Monday 24 July, from 6.30pm

We promise you an evening of culinary magic served with a tasty side order of entertaining anecdotes when James Martin and TV pal Brian Turner get together in the kitchen this July.

After a five-course feast, enjoy a Q&A with your celebrity chefs, who first met in the early 1990s when young James Martin was taking his final catering exams … and Michelin-starred Brian Turner was judging him.

How could we resist making our theme for this Kitchen Takeover night “Where it all began”?

The pair have appeared together numerous times on TV over the past 20 years and reminiscing will definitely be on the menu.

Guests will enjoy:

  • Book signing* and photo opportunity with James and Brian
  • Five-course dinner with matching wines
  • Q&A throughout the evening

*Books and aprons will be available to purchase on the night.

This event is now SOLD OUT.

Over 18s

Manchester235 is a strictly over 18’s venue – anyone under 18 years of age will not be permitted entry. We operate a Challenge 21 policy - anyone who looks under the age of 21 will be asked to produce a valid, up to date form of photographic identification (passport or driving license) in order to prove their age, failure to do so will result in entry being refused. Anyone under 21 years of age will be asked to sign up for Player Rewards. It is the responsibility of the party booker to ensure that everyone in the group is aware of this policy.

Cancellation Policy

Full pre-payment is required to confirm the booking. We regret to inform customers that payment is non-refundable and non-transferable regardless of the decrease in numbers or cancellation of the booking.

Entry Policy

Entry is at the discretion of the management. Any guests acting in an inappropriate way or overly intoxicated will not be permitted entry and any payments will be lost. Management reserve the right to refuse entry.

Membership & Player Rewards

Entry to Manchester235 is free and membership is not required to enter the casino. We run a Total Rewards program, which rewards you for your play and on spend in the bar and restaurant. The programme is free to join, and entitles you to various offers and discounts including 10% off food and beverage spend at the bars. Any guests wishing to sign up will require a valid passport or driving license photo card and can sign up at reception.

Free Car Parking

Free unlimited car parking is available for all Total Reward card holders at both the NCP Great Northern car parks when using Manchester235's facilities. Total Rewards is free, instant and easy. Simply take your ticket to the reception within 30 minutes of parking the car where your ticket will be stamped. Upon departure you simply take your ticket to the cash desk and the friendly cashiers will validate this as you leave. This offer is only valid for time spent enjoying our facilities. T&Cs apply.

Dress Code

The dress code at Manchester235 is smart casual. We do not allow tracksuit bottoms, football shirts, sports shorts, hoods or work clothes. We also kindly ask that all long coats are left in our cloakroom at reception. For reservations in the James Martin Manchester restaurant, no fancy dress / themed wear are permitted.

Opening Hours

Manchester235 Casino is open 24 hours a day; 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day). The James Martin Manchester restaurant is open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day); Monday- Thursday from 5pm-10pm, Friday- Saturday from 5pm-11pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.


We have live entertainment taking place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening in the Vega Lounge: Piano Vocalist - from 7pm- 11pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday; DJ set - from 11pm-4am every Friday and Saturday.

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