The Best of 2016: Grafene

Paul and Kathryn Roden embarked on their latest adventure in 2016 when they opened British fine dining venue Grafene on King Street in Manchester. Grafene houses an open pastry kitchen, the Island bar and of course an all-day food offering signed Losehill's own Darren Goodwin.



The start of summer and the start of Grafene, with all the joys that construction brings with it. Meanwhile, in the Peaks - a slightly different kind of photo shoot...



Now we're talking! Grafene started to take shape - about as grey as the summer days, though infinitely more exciting - and slowly but surely, opening night loomed. The city center restaurant opened with a bang when Kathryn and Paul gathered friends and family for a launch night to celebrate.



And... we're off! August was a busy one in both Manchester and the Peaks, but we are so proud of everyone involved and pleased to see both Grafene and Losehill thriving. Chef Darren went on a well deserved holiday...


Coming up - Best of 2016: The Peaks!

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