Michelin-starred Döner Kebabs come to Escape to Freight Island!

Yep, Döner Kebabs from Michelin-starred chef Brad Carter are here...

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 5 October 2021

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You’ve probably noticed some rather interesting looking posters dotted around the city centre this last couple of weeks. They look like this…

‘One Star Döner Bar’ sounds interesting. Tweety Pie off his head with chilli sauce all around his gob? Very interesting indeed. What’s going on?

Well, One Star Döner Bar is actually the creation of Michelin-starred Chef Brad Carter, who first spawned the idea from his Birmingham restaurant Carters of Moseley during lockdown, and has now brought it to Escape to Freight Island.

Inspired by Mustafas Gemüse Kebab, a street vendor and cult favourite in Berlin, Brad created a kebab shop from his restaurant whilst it was shut, and sold out in under 5 minutes every week, serving over 250 portions on Friday’s & Saturday’s for 5 months.

Now at Escape to Freight Island and finished off with a sprinkle of rave, the kebabs are all served on Pide flatbreads sourced from a Turkish Bakery in Manchester, and use the very best of British produce including Cornish Lamb, Tamworth Mortadella and Cotswold White Chicken.

Two shawarmas are on offer, the Mortadöner, using mortadella, shredded cabbage, cavolo nero and Margarita Hot Sauce; and the Bonedöner with chicken, kebab van salad, pickled chillies and Roast Garlic Mayo.

A Lamb Döner is served with kebab van salad, smoked chilli sauce, minted yoghurt and grilled pointed peppers.

Brad’s signature potato smileys are also available as a side served with either Hot Wing Mayo or Cacio e Pepe sauce.


One Star Döner Bar opening hours are Wednesday to Thursday (4pm – 12am) and Friday to
Sunday (12pm – 12am).

Bookings and walk-ins available…

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