A brand new Thai BBQ and cocktail bar will open in Manchester next week


Next week will see the launch of another Manchester restaurant, and this one promises to bring street-food style barbecue to Bridge Street. Inspired by northern Thailand, Neon Tiger, a brand new bar and kitchen concept will open on Wednesday June 8th.

Part of Neon Tiger’s offering will channel the principles of a Thai grill house – known as Baan Yang – adopting traditional high-fire and smoked-meat cooking processes, producing “bold, fiery flavors and shamelessly.” The sharing-style meal concept, which will see dishes cooked over charcoal and served on small plates, will include dishes such as flame skewers, lemongrass and smoked sausages and charcoal roasted eggplant with boiled eggs and a sweet soy vinaigrette.

Complementing these sharing dishes is the Central Noodle Bowl, designed to be enjoyed solo, with noodles hand-picked locally in Manchester by the Komugi Noodles team. Diners can look forward to an aromatic yet light Thai coconut curry, tender chunks of marinated chicken, served with crispy soft noodles, and an essential drizzle of lime.

Commenting on the opening, Ben Morris, co-founder of Neon Tiger, said: “We love this city and can’t wait to bring what we believe will be a new F&B experience to Manchester. Neon Tiger was born out of our obsession with classic neighborhood bars, incredible wines and exciting cocktails.



Sharing style dishes cooked over charcoal and served on small plates, will be accompanied by bowls of noodles

“Food-wise, we took inspiration from some of our favorite restaurants like Kiln, Smoking Goat and Temper in London because we’ve always been big fans of this style of barbecue and think the bright, bold flavors you get of these dishes would shine in a more relaxed, bar-focused space. Above all, we hope to have created a welcoming and comfortable environment for people to come and try delicious things.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted in a contemporary drinking space featuring a “modern and minimal” open bar concept. Here, the cocktails will be based on strong individual flavors such as melon, pineapple, grapefruit and rhubarb.



Cocktails will be based on strong individual flavors including melon, pineapple, grapefruit and rhubarb

Alongside this, Ad-Hoc Wines in the Northern Quarter will host a special wine list – and wine flight – featuring organic and sustainable wines from around the world. The wine list will be fluid as it will evolve and evolve over time to showcase the best small seasonal productions.

Reservations will open from Monday May 30 and the restaurant will open on Wednesday June 8. Neon Tiger hours of operation will be Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and from Friday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

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