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Bistro West 156

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156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
+44 161 445 1921
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bistro West 156 restaurant is a shining star in the thriving restaurant...
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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 151
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistently pleasing.

You can rely on Bistro West 156 to always serve you up something delicious and fine. I've never been disappointed and for a fine dining restaurant they really do excellent deals. The staff are always accommodating and squeeze you in when they can. I love the art on the walls and the intimate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
rocksmysocks
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can rely on Bistro West 156 to always serve you up something delicious and fine. I've never been disappointed and for a fine dining restaurant they really do excellent deals. The staff are always accommodating and squeeze you in when they can. I love the art on the walls and the intimate spacing of the tables. It's always popular... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited yesterday for lunch, the food and service was outstanding. The menu us wonderful and having visited several times everything is of a very high standard. The food is extremely well priced especially for the quantity and quality of food.The waitress could not do enough to help us, furthermore there was a one year old in the party and... More 

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lancashire
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Can not believe Docs review -we went again on the 29th January and everything was AMAZING - I am not a relative and travel a long way to this wonderful little restaurant - the imagination for the menu is brill - have been going back again and again for several years.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have been here many time but came with my sister for some food. We were actually browsing all of the restaurant menus on Burton Road and were going to go somewhere else until we were wooed by the owner who offered to make us exactly what we fancied - special (chorizo) burgers with onion rings and seasonal sides. The... More 

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Manchester
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is local to us, but we had not been for a long time, hence decided to try it again, based on the gushing reviews on here. Well, the food was OK; bit over priced, but not horrendously so. The service however was distinctly lack lustre. It took nearly 40 min for the mains after the starters had been... More 

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pipsfood4thought, Owner at Bistro West 156, responded to this review

You are entirely entitled to your own opinion of the food & service you received at the Bistro, but a couple of points need to be made clear about a few of your comments: 1- It is the general objective of our staff & us as owners to access a customer on arrival - and decide what approach is best... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

We popped in off chance tonight for a coffee and were luckily able to be accommodated. Opted for a couple of desserts and two rounds of coffee. My partner had the chocolate tart with salted caramel ice cream and I had the roasted pear and pecan crumble with custard. It was really something special. The place itself was cosy and... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've just got round to writing a review now of a restaurant in West Didsbury that is one of my favourites, and that I've been to since it opened some years ago. Unusual dishes are beautifully cooked and presented, and on the rare occasions when there has been a problem the service has been unfailingly polite and considerate

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Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Been here a few times but never got round to writing a review. Everytime we have been here we have had great food and wine and always feel welcome by the front of house. the place is quaint with a good ambiance......would book before to avoid disappointment! the salt and pepper squid is a must try!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We popped in on the off chance that a table would be available last night, and were lucky enough to get one. Everything was available on the menu which is rare in smaller restaurants nowadays. Service was brill, allowing for pauses between courses and not feeling rushed to leave. Ambience lovely, for a small local restaurant. Food was as always... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you like exciting tastes great service and good company at last we have found a nice place to go in west didsbury

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 445 1921

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 46
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?