'to ensure a warm welcome with Aiden's relazed grill rooms concept and his unique menu'.

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Chef Aiden Byrne outside the Vincent - soon to become The Metropolitan Bar & Grill

Speaking about the launch, Byrne said: “We are keen to have a seamless takeover as we run into the Grand National Festival. Our patron’s experience remains as always the focus for me and my team.

“I have built my reputation with a fine dining tasting menu, however, I have always wanted to deliver a high-end grill rooms concept. The realisation of The Metropolitan Bar & Grill Rooms is a lifetime ambition to pay my respects to legendary venues like The Savoy Grill and The Grill at the Dorchester, who have set the standards for all to aspire to. 

"The menu will be classic, honest food, delivered really well by the best team of chefs around, and a front of house that you can expect incredible service as standard.”