Aiden Byrne has confirmed that he is returning to lead Manchester House, which was put into administration by Living Ventures last month.

MCA understands that Byrne has received backing for the project from the Xenia Hotel Group, which operates the Isla Gladstone in Liverpool.

The move follows the announcement that Byrne was stepping down as chef director at D&D London’s 20 Stories restaurant, also in Manchester.

The venue is due to relaunch in early December, with bookings being taken from next week.

Byrne told The Business Desk: “The history that connects me to Manchester House is personal and I truly couldn’t imagine anyone else at the helm for this reinvention. I’m hoping Manchester House will once again confirm itself as a staple on the Manchester dining scene, exactly where it belongs. I feel like this is the perfect time and place for me to continue my craft. I’m extremely excited by the opportunity. Manchester House has always been about pushing the boundaries, delivering a unique fine dining experience and staying true to that endeavour. It belongs to Manchester, an institution in its own right, and we want our customers to feel as if they belong here too. There will be changes but at the moment we are keen to get the restaurant open for trading.”