Fans of Ashton’s award-winning Indian restaurant Lily’s can now enjoy their vegetarian treats in Chorlton, as Lily’s Deli officially opens its doors on Manchester Road. Adopting a unit close by much-loved Chorton spots Unicorn Grocery and Barbakan Delicatessen, Lily’s Deli features many of the same dishes featured in their popular Ashton site – such as samosas, home-made curry and street-food chaats – albeit with a slightly smaller menu. A sweet counter will offer customers a range of colourful, hand-crafted desserts and hark back to the brand’s roots, having originally opened as a Indian sweet shop back in 1972.

Lily’s new Chorlton Deli is smaller than its Ashton-Under-Lyne counterpart, which debuted a little over a decade ago and went on to bag a variety of rave reviews from outlets like The Guardian, and a local gem mention in the Good Food Guide. While lockdown means that only six people can visit at any one time, visitors can buy dishes to take-away and when social-distancing restrictions lift, there will be space to eat-in and enjoy dishes on-site. A selection of thrifty meal deals are available – but if you visit this month, expect it to be busy! To find out more and peruse their full menu, visit the Lily’s website.

Thu 12 Nov, Lily's Deli,
Manchester Road, Chorlton
Edward Lane
Published on:
Sun 3 Jan 2021