Chorlton’s Electrik bar – a sister to Luke Cowdrey and Justin Crawford’s award-winning Volta and Refuge operations – has a no holds barred menu called Yadda Yadda. Comprised of bold flavours and colourful plates, Volta’s head chef, Phil Cook, has created a foodie revelation with the kebab as the star of the show. A far cry from the usual barely-remembered 3am affair, Yadda Yadda’s version of the Middle Eastern staple is filled with slow cooked meats or fresh fish, with crisp veg and punchy spicing, all served on a flatbread (handmade in house daily). Elsewhere, small plates are street-food style snacks, so you can opt for a mezze meal, go straight for the kebab or pop a button and have both. We tried the lemongrass chicken shawarma with Piquilo peppers. The dish avoided any too-dry pitfalls, and had a lovely lightness from the lemongrass. Korean steak with kimchi and miso mayo was rich salty dark succulence with a spicy kick. Veggies and vegans are well catered for here too – our baked cauliflower was still firm and deeply spiced, and a standard side of fries was elevated above the fray with a sprinkle of Sichuan pepper.

Electrik bar, 559a Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 0AE. Tel: 0161 881 3315. Food served Mon-Fri 12pm-9pm, Sat 10am-7pm,


Tue 7 Nov
Olivia Rye
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Wed 28 Mar 2018