Located on Blackfriars Street with views of the River Irwell, EastZEast is known for its authentic Punjabi dishes and glamorous, fine-dining setting.
It’s one of four EastZEast restaurants owned by the Rayman family; the others being in Liverpool, Preston and Bradford (where owner Kabir Rayman’s father opened his very first restaurant back in 1963). Although their spice mixes stick with the traditional, long-favoured flavours, the look and feel of the restaurants have changed with the times. It’s a confident, current take on Indian dining.
They were the first Indian restaurant to win the Restaurant of the Year award at Manchester Food and Drink Festival in 2006, and many people still regard EastZEast as the city’s best for Punjabi cuisine.
At the Manchester EastZEast, recommendations include the traditional on-bone dishes such as lamb sookha bunah and chicken massala desi. The vegetarian Rajasthani-style thaal dishes are another highlight.