Chef Brad Carter Launches First Kebab Shop in Manchester

Brad Carter, Chef Director of Birmingham’s Michelin-starred Carters of Moseley, today opens ‘One Star Döner Bar’ at Escape to Freight Island, the 2,000-capacity urban market located at Depot Mayfield – part of the £1.4bn regeneration of Manchester’s Mayfield district.

Inspired by Gemüse Kebab, one of the best dishes Brad has ever eaten, and other Berlin street kebab vendors, Brad launched the highly successful One Star Döner Bar during lockdown while his restaurant was shut. It will join the likes of Voodoo Ray’s pizza, Madre, first class éclairs Choo Choo and Camden Town Brewery at Escape to Freight Island.

The kebabs, all served on Pide flatbreads sourced from a Turkish Bakery in Manchester, 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.

As well as an impressive food and beverage offering, Escape to Freight Island will also play host to comedy nights, resident DJs and live performances. One Star Döner Bar opening hours are Wednesday – Thursday 3pm – 12am and Friday to Sunday 12pm – 12am. Bookings and walk-ins available: