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Bistro West 156

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French, European, Bistro
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156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
+44 161 445 1921
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 16
    Average
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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
Lovely personal place

Lovely venue. Small venue which led to a wonderfully personal friendly atmosphere. Service was spot on, combined with a great menu. Great selection, but nice small menu which I prefer. Well cooked, and beautifully thought out food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
benspacey
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely venue. Small venue which led to a wonderfully personal friendly atmosphere. Service was spot on, combined with a great menu. Great selection, but nice small menu which I prefer. Well cooked, and beautifully thought out food.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been to Bistro on a number of occasions, with friends (both veggie and meat eaters) and my partner. The atmosphere is perfect. Cosy and warm. Every time I go the menu is different and I can see how much time and effort goes in to making it so great. I have had a brilliant meal each time I... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We opted for Bistro West on the back of both good TA reviews and personal recommendation, thankfully both were correct. The restaurant is fairly small, somewhat cosy you may call it. i cannot put my finger on it but it lacked a certain sparkle lets say? I was also slightly concerned that the place wasn't anywhere near full for a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I would really like to write a good review about this place; its not part of a chain and I think they try hard to provide something different but I have to say we didn't enjoy our evening. On the plus side the service was friendly and informal and the portion sizes large. On the other hand the noise within... More 

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Stoke On Trent, England
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We called in here to see if they could serve us something within half an hour as we had an an appointment nearby. We didn't have time for the 2 course menu so we both had the Moroccan chicken and they charged us £12 . The chicken arrived in good time, was accompanied by some tasty cous cous and tasted... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have been a few times to this restaurant and I would go again, although my last visit was not as good as the previous ones. It has a cosy atmosphere and in a great location in lovely West Didsbury.

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mcr
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We have been here lots of times now and this place is always excellent. The menu changes regularly with an impressive specials board. They offer an extensive wine list. The service is fantastic and the chef/owner introducers new dishes on a regular basis and is always interested to hear feedback about his creations. Definitely worth a visit.

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Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Second visit to this restaurant. Small but cosy, food has been excellent both times. Very reasonably priced and the service was spot on. Would definitely recommend.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Easy placed are seats by extremely polite staff and food was delicious and enjoyed tge eveing with few glasses of wine and would definitely recommend to my friends

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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Visited this Bistro on a first date and the food and service was excellent. This little restaurant is a hidden gem. A very warm family style welcome with a lovely atmosphere. Great value for money.

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Additional Information about Bistro West 156

Address: 156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
Phone Number: +44 161 445 1921
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD $12 to $47
Cuisine: French, European, Bistro

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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 to $47
  • Cuisine: French, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business

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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