Zouk, with branches in Manchester and Bradford, has long been one of the innovators. Chic and luxurious décor along with adventurous menus, private dining rooms, a cookery school and outside event catering have helped set Zouk apart from the crowd, garnering a hatful of awards along the way. Their latest innovation is the Zouk Indian Nashta, a traditional Indian breakfast served every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm.
The combination of spicy savoury plates, sweet dishes, sandwiches, desi classics and breakfast smoothies has universal appeal attracting a varied clientele. Alongside bleary-eyed students recovering from the night before you’ll find Asian and Arab families enjoying the kind of spicy breakfast you just don’t see very often in this country.
Try the Mumbai Breakfast Bun, a fried egg sandwich with chorizo and sautéed spicy potatoes served in a brioche bun. Or Channa Puri, India’s most popular breakfast, chickpeas cooked in a spicy tomato masala and served with Indian fried bread. Paya is a traditional dish of sheep trotters cooked slowly until the meat is tender with a rich and spicy broth. Moreish Bombay Baked Eggs are prepared with a delicious blend of tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, chilli and spices and then baked in the oven. Or for a sizzling start to the day the Spiced Keema & Anda Bhurji is pan-fried spiced keema topped with scrambled eggs accompanied with toast and spicy tomatoes.
If you're in need of a sugar rush, try the Sweet Peshwari Naan with Fruit Chaat and Yoghurt. Or Breakfast Smoothies include Blueberry, banana, oat and cinnamon and Mango, banana and oat as well as the Smoothie of the Week. There are also juices, lassi, teas, coffees and chai. And if all else fails, there's always a Bloody Mary!