Due to open in summer 2024, the venue will include a rooftop terrace, overlooking Manchester’s historic Town Hall, with an interior design scheme by international architect and designer Andy Martin,
The new 20,000sq ft Nikkei cuisine restaurant will be the brand’s only other UK venue outside of London. It will featuring Chotto Matte’s signature design elements such as open sushi counters, robata grills, table side torched sushi, lava stone and graffiti inspired artwork, accompanied by live DJs and entertainment.
Chotto Matte was launched by former European director for Nobu Kurt Zdesar in London’s Soho in 2013 and has since expanded to Miami and Toronto. New international venues in Doha, San Francisco and Los Angeles are due to open by the end of 2022 with a second London restaurant, in Marylebone, also due to open this year.
The deal was agreed with Gary Neville’s hospitality group Relentless.
“We are delighted to continue our expansion plans and allow more people to experience the very best of authentic innovative Nikkei cuisine across the UK,” says Zdesar.
“I am personally very excited to bring Chotto Matte to such an ambitious place. I have been monitoring the city’s growth for years but never found the right opportunity until now. It is only when meeting with Gary Neville and understanding his vision, with Relentless, for this first of a kind development that I felt a great synergy with our brand.
“The city is growing at an exciting pace and timing couldn’t be better for Chotto Matte to bring diversity to the local landscape. I see this new opening as an important part of our international expansion plan.”
St Michael’s is the first real estate investment in Manchester from global investment firm KKR, which formed a joint venture with Relentless last year to deliver the project.
“This deal aligns perfectly with our vision for St, Michael’s and the 5 star quality we are aspiring to with this project,” says Neville. “We are pleased to be bringing this world class, innovative brand to Manchester.”