Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville will open Cafe Football in December

Former Manchester United teammates Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville will be opening their new venture, Cafe Football, in Westfield Stratford next month (December 2013).

Located on The Street, the football-themed restaurant will be the first venue by Giggs and Neville's new hospitality firm GG Hospitality, and the menu will be overseen by two-Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall, and Brendan Fyldes of The Stafford London. The menu will consist of signature dishes, such as the Cafe Football Burger, lamb kebab, fish pie and a twist on the 'Pot Noodle'. The Corner Shop also serves a series of desserts, including a Melting Chocolate Football, the Half-Time Orange and a Pistachio Turf. Customers will also enjoy signature cocktails like 'The Red Devil', and a drink menu of over 20 wines from ten countries.

As part of the design, the 140-cover restaurant boasts multiple TV screens and outside seating; the latter of which features outdoor heaters and blankets for customers.

Ryan Giggs said: “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.”

It has already been announced that Cafe Football will be followed up by GG Hospitality with a 139-bedroom Hotel Football right next to Manchester United's home ground Old Trafford. The mid-market property features a football pitch on the roof, with its interior design being influenced by the beautiful game itself.

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