REVIEW: Electrik in Chorlton Launches NEW Winter Menu

A homely, comforting vibe in Chorlton...

Electrik have launched a new menu and they invited us over to have a run through it. Host for the evening was owner Luke Cowdrey, one half of DJ pairing The Unabombers and a man who by his own admission, is turning his attention more from beats to bars these days.

All he wants is a sausage dog, apparently.

“a homely, comforting vibe”

What he has already, however, are some very well regarded food and booze operations – including Volta in West Didsbury.

Electrik Chorlton Jerk Chicken

Over at Electrik, they’ve gone for a homely, comforting vibe with the new menu – cheese and onion pie, jerk chicken, salmon teryaki – all of which were spot on for a cold wintery evening.

They’ve got a belter of a beef bourguignon on there too.

All of this is complemented by a well thought out range of beers, and we got stuck in to a cracking rioja too.

All in all, there’s enough depth and variation ion the menu to mean Electrik should be a definite pit stop should you find yourself in Chorlton.

Electrik Chorlton Salmon Teriyaki1

Living in the deeply untrendy Salford, it’s always struck me that Chorlton is effectively Eccles with more middle-class people in it. They both have a tram stop, a big Morrisons and a slightly crap 1970s shopping centre plonked in the middle of it.

I suppose the South Manchester suburb has benefited from being on the student trail housing trail for years and year – my first ever Manchester address was on Nicolas Road, nearly 20 years ago.

It still has its grittier parts – and bars like Electrik manage to capture both side of the suburb pretty well. A good all-rounder.

Contact & Book

559 Wilbraham Rd, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

0161 861 9558



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