Vietnamese restaurant brand chooses Manchester Arndale for second site in the city

13th March 2024 | Jack Oliver

HOP Vietnamese Street Eats is set to open its second restaurant in Manchester after agreeing a 15-year lease with Manchester Arndale shopping centre.

The quick-service Vietnamese restaurant brand will move into the 3,777 sq ft former Samsung unit on Market Street in May.

Founded in 2015, HOP Vietnamese operates a number of outlets across London as well as a kiosk in The Orient food court at The Trafford Centre in Manchester.

The brand’s food is inspired by the street food vendors of Vietnam with an fully customisable menu including Viet street food favourites such as pho noodle soup, banh mi baguettes, noodle salads, and curries. The menu also includes bubble tea, lemonades, soft serve ice cream, Viet rocket fuel coffee, Viet fried chicken, dumplings and more. Plant based and Halal options are also available.

HOP Vietnamese joins a number of other food and beverage brands that have joined Manchester Arndale over the last 12 months, including Sides, Black Sheep Coffee, Krispy Kreme, and Lazy Sundae. It will also add to the scheme’s growing Asian cuisine offer, with Asian supermarket Oseyo set to open later this year after agreeing a 15-year lease.

Steve Gray, head of European retail asset management at Global Mutual, said: “It is great to welcome HOP Vietnamese to Manchester Arndale as they will be an excellent addition to our restaurant and takeaway line up. We want to ensure the centre caters for Manchester’s diverse taste and we are certain that HOP Vietnamese will be a popular lunchtime favourite for those living and working in the city centre. This latest signing also continues on from the strong leasing activity we experienced during 2023 as we continue our efforts in maintaining Manchester Arndale’s place as the North West’s go-to destination.”

M&G Real Estate and Global Mutual act as joint asset managers of Manchester Arndale. Metis Real Estate and Time Retail Partners are the centre’s retained letting agents, whilst Green & Partners are the retained lease advisory agents.


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