Another neighbourhood favourite of the now achingly hip Cutting Room Square. NAM’s light and airy space with its natural parquet floors and glossy white brick bar echoes the light and healthy Vietnamese cuisine on the menu. All the favourites are here from classic beef broth Pho, to translucent summer rolls exposing the pink prawns and lush herbs snuggled up inside them and served with an intense peanut dip. They also do a hot custard donut for dessert. There are numerous vegan options as well, of course, with the ubiquitous jackfruit and a vegan ‘fish’ sauce amongst other things.
NAM is just as popular as a bar, serving a range of Asian beers as well as all the usual suspects and some inventive cocktails like the vivid orange Night Market Rum Punch. They regularly host Manchester’s hippest DJs in their basement and hold special events like pop up plant shops, art exhibitions and record fairs. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details of their ever-changing events.