Arc Inspirations to open new Manahatta bar in Manchester


Manahatta Greek Street Leeds

Arc Inspirations is to open a new bar in Manchester, creating a third outing for its New York-inspired concept Manahatta.

It is investing £1.8million in creating the 230-cover bar and restaurant in the grade II-listed Royal London House in Deansgate, covering 8,000 square feet and creating 60 full- and part-time jobs.

It is building on the success of the first two Manahatta bars in Merrion Street and Greek Street (pictured) in Leeds, bringing over the brand’s glamorous “downtown chic” décor. It is due to open this summer.

Manahatta offers a comprehensive drinks list including cocktails crafted by award-winning bartender Mark Austin with expertise from The American Bar at The Savoy hotel in London.

It has an extensive food menu available until 9.30pm, including an all-day American-style brunch available seven days a week until 4pm.

CEO Martin Wolstencroft said: “I’m extremely proud to be developing the Manahatta brand and to make our Manahatta mark in the beautiful city of Manchester. The prestigious Deansgate location is a fantastic setting and will complement our existing Banyan venue perfectly.

“Our £1.8million investment into creating this site reinforces our offering and reassures customers of its quality. The expansion cements our reputation as pioneers of innovating dining and drinking experiences in the north of England, and I’m confident we can offer the people of Manchester something different, glamourous and a fantastic experience every time they visit an Arc Inspirations site.”

Leeds-based Arc Inspirations launched Merrion Street’s Manahatta – the original native American name for the isle of Manhattan – in November 2014, followed by Greek Street’s in March last year.

The company has already expanded into Manchester with Banyan Bar & Kitchen in the Corn Exchange.

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