Chotto Matte’s enormous Manchester restaurant to launch in early 2025

By Joe Lutrario

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Chotto Matte’s enormous Manchester restaurant to launch in early 2025

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Japanese-Peruvian restaurant group Chotto Matte has confirmed that its debut regional restaurant will launch in early 2025, around six month later than originally planned.

The 20,000sq ft, 450-cover rooftop restaurant will be the largest restaurant in Manchester and the biggest Chotto Matte in the UK joining two sites in London and a further four international sites.

Atop the St Michael’s development overlooking Manchester’s historic Town Hall, the restaurant will boast an interior design scheme created by architect, designer and company director of Superfutures, Andy Martin, who has collaborated with the Chotto Matte brand since its inception in Soho in 2013. 

The ‘stylish and contemporary restaurant’ will feature Chotto Matte’s signature design elements such as robata grills, lava stone features and luxurious jungle placements, set against a chic backdrop, inviting guests to ‘immerse themselves in a sensory experience that captures the essence of the city prism’.

The design is billed as a dynamic interplay of angles and colour, mirroring the vibrant, multifaceted urban landscape and taking reference from the powerful sub-culture of music and dance within Manchester.

“We are delighted to be working with Gary Neville and his incredible team to launch Chotto Matte in the much anticipated St Michael’s development, immersing the brand in the dynamic and burgeoning food scene of Manchester,” says Chotto Matte founder Kurt Zdesar. 

“The CGI’s provide a real insight into the unique rooftop location of the restaurant. It’s fantastic to mark the first UK launch of Chotto Matte, outside of London, with this site and gives us a new opportunity to showcase our concept to a wider audience.”

St Michael’s is rapidly gaining a reputation for playing host to some of the world’s most exciting, groundbreaking brands, with W Hotel and W Residences taking over the development’s hotly anticipated 41-storey tower. The £400m landmark development launched in July 2023, with construction rapidly gaining pace to transform a pivotal yet underused area of the city, bordering Jackson’s Row and Bootle Street, into a new world-class destination for work, stay and play.” 

Earlier this year, Chotto Matte’s parent company Noble Hospitality Group announced it was ‘entering a new phase of expansion and innovation’.​ 

While no specific sites have been announced, the group says that Angus Steakhouse, which currently operates five locations in the capital, will grow its presence with an updated version of its concept that ‘reflect the evolution of the brand’.

Noble Hospitality Group also says its recently launched Alley Cats Pizza brand will open new restaurants across London following the success of its debut site in Marylebone.

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