Sad times are ahead as Aubaine restaurant parts ways with Selfridges Manchester. The French restaurant hidden in the midst of the department store is closing its doors one last time. It’s not all doom and gloom though; San Carlo, often proclaimed Manchester’s busiest restaurant, is stepping up as the next in line, bringing Italian Chiccheti goodness to the stores of Selfridges and the fashion-forward shoppers. Although it is hard not to mourn the absence of such a stylish Parisian home of relaxed and elegant dining, we really could not have suggested a better replacement.

San Carlo central Manchester

San Carlo in central Manchester

San Carlo is developing all over the UK, with restaurants recently opened in London and Birmingham. To continue their expansion, they plan to open their third Manchester restaurant on the second floor of Selfridges, which, if you ask us, is a great spot. Being located in a shopping hub of such high calibre, full of clientele looking for a variety of light, yet healthy, satisfying and of an indisputably excellent quality, or more decadent and filling options, San Carlo’s move is sure to give them effective and fruitful business.

San Carlo has a group of restaurants in cities such as Bristol, Leicester, Liverpool and Leeds alongside Manchester. These restaurants are varied; there are those providing full authentic Italian cuisine and also ones specialising in Chiccheti Italian-style small dishes similar to the idea of Spanish tapas that are perfect for sharing. There’s still speculation over the type of San Carlo restaurant to open in Selfridges, but we are certainly waiting in eager anticipation.

Manchester’s central San Carlo is an award-winning restaurant reputed for excellent service and even celebrity diners. We’re sure that the Selfridges branch is likely to continue drawing in those celebs and will be a great choice for those looking to have a memorable special meal out, whether in the daytime in amongst a day of retail indulgence or an evening meal. Maintaining a premise to provide authentic Italian food surrounded by contemporary décor, the San Carlo in Selfridges promises to be no exception.

So it’s a hesitant Au Revoir to Aubaine and a cheeky Ciao to San Carlo!