WHO? Head Chef and Manager Norman Musa, a first time restaurateur, introduces homecooking from his native Malaysia to Manchester's Northern Quarter.
Marketing Director Andy Spracklen comes from urban planning and design practice EDAW.
ON THE MENU? South-East Asian cuisine with the emphasis on Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese home-style dishes.
Appetisers include Gado Gado Salad, Chicken Murtabak, I Satay™ and Tom Yam Soup. Follow with noodle, curry, or wok dishes like Nyonya Chicken Lime Curry, Mussels in Turmeric Sauce or Mee Goreng. Note that the beer list includes lesser known Asian beers Halida from Vietnam, Beerlao from Laos and Chang from Thailand.
STYLE? A spacious Art Deco property, updated with modern Oriental chic, including oversized bright red ceiling lights, a rosewood communal table from Danish company ILVA, stunning wallpaper in Ning's signature black and bright pink and contrasting furniture in dark wood and bright white plastic.
SIZE? 45 covers.
SPEND PER HEAD? £18 to £20.
WINE LIST? £10.50 to £29.
WHERE? The Burton Building, 92-94 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LJ. 0161 238 9088 ningcatering.com