• Plans submitted for Thai restaurant chain Zaap to open in Lincoln Square

Plans submitted for Thai restaurant chain Zaap to open in Lincoln Square

19 July 2023

Plans have been submitted for well-known Thai restaurant chain Zaap to open in Manchester city centre.

Already known and loved at various locations across the UK, including; Newcastle, York, Leeds, Nottingham, Headingley and Sheffield, the Manchester restaurant will be the seventh venue for the street food giants.

It’s set to open in the Lincoln Building on Brazennose Street, which is part of Lincoln Square. Previously used as office space, the surrounding area is already home to a number of bars and restaurants, including; BOX, Wings, Ditto Coffee and newcomer Maray, which brought Middle Eastern inspired dishes over to Manchester back in summer last year.

Zaap’s unique aesthetic immediately transports diners to the bustling streets of Bangkok. Much like the rest of its venues, the Manchester space will be complete with neon lighting, TukTuk carts and a fragrant open plan kitchen serving some of the tastiest Thai street classics.

Diners will get the chance to enjoy a huge menu of noodles, curries and authentic fresh sharing plates indoors or alfresco on the outdoor seating during the warmer months once the venue is open.

Zaap works on a walk-ins only policy, favouring the spontaneous social dining of the Southeast Asian country. The restaurant is also known for its huge menu of cocktails, soft drinks and beers from the region, which includes Bubble Teas that come with lychee, watermelon and brown sugar that you can even add some booze to if you’re out celebrating.

Cocktails range from Zaap takes on classics including the Mango Margarita and the Thaistar Martini, to more authentic mixes using Mekhong gin and kaffir lime leaves. The Phuket on the Beach will no doubt transport you to the beautiful island via blue curacao, malibu, pineapple and lime.  

Zaap comes from the Yorkshire-based SUKHO Group, who are also behind the critically acclaimed Sukhothai and the Zaap Thai Market in Nottingham.

A consultation for Manchester’s Zaap restaurant is due to take place on Tuesday 8 August 2023.