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Six By Nico is opening a second site in Manchester city centre

The crowd pleasing tasting menu restaurant is planning to open a new site on John Dalton Street

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 22nd May 2023

It appears that Six By Nico is expanding after plans submitted to Manchester City Council show the restaurant group is hoping to open a second site in the city centre.

The popular restaurant where the theme changes every six weeks has been a fixture in Manchester since the summer of 2019 and has proven a hit with locals and tourists alike for its affordable themed tasting menus.

Now, it has put in a planning application for a new site just around the corner on John Dalton Street which it states will be ‘its second site in Manchester.’

The description for the new site is as follows: “This is an application for a premises licence for the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment (limited to live and recorded music) within a restaurant. The restaurant will trade as Six by Nico and it will be its second site in Manchester.”

Proposing opening hours of 10am to 1am between Monday to Sunday, the Deansgate licensing application also asks for the provision of late-night refreshment until 1.30am.


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Previous hit menus at Six by Nico include its Chippy Tea, which offered a unique take on the traditional fish and chip shop dinner, its Fairytale menu, and its Alice In Wonderland-inspired supper with a hot mushroom consomme ‘tea’ and edible sugar paper menus.

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

First founded by Scottish chef Nico Simone in the Finnieston area of Glasgow in 2017, today Six By Nico has ten sites across the UK. The new Manchester site will mark number 11 for the group.

Prior to opening Six By Nico, its eponymous head chef ran another restaurant called 111 in Kelvinside. However, following the pandemic, chef-owner Nico gifted this to a young Senegalese man who worked his way up from kitchen porter to head chef at the establishment.

His original restaurant is now known as 111 by Modou, in homage to its new owner Modou Diagne.


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Speaking on the change at the time, Nico Simone told The Herald Scotland: “The time feels right, both for myself and Modou. This has been a personal dream of mine since meeting Modou in 2014, not only getting to know him as a close colleague, but he has become like family to me.

“Six by Nico is going from strength to strength, and as such there are increasing requirements for my energy to continue that development. There is no one I trust more to hand the reins to than Modu.”

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