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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    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
The cherry crumble ice cream alone makes it worth a visit!

We dined here on a Tuesday evening and had the mid-week 3 course meal for £18. The food was outstanding quality and the very reasonable price was merely a bonus point. The chocolate cherry trio dessert was just the icing on an already delicious cake.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We dined here on a Tuesday evening and had the mid-week 3 course meal for £18. The food was outstanding quality and the very reasonable price was merely a bonus point. The chocolate cherry trio dessert was just the icing on an already delicious cake.

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Manchester
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Food- huge and delicious Coffee- again brilliant Service- great but only one waitress so it could be slow if very busy. Give it a try if you want a quick and delicious meal

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Manchester
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It had been a few years since I'd last eaten at Bistro 156 prior to this weeks lunch but I will no longer be leaving it so long to return. Small restaurant with friendly, attentive service and delicious freshly prepared food.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Booked at the last minute on a recommendation and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding for the price and very well presented. Portion sizes are substantial so if you have a modest appetite then I would suggest sharing a starter or dessert. Will certainly be returning.

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newcastle upon tyne
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Our family picked up on this restaurant from TA reviews as it was close to our digs during a visit to relatives. We visited mid week and had the 3 courses for £21 offer which is fantastic value. The menu is short, which is a good sign, and full of mainstream bistro classics and variations thereof . We were 3... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Recommend by friends and was not disappointed. Food was amazing, portions good, quality fantastic, the midweek deal is great value. Staff were lovely, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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179 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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: French, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, 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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