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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    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
What a great place!

This was the second time we'd been here - having visited for our wedding anniversary having seen great reviews on TA. We returned with my parents, who also loved it. The food is superb, the portions generous, and extremely tasty. 156 doesn't try to be a fine-dining place, but is an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
BananaSpark
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was the second time we'd been here - having visited for our wedding anniversary having seen great reviews on TA. We returned with my parents, who also loved it. The food is superb, the portions generous, and extremely tasty. 156 doesn't try to be a fine-dining place, but is an less-formal dining place which serves excellent food - a... More 

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Manchester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited here with a group of 8 of us. The food was very tasty with large portion sizes. Good choice of fish dishes too. Plenty of different dishes to choose from. Only slight change would be to get the meals out together. We did have abit of a wait, waiting for some on our table to get their main meal.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice food a lot of flavours mixed but cleverly mixed. Went there 2 times and we were never disappointed. love the prawns with garlic as a starter! Beautiful! Very good value for money. The staff is very kind. Will definitely recommand this restaurant :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Bistro West 156 offers a fantastic value 2 or 3 course fixed price menu with specials on offer most days including fresh fish and local produce. They are happy to resize starters as mains and swap and changes items as required. The service was excellent, the wine and beer options are great and the speed of service was impressive despite... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just visited for the 2 course for £15 early week dinner and the food was unbelievably good! How they do this for £15 is beyond me. Absolutely fantastic. Starter of the lentil and feta / chorizo fritters was amazing and the sort of food that in Manc city centre would cost £15 on its own. If you visit here you... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It is rare these days to find something worthy of genuine high praise, however Bistro West 156 is just that: "simply the best restaurant in town... and much, much farther!" Anybody who has lived locally will know the Bistro well for its truly original, outstanding and very well priced culinary delights. Now one of the originals from the West Didsbury... More 

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Manchester
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing 3 course meal for £22. The Moroccan chicken main course was the most delicious meal I've had all year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Went with my daughter Chantelle ( we are going again to tonight ) - could not praise this place highly enough - ...in a sea of mediocrity in regard to restaurants in Manchester - this place is an island of excellence ( and we have eaten in some good spots worldwide ! ) The whole team were outstanding - service... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The Bistro has a wonderful menu with a wide selection of choices. We went with 4 friends who had never been before though we have made several visits to Bistro in the past and it was on our recommendation. Not to be let down we all chose very differently and all were so impressed with the quality and value of... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really interesting menu, wonderful food, great service. Cosy unpretentious restaurant. Best restaurant meal we've had in a long time. Highly recommended

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?