Inside Sexy Fish as Manchester’s swankiest restaurant officially opens its doors

The definition of opulent.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th October 2023

The arrival of Sexy Fish in Manchester must be the most talked-about and eagerly-anticipated launches of the entire year.

This ultra-glamorous restaurant has become a staple with the rich and famous down in London since it opened seven years ago.

And now the high-end Asian restaurant has expanded its reach to Manchester, transforming the former Armani shop at Spinningfields into a glitzy, spacious dining space.

Huge, glittering sea creatures – crafted by none other than Damien Hirst himself – creep out from the walls.

There’s an enormous octopus above one side of the dining room while a gang of swordfish burst out on the other end.


As you enter the cavernous room you’re welcomed by a life-size blue mermaid, with her smaller sister smiling out from the bar.

A fish tank filled with real fish covers the entire wall of the private dining room.


Upstairs in the toilets, you’re welcomed by a glowing pink floor and a mermaid mosaic, plus star fish taps and shell sconces.

Even the plates are shaped like fish, from a shell-like bowl propping up lobster tempura to a fish jug spewing a cloud of dry ice.

Basically, there are a lot of sexy fish in here.


Sexy Fish’s light-up pink bar is backdropped by a waterfall and waiters whizz around in sea life-patterned waistcoats and blazers.

It’s a fittingly opulent setting for this high-end new opening in Manchester.

On its Omakase set menu offering, the premium menu comes in at a cool £162 per person.

For that, you get dishes including oysters with smoked chilli, crispy duck and watermelon salad, bone marrow and king crab, premium sashimi, and caramelised black cod.

Sexy Fish Manchester opens to the public today, Thursday 12 October.

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Featured image: The Manc Group