A Whitefield restaurant known for its great food and tribute entertainment will be moving to a "bigger and better" venue in Prestwich.

Icons on Higher Lane in Whitefield will be relocating later this year, but co-owner Roberto Polacco has not revealed the site where it will open its new home for the time being.

He said: “People should be getting excited for this, it is going to me a much bigger and better venue in Prestwich.

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“The guy who designed Alberts Schloss in Manchester is helping us with renovations and decorations.

“It is massive, it is going to be a huge proper entertainment venue with an outside area and inside area operating day and night with singers, bands and famous people.”

Icons opened in Whitefield in May 2021 and co-owners Rob and Adrian Edwards, both from Bury, hope that the new site will be ready for September.

Tribute acts will still be playing in the meaning in Mahal restaurant, next door to Icons, until the new venue opens.

Rob and Adrian, who have previously worked together in Congleton, said that when opening the Whitefield venue they had the idea of having famous people on the walls but had not planned for Icons to become what it did.

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Rob said: “After a while, everything started coming together, we turned into Icons and it escalated to having the tributes. 

“We are always trying to up the ante and be different which is why we had such a laugh when making the menu and names for the dishes.”  

One of the best reactions garnered from customers comes when they see the "Shrimps on a Barbie" dish, which is served on a Barbie doll. 

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Adrian added: “When we have chefs coming in from other places to cover, we get a few funny looks as to why we have a load of Barbie dolls stashed in the back but the reaction from customers is fantastic.” 

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