The doner kebab has become a key part of British culture. It’s an institution really – there for us on our nights out more than our mates are. You go for a few pints and stumble out a few hours later, craving that deliciously greasy meat absolutely smothered with garlic mayo and chilli sauce. But now, we can enjoy it on all occasions.
Launching at Escape to Freight Island back in October, Birmingham-born chef Brad Carter – chef director of the Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley – has launched his brand new concept One Star Doner, serving up a more luxurious take on the classic takeaway.
Inspired by Gemüse Kebab, a personal favourite of the Brummy chef, Brad created the venture during lockdown while his restaurant is shut, perfecting the delicious kebabs ahead of its launch in Manchester. Joining the likes of Voodoo Rays, Patty Queen and Madre at the local favourite foodie spot, the kebabs are sure to go down an absolute storm, thanks to its street food twist on the Friday night favourite.
Created with pide flatbreads made in a Manchester-based Turkish bakery, the kebabs are stuffed with cornish lamb, Tamworth mortadella or Cotswold white chicken, with two shawarmas also on offer the Mortadöner, using mortadella, shredded cabbage, cavolo nero and Margarita Hot Sauce; and the Bonedöner with chicken, kebab van salad, pickled chillies and Roast Garlic Mayo. Guests will also be able to enjoy a lamb doner served with kebab van salad, smoked chilli sauce, minted yoghurt and grilled pointed peppers, with nostalgic potato smileys served with a choice of hot wing mayo or Cacio e Pepe sauce to finish.
One Star Doner is open now at Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring St, M1 2PZ from Wednesday to Sunday. Opening hours are Wednesday-Thursday 4pm-midnight and Friday-Sunday 12pm-midnight.