The Biggest Bar and Restaurant Openings Coming To Manchester In 2022

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor

The Biggest Bar and Restaurant Openings Coming To Manchester In 2022

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

Credit: Hello Oriental

Set to open ready for Chinese New Year, Hello Oriental will boast three whole floors of Asian Cuisine, alongside an underground market hall, a supermarket and a Chinese bakery. Expected to be 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. Stay tuned for more on the opening. Hello Oriental is currently slated to open in February. 

2. Sexy Fish

Credit: 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

Credit: 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.

4. Boxpark

Credit: Boxpark

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. 

5. Canvas

Credit: Circle Square Manchester

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

Credit: Sugo Pasta Kitchen

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

Credit: 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

Credit: 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

Credit: Salvi’s

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

Credit: Supplied

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. 

11. Jollibee

Credit: Jollibee

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.

Food & Drink