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Bistro West 156

156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
0161 445 1921
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Ranked #35 of 1,652 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $13 - $50
Cuisines: European, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bistro West 156 restaurant is a shining star in the thriving restaurant scene on Burton Road in Manchester���s West Didsbury, a quirky corner that���s a foodie heaven not all that far from where the M60 and the M56 part company. Bistro West 156���s pocket-friendly traditional cooking cuts out all the malarkey to deliver modern British cuisine, the real food that loyal fans adore. The rustic dining room with its granite topped tables, blackboard specials and changing local art displays sets a relaxed tone for easy lunches and suppers. While the food may be fine dining level, the ambience is bistro informal from terrific breakfasts right through to the last sip of dessert wine. Everything is homemade, and customer favourites include superbly cooked comfort classics like fish pie, chicken Kiev and Bistro West 156���s very own melting chocolate pudding. You will succumb. The warm welcome and tables outside entice you to linger.
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90% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Having been 6 months ago and enjoyed I was keen to go back. Very disappointed this time. Waitresses were unfriendly. It was only when we were paying the bill did our waitress decide to engage with us. Food selection wasn't that appealing and the quality of food was noticeable poor. We also had 2 different bottles of wine which were... More

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The Bistro contacted Meg through Trip advisor to find out more specific details about her visit, we take all complaints to heart. Firstly Meg advised us the oven baked prawn starter, was to hot, it burnt the roof of her partners mouth. The Mushroom starter was fine. I hope that future customers & Trip advisor users extract some reassurance as... More

Bolton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had walked past this little restaurant for years and never had the time or the reservation with the restaurant to grab a meal. It looks nice but quite reserved from outside so had only taken the great reviews we’d heard with a pinch of salt. However, we set off early to try to get a table before any un-... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I popped in here for lunch out of the blue one day and were not disappointed! Delicious food, friendly and fantastic service. What more could you ask for?! We had a peek at the evening menu to and it looked equally delicious so will definitely be visiting again!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

From the outset the staff couldn't do enough to help us by being very accommodating in terms of fitting us in for a late booking. The menu was varied and had plenty of tempting dishes. Service was excellent as was the food, considering we'd been squeezed in we didn't feel rushed at all. This is a little gem of a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This restaurant is fantastic. We both had mains from the special board and we were really impressed with the quality of the food and great portion sizes. Will definitely be going back again.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Can't rate this highly enough - the food was just amazing & very generous portions. The midweek special is fantastic value with everything cooked to perfection. Service was great...food arrived really quickly. Unpretentious & lots of choices. Nice people too...you simply have to go!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Great food and service, salt and pepper squid to start is a must! On a very popular road with plenty of competition put this to the top of the list!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We popped in for lunch and were reminded just how fabulous this place is. I had a bistro salad with bacon, croutons and poached eggs with a garlic dressing and it was delicious! As good as a memorable similar salad I had in a great restaurant in Paris. Relaxed, very friendly service creates a comfortable environment and fresh, cooked to... More

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Brentwood, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Food was beautifully cooked and presented. Portions are very generous! Friendly, attentive service. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

They accomodated us at short notice. The food was gorgeous, the waitress excellent, the chef enlightening, a little gem in west didsbury. Will definitely be back for more!

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