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Saints & Scholars

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694 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, England
+44 161 4482457
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Simply Charming - Great Find and Great Food

Spotted this gem across the road from a trendy pub in Didsbury (where we were put off by the pretentious menu but it was great for a pint). Inside Saints and Sinners (great name!) is akin to an Aladdin’s cave with bits and bobs everywhere – a guitar with decoupage Elvis clippings, a vintage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Spotted this gem across the road from a trendy pub in Didsbury (where we were put off by the pretentious menu but it was great for a pint). Inside Saints and Sinners (great name!) is akin to an Aladdin’s cave with bits and bobs everywhere – a guitar with decoupage Elvis clippings, a vintage radio, items hanging off the ceiling,... More 

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Thank Spaceg1rl
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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684 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enough for a drink. Saying that though there were some very tempting dishes on the menu which were a bit different

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Thank Jilllian
Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saints and Scholars stands back from the road in an upmarket part of Manchester. It is quirky inside, little steps and down twinkle lights and quirky décor that gives a superb atmosphere. Colin, the owner ,is very attentive, kind and caring especially to people who are their own. I have been there for lunch and in the evening and the... More 

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Thank martianpoolwoman
North West
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Didsbury and surrounding areas are very well provided for in terms of good eating establishments. Many however are chains and several seem to change management regularly. Saints and Scholars has been a lovely reliable local restaurant for a very long time now. I have eaten there many times over the years and always return there when I want absolute assurance... More 

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Thank 63andout
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Saints & Scholars several times now for breakfast and have enjoyed it every time. The full English breakfast is excellent with great sausages and bacon. I had the additional black pudding which was excellent too. My partner went for the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon which she enjoyed thoroughly. The staff are very friendly and the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for an evening meal with my partner. The place itself is a nice quirky alternative to sterile chain restaurants. The staff were laid back and friendly, and the wine list was reasonably priced. The best thing by far however was the food. All dishes we tried were well designed, prepared, presented and priced. The only downside was a... More 

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Thank RheaLeeOutThere
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just home from a quick visit to Didsbury. Thought we would try something smaller than the bigger chains and found this relaxed place which had quite a large seating area for food. We ordered some drinks the guy who owned it was lovely and the food wasn't a long wait at all. Would recommend the calamari in the starters ,... More 

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Thank karen c
Manchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went for brunch a few weeks ago and this experience was remarkably low on the spectrum, given how good they were previously. I'll get straight to the point. It felt like they dropped the ball this time, on multiple occasions, which I don't know was a one off or was a reflection of general deterioration in their commitment to... More 

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Thank raam_s13
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

My partner & I arrived just after lunch time and were seated quickly. We were then presented with a menu where we decided what we were going to have. We decided on tea/latte & I also chose an 'all day breakfast'. I requested the drinks to arrive when the food did. I was served with my breakfast in around five... More 

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Thank Markcueboy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We go most weeks to Saint's and Scholars. We totally love it and have for years. Excellent food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 694 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Didsbury
  • Neighborhood: Didsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 161 4482457

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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