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The Rose Garden

218 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2LW, England
0161 478 0747
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Ranked #25 of 1,661 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I came here with a friend after work. The staff were very friendly and happily accommodated our last minute change in reservation. Food was lush, although portions slightly small, but the taste certainly made up for this. A must for anyone visiting Didsbury.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Delicious and unusual food, lovely staff and a 10 min walk from my front door. We enjoyed all of our food with the lambtastic starter, guinea fowl main and banoffee started really standing out. The only reason this isn't a 5 star review is because 2 of the starters and 2 of the mains were finished by our reservation.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Really wanted to like this restaurant but didn't. This used to be voted number 1 restaurant on Tripadvisor and I can see why it isn't any more. When we dined, we were seated right next to the till. The tables a re squeezed in so we felt pretty cramped which doesnt make for a pleasant dining experience (the back of... More

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Northamptonshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great food at great value with excellent service. The meal was most memorable as the twist on each dish was unusual but worked really well. The star of the starters was the wild mushroom crepes followed by the pigeon Kiev. The steak and ale was historic and the fruit and nut completed the meal very nicely indeed. Service was polite... More

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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

An all-round excellent restaurant experience with my husband and my step-son. It is a modern-style place with plain white decor and quirky 60's style chairs. We started with a round of the Fizz aperitifs, prosecco with fruit base spirits. My pink grapefruit one was the best. Loved the retro saucer glasses. All in all, this is a fun place to... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visited for an anniversary celebration and we weren't disappointed. My starter, a lobster risotto, was delicious and the main, scallops and twice curried cauliflower was beautiful. After experiencing a very poor meal at Marco Pierre whites (bham) last weekend this was just what I needed and 100x better. The staff are lovely too! Highly recommended!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Special meal to send my daughter off to university. It was lovely again, as a vegetarian I do not feel short changed as so often happens, as much care is taken with the veggie options as everything else. Service excellent too. Daughter had superb scallops. Deserts are to die for.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Our second time eating here and it was even better than the first. Lovely friendly staff with great service alongside cooking of great quality. Very relaxed despite the high standards and set in a bubbling area with a lively feel. Interesting choices of food and a drinks list that is exciting due to its unusual varied and, in many cases... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

This was our first time visiting Rose Garden and I'm not one to usually post reviews but I couldn't resist. I have struggled to find food this perfectly cooked, tasty, well presented AND filling for quite a while. The staff were efficient and friendly and made us feel very welcome. I will not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to people... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been to the Rose Garden before and found the food excellent. As per our last visit, the service could not be faulted, it was excellent. The food however, was a mixed bag. The pea soup and nicoise salad were excellent, my wife's main of a risotto and courgette flower was beautiful (I tried it also). In ordered the... More

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