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LUNAR Chef Update

This Sunday, 19th May 2024, marks the final opportunity for Lunar guests to enjoy Chef Niall Keating’s menu at the award-winning restaurant located within the World of Wedgwood.
With a heavy heart, we announce Niall Keating’s departure from Lunar. Whilst the restaurant will remain open, Niall will sadly be leaving as Chef Director from Lunar after both founders of Lunar, Niall and Craig Wilkinson, have mutually decided to part ways.

Since opening its doors in 2021, Lunar has been a celebration of the past, present and future with a mission to support local food suppliers, artists and guests while providing a quality modern dining experience. With Niall as Chef Director, Lunar has achieved remarkable milestones, earning commendations from the Michelin Guide, SquareMeal, and EnjoyStaffordshire, to name just a few. We have welcomed numerous guests and significantly contributed to local charities, raising thousands of pounds. These achievements are a testament to what we stand for and the collective efforts of Niall and the Lunar team to date.
This weekend, ending Sunday 19th May, will be the last opportunity to experience Niall’s menus. Beyond this, Lunar will be announcing a new head chef next week, bringing exciting updates to Lunar’s menu and dining experience. In true Lunar style, we openly discuss, debate, and embrace change to progress. As with any great adventure, when one chapter ends, another begins. We celebrate the achievements, reflect, and move forward with the next adventure.
The next step for Niall is focusing on a new venture, which involves teaming up with Gary Neville to open a new restaurant, Tender, at The Stock Exchange Hotel, Manchester. This exciting opportunity allows him to work with a great team and build on his previous successes. Tender will open its doors on 5th June.
Here at Lunar, as we embark on the next chapter, we do so with optimism and excitement. We are committed to building on what Niall has achieved at Lunar, cherishing, respecting, and celebrating it. Our future endeavours will continue to uphold the values of quality and innovation at the heart of Josiah Wedgwood’s creation.
Rest assured, the Lunar fire will continue to burn bright. We are steadfast in our commitment to continuing to work alongside the exceptional World of Wedgwood team and supporting our local suppliers, artists, chefs, and guests. The Lunar & World of Wedgwood team wishes Niall the best of success moving forward. This is not the end but rather an opening to a different chapter, and we encourage everyone who has enjoyed and experienced Lunar to join us in celebrating and supporting Niall in all his future endeavours.

Lunar will continue to serve guests, with the following opening hours:
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Lunch Service – 12:00 to
14:30
Evening Service – 17:45 to
20:45
Lunch Service – 12:00 to
14:30
Evening Service – 17:45 to
20:45
Lunch Service – 12:00 to
14:30
Evening Service – 17:45 to
20:45
Lunch Service – 12:00 to
16:00

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