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Dim sum kitchen Yum Cha is latest restaurant confirmed for Altrincham's Foundation building

It will offer a casual dining take on traditional Chinese classics.

An independent dim sum kitchen has become the latest restaurant to be confirmed for the Stamford Quarter’s Foundation building.

Yum Cha will open its fourth restaurant in a 2,166 sq ft unit on the ground floor of Foundation, joining Nell's Pizza, bowling venue Lane 7 and coffee giant Starbucks.

It's the second Manchester location for Yum Cha, who opened in Kampus in the city centre in 2022 and also has restaurants in Liverpool and Warrington.

Literally translated from Cantonese as "drink tea", Yum Cha offers a casual dining take on traditional Chinese classics, serving roasted meats, a selection of steamed and fried dumplings, rice and noodle dishes and Chinese tea.

Yum Cha's restaurant in Manchester city centre

Adam Wan, who co-founded Yum Cha with his brother Neil, said: “We can’t wait to open our doors in the Stamford Quarter and the Foundation building is the perfect location for us.

"We opened in Manchester city centre in August 2022 and after the phenomenal response from our fantastic customers, Altrincham seemed like the perfect place to expand.

"The Foundation building has created a brand new destination for eating and drinking within the town centre and we’re delighted that Yum Cha is now a part of the already burgeoning Foundation community.”

More details about Yum Cha's opening date will be released in the coming weeks.

Yum Cha will further add to the growing community of leisure and hospitality brands moving in to Foundation after its £13.7million transformation.

Yum Cha is "renowned" for its dim sum

James Tootle, Head of Retail and Leisure at Bruntwood, who co-own the Stamford Quarter with Trafford Council, said: “Yum Cha’s decision to open their new restaurant in Foundation is a testament to the exceptional quality of retail and hospitality in the Stamford Quarter.

"It’s the perfect location for attracting visitors to the town from both the local community and beyond.

"With an already exciting and eclectic mix of brands, we are thrilled to welcome this fantastic independent restaurant to the heart of Altrincham. We are confident that guests will love Yum Cha’s renowned dim sum.”

A spokesperson from Trafford Council added: “Foundation completed in March of this year and incorporates a total of five floors, including three floors of market-leading workspace.

"The completion of the Foundation building signals a major milestone in the wider transformational plans for the Stamford Quarter, which will regenerate the high street and establish the area as a new and exciting destination for Altrincham.”