If you haven’t heard of Sexy Fish before, you may remember Jess Glynne infamously moaning to Twitter about their swanky dress code back in 2020 – which meant her designer tracksuit, no matter what label was emblazoned on it, didn’t cut the mustard. And rightly so. But the opening date for the brand new Sexy Fish location in Manchester’s Spinningfields has officially been announced…
Sexy Fish is a pretty *fancy* place, with a restaurant in London’s prestigious Mayfair district that’s exclusively reserved for the elite of the city, as well as opening a spot in Miami last year. It’s so *fancy*, in fact, that it’s led by Michelin-awarded chef Bjoern Weissgerber, who earned his first star at the ripe age of 27.
And now, the celeb-loved restaurant is opening its first venture outside of the capital on October 12, taking over the former Armani unit facing out towards Deansgate. The London venue is known for its out-there, artistic décor and sushi fans can expect the exact same opulence here in Manchester. It’s sure to be just as elegant and aquatic as the original venue, judging by the Caprice group’s current arsenal of restaurants, which also includes The Ivy Spinningfields.
Striking interior features will include spectacular artworks from international artist, Damien Hirst, including three giant sculptures incorporating creatures from under the sea, specially created for the space. Additional interior elements will include a collection of iconic ‘Fish Lamps’ from world-famous designer and architect Frank Gehry, a beautiful Verde Esmerelda stone floor, and a series of bespoke glass columns created by master Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano.
Sexy Fish Manchester will also feature a one-of-a-kind destination bar of glowing pink onyx and glass, set against a backdrop of a cascading waterfall. Magical ocean motifs continue into the ladies’ restrooms with a hand carved pink onyx vanity alongside mosaic murals depicting mermaids and underwater scenes, as well as vintage 1940’s ‘Coquille’ shell wall lights.
The restaurant will offer exclusive late-night entertainment with world-class international performers and DJs alongside a late-night menu, available on Fridays and Saturdays. Sexy Fish Manchester will also feature a stunning private dining room, The Tropical Reef Room, with a picturesque aquarium filled with a magical cacophony of exotic fish.
Sexy Fish will be open for lunch and dinner, offering delectable a la carte options, Omakase tasting menus, and late-night dining options. Dishes will include a diverse selection of tantalising creations inspired by the seas of Asia, alongside signatures such as Duck Salad, Smoked Tuna Belly, Crispy Eringi Mushroom, Black Cod, and King Crab. A series of brand-new recipes created exclusively for Manchester will feature on the menu, including Chicken Ume & Shisho Gyoza, Crispy Lemon Sole with Wasabi Dip & Ponzu, Sea Bream Ceviche and Salmon & Sweetcorn Signature Maki.
The restaurant will house the second largest Champagne collection in the country (after Sexy Fish London) with 75 different references, a selection of the world’s top vintages from leading estates, and a sake wine selection. Guests will also be able to enjoy creations from the innovative Trinity Menu, a collection of award-winning cocktails from London and Miami.
Guests will also be able to enjoy four unique Manchester serves including the luxurious Banana & Cacao, featuring Haku vodka, banana and cacao, and Watermelon & Basil, with Grey Goose Vodka, watermelon, basil, Campari, and Tio Pepe.
As well as remarkable interiors, an incredible wine list and breathtaking dishes, Sexy Fish Manchester will offer exclusive late-night entertainment with world class international performers alongside a late-night menu, available on Thursdays (from October 26), Fridays and Saturdays (from October 13). Reservations are now open and you can book here or by calling 0161 526 2939.
Sexy Fish will open on October 12 at 2 Spinningfields Square, Manchester, M3 3AP.