Trendy Northern Quarter burger bar Solita to open pop-up shop in Bolton for Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton News: Solita’s pop-up container restaurant Solita’s pop-up container restaurant

TOP burger restaurant Solita will set up shop in a shipping container at this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival.

And the pop-up restaurant could pave the way for a permanent base for Solita in Bolton.

The Northern Quarter joint was recently named the "third best brunch spot in the UK" by acerbic restaurant critic AA Gill.

Franco Sotgiu, who runs the popular Manchester eatery, said: “I live in Bolton and I come to the festival every year, as do a lot of my staff members who also live in Bolton. It is the best festival of its kind in the North West.

“We get offered many opportunities but because of how busy we are we only select those which are successful, so the festival is something we couldn’t pass up.

“We will be near the fountain on the left hand side of the town hall, so it will be a good spot. It will be a really good test for us to see whether there is a place for Solita in Bolton in the future.”

The Northern Quarter restaurant — which serves up to 900 people every Saturday night — will be bringing its own 20-foot converted shipping container complete with an Inka charcoal oven to make its famous burgers, including the best selling chuck steak and bone marrow burger.

"A mystery celebrity chef will also judge a man versus food hot wings challenge.

Mr Sotgiu added: “We will be bringing various dishes from our menu that have made.

“Everything will be made over charcoal — not on a grill. “We will also be setting a challenge for visitors to take on our man versus food challenge.”

He added that Solita would also be creating a special burger for the festival.

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7:04am Fri 2 May 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

Great news
Great news Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: 9

7:44am Fri 2 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

How much are the burgers thats the important thing ?
How much are the burgers thats the important thing ? Wolfie190
  • Score: 2

9:09am Fri 2 May 14

elimeleumas says...

So the Hipsters from the Northern Quarter tell us it's cool to eat Bone Marrow and be like the most obese nation in the world with a 'Man versus' eat off. It's a nice recycled container but no thanks!
So the Hipsters from the Northern Quarter tell us it's cool to eat Bone Marrow and be like the most obese nation in the world with a 'Man versus' eat off. It's a nice recycled container but no thanks! elimeleumas
  • Score: -5

9:12am Fri 2 May 14

MarkAllRead says...

There's something wrong with the country when a burger shop is considered 'trendy'.
There's something wrong with the country when a burger shop is considered 'trendy'. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 12

11:07am Fri 2 May 14

templejohn says...

I hope its not more expensive that a quarter pounder with cheese,,

and you can get that ,,LARGE.. with fries.......
I hope its not more expensive that a quarter pounder with cheese,, and you can get that ,,LARGE.. with fries....... templejohn
  • Score: -4

12:37pm Fri 2 May 14

dolly21bolton says...

drink until you're sick or eat until you're sick - what a delight the food and drink festival will be
drink until you're sick or eat until you're sick - what a delight the food and drink festival will be dolly21bolton
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Fri 2 May 14

steveG says...

Trendy, Northern quarter????!!!. It's the roughest place in the North of England.
Trendy, Northern quarter????!!!. It's the roughest place in the North of England. steveG
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Fri 2 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

The people who work there are voting down the comments, beefburgers are bloody beefburgers and a quick google search says they're about £12 - 16 quid, Sack that let the trendies eat them.
The people who work there are voting down the comments, beefburgers are bloody beefburgers and a quick google search says they're about £12 - 16 quid, Sack that let the trendies eat them. Wolfie190
  • Score: 4

7:12pm Fri 2 May 14

fay clarke says...

Observing all the overweight people in Bolton a Burger Bar is just what is needed. Will it be served with salad?
Observing all the overweight people in Bolton a Burger Bar is just what is needed. Will it be served with salad? fay clarke
  • Score: 3

7:39pm Fri 2 May 14

heaton watcher says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
How much are the burgers thats the important thing ?
The important thing is how good they are, not how cheap they are. Solita ain't MacDonald's and their restaurant (NOT burger bar) in Manchester is brilliant so it's great that they are coming to Bolton!
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: How much are the burgers thats the important thing ?[/p][/quote]The important thing is how good they are, not how cheap they are. Solita ain't MacDonald's and their restaurant (NOT burger bar) in Manchester is brilliant so it's great that they are coming to Bolton! heaton watcher
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Sat 3 May 14

templejohn says...

heaton watcher.... Your right,, its not a burger bar,, its a shipping

container,, very swish,, but your wrong about the price- TO DEAR

STICK EM IN YOUR EAR.........
heaton watcher.... Your right,, its not a burger bar,, its a shipping container,, very swish,, but your wrong about the price- TO DEAR STICK EM IN YOUR EAR......... templejohn
  • Score: -1

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