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“Mixed experience, probably won't return”
Review of No. 4 Dine & Wine

No. 4 Dine & Wine
Ranked #105 of 2,389 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $53
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Didsbury
Description: No.4 Dine and Wine opened in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength with a huge amount of regular customers from Didsbury and surrounding areas.Still owned and managed by Paul & Nina Burton who take part in the day to day running of the restaurant with a small team of friendly loyal staff.Menus are seasonal using as many local suppliers as possible. All dishes are homemade including bread baked every day, desserts and their popular chocolate truffles served with coffee.Ideal for a relaxed meal whether popping in for an early dinner or a special occasion. Small parties can also be catered for.Friendly & efficient service with the chance to watch the chefs in the kitchen! Booking advisable but not always essential.
Reviewed April 29, 2012

I realise that this place has 100% great reviews so I booked with confidence when some friends were coming over for dinner. I so wanted it to live up to the reviews but couldn't help feel a sense of disappointment throughout. While the approach to the cottage, and the cottage exterior are beautiful and quaint, the feel inside and the decor don't seem to match. In fact a friend commented that the decor resembled a premier inn restaurant when it needs a lovely, homely cottage feel, ideally with an open fire! Anyway, clearly the food is the main event so we read the menu with excitement, but the results were mixed, While there were some very impressive dishes, there were some that seemed lacking. The souffle for instance was technically great, but not very tasty. The biggest disappointment was the steak, which was very grizzly and completely soaked in the sauce, certainly not worth its £20 price tag. However, to end on a positive, there were some really nice dishes, including the mushroom, artichoke and gruyere flamiche, and although some of the artichokes were cold, on the whole this was a very well constructed dish and a very nice vegetarian offering that is a lot more interesting than the veggie option on a lot of menus.

While our experience was far from awful, the nearby competition, especially in west didsbury, is so good that unfortunately I'm sad to say no4 didn't deliver quite enough to warrant a return visit.

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Excellent food, quiet atmosphere. Off the main road in a quaint cottage style building. Relaxed dining, friendly staff.

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Reviewed March 15, 2012

We visit frequently with family and friends, the food, service and atmosphere are excellent. We always book a table as the restaurant is cosy and intimate, and another plus for me is there is no monotonous background music.

1  Thank graham o
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Firstly a good impression when you get there as it's on a lovely little cobbled street a bit out the way of the main buzz.
The food is very good and definitely good value for money, everybody in our small party was very happy with their starters, mains and deserts. Also good portion sizes are given. I would like to be able to recommend something in particular but this isn't possible as it really was all very good!
The service, which I think is crucial, was very good. You can tell that the owners care about the restaurant and the experience of their customers (which is nice in itself), but the service could be a little more polished (but I'm talking only about small things like pouring the wine better etc).
Lastly, the atmosphere was nice, quite classy, not too noisy as many other restaurants can be, especially on a Saturday night.
I would definitely go here again and would highly recommend it to everyone.

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2  Thank A W
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Simply great. Must try it and avoid the normal rubbish chains.

Thank Adam B
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