Chotto Matte – new CGIs give glimpse into luxury rooftop restaurant at Gary Neville’s St Michael’s development

It looks STUNNING.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 21st March 2024

Brand new CGIs have been released that give us a glimpse into Chotto Matte, the rooftop restaurant that will make up part of Gary Neville’s new £400m St Michael’s development.

The luxury new Japanese-Peruvian restaurant is set to open early next year on the 20,000 sq ft rooftop at St Michael’s, a huge new development taking shape behind the historic frontage of the old Bootle Street police station.

St Michael’s has today given a first look at what the restaurant rooftop terrace will look like when it opens its doors in 2025.

There’ll be terrace seating surrounding an atmospheric fire pit with views right across the city centre.

The CGIs also show off an indoor sushi area with intimate table seating.


There’ll be design elements like an open sushi counter, a robata grill, sushi torched at your table, lava stone, and graffiti-inspired artwork.

The interiors have been inspired by Manchester music and dance history, as well as the ‘vibrant urban landscape’.


Its design scheme comes from international architect, designer and company director of Superfutures, Andy Martin, who’s worked with Chotto Matte since its inception a decade ago.

The brand already has six restaurants globally, but this will be its first in the north of England.

When it opens, Chotto Matte will specialise in Nikkei cuisine, with fusion cooking that combines Japanese and Peruvian influences, ingredients and styles.

Inside Chotto Matte, the new rooftop restaurant at Gary Neville's St Michael's development in Manchester. Credit: Supplied
Inside Chotto Matte, the new rooftop restaurant at Gary Neville’s St Michael’s development in Manchester. Credit: Supplied

When Gary Neville’s St Michael’s completes, it will have a 41-storey tower that’s home to W Hotel and W Residences.

The landmark development launched last July with a vision to transform an underused area of the city between Jackson’s Row and Bootle Street.

Kurt Zdesar, co-founder and owner of the restaurant brand, says: “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.

“The CGIs 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 showcase our concept to a wider audience.”

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