The ever-growing Kampus neighbourhood is set to welcome yet another new resident this summer, Yum Cha – who will be joining the likes of Nell’s, The Beeswing, Pollen, and Madre as part of the bustling complex. Their first venture into Manchester following success in Liverpool, Yum Cha will serve authentic Chinese small plates, roasted meats and tea, adding a new, Instagrammable experience to Manchester’s Asian food scene.
Owned by brothers Adam and Neil Wan, the new Yum Cha restaurant will be open in Manchester from August 5 and is set to be a relaxed place to dine with friends, offering “industrial chic with polished concrete” decor with stunning Chinese-inspired touches such as soft lanterns, wood carvings and neon lights. There, guests will be able to tuck into steamed, pan-fried and deep-fried small plates served in bamboo steamers, alongside Chinese roasted meats and flavour-packed large plates from curries and noodles.
It’s unclear which – if any – dishes will be brought over from their Liverpool venue, however, for a little insight into what Yum Cha does, their Lark Lane menu boasts dishes such as bao buns, noodle soup, crispy belly pork, roast duck and curries such as the classic sweet and sour and Katsu curry.
Adam Wan, Yum Cha Co-founder, said: “People can expect honest, authentic Chinese food, packed with flavour and made for sharing with friends and family. More than ever, people are craving spending quality time with loved ones. Yum Cha is the tradition, passed down over centuries, of gathering to swap stories over tea and food. We’re bringing a piece of that ancient culture, to a laid back but stylish space in the heart of Manchester.
“We’ve always had big dreams to expand Yum Cha and bring our delicious, home-cooked Dim Sum to new communities and Kampus couldn’t be more perfect. We’ll be among a family of foodies in one of the most amazing places in the city.”
Yum Cha, Kampus, 44 Aytoun St, M1 3GL