Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Chotto Matte is set to open a 20,000sq ft rooftop restaurant in the new St Michael’s development in Manchester.

Specialising in Nikkei cuisine—a blend of Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions—this will mark the venue’s first UK spot outside of London.

Due to open in summer 2024, the venue will include a rooftop terrace overlooking Manchester’s Town Hall and an interior designed by award-winning international architect, Andy Martin.

Chotto Matte’s signature elements such as open sushi counters, robata grills, tableside torched sushi and lava stones will all feature, as will live DJs and entertainment.

The St Michael’s project is joint venture from investment firm KKR and Relentless that will include the refurbishment of Bootle Street Police Station which has stood empty for more than eight years now.

Gary Neville from Relentless said: “This deal aligns perfectly with our vision for St, Michael’s and the 5* quality we are aspiring to with this project. We are pleased to be bringing this world class, innovative brand to Manchester.

Founder and Owner of Chotto Matte, Kurt Zdesar said: “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.

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.”

Sat 1 Jun, Chotto Matte,
St Michael's, Bootle Street, Manchester
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 12 Apr 2022