This popular Japanese-inspired restaurant currently has two restaurants in London’s Mayfair and Miami’s Brickell district, where it has become famous for its sushi, donburi and sashimi.
But she will open a third restaurant, and her first in the north, in Spinningfields this fall. Now accepting reservations, the restaurant will officially open its doors on Thursday, October 12.
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The upscale restaurant, housed in a former Armani store, will be open for lunch and dinner, offering à la carte options, Omakase tasting menus and late-night dining options. Created by celebrity chef Björn Weisgerber, the dishes will be inspired by the seas of Asia – and signature dishes are expected to include duck salad, smoked tuna belly, crispy erinji mushrooms, black cod and king crab.
For Manchester specifically, there will be the likes of Chicken Umi and Shisho Gyoza, Crispy Lemon Soul with Wasabi and Ponzu Sauce, as well as Seafood Ceviche.
The restaurant will be run by Caprice Holdings, the same team behind The Ivy Collection, and the restaurant will be expensive all the time. Alongside Damien Hirst’s artworks, there will be ‘fish lamps’ by world-famous designer and architect Frank Gehry, a beautiful Verde Esmerelda stone floor, and a series of custom glass columns created by master Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano.
The “one-of-a-kind” destination bar will feature glowing pink onyx and glass, “against the backdrop of a cascading waterfall”. The oceanic motifs will continue in the ladies’ bathrooms with hand-carved pink onyx countertops along with mosaic murals depicting mermaids and underwater scenes, as well as antique shell wall lamps from the 1940s.
Visiting the flagship Mayfair restaurant last month, which first opened in 2015, MEN’s Gina Campbell described the restaurant as “opulent, theatrical and glamorous” with food that had “never been thought of”.
When asked what’s in store for Spinningfields, Timothy Johnson, Managing Director at sexy Fish Manchester, said: “We’re bringing in the best elements from our London and Miami outposts to create something world-class, unique and special that complements the stunning building. And our surroundings are in the heart of the city.”
He added: “We have worked hard with our team to develop some amazing signature dishes and cocktails that are only available at our Manchester location.” “We have an amazing connection to Manchester already and can’t wait to welcome guests to Sexy Fish Manchester.”
The sexy Fish Manchester restaurant seats 215, while the private dining room – called the Tropical Reef Room – seats 45 but has capacity for 60. Like its counterparts in Mayfair and Miami, the restaurant will offer late-night entertainment with world-class international dishes. Performers and DJs, along with a late-night menu, are available on Fridays and Saturdays.
Sexy Fish Manchester will open on October 12. Bookings can be made here or by calling 0161 526 2939.