Manchester’s Circle Square to get new Japanese sake bar and fried chicken restaurant

Monkey Trio will offer a range of Japanese sakes, whiskies and matcha beers, while Bird of Prey promises it will be a go-to place for Fried Chicken.

More new food, drink and retail places are set to open at Manchester’s Circle Square.

Hello Oriental food hall launched in February and Uncle T (which sells traditional bubble tea) opened in April as part of the expansion of the retail and leisure element of the development, off Oxford Road.

And now Manchester’s first sake bar, Monkey Trio, will open alongside Tsujiri, the Japanese matcha dessert tea house.

Hello Oriental boasts a restaurant and street food hall

Bosses say Monkey Trio will offer a range of Japanese sakes, whiskies and matcha beers, and is based underneath Vita Living North.

It is expected to open in May, along with another new eaterie, Bird of Prey, a fried chicken restaurant which is promising everything from traditional American style chicken and waffles to firey, spiced chicken wings.

Finally, Momo Cosmetics, which will sell a wide range of Japanese and Korean skin care products and food, is also expected to open its doors next month.

Monkey Trio will based under Vita Living North

Max Bielby, chief operating officer from management team, Vita Group, said: “Circle Square is fast becoming Manchester’s go-to destination with new restaurants and retailers opening each month.

“There’s a real buzz surrounding this new community and what’s to come and we can’t wait for Manchester to get its first Japanese sake bar with Monkey Trio and Tsuiri, showstopping fried chicken and waffles thanks to Bird of Prey and Pan-Asian teas and cosmetics with Uncle T and Momo.”