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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 22
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
marvellous food excellent service

We had the duck and seabass for mains and the scallops and bacon and the gravalax and avocado. All were superbly presented and tasted even better. I really love scallops and usually will choose them if on offer. These were superb. Service was efficient and friendly. A little bit snug on the seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Chris H
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Nice little restaurant hidden away from Wilmslow road. People always seem to walk past this place and not bother checking it out. It really deserves more credits than other Didsbury eateries. Food is beautiful made and well cooked. I recommend the Sunday lunch which is a reasonable priced menu. I really enjoyed the sharing rib-eye steak (on the normal menu)... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Went out with my parents for a very nice meal. Bargain price as we stuck to the early evening menu. Food was very good and presented very well. Great atmosphere and service. Good selection of drinks and there was even parking.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We had the duck and seabass for mains and the scallops and bacon and the gravalax and avocado. All were superbly presented and tasted even better. I really love scallops and usually will choose them if on offer. These were superb. Service was efficient and friendly. A little bit snug on the seating where we were but excellent venue all... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've been here a few times in the past and still like the food and the atmosphere. We chose the lunchtime express menu which is very good value (£10 for two courses) but service was very slow. It didn't matter, as I was catching up with old friends, but if you are really in a hurry it might be a... More 

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UK
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went here after a recommendation from some friends. We were travelling from the airport the next day so as a stop over the night before we took the opportunity to go. We were not disappointed! We did the early bird menu which was like £20 for 3 courses. This is incredible value. To be honest I like to think... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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64 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Another great meal at Jem & I. Their new starter dish was the fish soup which was excellent and along with the seabass and chorizo made for a good combo. My vegetarian companion also ate well. A slight quibble over some rice was resolved unprompted with a tremendous creme brulee given to us free of charge

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was really looking forward to visiting Jem & I as I have had pleasant visits in the past. Unfortunately this occasion I attended with a friend and was served by a waitress who spoke minimal English. She took the food order and confirmed this with us at the time. When the food arrived we were given fish and chips... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I visited with a friend this week as a special treat to cheer myself up after breaking my ankle. It was such good value it won't be long before I go back again. The set lunch menu at £10 for two courses is excellent value but even the a la carte lunch menu is well worth the money, my crispy... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really good starter and Mains. Very good fish - fresh and good portion sizes. Deserts were ok but not amazing. Staff were polite and friendly. Will be going again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went with two friends to Jem and I. We had the lunch menu which was great value at £10 for 2 courses. The menu had a nice selection of dishes I had smoked salmon gnocchi which was delicious. The desserts were lovely and nicely presented I was very impressed with staff who were friendly and efficient. I will certainly... 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: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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