Solita – New look & a new menu

Written by on November 24, 2015 in Eats, Eats News, News - 1 Comment
Solita Neon Logo

They may be working on their 4th restaurant now but the guys at SoLita haven’t forgotten where their story began, right here in the Northern Quarter, and have just completed a refurb which gives the place a fresh new look and brings it more in line with their most recent opening in Prestwich.

Solita NQ, new interior, upstairs

Turner Street’s SoLita has had a complete overhaul and now features original graffiti artwork, neons and new leather booths in the basement which has been totally transformed (I’m sure Franco won’t mind me saying the changes in the basement are made not before time!).

Solita NQ, new interior, downstairs

Perhaps more importantly the menu has had an overhaul too. In an unusual move for SoLita they are championing the tuna poke – a classic Hawaiian spiced raw tuna salad, for those looking for a fresh and healthy option. Yep, you did read that right, “healthy“. Don’t worry if you’ve left your diet at the door though and are heading in for their more normal, calorie-overloaded fare…you should probably sample the short rib croquettes, with a dipping pot of rich beef gravy…or the new burger, the ‘dry aged‘ which features SoLita’s trademark steak patty, cave aged cheddar, bearnaise sauce, watercress and crispy fried onions.

Tuna Poke, Solita Short Rib Croquettes, Solita

Back too is The Krabby Patty (tempura fried soft shell crab, sriracha mayo, lettuce, tomato, wasabi pumpkin seeds) alongside the new Ahi tuna burger (avocado, tempura fried onions, wasabi mayo) providing plenty of options for burger lovers looking for something a bit different. If you want to take a peek at the whole menu then click right here -> Solita Menu November 2015

We thought that it was time to give the menu a bit of a facelift as well as the restaurant itself. We’re always looking to evolve what we do, and offer fresh, interesting dishes that reflect the best of what we see on our travels. We were also really pleased and proud to be included in the Sunday Times’ list of best cheap eats in the country. We’ve always tried to make sure that what we do is accessible, so it was a lovely compliment and one that the whole team deserves.” ~ Franco Sotgiu, one of the owners of SoLita

If you read the quote then you know that SoLita was recently picked out by The Sunday Times as one of the best ‘cheap eats’ in the country. The newspaper said there was “plenty of choice on the menu” and praised SoLita for taking customer input into what goes on the menu, including a Facebook and Twitter competition for children to design a burger.

New menu, Solita

SoLita / 37 Turner Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1DW