It seemed like the whole of Manchester was up in arms back in January as it was announced that luxury hotel brand Malmaison would be opening a location on Deansgate. Not only has Malmaison Deansgate now opened, but so has its rooftop bar, Sora, boasting views over the entire city, adding to a very short list of rooftop bars in Manchester.
Introducing the seductive world of Sora to Manchester – sitting above the city on the seventh floor, this is a dining concept to elevate the senses. Mix and match small plates from an irresistible selection of sushi, Robatayaki and pan-Asian style tapas dishes, and sip a signature cocktail while taking in the panoramic views.
The view looking out onto the city, and directly across to the gorgeous gothic John Rylands Library, allows visitors to take in the history and culture of Manchester alongside the evolving skyline – a rare sight due to our strange lack of enjoyable rooftops in town. This is only elevated by the experience of nursing a tipple and enjoying a spot of sushi.
Sora boasts an incredible selection of menus, with gorgeous wine and cocktails on offer including the peach and lychee spritz, cherry blossom negroni and Cuba libre, accompanied by a seriously mouthwatering menu of nigiri, rolls and other Japanese delights. Think sashimi platters, tempura tiger prawns and a whole load of grilled treats, just to name a few.
Sora also offers seasonal specials, with the current winter menu offering cocktails such as the R-ume Fashioned (made with Mount Gaye rum), Coffee Koji and the Shun Smash (gin based), along with winter plates including California dragon rolls and black cod croquettes – heaven.
What’s more, Sora offers a set lunch menu for a steal at £25 per person. The lunch menu is a curated selection of the larger menu, giving you the chance to sample the best bits of sushi, robata grill, crispy and sweet sections. A selection of cocktails are available for a £5 supplement, but why not make it bottomless with prosecco for an extra £14.50? We say treat yourself!
Paired with exquisite entertainment from resident DJs and guest musicians, this easy going, elegant environment is the perfect spot for romantic dates, relaxed dinners, or “just one drink” (it’s never just one drink) with your favourites.
Every weekend (9pm – 1am, Friday & Saturday) you can enjoy live performances from top DJs and awesome Saxophone players, the perfect soundtrack for a grand night out. Sora gets extremely busy, and dining is strictly by reservation only – book in advance here to avoid disappointment.
Sora, Malmaison Deansgate, 23 Princess St, Manchester M2 4ER.