Sunday, 26 January 2014

Winter break is over & time to prep...

I like the winter lull in street food.  It fits with my preference for getting cosy by the fire and plotting new dreams and schemes.  And there's lots of plotting afoot for 2014...

We've moved into a new prep kitchen in Manchester.  This is a very exciting time for us as we can now grow our capacity in lots of ways.  So watch this space for updates on our new developments.

We re-open at The Beech Inn on Thursday 30th January, with a revised winter menu and a brand new delivery service. Yes, you heard that right! We'll deliver gourmet street food inspired dishes along with fine cask ales right to your door.  We thought it was about time someone started delivering quality food and then thought, why not some fine ale to go with it.  Why not indeed!

The menu will be available online, on our main website and also posted here on the blog, Twitter and our Facebook page, to help keep customers up-to-date with the ever changing menu.  To start, we will be delivering within a 1 mile radius of the pub.

New opening hours at the pub:
Thurs & Fri 5-10pm
Sat & Sun 12-10pm

Delivery 07591 984 655 (6 til 10pm Thursday to Sunday every week)


SMALL PLATES                                                                                                                 
Pani Puri, Indian street food snack (V/Vg) Crispy puri w/ spiced chickpea, potato & tamarind sherbet, 3/5 pcs    £3 / £4.50*
Dal Bowl, daily special dal, w/ rice or flaky roti (Vg/GF)  £4.50 TODAY'S DAL: Roti Canai
Baked Spring Rolls, two crispy rolls stuffed w/ Hoi sin ‘veggie’ duck  (Vg) or ‘OOTB’ Whitby crab & crayfish   £4.50*/£5*
Pad Thai Traditional egg fried rice noodles with crispy tofu (V/Vg) or ‘OOTB’ jumbo prawns   £4.50 / £6.50*  ADD a fried duck egg £1.50
Shashlik Roti Wrap, marinated hand made spiced paneer with cachumba salad in soft desi paratha wrap (V)    £5*
Kimchi Noodle Soup, korean style hot red pepper broth with kimchi, ginger tofu & local pak choi (Vg) £4 / £5*

Indonesian Fish Curry w/ OOTB Cornish hake & prawns in lemongrass, tamarind & chilli broth (GF )£7.50
**Pimp my fish!** + 'OOTB' jumbo prawns & flaky roti   £9.50
Malaysian Beef Rendang w/ slow cooked grass fed ‘Frosty’ beef, with lemongrass, chilli & coconut (GF) £6.50
Indonesian Jungle Curry, fragrant cashew & peanut curry w/ green jackfruit, cauli & aubergine (Vg, GF) £6
All of above served with Asian ‘slaw & steamed rice or desi paratha
Shashlik Lamb Chops or Handmade Paneer, Marinated ‘Frosty’ lamb or spiced paneer (V, GF) w/ dal, rice & salad £9/ £7.50

EXTRAS 30p hot pickle / mango chutney / daniya / raita
EXTRAS £1 desi paratha / flaky roti / salad bowl / basmati rice     

Rhubarb & Custard, crispy rhubarb samosas w/ rose glaze & star anise vanilla custard (V) - 1 pc / 2 pcs    £2 / £3.50
Fire & Ice Brownie, sticky rich brownie with hint of chilli, served with raspberry sauce & vanilla cream (V)    £3.50

And don't forget our new SIX NATIONS inspired bar snacks being served at the pub. Host nation inspired dishes, bringing you the best of local produce...


  1. We are planning a motorbike trip around the UK and having read this I think Manchester has got to be on route because I am drooling as I read your exciting post. Snowing here today so have posted a good recipe to keep warm - would welcome any thoughts on a vegetarian alternative to minced beef?

  2. Check out my big fat veggie cottage pie recipe or puy lentil lasagna .. great mince alternatives for veggies and all :)

  3. The beer delivery is inspired. I might order some food while I'm at it ;)