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South Manny Flavaz Is Opening Their First Ever Venue On Deansgate

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

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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