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Kala Bistro

Kala Bistro

Kala Bistro

Kala Bistro (King Street, Manchester) — Chef Gary Usher’s sixth venue in the northwest made a grand entrance on to Manchester’s restaurant scene after becoming the fastest funded restaurant project in the world, raising £100k through crowdfunding in 11 hours. But it’s not a showy affair – expect subtle, classy décor in its mezzanine-level dining area, with navy and taupe walls, forest green banquettes and an open kitchen.

High-quality bistro dishes are on the menu, and standouts include roasted octopus with pumpkin seed purée, and parkin with butterscotch sauce. There are also 10 stools at the bar where smaller dishes are served, and behind which desserts are prepared.