New Salford restaurant Banana Tree to give away 1000 free katsu curries

It opens today.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 12th February 2024

A brand new Salford restaurant will celebrate its launch today by giving away 1000 katsu curries, completely free.

Banana Tree is an award-winning Pan-Asian restaurant that started life down in London more than three decades ago.

It’s since expanded with restaurants across the UK, but this will be its first trip up to Greater Manchester.

The new Salford venue will officially open its doors today, Monday 12 February, at the Lowry Outlet Mall.

The restaurant will have space for 150 diners inside, and an extra 70 outside on an all-weather terrace.


Dishes on the Banana Tree menu will include pad Thai, ramen, and katsu curry dishes, plus bottomless brunches seven days a week, and an all-day menu that will suit the pre-theatre crowd.

The menu champions traditional meals from Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia, including noodles, salads, curries and stir-fries.


More than 40% of the menu is also plant-based.

Banana Tree is celebrating its arrival in Salford with a 1000-katsu-curry giveaway, running throughout the first seven weeks of its opening (or until curries run out).

To claim a free katsu curry, diners will need to fill out a form and book a table, with more than 500 slots available.


There’ll be both chicken and vegan options available, each coated in a crispy panko crumb and served with katsu curry sauce, rice, and edamame.

But if you miss out on the free dish tables, worry not – Banana Tree will also be running 50% off all menu dishes for the first five weeks of opening as part of its soft launch. Just book a table to claim your discount.

Banana Tree marketing director Tom Patrick said: “We’re so excited to be opening our first restaurant in the north and open our first restaurant in the vibrant city of Salford. This will be our 19th restaurant and we couldn’t have secured a better location!

“With an all day menu taking you on a tour of South East Asian cuisine, we know that there really is something for everyone. From Pad Thai to Ramen, Katsu to 2-4-1 cocktails we’re the perfect spot for a pre-show meal, a light lunch with friends or a full Pan Asian feast!

“To celebrate our arrival into Salford we’re giving away 1000 FREE Katsu curries with no strings attached!


“The 30 strong team have been training hard in our sister restaurants throughout the country for several weeks, and now our team are training in site, we think our Salford restaurant could be our best looking one yet! We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our award winning restaurant.”

Click here to book your table and claim your free katsu curry.

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