With many incredible Vietnamese spots in Manchester, we’re not short of somewhere to get your pho fix, but now HOP Vietnamese has announced the launch of its first branch outside of London, bringing something a little different to the table.
Promising to bring the flavours, high energy and spirit of Vietnam to Manchester, Vietnamese street food restaurant HOP is on its way to the Trafford Centre’s Orient food court. Here, the restaurant will be serving Vietnamese classics such as Báhn Mì and coconut curry with a difference, as well as fresh made-to-order, fully customised dishes inspired by Vietnamese street food vendors.
Paul Hopper, Founder of HOP Vietnamese, said: “Being a Northerner myself I have always dreamt of taking HOP up north one day – so when an opportunity came up in Manchester’s Trafford Centre it was hard to say no.
“I’ve believed for some time that HOP’s offering is perfectly suited to the needs of busy shoppers looking for a more exciting alternative to the regular fast-food offerings you typically find in shopping centre food courts. As one of the UK’s busiest shopping centres – Trafford Centre is the perfect place for us to demonstrate our appeal to this new audience.”
The new opening follows the launch of HOP’s third restaurant in London (with Bond Street opening in May), and comes as the Vietnamese chain adds further options to its ever expanding menu. This includes the addition of bubble teas, soft serve ice cream, iced Viet Coffees and homemade lemonades, both of which are available in a host of different flavours. The new offering also includes a children’s range and a selection of beers and cocktails.
HOP is now open and will be open seven days a week, from 10:30am – 10pm. The restaurant will be located in Kiosk Unit 2, Lower Level, The Orient, Trafford Centre.