District, a new restaurant and bar inspired by a futuristic vision of Bangkok’s fire and barbecue-lined streets, is opening on Oldham Street this week.
The new venue comes from the same team behind Tokyo Ramen, the legendary Japanese noodle place on Church Street. District’s menu will offer wood-fired, modern barbecue dishes with a progressive and innovative approach to Thai food.
The team will create an accessible dining experience designed to engage the senses - from the smoky char wafting over from the kitchen, to the synthwave soundtrack.
District will offer two distinct experiences:
The first experience, My First Crush (£40) includes unique dishes such as barbecue hogget belly with nam prik pao and raw wild bass with nam jim.
The Full Experience (£85) accentuates the smaller menu with decadent dishes like aged Goosnargh duck and market fish with Isan herb sauce. Both menus conclude with It Was Only A Dream, District’s take on a classic Thai dessert, mango with sticky rice.
Owner, Danny Collins said: “We wanted to add to the dining experiences available in the Northern Quarter, bringing something different but accessible. We don’t want dining to be a quick in-out job. Restaurants can be a place to spend a whole evening, at a pace that really allows you to relax.”
A small and unique bar will occupy the downstairs area. District’s drinks list has been designed to supplement the evening’s food by utilising the same ingredients and techniques that are found in the kitchen.
With an aesthetic that builds on Bangkok’s unique combination of futurism and time-honoured tradition, from a team with a proven record in attention to detail and deep umami flavours, District should be an exhilarating addition to Manchester’s restaurant scene.
District Thai Kitchen & Bar is set to open on the 27th May, at 60 Oldham Street, M4 1LE. Wednesday - Sunday from 5pm.