• Neon Tiger, a new Thai BBQ concept, comes to Bridge Street

Neon Tiger, a new Thai BBQ concept, comes to Bridge Street

30 May 2022 by Deanna Thomas

Neon Tiger will bring bold new flavour to Bridge Street from Thursday 8th June 2022 specialising in Baan Yang cooking over coal.

Taking influence from the North of Thailand, where the cuisine favours street food-style barbeque dining, the brand-new bar + kitchen will introduce a sharing dining concept. Expect deeply flavoured grilled skewers, smoked meat cooking, bright, punchy salads and hearty coconut curry noodle dishes.

Using the UK’s finest produce, Neon Tiger will adopt the traditional processes of live fire like you’d find in a traditional Baan Yang, which is Thai for ‘Grill House. Traditional skewer small plates will be cooked over charcoal and served for sharing. Packed with punchy aromatics, the grill menu will include a house made lemongrass and turmeric smoked sausage, king oyster mushroom skewers, and coal-roasted aubergine with soft boiled egg and sweet soy dressing.

Perfectly accompanying the Baan Yang sharing dishes will be their signature noodle bowl - designed to be enjoyed solo. Deeply aromatic and satisfying, with a rich coconut Thai curry, marinated chicken and lime with noodles hand-pulled locally in Manchester from the team at Komuji Noodles.

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.”

The brand-new dining concept also includes a contemporary drinking space offering speciality cocktails based on strong fruit flavours including melon, pineapple, grapefruit and rhubarb. Alongside this, a special wine menu has been curated by the Northern Quarter’s Ad-Hoc Wines (read more about them HERE.) Wines will showcase organic and sustainable wines from around the world representing smaller production vineyards less widely available. A wine flight will also be available as part of the restaurant’s dining experience.

“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,” adds Ben. “And we 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 Thursday 9th June 2022. Bookings will open from Monday 30th May 2022.

Follow @___neontiger for the latest updates.

Neon Tiger, 62 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BW

Opening hours:

Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 12am

Friday to Sunday from 12pm to 12am.