MORE than 60 jobs will be created in Manchester due to a new £2m investment.

City District group will see two units on The Avenue at Spinningfields transformed into the type of stylish high-end restaurant to be found in the dynamic, cosmopolitan cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The 1,800 sq. ft. Manchester Fazenda will boast 178 covers and an outdoor area for another 50 diners to enjoy its freshly-grilled joints of meats carved from joints at the table with exceptional standards of service.

General Manager Tomas Maunier, an Argentine overseeing the Manchester launch, said: “At Fazenda we are keeping the tradition of the Gaucho alive, slowly grilling large pieces of meat in the way it has been done for centuries.

“With our authentic South American background, we offer a unique Gaucho-style dining experience at the highest level. We are confident of repeating our success in other Northern cities when we launch in Manchester.”

Fazenda offers 15 different cuts of beef, chicken, lamb and pork, while a bountiful salad bar caters for all diners, with options including sushi, smoked salmon, cured meats, hot dishes and traditional Brazilian dishes.

Fazenda’s continuous tableside service style is already familiar in the UK, but Fazenda is a cut above the rest with its unique offer of fillet, rib eye and sirloin, alongside its signature, the cap of rump or ‘picanha’, the main cut in Brazil.

Fazenda makes the experience easy and enjoyable with a set price under which diners signal to the ‘passadores’ (meat chefs) by displaying a green card to be served, or red card for ‘pause’.

Fazenda not only offers a great meat selection but has a driven passion for wines. A temperature-controlled wine room will show off the carefully selected wines, a key ingredient for the Fazenda experience. All staff are trained to highest standards to advise customers on the best wines to accompany the dishes.

The impressive bar area will have 44 covers and three private dining rooms with a total of 38 covers, and together with the outdoors terrace will prove a great location to enjoy the award-winning cocktail list.

First in Leeds and then in Liverpool, Fazenda has been a resounding success and the reviewers’ bible Trip Advisor displays impressively high rankings for both.

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