Food & Drink

South Manny Flavaz Is Opening Their First Ever Venue On Deansgate

By Laura Rogan

South Manny Flavaz Is Opening Their First Ever Venue On Deansgate

Two whole floors of fried chicken goodness.

Marking South Manny Flavaz first-ever brick and mortar venue, the much-loved chicken shop has found a new home in the Great Northern – and it’ll feature two whole floors of fried chicken holiness.

Opening early this year, the flagship restaurant will mark the first of many to come – with plans up SMF’s sleeves to open a chain of outlets throughout the year. It’s a testament to just how far the team has come to their Longsight garden days just three years ago, which led them to open up in Arndale Market just a matter of months ago.

Credit: South Manny Flavaz

Speaking of the new opening, Founder Chef Aaron Lee said: “Manchester has been good to us, it is our home. Coming from a small back garden in Longsight to opening a unit on one of the most historic streets in our city is a humbling experience. I cannot wait to show you what we have created.”

Adding: “If anything, COVID has only highlighted the importance of street food to the hospitality sector with the tier 2 bars relying on street food pop ups, we fully expect to see a booming market for outdoor events and niche diners like ours!”


Credit: JSE Construction/South Manny Flavaz

JSE Director Michael Jagger, who has partnered with SMF on the construction said: “We wanted to deliver a space that goes beyond a traditional ‘takeaway’, so we are introducing Street Food to the ‘take away’ concept in true Manc fashion, We will have old school street soul, softly respiring out of a silky sound system with old cassette tapes hidden in the grooves of our picture frames bringing a modern touch to the 80s & 90s experience.”

The new restaurant will also boast a purpose-built mezzanine, which has already attracted the likes of media companies and podcasts looking to use the cool new space, and will serve to act as a ‘second home’ for their customers not only looking for an easy meal, but also looking for somewhere to hang out after a long day.

In more good hospitality news, check out our guide to some of the most exciting new bars and restaurants coming to the city this year. 

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