Sophisticated Latin-American restaurant and late-night lounge bar, with stunning interior, excellent cocktails, and in-house nightclub

18 Lloyd St, Manchester, M2 5WA
0161 974 7548

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm-12am
Thursday: 5pm-12am
Friday: 5pm-4am
Saturday: 2pm-4am
Sunday: 5pm-4am

There’s atmospheric, and then there’s MNKY HSE. What started life in London’s ever indulgent Mayfair, circa 2016, moved up to Manchester in 2022, bringing its elegant interior design and unique concept close to Spinningfields. In terms of what that means, this place is part-Latin American restaurant, part-late-night lounge. The experience transforms as the evening moves on, and those who stay for the long haul will see things shift from incredible food to after hours party with a speakeasy vibe. 

Once through the door it’s hard not to be impressed. The space itself feels subterranean yet sophisticated, with rich textures and deep colours, natural tones and sheet metal making an immediate impression. Take a seat, and start to mull over the fresh menu curated by ex-Senór Ceviche London Head Chef, Mark Morrans. Heavily influenced by pan-American flavours from central and southern countries, when Manchester’s Finest visited highlights included an incredible Chilean sea bass. 

Tacos are also of the highest quality — Tuna Tartare, Wagyu Beef, Roasted Aubergine — and Fritos like Prawn Tempura, Squid Poblano, and Spicy Lobster Tempura keep standards high. A robata grill fires up for a huge sharing plate of exceptional meats, or the Wagyu Tomahawk — arguably the most dramatic dish on a theatrical menu. The Ceviche section alone runs through many different options, as do Sushi and Pescados. We could go on, but that wouldn’t leave room for the Mezcal-themed cocktail list, which is as good as it sounds, or the in-house nightclub, firing up as night draws in, at which point MNKY HSE really takes hedonism and decadence to another level. Those after something a little more discreet can also opt for a private booking, and on Saturdays there’s a full bottomless brunch between 2 and 5PM, giving you 90 minutes to savour three courses, and whatever’s in the glass.