Second Manchester Mowgli restaurant now open

Nisha Katona’s Indian street food restaurant brand Mowgli has now opened its second Manchester restaurant.

The 100 cover restaurant, on University Green, Oxford Road, continues on with Mowgli’s trademark style with bespoke and handmade features throughout. The whole interior is designed by founder Katona, with features that include a floating Indian Temple-inspired door on the wall, a living tree, hand-carved pillars and signature lighting.

Katona, who also received an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list, said: “Mowgli is all about the smash and grab of fresh, light Indian food. This makes it perfect brain food for the exacting appetites of the university students and staff.

“I have loved designing this Mowgli: light, airy, twinkling and organic. In my mind, I want Apple-shop-meets-Indian-night-market. From a design aspect, it’s my aim to create a home from home in the restaurants.

Andrea George, Head of Retail and Leisure Lettings at Bruntwood, commented: “Mowgli is a perfect match for our University Green development – fresh, fast, fantastic Indian food for busy, talented people on the go.

“Nisha’s story is incredibly inspiring. Her dedication to quality, authenticity and service embodies exactly the sort of ethos that creates thriving cities and neighbourhoods. Mowgli will enhance the eclectic mix of retail, bars and restaurants coming to the area, all of which is great news for Oxford Road.”