A Kro is a Danish village pub. Obviously Manchester isn’t a Danish village but we hope our bar will have the same qualities and comforts of a traditional Kro; good food, good beer and a warm welcome.
The Ruby family, who run KRO, come from Jutland on the west coast of Denmark. Head of the family, Borge, trained to be a chef and during his national service was the chef for the King of Denmark, on the Royal Yacht. He then came over to work at the London Hilton as bar manager, which was followed by a time managing the Danish Food Centre, formally on Cross Street, Manchester.
The Danish Food Centre was the first place that served real coffee in Manchester. They had the largest cold buffet table outside of Scandinavia, and they boasted a cafeteria, a bar, a retail shop and a first class restaurant as well as a take away service.
Mark Ruby, Borge’s son, also trained to be a chef and worked in the Royal Hotel, Copenhagen and on the QE2 before establishing KRO in 1999.
In 1999 we opened KRO Bar opposite the Manchester University Student Union in a delightful Grade II listed building. This popular cafe bar serves breakfast and lunch during the day and has regular band nights in the evening.
A great place for a drink and something to eat. The perfect meeting place before or after lectures or whatever the excuse! Wherever you are on Oxford Road you are never too far from our welcoming and award winning bar and restaurant.
KRO also has an outside catering business. KRO Catering are proud of its continuing growth in and around the city centre. For more details of our Catering business visit www.krocatering.co.uk.