New Openings Coming to Manchester in 2023

The UK's second city is welcoming a whole host of new additions to its growing hospitality scene. Let's take a look at some of the most exciting new openings in Manchester for 2023.

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The UK hospitality sector was hit hard during the pandemic. Restaurants, bars, hotels, and cultural venues were all subject to temporary closures which made it difficult for them to make ends meet, and sadly, many never reopened their doors. Today, though, the industry is coming out the other side.

Manchester’s hospitality scene is back and better than ever, with countless places to eat, drink and be entertained. Better still, we’re entering 2023 with a number of new attractions to look forward to.

Here are some of the new openings in Manchester that you won’t want to miss.

Factory International

Factory International is coming to Manchester with an extraordinary year-round programme of performances spanning dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and digital. Its aim? To empower artists with its intimate stages and wide-reaching spaces.

The cultural venue has been brought to life by the team behind Manchester International Festival and will host the long-standing event this summer. Get your tickets booked now to be one of the first to pass through its doors.

Soho House

World-renowned hospitality brand, Soho House, is opening a brand-new venue in Manchester this year. As the first Soho venue to open in the north of the UK, this new opening will make an exciting addition to the city.

You’ll find Soho’s modish new hangout in the new St. Johns development that is currently being constructed on Quay Street. It will cover the top three floors of the Old Granada Studios warehouse, above other Soho-owned establishments such as Mollie’s Motel & Diner and Cecconi’s Italian restaurant. Expect an elegant bar and terrace, a ritzy rooftop pool and dynamic co-working spaces.

Manchester Museum

On the 18th of February, one of the UK’s largest university museums will reopen to the public. Manchester Museum was temporarily closed in 2021 to undergo an ambitious £15 million restoration project, and now it is back with brand-new galleries and a two-story extension. Visitors will be greeted by a tenontosaurus dinosaur skeleton, now boasting a new bespoke frame. Along with some remarkable exhibitions, you’ll find newly installed prayer rooms, therapy spaces, and a picnic area inside the lofty building which is situated on Oxford Road.


Next, we have another new opening in Manchester from the team behind Soho House. Maya is a brand-new restaurant spanning three floors in a prime location. Food enthusiasts will no double come flocking to sample Maya’s modern European classics and seasonal menu, which will be centred around local, fresh produce.

Situated in a refurbished 20th century warehouse on the canalside, Maya will ooze an industrial vibe with Art Deco influences. It will house several restaurant spaces, each with a distinct and changing menu. Don’t miss the opening of this stylish waterside eatery in the spring.

Bohemian Arts Club

The last new opening in Manchester we’d like to highlight is the beautiful Bohemian Arts Club. Blossoms frontman, Tom Ogden, and his wife Katie are opening the new speakeasy-style bar on Lower Hillgate in Stockport. Guests will be ushered through a hidden entrance into the three-story venue, where they will find a stylish hair salon topped with a two-story cocktail bar. The renovation should be completed in early 2023 and will make a handsome addition to Stockport’s growing nightlife offering.

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