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Bistro West 156

156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
0161 445 1921
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Ranked #52 of 1,648 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $14 - $51
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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English first
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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 NEW 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I were in a rush and had no table booked, they accomodated us well. Menu on a laminated sheet. Very loud family with young children screaming (after 8pm) but I suppose there is not much they could do about that. We had 2 fillet steaks, which were nice. We were given what seemed like 1 portion of... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I cannot believe the great meal and great deal we got at the Bistro. Using local, fresh, seasonal ingredients, the chef made us an amazing three course meal, 5 star restaurant quality. We got a bottle of wine as well and ended up paying £60 (with a hefty tip). All this goes without mentioning the attentive and nice waitress who... More

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North Yorkshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Early on a balmy Saturday evening we enjoyed pan fried salt & pepper squid with chilli...wow! Hot and very moreish appetizer!! Then I had duck and wifey had lamb two ways, son a thick chunk of fillet steak kept him chewing with a smile! Head Chef "Phil" was on hand and the waiter, waitress were pleasant and engaging. Price was... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We really love this place. One of the best quality and value for money restaurants in Manchester and North wales. Always have a fabulous meal and always leave looking forward to our next visit. Have never been disappointed.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went there for a little family meal the other night, and found that the food was excellent in both substance and style. The menu was interesting and varied to suit different tastes, without becoming overcomplicated. It was served beautifully by delightful staff, and exceeded our expectations in quality and quantity. AND it was excellent value - four double courses, a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was good. The portions were large (so much that we passed on dessert so cannot comment apart from things going by to other tables that looked very tasty). Staff was pleasant. The acoustics of the room were not ideal. Other guest were loud, which made for a noisy environment.

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