Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Chotto Matte arrives in Manchester
A new rooftop restaurant is set to open at the top of Gary Neville’s St Michael development, bringing one of the world’s most upmarket restaurants to Manchester.
Called Chotto Matte, it will bring high-end Peruvian and Japanese cuisine to the heart of the city centre, opening its first British restaurant in the north on the development’s 20,000 square foot rooftop just steps from Albert Square.
Part of a global chain, Chotto Matte currently only has one UK location in Soho, West London, as well as global locations in places like Miami and Toronto.
However, all that is about to change when it opens here after development is complete – bringing with it its famous sushi fritters, octopus tentacles and lychee ceviche.
The restaurant will offer open sushi counters, Robata and Hibachi grills and torched sushi right at your table.
Design-wise, it will incorporate inspiration from lava rock and graffiti throughout its artwork, with live entertainment also promised in the evenings.
Specializing in Nikkei cuisine, Chotto Matte menu staples include delicate ceviche, spicy tuna rolls and salmon tataki tartare.
Elsewhere, you’ll find BBQ edamame, tostada chips with guacamole, Japanese wagyu sirloin (flambéed at your table, no less), as well as spring rolls and various meat and plant-based gyoza.
The restaurant’s menus also cover a wide range of sashimi, tempura and sushi, as well as tempura dishes and premium meat and fish cooked on its Robata grill.
From the grill, think cilantro-smoked marinated lamb chop, Peruvian chili miso, tentáculos de pulpo (yuzu baby octopus and purple potato), and black cod in a yuzu chili-chive miso marinade .
Alternatively, if you really want to do it all, there’s also an option to have tuna belly and top tier wagyu cooked at your table on a special Hibachi grill.
As for sides, choose from steamed or fried rice, cassava wedges and truffle mashed purple potatoes. It’s the perfect place to do it all.
Sharing a mock-up of the new restaurant on the brand’s Instagram today, the Chotto Matte team wrote: “We are delighted to announce that Chotto Matte will occupy the spectacular 20,000 square foot rooftop of St Michael’s upcoming development, contributed by the Relentless Developments group. and @gneville2.”
The £200million St Michael’s development, on the site of the former Bootle Street Police Station, will also include a nine-storey office building and a new public square.]
St Michael’s development work began earlier this year, with the first phase expected to be ready by 2024.
Founder and owner of Chotto Matte, Kurt Zdesar, said: “We are delighted to continue our expansion plans and enable more people to experience the best of innovative and authentic Nikkei cuisine across the UK.
“I am personally very happy to bring Chotto Matte to such an ambitious place. I’ve been watching the growth of the city for years, but never found the right opportunity until now.
“It wasn’t until meeting Gary Neville and understanding his vision, along with Relentless, for this first-of-its-kind development that I felt a great synergy with our brand.
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“The city is growing at an exciting pace and the timing couldn’t be better for Chotto Matte to bring diversity to the local landscape. I consider this new opening as an important part of our international expansion plan.
Characteristic image – Chotto Mat London