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Jem & I

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Didsbury
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1c School Lane, Manchester M20 6RD, England
+44 (0)161 445 3996
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

Visited Jem & I today for lunch. Lovely food much better than its so called rival restaurant The Lime Tree. Jem & I is a Gem

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
Lindsey H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Visited Jem & I today for lunch. Lovely food much better than its so called rival restaurant The Lime Tree. Jem & I is a Gem

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had heard really good reviews about this place and on arrival it was really busy and had a good vibe . We were seated near the window , and the table was rather wonky and took some time before it was levelled properly . The table was also very close to a large party at the back of the... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went To Gem & I last night and what a fabulous meal we had. The staff were having a crisis as the electricity had temporarily gone off and they were waiting of an electrician, but they handled the situation admirably and when the power was restored and the food arrived it was well worth staying put. Will definitely go back.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Cannot fault it on any aspect. We both had the early menu. Three courses which were all vv good. Attentive staff, nice music, fantastic food. It's the 2nd January so nowhere is busy but still a nice "noise" from other diners. Haven't been in a long time but will make the effort to return as often as possible. Thankyou for... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Having looked at the new years menu we decided to book a table there was 4 of us. on the menu it had 2 sitting we went for the early sitting, on the menu it said drink and mezza on arrival. We was asked to put a deposit of £10 per head. We get a phone call a couple of... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We went to this restraurant midweek it was busy, only two staff were serving at all tables service was slow, food was great, I booked a table saw the menu online they had put the price up by £5 for the early evening menu we were told when we arrived, and took some of the dishes of that menu ,... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Another one of Didsbury's hidden Gems, a nice cosy first class restaurants. Good food which is creative and can a bit on the pricey side but it's still value for money . Nice and intimate surroundings

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Teulada, Spain
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visited today for Saturday lunch and had the special lunchtime menu. Three courses for £12.50. Absolutely wonderful food, I had the black pudding with poached egg starter followed by the lamb bellies. The presentation, service and most of all flavour were really good. I really didn't need to eat the chocolate bread and butter pudding but I didn't let that... More 

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cheshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a wonderful lunch today at Jem & I. King prawns in chilli and butter were gorgeous then I had cod in a mornay sauce with spinach and delicious perfectly cooked vegetables. It was slow to come but that was the pace we wanted to eat at today as we had lots to time to sit and chat and... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visiting Manchester and on a Saturday night had not booked anywhere, stumbled across this place which happened to have one table free for my wife and I. Busy but quick and friendly service, small 'specials' menu was excellent. All courses were interesting and very well presented. Staff very good indeed. Extremely good value at just over £80 with wine (I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1c School Lane, Manchester M20 6RD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Didsbury
  • Neighborhood: Didsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)161 445 3996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 72 - 72

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?