The Bull & Bear celebrates Tom Kerridge’s signature cooking style – British classics prepared with incredible produce – in the informal and elegant setting of the renovated Northern Stock Exchange building.

All in the name

Sometimes a simple name says it all. Our name harks back to the days when traders still took to the Northern Exchange trading floor every day.

The terms ‘bull’ and ‘bear’ were used to describe the shifting state of the stock markets. Like the upward thrust of a bull’s horns, a bull market is one that is performing well. A bear market is like the downward swipe of a bear’s paw – swiftly declining.

Those who worked here traded as much in cotton stocks as they did in optimism, determination and passion. And that’s what continues to drive us all today, in our food and our service.

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Marlow to Manchester

We are thrilled to finally be a part of the vibrant Manchester food scene, bringing a bit of Marlow up north. We want the Bull & Bear to be a destination where people feel welcome while enjoying our delicious food.

Our approach to food, as with all our restaurants, is simple and ingredients-focused. Our dishes are created to allow the unique flavours and textures of our ingredients to shine through.

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Feel the Buzz

Our restaurant interiors are inspired by the rich heritage of the building, when Manchester was a hive of economic activity and the city played a leading role in the industrialisation of Britain.

The gold colour is a nod to the symbol of Manchester, the worker bee, and reflects community, unity and industry – all values that we embrace wholeheartedly.

We have 12 non-bookable stools for walk-ins. These face the kitchen, with a full view of the team at work, and are arguably the best seats in the house!

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Tom Kerridge

Since opening The Hand & Flowers in 2005, Tom Kerridge’s career path has progressed and grown with the support of his wife Beth and many key members of staff, allowing the business to grow and diversify.

In 2011, The Hand & Flowers was the first pub to receive two stars in the Michelin Guide, an accolade that is still held today. Tom opened his second pub, The Coach, in 2014 which received a Michelin star in 2017.

In 2017, Tom opened The Butcher’s Tap in Marlow, which is a fully operational butchers and pub under one roof. And finally, in September 2018, Tom opened his first restaurant in the capital at the Corinthia Hotel London, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill.

Tom has hosted and appeared on several television programmes, and is also the author of a number of best-selling cookbooks, including Lose Weight for Good and Fresh Start.

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