Peachy Keen is the latest all-you-can-eat venture to hit the city in what must be the perfect location for their market, The Printworks.
It’s vibrant and fun as well as being very reasonably priced and is the brainchild of Nishil Nathwahi who has two other outlets but wanted to bring the brand to his home town.
“…much better than I had anticipated which was probably a bit snobby of me.”
Its USP is that it has live cooking with chefs who’ll whip a meal entirely to your tastes as well as the usual counters and in the week you can tuck into lunch for £7.99 or dinner for £13.99, this goes up to £9.99 for lunch at weekends and £15.99 for dinner. Drinks are from under a fiver for cocktails, from £12.99 for house wines and fizz at £16.99.
You can select from a range of cuisines including Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Italian and a Grill section. There’s also a healthy option with salad bar and fruit as well as every child’s dream dessert island.
The Viva Diva, Gay and I went before the Big Bird’s DJ-set at MFDF and got stuck in straight away. Choosing from the starter counter you can get a bit of every culture and I tucked into duck pancakes (good), sushi (great), crab claws (loved these) and other bits and pieces.
Onto the mains and I went to the Chinese live counter where you select your ingredients and then the chef cooks it in front of you. I picked out prawns, squid, peppers, onions and noodles with black bean sauce. This was really good and much better than I had anticipated which was probably a bit snobby of me. It was a good as offerings from Chinatown so well worth the cover charge alone. Just to note here, the live cooking is limited at lunchtime which is why the prices are cheaper.
The VivaDiva happily chomped through nachos which she said were delish and the Gay had tacos which he loved as well.
I didn’t do pudding so I could taste some of the pre-cooked offerings and again the standard here was high with a wonderfully spicy vegetable Mossman.
The DivaViva hit the dessert counter and described a chocolate kebab pancake insane – in a good way – the best pud she’d had. The Gay had a selection of little pots of things and loved the chocolate mousse.
Overall we were impressed by the standard, the excellent and friendly service as well as the vibrant design. This is an almost ideal addition for the Printworks crowd, a great place to chill out before the movies or line your stomach before hitting the bars and clubs.
On the I Love’o’meter
A little bit of what u fancy.
The Printworks, 27 Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS
Call 0161 839 1000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org