Channel 4’s The Taste winner Debbie Hall-Evans has created an exclusive burger based on her winning ‘taste’ and it goes on sale at Solita. The Bang Thaidy Burger goes on sale for two weeks only at the northern quarter bar and grill restaurant for charity.

“I think it’s the first burger with a noodle topping, it really works!”

On sale from tomorrow lunch time (Thursday 27th March), The Bang Thaidy Burger features a chuck steak and bone marrow patty, Chinese leaf, noodles with a Thai nam jim sauce, topped with crispy chicken skin, served on a toasted sesame seed brioche bun. £2 from the sale of each burger will go to Debbie’s chosen charity, Bolton Hospice.

A regular diner at SoLITa, Debbie, from Horwich, had no formal training before taking part in the hit TV show, but under her mentor French Chef Ludo Lefebvre she wowed his fellow judges Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain and went on to beat professionals and home cooks alike to scoop the title.

SoLIta's Bang Thaidy Charity Burger I Love Manchester

Debbie says her inspiration for the SoLIta burger came from her winning dish in episode 4 of the show:

“I’m ecstatic about this collaboration with SoLIta; I eat here with my family all the time, now I’m the first person to be invited to design a burger for them. I wanted to try something different, using Thai flavours. I’ve used much of the recipe from my Nam Jim Chicken dish which was a winner on the show. I think it’s the first burger with a noodle topping, it really works! I hope people will come and enjoy it, at the same time you’ll be doing good work for a charity close to my heart.”

Debbie’s feet have barely touched the ground since winning the show earlier this month. After launching the charity burger, Debbie, a mum of three, is set to spend time in the kitchens of five Michelin starred restaurants before heading to New York and LA to launch pop up restaurants with the winner of The Taste USA. Looking to the future, Debbie says she still has one eye firmly on Manchester:

“Manchester has an incredible food scene, it’s exciting and people are up for trying new things like our Bang Thaidy Burger. I have an ambition to open a restaurant in the North West and I don’t think there’s anywhere better than Manchester.”

Open from noon until late seven days a week SoLIta also offers excellent private dining spaces for tailor-made parties and celebrations.


Turner Street, Manchester M4 1DW.


For reservations tel: 0161 839 2200


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