GOSSIP is one of a kind in Manchester, which obviously means it’s not your normal Malaysian spot. Instead, this cool cafe on Broadway is a celebration of the Malay kopitiam. These coffee shops were a part of daily life in the Malay states under British rule, where locals, colonial officials and passers-through would gather and, yes, gossip about the latest news. After independence the kopitiam stayed, embedded as an integral part of modern Malaysian culture. GOSSIP balances a European cafe vibe (replete with sleek wooden tables, low lighting and creative wall art) with superb Malaysian and Thai food. There are more creative rice, noodle and curry concoctions here in Moston than you could poke a chopstick at (for vegetarians, the nasi goreng nenas shouldn’t be missed) as well as tantalising small plates and some western fare (a mouthwatering tower cheese burger, for one). It’s unique, classy and incredibly satisfying – but it’s also popular, so it’s wise to book ahead.
Excellent food and service as always will definitely be coming back as great value for money and made to feel very welcome made a great valentine treat
Great Nasi Lemak and friendly staff at the small and cosy restaurant. I had Nasi Lemak in Malaysia last year and it's definitely as yummy here.
Just visited Gossip. Staff were lovely. Had chicken satay for starters, very tasty. Mains, chicken stir fry in oyster sauce, it was lovely and lots of it. Kung foo chow, also very tasty and filling. Highly recommended.