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The Rose Garden

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218 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW, England
0161 478 0747
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: New to West Didsbury’s Burton Road, The Rose Garden serves exciting...
New to West Didsbury’s Burton Road, The Rose Garden serves exciting contemporary British food created by owner and head Chef William Mills. It’s very much a family affair — William’s elder Brother Tom constructed the interior to a design created by their architect father, the restaurant’s striking visual appeal is complemented by professional but informal table service from William’s younger siblings.
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely meal and great service

Lovely meal and great service with a menu that really makes you think hard anti your order because there are so many nice things on it. Portions appear small at first but you feel satisfied by the time you finished rather than feeling stuffed. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Phil A
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely meal and great service with a menu that really makes you think hard anti your order because there are so many nice things on it. Portions appear small at first but you feel satisfied by the time you finished rather than feeling stuffed. Highly recommended.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Ambience. Vibrant, full of light. A bit like the self taught, visionary chef. Rabbit and orange tagliatelle. An exquisite taste experience, reminds me of Umbria and wild boar. Lamb tagine. Fragrant, intense, complex, utterly delicious. Staff. Attentive, discreet, knowledgeable, perfect attributes. Verdict. Quite simply way ahead on the Manchester food scene. What an achievement.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We just felt overall that the food was not as amazing as it was on previous visits. I had the veggie option of the 'Full English' for my main. I assumed based on the cleverness of previous dishes I had eaten there, there would be a twist on it.. but it was (in total fairness to the restaurant)..just a vegetarian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went this evening and felt compelled to write a review. The food was outstanding as were the drinks and service. We booked late but managed to get an early table for 7pm. I started with the Thai crab claws and was apparently the first customer to order them, a new addition to the menu, there are a few issues to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Rose Garden is a wonderful little independent restaurant with some of the lovelies food in West Didsbury. We went a few weeks back and had such a good experience. The food is local, fresh and changes every few weeks so we were excited to try it. We were greeted by the staff at the door and shown to our... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Visited the Rose Garden with some friends who live near by and we were blown away. It felt clean and modern inside, with a really relaxed atmosphere (partly helped by the laid back and very helpful staff!!) The wine that we were recommended went down very well and the meal itself was top quality. We all had starters and mains,... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Loved the decor and table arrangements. The staff were so welcoming and happy to try to meet any demands. The food was so tempting and innovative without being OTT.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Menu always throws a a curve ball and you get a chance to have something unusual. this makes return visits have something of a new feel which keeps everything fresh. Simple decor and charming staff. Trainee waitress did a great job and there was no need for her to point out her inexperience. Good wine list, supplied by local trader... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The food was very average but the services asterisks. The worst I have ever experienced. I was advised that there were. Trainee chefs in the kitchen and this had caused delay in the service. 2 1/2 hours for two courses of average food. Never again.

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William M, Owner at The Rose Garden, responded to this review

Dear 174MARIAN, I don't usually reply to trip advisor reviews, however when someone has evidently taken a long time to write a considered and insightful review of my restaurant, I just have to thank them. You are quite the wordsmith! I especially like your random use of. full stops. mid sentence. I'm so sorry the food was so average, and... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Had several meals here over last few years, most recent late May and food has been great each time. Decent selection of fish and veggie choices for non-meat eaters like me. Go early at weekend or anytime in week for fixed-price menu.

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Additional Information about The Rose Garden

Address: 218 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW, England
Phone Number: 0161 478 0747
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 478 0747

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
  • Cuisine: British

Description

New to West Didsbury’s Burton Road, The Rose Garden serves exciting contemporary British food created by owner and head Chef William Mills. It’s very much a family affair — William’s elder Brother Tom constructed the interior to a design created by their architect father, the restaurant’s striking visual appeal is complemented by professional but informal table service from William’s younger siblings.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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