Manchester is brimming with so many cuisines from Chinese to Peruvian, however the city is set to experience some tasty dishes from the Kiwis, with the first restaurant of its kind bringing a myriad of flavours from New Zealand. Located within Manchester’s vibrant new neighbourhood Circle Square, Tahi (which is Maori for ‘one’) is set to become your next dining destination.
Established by New Zealand native, Jonathan Perry, a distinct Kiwi identity runs through the design and food at the 102-seater capacity restaurant, aiming to be a place for people to come together from morning to night. The warm and welcoming space, open from August 20, embraces the Maori way of hospitality to deliver a casual yet exceptional level of service with food.
Open daily from 9am, the open kitchen will serve a New Zealand inspired breakfast and brunch menu during the day followed by a casual sharing menu in the evening and drinks in-between. All food is made fresh daily, with 90% of the menu produced in-house by Kiwi head chef, Andrew Tranter, alongside his kitchen team.
All baked goods are curated and made by the talented on-site bakery team serving up Kiwi and Australian inspired classics, viennoisserie and Tahi twists. Tahi has also teamed up with Ozone Coffee and Hasbean to serve a variety of speciality coffees, also on order is Lalani & Co craft tea alongside a range of house made sodas, juices, and smoothies.
The restaurant in Circle Square, centred around Symphony Park, will deliver a curated menu championing the best ingredients and specialising in seasonal takes on Kiwi favourites. Key dishes on the menu include Tahi Mince on Toast with braised beef cheek, mushrooms, spinach, and poached eggs; and Tahi Fried Chicken with charred corn fritters and smoked bacon. Catering for all, the menu will also include vegan dishes including the Slow Cooked Butternut Pumpkin with pickled root vegetables, fried kale and puffed buckwheat.
Sticking to its roots, Tahi also offers a wine list that is 90% New Zealand showcasing the popular wine region and variety of wines that the country produces. The beer menu also showcases the breadth of New Zealand beers with a nod to NZ hops and complements the curated food menu.
Jonathan Perry, founder of Tahi and who set up the likes of Tamper, Kommune and Depot Bakery in Sheffield, said: “Tahi is a dynamic experience which celebrates the exceptional level of talent from our chefs and is a live showcase of the passion we have for food. The menu offers a modern, seasonal, and relevant take on Kiwi dishes all made with the finest ingredients.
“The vision for Tahi is to create a place for people to come together from locals living nearby to office workers and newcomers to the city. Whether they are on the hunt for an exceptional brew, a yum yum the size of their head or the best eggs benedict, we want them to look no further than Tahi.”
Find Tahi at No. 1, Circle Square, Oxford Rd, M1 7FS.