Glitzy London restaurant Sexy Fish confirms Manchester opening date

Sexy Fish Manchester is one of the most highly anticipated launches of the year.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 9th August 2023

Sexy Fish, the glitzy celeb outpost considered one of  London’s most high-end Asian restaurants, has confirmed it will open its doors in Manchester this autumn.

The award-winning restaurant concept will move into the former Armani building on No1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, close to the popular subterranean restaurant and bar Australasia.

The Manchester restaurant will be the third global outpost for the restaurant concept, which has already seen electrifying openings in London’s Mayfair in 2015 and Miami’s Brickell district in 2022.

The magnificent restaurant will be situated in the heart of Manchester, taking centre stage in a stunning landmark building facing onto Deansgate.

Striking interior features will include spectacular artworks from international artist, Damien Hirst, including three giant sculptures incorporating creatures from under the sea, specially created for the space.


Additional interior elements will include a collection of iconic ‘Fish Lamps’ from world-famous designer and architect Frank Gehry, a beautiful Verde Esmerelda stone floor, and a series of bespoke glass columns created by master Venetian glassmakers on the island of Murano.

Sexy Fish Manchester will also feature a one-of-a-kind destination bar of glowing pink onyx and glass, set against a backdrop of a cascading waterfall. 


Magical ocean motifs continue into the ladies’ restrooms with a hand-carved pink onyx vanity alongside mosaic murals depicting mermaids and underwater scenes and vintage 1940’s ‘Coquille’ shell wall lights.

Kimchi fried rice at Sexy Fish. / Image: Sexy Fish
You can never have too much sushi. / Image: Sexy Fish

From the autumn Sexy Fish will be open for lunch and dinner, offering delectable a la carte options, Omakase tasting menus, and late-night dining options.

Dishes will include a diverse selection of tantalising creations inspired by the seas of Asia, alongside signatures such as Duck Salad, Smoked Tuna Belly, Crispy Eringi Mushroom, Black Cod, and King Crab.

Devised by internationally renowned and acclaimed Chef Director, Bjoern Weissgerber, the menus will also include unique recipes exclusive to Manchester.


The restaurant will house the largest Champagne collection in the country (with 75 different references), a selection of the world’s top vintages from lading estates, and an excellent sake wine selection.

Image: Sexy Fish
Image: Sexy Fish

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Guests will also be able to enjoy creations from the innovative Trinity Menu, a collection of award-winning cocktails from London and Miami, alongside four bespoke serves curated specifically for Sexy Fish Manchester.

These include the likes of Strawberry & Grapefruit, featuring Hibiki Harmony Japanese whisky, strawberry, grapefruit, black pepper, lemon and soda, and Tonic & Mango, created with Manchester’s own Thomas Dakin Gin, aromatic tonic water, mango, coconut, and pandan.

The restaurant will open within No1 The Avenue in Spinningfields once Armani closes on 15 August / Image: Spinningfields

The magnificent restaurant will offer a party atmosphere late into the night with entertainment from world-class international performers and DJs, served alongside a late-night menu on Fridays and Saturdays. 


Sexy Fish Manchester will also feature a stunning private dining room, The Tropical Reef Room, with a picturesque aquarium filled with a magical cacophony of exotic fish.

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Speaking on the new opening in Manchester this Autumn, Caprice Holdings Chairman, Richard Caring, said: “Myself and the entire company are extremely excited to bring Sexy Fish to the vibrant and amazing city of Manchester this autumn.

“Manchester follows on from the successful restaurants in London and Miami. Caprice Holdings as a company has an affinity with the city, and we believe that Sexy Fish will be loved and enjoyed by the people of Manchester. I repeat, we are truly excited and look forward to being in one of the greatest cities in the UK, and the world.”

Featured image – Sexy Fish