After rumours had been swirling around for some time, it’s now been confirmed that Maray will indeed be heading to Manchester.

The massively-acclaimed spot currently has three restaurants in Liverpool, though the stellar reputation has often made the short train journey well worth it for us Mancunians.

Maray’s menu is inspired by the owners’ experiences in the Le Marais district of Paris, a melting pot of Middle Eastern flavours and cocktail bars.

Dishes include favourites like the now-famed Disco Cauliflower, served whole and doused in chermoula, harissa, tahini, and yoghurt, and sprinkled with pomegranate, almonds and fresh herbs. The crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken with harissa and pickles is another popular addition.

They’re also known for mezze selections and small plates like falafel, lamb shawarma and baked halloumi, alongside an extensive vegan and veggie offering that includes things like wild mushrooms with cannellini beans, sweet potato with tahini and date molasses and spiced lentil & rice mejadara.

To wash things down, the restaurant pours innovative cocktails like the Margarita with Turkish apple tea & sumac salt, the house G&T made with beetroot-infused gin and The Agent Cooper; a unique take on an espresso martini.

The new spot, coming in summer, will open at Bruntwood Works’ Union building on Brazennose Street, marking their biggest location to date, complete with wraparound terrace that’ll no doubt prove a hit when the temperatures jump.

Wed 1 Jun, Maray,
Union building, Brazennose Street, Manchester
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 15 Feb 2022