New Thai barbecue restaurant opening in Northern Quarter

From the team behind Tokyo Ramen, District will bring wood fired, modern barbecue cookery to Oldham Street

From the team behind Tokyo Ramen, a new Thai barbecue restaurant called District is opening today in the Northern Quarter.

With a progressive approach to Thai food, owners say the new wave kitchen and bar will bring wood fired, modern barbecue cookery to Oldham Street, encouraging innovation but maintaining accessibility. 

District will offer two distinct experiences, where the team hope to create an engaging, long-lasting dinner that consistently engages the senses – from the smells of char that waft from the kitchen, to the synthwave soundtrack. 

The first experience, called My First Crush, is priced at £40 and includes unique dishes such as barbecue hogget belly with nam prik pao and raw wild bass with nam jim.

The Full Experience – priced at £85 – punctuates the smaller menu with extra dishes such as 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.

District is also equipped with a small and unique bar in the downstairs area, designed to supplement the evening’s food by utilising the same ingredients and techniques that are found in the kitchen.

The venue’s aesthetic, say owners, builds on Bangkok’s unique combination of futurism and time-honoured tradition, bringing a futuristic vision of Bangkok’s fire- and barbecue-lined streets to the NQ.

“We wanted to add to the dining experiences available in the Northern Quarter, bringing something different but accessible,” says owner Danny Collins.

“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.”

District kitchen and bar is set to open on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter on the 27th May 2021. It will be open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 5pm.


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