Solita NQ

Burgers, North American·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Solita NQ

Bronze Award

South of what was once Manchester’s Little Italy, Solita is the brainchild of business Renaissance man Franco Sotgiu, who runs it alongside co-owner Simon Pogson. The original Northern Quarter site has overcome a squashed interior and prosaic location (a patch of outside space boasts close-up views of a looming multistorey car park) to positively thrive – a bit too much, perhaps, if you’re trying to get a seat at peak times. The menu, served on two floors (street level is nicer), taps a rich seam of Americana, with deep-fried mac 'n' cheese balls and bacon-fat popcorn among the comfort-rich stalwarts. The food is given broad appeal by the use of decent local ingredients – the signature steak is 40-day dry-aged Cheshire rib – and an idiosyncratic approach to fast food classics, which has produced the Big Manc among other homages. Burger obsessives are readily accommodated alongside challenge eaters devouring the naga chicken wings.

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££££ - £30 - £49
Burgers, North American
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About Solita NQ

Solita is an American inspired burger restaurant located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The interior is quirky and playful, the walls are decorated with graffiti artwork and neon signs and seating is booth-style, leather sofas and tables. Home to the “Big Manc.” Burger, The Daily Mail describes Solita has having “the best burgers in the UK."

There is a main food menu, plus a drinks menu and brunch option. The main menu also features some all-day breakfast options. The brunch menu has many crowd-pleasing dishes including the popular waffle and pancake stack, eggs on toast and there’s even a breakfast burger made with beef, bacon, and black pudding. Brunch is served from 12 noon until 3pm.

If you’re heading to Solita for dinner perhaps you’ll kick things off with some loaded nachos, or some vegetarian corn ribs served with paprika and coriander. There is a large burger menu, all beef is 100% Wagyu and all burgers are served with fries. The popular Big Manc burger is made using 8oz Wagyu beef, Big Manc. Sauce, pickles and cheese. There is also a plant based burger which is made with vegan mayo, vegan cheese, grilled mushroom and salsa. If you can’t choose, try the Solita sliders – your choice of any three burgers from the menu, made small.

If you’re looking for something other than burgers, Solita also serves a selection of salads including a vegan Caesar salad and a beetroot goats cheese salad. You can also choose from the selection of hot dogs, steaks and chicken dishes.

If you’re looking for some sides to share you will find a range of topped fries and onion rings.

There is also a large drinks menu which includes wines and spirits, as well as gin and cocktails. There is also a milkshake menu.


What is Wagyu beef?

English bred beef with Japanese heritage, known for its quality and marbling.

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Location for Solita NQ

Turner StreeT, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1DW

0161 839 2200


Opening Times

Mon-Fri 12N-10pm (Fri -11pm) Sat-Sun 10am-11pm (Sun -9pm)

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