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Bistro West 156

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European, Bistro
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156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
+44 161 445 1921
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 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, Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Great value for fine food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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mcr
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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mcr
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Visited the Bistro with my partner for dinner on a Saturday evening, having eaten here many times before. As usual the food and service were excellent - large portions and well cooked food (we shared a starter and dessert). Great atmosphere and lovely staff - will be back soon!

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We really enjoyed the quality of the food and the really great value esp on a Monday night where there are 3 courses for just £21. We were really lucky to get a table as it was quite busy. We will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Lovely food, atmosphere and service, came here for. Family get together and wasn't disappointed, will recommend to others

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My friend took me here as a Birthday Treat. It was lovely. It is a small restaurant but that adds to the charm and atmosphere. For my starter I had the black pudding and as a main I had the chicken tagine. Amazing flavours. The portions are huge. Very friendly staff and I most definitely will return in the future.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We booked for a joint birthday and had a great night. The pate was amazing followed by a lamb special, I was concerned that the portions may be small as that can happen with more expensive restaurants but they were very large. Great place I'll be back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: 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: European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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