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Bistro West 156

156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
0161 445 1921
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Ranked #36 of 1,618 restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $13 - $50
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Darwen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Had a great meal at the Bistro. Starters and main were both very nice - can't fault it. Definitely worth a visit. Friendly staff, very efficient service. Booking is essential. The Bistro is small and quaint and fills up quickly.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Came here for a meal after reading reviews online. The food was delicious, plentiful and tasty. It's quite small so the atmosphere is just right, the only downfall was we came early and found the restaurant to be cold..... Odd thing I know, but would have felt more comfortable if it was warmer. The staff were attentive, we would definetly... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Must start by thanking the team for accommodating our dietary requests. Food was very nice, portions huge (maybe even too big!!). ambience great. restaurant was packed. Good value considering quality of food and portion sizes. Souffle was particularly good, along with the special menu cod. would definitely return when next in manchester.

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El Gouna
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We go back to this restaurant every time we visit our son in Manchester. We even take a tram to go there we love it so much. It's a small intimate Bistro with a varied menu. The food is consistently good ,both in quality and presentation, the service is efficient and the staff very friendly. The set menu is excellent... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Small restaurant, busy for a Monday night, had the two course menu for £16 was excellent value and good quality food for the price, had a nice starter of meatballs and a main of rump steak well cook and well presented, staff were friendly would definitely go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The whole world seems to know about the wonder that is The Bistro, it is a fantastic product and well worthy of a recommendation. Great food really tasty and cooked well. Often restaurants make clever food badly whereas the Bistro cooks -it seems- with love and is more passionate about taste and flavour combinations. The service was possibly the best... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This is out second visit to this restaurant, on both occasions our meal can only be described as fantastic, the prices are reasonable and the service was also very good. the venue is small and well placed, it is a bistro / cafe. Give it a try.........support the local independent businesses. I can honestly say that i have not had... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Went here with my bro for mid-week lunch. I'd been here before and had a very enjoyable experience and thought with my brother just coming back from a years work abroad, this would be the perfect place to take him for some Western cuisine. Unfortunately, our experience here was extremely poor, and we think it could be greatly improved by... More

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pipsfood4thought, Owner at Bistro West 156, responded to this review

Its really upsetting that we have probably served 1500 meals or more between reviews, and have wonderful feedback, praise, and loyal regular customers loving what we do , its a sad sign of the times that the one upset customer in a month is the one who goes straight on line and lets the world know about it.. !! A... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I had lunch with a colleague from work today and wished I had come here years ago. Really nice atmosphere, welcoming staff and very nice food at sensible prices. Nice feel to the place, relaxed and chilled with some interesting artwork on the walls for sale. Just a very enjoyable visit, I will definitely aim to come back soon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Very good food at reasonable prices. The only thing that concerned me was that we ordered a bottle of house white wine, only for the owner to tell us that it wasn't that good and he suggested a more expensive option - if he's not that impressed by the house wine, why not change it? On a more personal note,... More

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