The Man(a) of the moment is Simon Martin, owner of iconic restaurant Mana in Ancoats. It’s because of Simon Martin that Manchester has been awarded its first Michelin star in 40 years, bringing an end to the era of a Michelin starless Manchester.
The prestigious accolade was earned by former Noma chef Simon Martin, whose restaurant Mana only opened its doors in October 2018. A year after opening and a whirlwind of success has seen Mana as the first restaurant in 4 decades to win the award.
Mana is a reservation-only restaurant serving a menu of 14 to 20 plates in quick succession. The menu promises to use the very best seasonal ingredients, with the ever-changing menu a reflection of the cyclical landscape.
Mana has finally put Manchester on the international food map, inevitably attracting swarms of tourists to visit restaurants in the future. Hopefully, this Michelin star will be the first of many for Manchester, finally giving Manchester eateries the recognition they deserve.
Mana is situated in Ancoats, an area that has seen rapid development in recent years. Ancoats is an area rich in industrial heritage as it was once home to the textile mills that cemented Manchester’s reputation as a cottonopolis.
The textile mills are now gone but their intriguing post-industrial architecture remains intact, making way for new homes, independent eateries, theatres, bars and green spaces. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most thriving and desirable neighbourhoods in Manchester, and why Mana has chosen Ancoats as its home.
In fact, Ancoats is so well-loved, it was recently listed as the 13th coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out.
Alongside Mana, Ancoats is also home to our prestigious new development, Ancoats Gardens. Arriving Q1 2021, Ancoats Gardens is a high-quality residential apartment building, aimed at professionals seeking a stylish, convenient and social living experience in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Combining high-quality finishes and cutting-edge low-carbon technologies, our developments are in extraordinary demand from tenants, investors and occupiers. The use of sustainable, low-carbon technologies means that Ancoats Gardens will be one of Manchester’s most energy-efficient developments, which offers a benefit to investors and occupiers of an enhanced rental yield and future-proof investment.
If you’re interested in Ancoats Gardens and want to find out more, get in touch with our team today.