New restaurant reveals opening date

An artist impression of the bar area at Albert's at Standish
An artist impression of the bar area at Albert's at Standish

Albert’s at Standish is opening its doors to customers on July 13.

The family-owned restaurant group has completely transformed the 19th century Beeches building, which closed more than two years ago, into a restaurant, bar and private event space venue.

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The main house at the School Lane venue has been extended with a brand-new building that seats up to 200 people for lunch, dinner and breakfast at weekends.

Bosses at Albert’s say their latest venture will bring offer the same “relaxed and stylish atmosphere” found at their exisiting eateries in Worsley, Didsbury and Castlefield.

Designed to complement the surrounding area and the site’s heritage, the painstaking renovation project is set to breathe new life into the building, restoring some features to their former glory and opening up the immediate gardens, as well as a new courtyard.

The new menu will feature all the Albert’s classics - traditional British favourites including home-made Lancashire cheese and onion pie (still made to the same recipe that the owner’s mum uses in her own kitchen) and Albert’s fish and chips; as well as cuisine inspired by the family’s travels around the world such as their stone baked pizzas menu and Malayan chicken.

Guests will be able to book party tables in the bar to enjoy the a wide drinks collection, whilst the bar food menu will provide a social, grazing accompaniment to the party table experience.

The venue will also be available for hire for weddings, corporate dinners, networking events and private parties.

There will be parking for up to 135 cars on site an area which has been opened for the first time. The outside seating area will include a terrace perfect for sunny days and catching up with friends and family, with seating for up to 75 people.

James Ramsbottom from Albert’s said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the Standish and wider community, and we’re delighted that we have been able to renovate the house and ensure that it’s still part of this thriving area.”