Plans have been revealed for a new market hall and dining destination – Hello Oriental to open at City Centre Development Circle Square in July 2021.
Located in Symphony Park at the heart of Circle Square, Hello Oriental will occupy more than 6,000 sq ft, over three floors in the South Pavilion – a unique ground floor and subterranean space.
The new concept which is being launched by the group behind well-known Manchester restaurant Ocean Treasure and online supermarket of the same name, will offer everything from Chinese roast meats and dim sum to East Asian street food, alongside a modern Chinese bakery and on-site supermarket seven days a week.
Ricky Yip, Owner of Hello Oriental, said: “When we launched Hello Oriental as an online supermarket 12 months ago, that was only the start of our journey. We also wanted to deliver the very best Asian and oriental produce to our customers in Manchester, but we needed a flagship venue that would bring our vision to life.
“It was clear to us that Circle Square is the perfect place for us, a new city neighbourhood that is bringing people together to create a really thriving community. We can’t wait to launch Hello Oriental later this year and we’re confident that our new market hall experience will be a place for food-lovers of all backgrounds to come together, socialise and enjoy the very best Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine.”
Hello Oriental is the latest in a string of new food and lifestyle concepts to announce their move to Circle Square. It follows the announcements that Canvas, a first-of-its-kind lifestyle and events space, and TRIB3, a specialist high-intensity fitness studio, will open their doors to the public later this year.
Azim Kourah, Director of Hello Oriental, added: “We’ve always had one goal – to bring the finest oriental food to the people of Manchester to enjoy. Moving to the city’s newest, fast growing neighbourhood enables us to reach new audiences through an original concept and delivered with the same exceptional levels of quality and service we’re famous for.”
Tom Renn, Managing Director, Bruntwood SciTech – Manchester, added: “The very best cities around the world are known for being hotbeds of culture, entertainment and social activity, and that vibrancy and community is exactly what we’re creating at Circle Square. Hello Oriental is a fantastic concept that will appeal to the students and residents that call Circle Square home, as well as to office workers and visitors alike.
“With the arrival of Hello Oriental, TRIB3 and Canvas, Circle Square is set to become a must-visit destination in the heart of Manchester city centre.”
Chris Middleton, retail and leisure manager at Bruntwood, said: “Supporting successful and ambitious independent businesses with their growth journeys has never been more important. In what has been a challenging year for the retail and hospitality sector, it’s really exciting to be working with Hello Oriental supporting them to bring their innovative, first-to-market dining concept to Manchester.”
When complete, Circle Square will boast more than 1,700 new homes, 1.2 million sq ft of workspace and over 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, including a variety of restaurants, boutiques and bars.