After a thriving 2021 in Manchester – which was surprisingly filled with new openings despite the effects of the pandemic – the city is set to gain a number of incredible new businesses, many of which have seen the value in Mancunia after finding cult success in London. Here’s just some of the new openings we’re excited to see in Manchester in 2022.
1. Hello Oriental
Open now, Hello Oriental boasts three whole floors of Asian Cuisine, alongside an underground market hall, a supermarket and a Chinese bakery. A one-stop destination for both Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, guests can expect roast meats, dim sum, street food, DJs and live music at Manchester’s up and coming neighbourhood, Circle Square. Hello Oriental is open now at Unit 3B South Pavilion 2 Symphony Park, M1 7FS.
2. Sexy Fish
While only rumoured, it’s reported that Sexy Fish will open in the former Armani unit near Australasia, Spinningfields this year, bringing the highly-esteemed sushi restaurant to the North for the first time ever. Should the new restaurant go ahead, Mancs can expect grand decor and beautiful sculptures, alongside Michelin-worthy food. Stay tuned for more details on the opening.
3. Soho House
Another of London’s huge successes, Soho House is finally making its way to Manchester, and is set to take over the Old Granada Studios this year. Due to open sometime this year, the exclusive member’s club will consist of a rooftop pool and bar area, event spaces, wellness facilities and a bar and dining room. Stay tuned for more.
Following major success in London, Boxpark is coming to Manchester this summer, rivalling the existing shipping container complex, Hatch, as the city’s street food destination. Pioneering the trend back in 2011, Boxpark will bring its innovative vision to the city for the first time in the business’s history, alongside local street foodie spots, shops, events and more. Boxpark will reportedly open this summer.
A project that’s long been in the works in Manchester, Canvas is finally set to open – becoming the beating heart of the Circle Square development. Set to be a first-of-its-kind venue, Canvas will be home to three areas: Canvas Kitchen, Canvas Club and Canvas Events. Mancs will be able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a night out with friends right up until 4am, and enjoy well-rounded events programme at Canvas Events – which will boast a live music space with room for 400. Canvas will open later this year.
6. Sugo, Sale
Sugo Pasta Kitchen is set to open its third site very soon, with a crowdfunding project currently underway to help raise the final funds needed to create Sugo Sale. The restaurant will follow in the footsteps of the Altrincham and Ancoats venues, serving up Southern Italian-style pasta and heartwarming special dishes. Sugo Sale is expected to open this Spring.
7. Great North Pie
The newest addition to the thriving Kampus neighbourhood, Great North Pie is set to bring new life to Little David Street – one of Manchester’s last remaining cobbled streets. Serving up proper pie and mash with matching beers and prosecco, the concept is set to be an absolute Northerner’s dream, and the first-ever bricks and mortar venue for the beloved piemakers. Stay tuned for more details on the opening.
8. Giggling Squid
Successful Brighton Thai restaurant Giggling Squid is opening its first Manchester restaurant early this year, offering ‘rustic’ fresh Thai food in the former Carluccio site in Spinningfields. The restaurant has seen huge success all over the UK, including Bath, Essex, Oxford, Leicester and Norwich, and will finally bring its beautiful, bright and floral decor to the Rainy City in early 2022.
9. Salvi’s, Deansgate Square
City fave Salvi’s is set to open a brand new site at Deansgate Square – and by the sounds of it, it’ll be their best yet. Promising a covered and heated outdoor terrace, an outdoor private dining area, a brand new menu and a deli, the new restaurant will celebrate everything that Salvi’s is about, with the addition of fun workshops, speciality deli items that will be available to shop, and, of course, a lovely new restaurant space.
10. Dirty Old Town Distiller
Manchester’s first-ever rum garden is on its way, and we can’t wait to get a taste of Caribbean life. From the duo behind Salford Rum, The Dirty Old Town Distillery will be located under a viaduct arch in Salford, city centre side, where they’ll not only create rum in-house from a craft copper still, but also ‘serve awesome drinks’ in a vibrant and unique space. The Dirty Old Town Distillery is set to open early 2022.
The Philippines favourite fast-food joint is arriving in Manchester soon, bringing tropical-inspired fast food to the city for the first time. Undergoing a major expansion across the UK, Jollibee has become well known for its fried chicken and unusual dishes, which include hot dog topped spaghetti, pineapple topped chicken burgers and more. Jollibee will open early 2022.
12. Paradise Skate World
The team behind Junkyard Golf has created new concept, Paradise Skate World – which is set to fuse all things intergalactic with the very retro pastime – roller skating. Described as an “explosion in space meets Miami beach, fused with an intergalactic fantasy”, Paradise Skate World is set to reinvent roller skating as you may remember it, bringing it back up to date with a fun, cocktail-infused twist. Paradise Skate World will open this May.
13. Rudy’s Chorlton
Rudy’s is set to expand even further this summer, with a brand new restaurant that will mark its fourth in Manchester alone. Joining the likes of Brewski, The Laundrette and the rivalling Double Zero, the new restaurant will open in Chorlton, just down the road from its newest venue in Sale. Stay tuned for more.
Opening in the former Boots on King Street, Sonata will bring a whole new vibe to Manchester – merging New York City prohibition vibes with jazz and cabaret. There, guests will be able to enjoy live entertainment every single night, alongside refreshing drinks and classic 1920s vibes. Stay tuned for details of the opening.