First look at Chotto Matte's Manchester rooftop restaurant

A Japanese-Peruvian restaurant brand founded by Kurt Zdesar is launching its first UK restaurant outside of London in early 2025, settling on a rooftop space in Manchester as its first regional destination. 

Chotto Matte Manchester will occupy a 20,000 sq ft rooftop at the St Michael's development, overlooking the city's historic Town Hall. Interiors will be designed by international architect and company director of Superfutures, Andy Martin, who has collaborated with the group since its inception in 2013. 

Chotto Matte has produced new visuals of the space in partnership with Relentless Development. Terrace seating will surround a firepit overlooking the Manchester cityscape, while an indoor sushi area will offer intimate table seating. Other signature design elements include robata grills, lava stone features and jungle placements. 

Global growth

The menus, inspired by Zdesar's passion for Nikkei cuisine, combine the heritage of both Japan and Peru. Natural produce lies at the heart of each dish, with the team using entirely non-GMO, pesticide and hormone-free ingredients. 

The new site continues to demonstrate Chotto Matte's dedication to its global growth plan, with a particular focus on international franchise openings, such as Tbilisi and Riyadh. 

"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 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 show off our concept to a wider audience."

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