Inside new Six By Nico as it opens SECOND Manchester restaurant

Its first menu will be inspired by Tokyo.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 27th November 2023

The runaway success of Six By Nico is continuing, with the popular affordable restaurant about to open its second restaurant in Manchester.

Six By Nico is famed for making tasting menus affordable, with six courses for only £39.

And it’s built up a solid base of returning customers by changing its menu to a different theme every six weeks, taking inspiration from places, memories, literature and imagination.

For its newest opening, Six By Nico has returned to Manchester again and is launching a 75-cover restaurant on John Dalton Street, directly opposite IKaro.

The beautiful restaurant space features sage green walls, brown leather banquette seating, and dark marble and mahogany tables, as well as a checkerboard tiles floor and impressive overhead gold light fixtures.


The brand new restaurant space splits into two areas, with a relaxed bar area looking out on the street outside.

Its design takes a few nods to Manchester’s history too, from huge woven hangings inspired by the city’s illustrious cotton trade, and timber and antique brass details.


For its launch, the menu will be Cooking Tokyo, available until 14 January.

The newest menu has once again been created by founder Nico Simeone, following a research trip to Tokyo, inspired by street food favourites and Japanese classics.

Dishes include chicken karaage, tempura mushroom, oknomiyaki (a pork and prawn pancake), ramen, and panko pork cutlet, with a white chocolate, matcha and strawberry dessert.


As always, a full vegetarian version is available, where the protein is swapped for ingredients like kimchi, tofu, and pumpkin.

There’s the option to add a selected drink pairing for £30 alongside your £39 menu, plus a selected aperitif, which will be the £9 Sakura (gin, cherry, ginger, and lemon).

In 2023 alone, Six By Nico has opened sites in Leeds, Cardiff and Birmingham, and now has a second Manchester restaurant to its bow.

Nico Simeone said: “We are very excited to be opening our second venue in the vibrant city of Manchester.

“Since launching in 2019, our Spring Gardens venue has gone from strength to strength, prompting demand for a second site in the heart of the city. The support we have had from the people of Manchester and further afield, as well as the team we have had there since day one, have all helped make a second-site possible.


“Our aim at Six by Nico is to help our guests create memories and stories together, by pushing our creative boundaries with a new menu every six weeks.

“We look forward to welcoming new and regular guests when Six by Nico Deansgate opens its doors on 30th November.”

Six By Nico will open on John Dalton Street, just off Deansgate, on Thursday 30 November.

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Featured image: The Manc Group