A Jolly Spot for Lunch
For a decent spot of lunch, Dough is hard to beat
Review by Rupert Watkins
Those seeking a fun and decent lunch or light bite in Manchester’s Northern Quarter should consider what’s on off at Dough. Since opening six years ago, it has become a local favourite. The restaurant is light, open and airy with colourful, funky art on the walls.
Dough has specialised in light pizzas – either regular, whole-wheat or gluten free. The bases are exceedingly thin, crispy and got top marks from both my colleague and myself. As well as your usual Rustica, Florentina and Americano style offerings, Dough scores with some varied, unusual and delicious toppings. From Minted Lamb and Pomegranate to Smoked Apple Cider Pulled Pork there is a wealth of options available to those who seek more than the regular pedestrian offerings. My Italian Steak and Parsnip Crisp was succulent and generously topped with crunchy parsnips. My colleague’s Surf and Turf came with generous helping of prawns, steak and chorizo – the lime dressing and Cajun spices adding a satisfying zing to the meal.
With even the most off beat of pizzas weighing in at about £10, Dough is not somewhere that will break the bank. Those who are absolutely starving may find the thin bases and the roughly medium sized servings leave them a tad unsatisfied but who really wants to be weighed down with a heavy lunch and feel like they’ve had to be rolled out of the restaurant? With a good wine selection covering Southern Europe and the New World not going above £29 for red (the Chianti Classico) and good beers – including Brooklyn lager and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – to wash it down, slip into Dough and an enjoyable light lunch.
Enquiries: Dough Manchester, 75-77 High Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester / 01618 349411 / www.doughpizzakitchen.co.uk/