Famed London chophouse Blacklock is coming to Manchester with ‘eat as much as you like’ cheesecake

Just say when...

By Ben Arnold | 11 March 2024

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Blacklock, one of London’s most revered chop houses, is coming to Manchester – and it’s coming armed with limitless cheesecake.

The new arrival to the city’s food scene will be opening in the basement of Harvester House, an old textile warehouse at 37 Peter Street, in the autumn.

Founded in 2015 in a similarly subterranean spot in Soho, Blacklock’s chops and steaks are carefully sourced from an award-winning farm in Cornwall, and are cooked over charcoal.

But it’s almost as well known for its infamous white chocolate cheesecake, which is served up from sharing dishes, with a unique ‘say when’ policy – meaning diners can have as much as they like.


Diners can also go for the ‘all in’ – a heap of steak and chops piled onto flatbreads, with sides and ‘pre chop bites’ including potted meats, egg and anchovy and cheese & pickle – for £26 a head.

Sundays will see whole joints cooked over an open fire with duck fat roast potatoes, yorkies and flowing gravy.

“It’s long been a dream of mine and the team to open Blacklock in Manchester given its vibrant and bustling culture and brilliant food scene,” said founder Gordon Ker.

“It’s so important for us to be in buildings with character and history, and this part of Manchester has that in spades.”

Harvester House Blacklock

“I absolutely love the architecture in Manchester; the tiled basements, lightwells and stone frontages feel very us. And when a landlord asked what we thought of a basement hiding in plain sight beneath the bustle of Peter Street, I knew we’d found our perfect Manchester home.”

Blacklock’s first branch opened on Great Windmill Street in 2015, before opening further branches in London, including Blacklock City in 2017, Blacklock Shoreditch on Rivington Street in 2018, Blacklock Covent Garden in 2022 and Blacklock Canary Wharf in 2023.

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