Seven of the biggest new openings coming to Greater Manchester in 2024

This is just a taster but excited doesn't even begin to cover it.

Harry Quick Harry Quick - 19th January 2024

2024 is already shaping up to be a big year for new openings here in Greater Manchester and the city centre, especially, and we always look forward to welcoming the latest additions to 0161.

We smell another list coming on…

From new restaurants and food halls to state-of-the-art live music and entertainment venues, not to mention one of the world’s most famous private members clubs and more, there’s a little bit of everything shaping the local landscape this year and we genuinely can’t wait.

Here are just seven of the biggest new openings arriving in and around Manchester in 2024.

What’s opening in Greater Manchester this year?

1. Royal Nawaab

The iconic Stockport Pyramid is finally getting a transformation. Award-winning restaurant group Royal Nawaab has been serving authentic curries in Manchester for years and is now moving its expertise over to one of Stockport‘s most well-known spaces.


Specialising in banquet-style all-you-can-eat, Royal Nawaab will be creating a grand hall serving up Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It’s the stuff of legend in South Manchester.

With elegant surroundings throughout, a warm friendly atmosphere and great food,  you’re going to want to put them on your wishlist. The kitchen is set to open this summer.


2. Skof

Manchester’s latest fine dining restaurant is one of 2024’s most anticipated openings, creator Tom Barnes aims to bring an unpretentious yet ambitious dining experience to the North West.

The former executive chef at Simon Rogan’s three Michelin-starred L’Enclume has only ever worked around stars and is tipped to be bringing another when the kitchen fires into life at his debut solo project, Skof.

Located in the heart of the NOMA district, Barnes is taking over the terracotta tiled, Grade II-listed Hanover Building hosting 36 covers to remove some of the seriousness out of tasting menus.


3. Flat Iron

The hit London steakhouse is making its move up North. For all you steak lovers this is one to look out for. Opening up on Deansgate, it’s going to have to compete with some stiff competition including Fazenda, Gaucho and just a few doors up the road, Hawksmoor.

One thing that Flat Iron does incredibly is affordability, their signature flat iron steak currently sets you back £13 — and that’s even the capital’s 12 current branches. Pair that with their beef dripping chips or their bone marrow and garlic mash and you’ve got yourself a slap-up steak dinner without breaking the bank. They aim to make ‘remarkable steak available to everyone’; now that we can get behind.

Flat Iron is also famed for its quirky little touches. On arrival, you’ll be handed a miniature meat and a pot of sweet and salty popcorn to a cleaver that can be traded in for a free soft-serve ice cream cone on the way out. How about that for a treat!

4. Soho House

Nestled in the heart of a rapidly transforming neighbourhood for arts and culture, the ‘Soho House experience’ is coming to five floors of the former Granada Studios in Spring.

The luxury members-only club has absolutely everything. Soho House will offer some of the best wellness amenities in the city, with an extensive gym and free weights area, studio space for classes, plus a steam room, sauna and rooftop pool that will open onto a balcony to take in those skyline views.


If you are after a spot to eat, the members-only restaurant is perfect for elegant formal dining, but at Soho House, they do it both. There are plenty of casual lounge areas for food and drink including a bar with live DJs inside and up on the roof for a late-night boogie.

5. Fairfield Social Club

The brand-new multi-use space is the latest in the city’s independent food and drink boom. Created by the team behind GRUB, known for their weekly rotating lineup of street food, they’re bringing new flavours and new sounds to Green Quarter, opening its doors on Friday, 1 March.

Located just off Angel Park Meadow it will be a stone’s throw from the city centre and expected to embody Manchester’s modern industrial vibes as well as all the perks of a big green beer garden — and should you fall it love with it as much as you are with your partner, you can get even married there!

Taking advantage of an open, 500-capacity space, the relaunch of Fairfield Social Club will also hold a range of events spotlighting local talent from DJs to live comedy and much more. They’re also doing warm-up events as they prepare for the full launch later this year.

6. Co-op Live

A new massive music venue in Manchester – yes, please! Set to open its doors in April 2024, they’ve already got some of the world’s biggest stars taking to the stage including The Killers, Olivia Rodrigo, about a dozen Take That shows; Liam Gallagher, Keane, Nikki Minaj and many, many more.


The 23,500-seater arena is plotted opposite the Etihad Stadium and is even backed by a pretty big star of our own, Harry Styles. Yes, the former 1D man is an entrepreneur now.

The global superstar said, “I was drawn to this project on every level, from the opportunities it brings to the contribution it will make to the city, and most importantly, that it will allow even more live music to thrive in Manchester.” If it Co-Op Live is good enough for the Styles, it’s good enough for us.

7. Stockport Interchange

Last but not least on this list, all the glitz, glamour and entertainment might be well and good, but the importance of a brand new transport hub not only with links to Manchester city centre but all of the neighbouring boroughs and a lot more cannot be overstated.

The Stockport bus station closed back in 2021 to make way for a huge overhaul and brand new Interchange, including the town centre’s first new green space in decades. It’s costing over £1 billion and is on course for completion in spring 2024. There’s even talk of a tram line in the future.

The massive development will feature 196 new neighbouring one and two-bedroom apartments, retail units, 18 new bus stands, cycle storage, a Travelshop with info screens as well a two-acre public park on the roof. Huge not only for locals but the Bee Network as a whole.


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That’s just a very small glimpse at the new openings coming to Greater Manchester across all sectors in 2024 and, as you can see, we’re taking that whole ‘levelling up the North’ very seriously.

We’re no strangers to pioneering culture, infrastructure and innovation in general, but it’s just nice to kick off the year by looking at all the cool things materialising in the city and its surrounding areas in the coming months.

New year, same Manc — there’s just more of it.

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Featured Images — Fairfield Social Club (via Facebook)/Co-op Live/Supplied