Maya, a brand-new three-floor restaurant and bar is set to open in the new year following a slight delay.

Situated on the corner of the iconic Canal Street, Maya will feature two separate dining experiences: a canal-side brasserie serving modern European classics and an elegant ground-floor dining room boasting an ingredient-led, locally sourced seasonal menu.

The venue was originally meant to open this year, though has faced delays due to ‘necessary design changes that are sympathetic to the history of the 20th-century warehouse building that Maya will call home.’

Scottie Bhattarai, the Founder of Maya said “The design changes were the right thing to do for the architectural integrity of this iconic building. This means we are now gearing up to open in the new year.”

Maya will take over part of the ground and lower floors of 40 Chorlton Street, an early 20th-century warehouse that also houses the LEVEN hotel.

The venue’s interiors will merge the original industrial aesthetics of the space with ‘inspired details of art deco grandeur references’.

Maya is being developed by a team of hospitality operators who have worked for brands like Soho House, Isabel Mayfair and Michelin-starred Petersham Nurseries.

Renowned Mancunian chef, Gabe Lea, formerly of Michelin-starred establishments like Le Manoir and The French at The Midland will head up the kitchen teams.

Menu development is underway with Lea commenting: “There is a lot of creativity going into the design and overall concept of the restaurant, and the menu development is no different. Our approach will be to champion the beauty and simplicity of exceptional produce and, where we can, we will focus on sourcing seasonal ingredients locally. 

“By having more than one dining space, we can run separate menus. The brasserie menu will be about long-standing favourites that we know people will love, alongside more creative and ingredient-led dishes in the dining room that will change regularly and react to what’s seasonal and available.”

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Tue 6 Dec, Maya,
40 Chorlton St.Manchester M1 3HW
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 22 Dec 2023