Popular Polish pop-up finds new home - but can you find it?
It's not exactly hard to find a place to eat on Deansgate, though punters may find this restaurant a little trickier to track down.
After building a reputation for serving good, hearty and reasonably priced food during their pop-up at The Kitchens in Spinningfields, the duo behind Polish street food stall Platzki have discreetly gone about opening a new restaurant within the Great Northern Warehouse complex.
Lukasz Mazurek and his business partner Przemek Marcinkowski have set up in a space previously occupied by Beat Street, on Deansgate Mews, opposite the new axe-throwing experience, Whistle Punks (which may come in handy for Chef Mazurek when trying to chop through heavy-duty kielbasa).
The pair say they intend to transform humble and traditional Polish cuisine into something more modern and adventurous, with dishes including their fusion platzkis (Polish pancakes) and pierogi (Polish dumplings), herring tartare and 'drunken beef'.
It's cheap too, with homemade soup only £4 and mains from £7 to £15.
Centre Director for Great Northern, Mark Schofield said: “We’re always keen to support independent businesses like Platzki, and we’re glad we can offer a new international cuisine at Great Northern.”
Platzki opens ahead of a major £300m overhaul of the grade II former railway warehouse, which will see Deansgate Mews linked to Peter Street via Deansgate Terraces - a new pedestrianised retail and restaurant street running parallel to Deansgate.
PLATZKI, Unit F, Deansgate Mews, Great Northern Warehouse, Peter Street, M3 4EJ. Open from 12pm, Wed-Sun. Closing times vary. To book call 07719 731 662