The site, which will have over 100 covers, has been influenced by traditional Chinese cooking and New York. The bar and restaurant are in the basement, and there will also be a private dining area available for hire for parties.
Aiming for a laid-back day-to-night atmosphere, the décor will include bold, dark colours and neon signage, as well as an open kitchen, exposed lightbulbs, and traditional Chinese touches such as golden waving cats, and Chinese lettering on the walls.
Dishes will offer twists on Chinese classics, such as crispy aromatic duck rolls, pork dumplings, sweet and sour chicken with egg fried rice, Singapore flat noodles, and the signature main course of Mans mountain rice. Drinks will include TsingTao as the house beer, alongside cocktails such as the Ladies Market Espresso, and a choice of three Champagnes and a Prosecco.
Chan, who founded nightclub party and events company Candypants – which began in Leeds and now has a presence across the UK as well as in Marbella and Dubai – explained that the Mans Market concept had been inspired by his childhood, as well as more recent travels in Hong Kong and New York.
He said: “Having grown up in a Chinese takeaway, I’m really excited about reinventing and re-energising Chinese dining in Leeds. I’ve been watching the market for years whilst working in the nightlife industry with my events company Candypants and I feel now is the perfect time to bring Mans Market to life.”