Restaurant to bring Indian street kitchen and craft beer to York

The dish is paneer pakora, the drink Peacock's mango & lime cider. Photograph: The Cat's Pyjamas
26 Mar 2018 @ 6.25 pm
| Food & Drink

Now this sounds like a winning combination.

A new restaurant is to bring an Indian street kitchen and craft beer to the city. And it already has the endorsement of one of Britain’s best-known food critics.

The Cat’s Pyjamas has two restaurants in Leeds, one of which left Observer restaurant reviewer Jay Rayner very impressed.

Work is now underway to turn premises on Cumberland Street into the third Cat’s PJs.

This has previously been the home of Silvano’s Italian, and more recently the Nazar Turkish restaurant.

Michelin star

How the new restaurant will look

The Cat’s Pyjamas is the brainchild of Alison White, who worked with Alfred Prasad, the youngest Indian chef to ever receive a Michelin star, to fashion the menus.

Inspiration comes from the carts and street-side vendors found across India’s varied regions, and the result, they say, is “the best Indian street food this side of Delhi”.

From the menu

Railway potato curry £6.95
Saag paneer £8.75
Punjabi tandoori chicken £12.95

Drinks include

Mongozo Mango Beer £4.60
Vocation Life & Death IPA £5.40
Thistly Cross Elderflower Cider £5

How the place looks now… Photograph: Richard McDougall
…and how it may look

There is also a separate kids’ menu, which includes fish and chips, a mild chicken curry and an Indian pizza complete with tandoori chicken.

Both Leeds restaurants also do take-away and home deliveries.

There is no word on when the Cat’s PJs will open in York yet. You can learn more on the restaurant website.