In December 2013, former teammates Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs will officially open the new 140 seater restaurant, Café Football on The Street, Westfield Stratford, London.
Feeding a love of food and love of football, the restaurant will capture that authentic football culture, with hints to the great game running throughout the menu and décor.
Under the direction of managing director, Stuart Procter, the menu itself has been created by two Michelin star chef Michael Wignall in collaboration with Café Football’s executive chef Brendan Fyldes. Dishes will see traditional produce transformed by hand into something extraordinary.
Each dish on the menu will have its own nod to football. Football fans and foodies alike will be able to enjoy a menu that captures the essence of the beautiful game.
Signature dishes include the Café Football Burger, a twist on the traditional ‘Pot Noodle’ and a Sausage Roll which will both surprise and delight. Other items on the menu include a Fish Pie and a Lamb Kebab that will leave taste buds tingling.
Those with a sweet tooth can take their pick from sweets and treats at The Corner Shop, which will also serve Café Football’s very own bespoke ice cream. Guests can choose from a mouthwatering menu of delicious desserts, including the Half Time Orange, Pistachio Turf and a Melting Chocolate Football.
To complement the food and sweet menu, Café Football is offering a drinks menu which features more than 20 wines from 10 different countries, together with a range of hand-selected international craft beers.
Signature cocktails have been designed by Café Football’s expert mixologist. Inspired by football, they are sure to score points with lovers of the beautiful game and include delights such as the Red Devil – a nod to Gary and Ryan’s football careers.
The interior of the restaurant has been designed to create a relaxed yet fun atmosphere with multiple screens displaying moments of how football brings people together from around the world.
Outside seating offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining, which is made possible in all seasons thanks to the offer of cosy blankets for all guests, as well as outdoor heaters.
Talking about the launch, Gary, commented: “Opening a restaurant is a huge step away from our lives on the football pitch, but we are going to apply the same levels of enthusiasm and passion to try and make Café Football a success.
“We have a team of industry experts working with us, whose knowledge and skill-set will make sure every element of Café Football is a fun experience.”
Ryan, added: “The food at Café Football will be a unique take on all of the traditional match day favourites. We want it to be the place where guests can enjoy themselves while eating classic football dishes, created with a modern twist.
“There is a real sense of community within football fans and we want that fun atmosphere to spread to Café Football – it will be a place that reflects the spirit of fans coming together after a match.”