REVEALED: New Indian Restaurant for the Spinningfields ‘Scene’ to Open

Scene, Indian Street Kitchen is set to open early 2015...

More movement on Spinningfields – but this time at the River Irwell end.

The Leftbank food and drink bits have look a bit lost and lonely since Strada and Café Rouge shut down. Dockyard will be taking the former Café Rouge unit, and now a company called Scene Dining has applied for a licence for the old Strada unit.

“set to become Spinnigfields’ first
Indian restaurant”

Scene, Indian Street Kitchen is set to become Spinnigfields’ first Indian restaurant with an emphasis placed on street food. The new and exciting venture, which is owned by the Ali family is set to open early 2015 using years of catering experience bringing their own concept of Indian dining to Manchester.

Asif Ali described the reasons why the family chose Manchester;

“Spinningfields is the most vibrant area in the city and we are extremely excited to be opening here and to be bringing our unique experience and style of cooking”

The dishes created are inspired by Asif’s travels and numerous visits to the street vendors of India, Pakistan and Southern Asia and he wants customers to feel as though they have been transported to these foreign shores.

“We want to create a truly engaging experience that uses all five senses where customers can see the freshness of the ingredients and the vibrant colours of the spices through our open plan kitchen, smell the different aromatic spices used during the cooking process, and their food being prepared.”

Within the restaurant space there is also a private dining area for 50 guests, which is perfect for business meeting, lunches, dinners and social gatherings.

Strada Spinningfields

Situated in the former Strada unit, the design (supplied by Manchester based agency Décor Fusion) is a well–balanced mixture between the vibrancy, vitality and energy of Indian Street cooking as well as a relaxing, winding down space to compliment the dining experience and celebrate the food, culture, style and history of the Asian Subcontinent.

Scene will join Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Zizzi and Slug and Lettuce down at the darker end of the street, hopefully kickstarting a new dawn.

Lots of potential there, and The Kitchens – designed to offer food start-ups cheap and easy space as they find their feet – is a good idea that will add a bit of vibrancy to the area.

We will be seeing some Indian food on Leftbank soon enough.


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