Living Ventures, the north west-based restaurant and bar company led by Tim Bacon, has opened a bar site under its The Alchemist brand, in the Selfridges in Trafford, Manchester.

The company currently operates three full-blown sites under the cocktail bar and restaurant brand, with two already in Manchester and one in Trinity Leeds.

It will open its first The Alchemist in London at 6 Bevis Marks, the new 16-storey scheme, next month.

Bacon has previously talked of opening further sites under the concept in Liverpool and Birmingham.