a second Banyan Bar & Kitchen is to open in the Centre of Manchester.

Following a £1.6m investment, the new venue is set to open in summer 2018 in the renowned financial and entertainment district, Spinningfields.

The new bar extending over an impressive 7,000 square foot will accommodate 230 covers and create 50 full and part-time jobs for the local area. The acquisition will expand Arc Inspirations’ Banyan Bar & Kitchen to a total of eight sites throughout the North of England.

The premium bar will be open seven days a week, with extended opening hours until 2am. Guests of the new venue can expect a sophisticated all new-look, following an innovative detailed design from architects KPP in collaboration with reputable local designers No Chintz.

The news follows a momentous 12 months for the Yorkshire based premium operator, which has seen the announcement of its first Manahatta site in Deansgate, an opening in the town of Ilkley that exceeded all target expectations and record-breaking 2017 financial results.

Speaking of the new venue, Martin Wolstencroft, CEO of Arc Inspirations, commented: “Following the announcement last month that we are bringing our shamelessly glamourous Manahatta brand to Manchester, it felt only natural that we secured a second Banyan Bar & Kitchen. The success of our Corn Exchange venue and increased demand for the brand has meant we can branch Banyan across the North of England and beyond.

“We’ve worked with contemporary designers No Chintz who are elevating and reforming the Banyan brand to take it to the next level. Guests will see a real difference compared with Corn Exchange, and we know Banyan is going to ooze sophistication and be a fantatsic addition to the vibrant Spinningfields area.

“Our rapid expansion within Manchester continues to reinforce our reputation and position as pioneers of innovating drinking and dining experiences in the North of England. We’re set for a phenomenal year of growth, and we can’t wait to show the city of Manchester and beyond what we do best – no one does it better.”


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