Harden's survey result
“A large and understandably popular South Indian restaurant, specialising in street food and dishes served in roadside restaurants, all delightfully fresh and cooked to order” – this “buzzy (and noisy)” modern glass-walled outfit in First Street has become a “go-to curry house in Manchester city centre” with its menu of idlis and dosas supplemented with grills and mains from across the subcontinent. The original ITR is in Cheadle, and there’s a branch in Leeds.
“Fresh and exciting little taste bombs, with no evidence of gloopy sauce” sums up the appeal of the Indian street-food-style dishes at this jazzy First Street operation, which has “a quirky design, with the bar and kitchen being housed in old shipping containers, and with the best seats in the booths by the window”. Having taken Cheadle by storm, this new unit opened a couple of years ago – it can seem “a bit chaotic” but mostly wins praise for its tasty and affordable options (and the “great selection of dosas and thalis include much that will suit vegetarians or vegans”).
With its “delicious snack food” – “a sort of Indian tapas” – this “large” new city-centre spin-off from the popular Cheadle operation in a striking glass-fronted building makes “a very welcome addition to the scene” on happening First Street.
The brand new sibling of the popular Cheadle establishment occupies a striking glass-fronted building amid the city’s new cultural hub First Street; as per the original, the MO is Indian street food that’s “interesting, great and cheap” – and so “different from just about anything else in Manchester”.
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
2 Isabella Banks Street, First Street,, Manchester, M15 4RL
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||1 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||1 pm‑9:30 pm|