Tampopo To Reopen All Sites On July 4th


Tampopo - Manchester’s original, independent, Pan Asian eatery - are reopening all six of their restaurants and food kiosk on Saturday July 4th:

  • Albert Square, Manchester

  • Trafford Centre (Restaurant and Kiosk)

  • Corn Exchange, Manchester

  • Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

  • East Street, Fitzrovia, London

Guests can book now, or walk in, for lunch, dinner or just drinks at any of the above restaurants. More details on locations can be found here: https://tampopo.co.uk/locations/

Tampopo are also providing take-out food at Broughton Park Rugby Club in Chorlton via Deliveroo and Click & Collect here.

The team have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to ensure that the restaurant is ready to open on the 4th July and will continue to provide a safe space for Tampopo fans to enjoy the dishes they’ve been missing. More than ever, the team’s ambition is to provide a place where guests can relax, come together with loved ones and share moments of happiness over great food and drink.

With all this mind, new safety measures have been introduced across the restaurants in line with government guidance, and so guests can expect to see the following new practises in store:

  • Mandatory health screenings for team members.

  • Daily health declarations by team members.

  • Increased hand washing – for a minimum of 20 seconds at least every 20 minutes.

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures – washing surfaces every 30 minutes.

  • PPE Provided – for mandatory tasks.

  • Team uniforms worn in restaurants only.

  • Smaller kitchen teams – to support social distancing.

  • Contact free pick up stations

  • Reduced capacity and lay out to enable 1m+ distanced dining.

Walk-ins are welcome but more of the restaurant will be given over to advance bookings than usual, and so it is advisable to book if you want to guarantee your Tampopo experience this month.

Tampopo is also launching a new menu with improved dishes following a visit to Bali and the team’s inspiring food mission to Malaysia in March of this year. Founder David Fox worked with restaurants and chefs based on the island and ran a chef development programme in Kuala Lumpur. They came back bursting with ideas, some of which we will be part of the latest post-lockdown menu. These include an even better Beef Rendang, a tastier Pad Thai and a more delicious Pad Krapow.

The Tampopo team have been busy during lockdown, having set up a Click and Collect service across all sites, and Tampopo Meal Kits to allow guests to recreate some of their favourite dishes at home – both click and collect, and the meal kits will continue at the restaurants and can be ordered online.

As well as bringing Tampopo into the homes of their guests, the team have been volunteering to bring meals every week to the Greater Manchester community – from residents in need to NHS staff. They will be continuing to work with Eat Well Mcr to keep this going on a continual basis throughout the year.

David Fox, Co-Founder of Tampopo said:

“This has been one of the toughest times that we’ve known – for our customers, communities, our teams. But there have been moments of pure happiness that have arisen too as extraordinary times have brought out the best in so many people. For us, the pandemic has really brought home how important are customers are to us, how much we love doing what we do, and just how vital those moments of simple happiness are. We can’t wait to welcome our customers back to the restaurant, where we’ll be serving great food and helping to create more moments of happiness during what is still a challenging time for many. This picture was taken on our research trip to Malaysia… together we’ll jump for joy again.”