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A Cool New Underground Chinese Market Hall Is Opening In Manchester City Centre

By Laura Rogan

A Cool New Underground Chinese Market Hall Is Opening In Manchester City Centre

Three whole floors of Chinese cuisine.

A contemporary underground market hall specialising in Chinese cuisine is coming to town, and it sounds like a food lover’s paradise. Spanning three whole floors, some of which will sit underground, Hello Oriental will provide Mancs with a one-stop destination for Chinese and Vietnamese grub, and will form part of the huge new Circle Square development.

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Set to open this July, the new Oxford Road venue is the brainchild of restaurant Ocean Treasure – and will include a food hall, supermarket and Chinese bakery. Expect roast meats, dim sum, street food, DJs and live music, hugely rivalling the city’s Chinese food scene in a way never done before.

Credit: Bowker Sadler Architecture

Ricky Yip, the owner of Hello Oriental, said: “When we launched Hello Oriental as an online supermarket 12 months ago, that was only the start of our journey.

“We also wanted to deliver the very best Asian and oriental produce to our customers in Manchester, but we needed a flagship venue that would bring our vision to life.


“It was clear to us that Circle Square is the perfect place for us, a new city neighbourhood that is bringing people together and creating a really thriving community.

“We can’t wait to launch Hello Oriental this year and we’re confident that our new market hall experience will be a place for food-lovers of all backgrounds to come together, socialise and enjoy the very best Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine.”

Credit: Bowker Sadler Architecture

Circle Square will be home to unique lifestyle destination Canvas, which will combine live music, events, entertainment, food, drink and socialising. The venue will act as a one-stop destination for an evening out with your friends, and will be home to three areas: Canvas Kitchen, Canvas Club and Canvas Events. The space will feature a huge capacity – with room for 100 at the Canvas Kitchen and an additional 400 across the live music and events space.

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