Solita opened its flagship Manchester eatery in the midst of a burger boom that saw a slew of establishments claim the best patty and bun combination this side of the Atlantic. But, even with such stiff competition, this cosy-but-cool backstreet address in the heart of the Northern Quarter stood out, as it does today. Not least because it continues to hold the title of Britain’s only burger chain using 100% Wagyu beef, with each cut coming from a cow that was reared with care and attention right here in England. You can taste the love in every bite.
Home of the now somewhat famous Big Manc — proof that simple is often the best option with a 16oz patty, secret Manc sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickle and nothing more — the originality on Solita’s menu doesn’t end there. Bac-In To The Future is a bonafide mouthful, tripling up on burgers, stacking them high with bacon and cheese, and adding bacon jam and a bacon skewer to proceedings. Meanwhile, No Kidding combines goats cheese and beetroot between the buns to incredible effect. And those not looking for a burger can rest assured there’s a huge selection of steaks, hotdogs, ribs and wings to go at, with vegetarians well catered for. Early gorgers might want to note that Bottomless Brunch is also available, complete with Bellinis, Porn Star Martinis and Prosecco, the latter also finding its way into the in-house speciality drink, Solitas, which also boast raspberry puree, vanilla vodka, and lemonade.