Manchester’s Corn Exchange is set to reopen in August 2015 as an upmarket food court. The big news is that the complex will host the city’s first branch of Thomasina Miers’ casual Mexican chain, Wahaca, while others of note include an Indian street food chain called Mowgli. The restaurant started out in Liverpool, serving Indian street food in gold-flecked surrounds; expect something similar here (food, pictured). There will also be Vietnamese noodles from Pho, Italian-ish chain Vapiano, something called Cosy Club (which looks like a grown-up Giraffe or Bill’s to us – check ’em out here) as well as local Manchester names including Salvis (Italian), Tampopo (South East Asian) and Banyan (Indian-fusion). British burger chain Byron is really having a go at Manchester with outlets on Deansgate and Piccadilly Gardens, and a new one in the Corn Exchange too. Watch this space for more info.

Opening around August 2015, Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, M4 3TR. Tel: 0161 834 8961,

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Ruth Allan
Published on:
Mon 17 Aug 2015