We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro West 156

Bistro West 156
156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
0161 445 1921
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 1,757 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $13 - $47
Cuisines: European, Bistro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Good food at ok prices. Good service, friendly. Not that different from a lot of other restaurants. We had a £15 pp early evening set menu for 3 courses which was much better value than the a la carte

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

198 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    141
    40
    14
    1
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Faultless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We were given a gift voucher for Bistro West 156 as a thank you present. We used it last night and it was fantastic! We will definitely go again. The dining space is small (only 28 covers) but it has a great atmosphere and vibe. The menu is varied and the most expensive dish, the fillet steak, was priced at a very reasonable £20. Great wine list too. Nice merlot at £18.50 which I would recommend. We shared a desert and were full up at the end
Background music softens the atmosphere in Bistro West. A great place to eat. Expect to spend £75 per couple. They've got it right here. Thanks guys!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Never fails.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Bistro 156 is my favourite restaurant in Manchester. The venue has a small number of covers with a select group of staff. This means that you get attentive but not intrusive service.

The food is always excellent. This applies equally for both the early evening set menu and the later a la carte. The number of dishes on offer is small but this heps manage the quality, with more time clearly paid to a small number of good dishes, rather than many mediocre dishes. The steak in particular is excellent.

My only slight complaint would be that because the restuarant is small the constant door opening can get irritating and it can feel slightly full at busy periods. These are onyl minor points however and do not stop me fully recommending this restaurant.

Within the setting of West Didsbury it also provides many excellent options for pre and/or post drinks.

Book, go and enjoy.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 98 cities Reviews in 98 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“lunchtime menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

With my wife we visited this restaurant for the first time, for Saturday lunch. The menu was very impressive and prices almost too reasonable. Its busy and probably not that comfortable, but the friendly service and food makes it impressive overall. Try the soup and sandwich choice, its top quality and incredible value. We must try this bistro one evening.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Big Bistro Love.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We always have an amazing meal here, my favourite restaurant in Manchester. Great food, prices and atmosphere.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Bistro West 156 also viewed

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Manchester, Greater Manchester
 

Been to Bistro West 156? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Bistro West 156, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.