New Thai BBQ restaurant Neon Tiger to open in Manchester

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 30th May 2022

A new Thai restaurant taking inspiration from the country’s northeastern region will bring street food-style barbeque dining to Manchester next month.

Brand new Manchester bar and kitchen Neon Tiger will open on 64 Bridge Street this June, in the former Grindsmith unit next door to what was once Randall and Aubin’s Manchester brasserie.

Here, its chefs will use traditional cooking processes of live fire and smoked meat to create a range of sharing dishes to be enjoyed with cocktails and a seasonally-changing wine list.

The Thai grill house, or Baan Yang, will pay homage to traditional charcoal cooking methods with a host of grilled skewer dishes.

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Diners can expect house made lemongrass and turmeric smoked sausages, King oyster mushroom skewers, and coal-roasted aubergine served with soft boiled egg and sweet soy dressing.


Elsewhere on the menu, you’ll find a centrepiece coconut chicken curry noodle bowl – made using hand-pulled noodles created by the Manchester-based Komuji team – as well as bright salads and reimagine nostalgic Thai favourites.

Working closely with a range of premium Manchester-based suppliers, a fluid and seasonal wine list will be provided to the restaurant by Northern Quarter-based specialists Ad Hoc – promising to showcase organic and sustainable wines from around the world.

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Read more: Part-bar, part-shop: Inside Ad Hoc – the Northern Quarter’s newest addition

As part of this offering, a wine flight will also be available as part of the restaurant’s dining experience.

Furthermore, the restaurant will house a contemporary open bar at its front that will serve fun speciality cocktails based on individual flavours like melon, pineapple, grapefruit and rhubarb.


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Ben Morris, Co-Founder of Neon Tiger, said: “We love this city and are looking forward to bringing what we think will be a new F+B experience to Manchester.

“Neon Tiger was born from our obsession with classic neighbourhood bars, incredible wines and exciting cocktails.

“Food-wise we have taken inspiration from some of our favourite restaurants like Kiln, Smoking Goat and Temper in London as we have always been massive fans of this style of BBQ and think that the bright and bold flavours you get from these dishes would shine in a more relaxed and bar focused space.

“Most of all we hope to have created a welcoming and comfortable environment for people to come and try some delicious things.”

Neon Tiger will open on Bridge Street on Wednesday 8 June, 2022. Opening hours will be Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 12am; and Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 12am.

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