New bar spy - District

This Northern Quarter Newcomer is Reimagining Traditional Thai Street Food

Published . By Jasmine Lee Kennedy.



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From the brains behind one of the city’s favourite noodle spots, Tokyo Ramen, comes District; a Northern Quarter restaurant offering a unique spin on Bangkok's street food.

The new wave eatery is both traditional and futuristic, featuring bare-brick walls and bamboo sticks juxtaposed by metallic furniture and neon lighting. Head below deck and find a subterranean bar that's simply screaming for late-night cocktails. You'll be met with simple booths lit up only by the fluorescent glow of bright hues dotted around the far corners of the room.

Now for the food. You get to choose between two tasting menus, The Full Experience, which sees you tucking into 12 lip-smacking courses for £85, or My First Crush, a triumph of eight dishes for £40. While the selections change seasonally, you can expect plates like raw wild bass complemented by nam jim, purple yam and Thai basil, and red curry made from Hereford and Angus beef short rib and pickled onion, as well as a dessert of caramelised coconut, mango and puffed rice.

When it comes to boozy concoctions, the bartenders use the same ingredients as the kitchen. Sip on cocktails such as Robots Blood, which pairs lemongrass gin, butterfly pea tonic and citrus. Alongside these, you’ll find a small but mighty selection of wines.