• A Greek street food restaurant is taking over the former Venus site on Oxford Road

A Greek street food restaurant is taking over the former Venus site on Oxford Road

2 October 2023

Street food is something that Manchester does very well. Whether it’s a sit-down meal full of your spicy favourites, or a jam-packed Gyros dripping with tzatziki, there’s a new kid on the block to satisfy that craving for the Greek street classic.

Gyros Street is a brand-new restaurant and take away that’s opening its doors in the former Venus florist on Oxford Road. Swapping Geraniums for Gyros and other Greek faves, Gyros Street has vowed to bring “quality ingredients, very generous portions and unreal vegan options” to its new city centre venue.

We don’t know too much yet about the new opening, but what we can expect is an ode to some of the very best food to come from the Balkans. Greek cuisine is indulgent yet relatively healthy as the lightness of the fluffy pitta and fresh salad balances the salty halloumi and fries that makes you order in the first place. There’ll no doubt be a range of options for any mood you're in once it opens, and we can already see Gyros Street being a huge hit with passers-by on a night out.

The restaurant is heading to one of Manchester’s current foodie hotspots. Oxford Road has become a showcase for some of the city’s best hospitality talent in recent years, with Bundobust Brewery, Circle Square and Hatch all calling the area home.

You can grab a bank friendly steak and chips at Canvas, a draught alcohol free beer at North Brewing Co, a juicy chicken burger from Bird of Prey and a huge range of sushi, sashimi, poke bowls, bao buns, dim sum and more at Hello Oriental. Oxford Road is soon becoming one of the best destinations for food in the city, so there’s no doubt that Gyros Street will feel right at home.

There’s no confirmed opening date for the new restaurant just yet, but make sure to keep an eye on their social media here for any updates.