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“Excellent food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Damson

Damson
Ranked #9 of 543 Restaurants in Stockport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $41
Cuisines: European, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Revisted a few days before Christmas and we fully enjoyed the experience. We each had a starter, main and a desert and they were all really lovely. The wine list is extensive. The potions are small but that was expected and didn't matter as we were blown away with the tastes. We spoke to a lovely lady who worked there as we were leaving (sorry forgotten the name) who was very professional and friendly. Only very tiny criticism we have is that for the type of restaurant this place was that the men working here could have looked a little smarter but that's only a very small observation.
The food was amazing, we would definitely recommend and will of course be visiting again in the future.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Let down by poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We visited Damson for lunch and ordered from the fixed price menu. The menu was good value but the choices were limited. It was just after Christmas but Other similar restaurants offer a better menu. The food was very good but what let the restaurant down was the service. The first problem was when the waiter knocked over a lemonade all over my two sons, one getting a particular soaking. The apology was fleeting and I felt that they weren't that bothered as they were just teenagers. They were given paper towels to dry themselves off but the paper towels once used were left on the table for the whole meal. There was no checking from the manager that they'd managed to clean up ok. We booked for 12.15 and ordered promptly as we had to be somewhere at 2pm. Service was extremely slow and we had to ask for our main course as it had taken so long. No discount was offered for soaking the boys and when we asked they knocked £4 off. All in all what a disappointment. I'd been looking forward to visiting Damson but won't bother going back as a meal out is a whole experience of good food, ambience and good service.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank AngelaSt66
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Read all the reviews and was in total agrement. One of the best meals ever and have tried a lot of celebrity chefs places

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Smash123
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Good food if a little pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

I had risotto which was covered in foam, not usually a fan of foam but it was a really good risotto, My main course of duck was very nice. I shouldn't have had desert but I did, it was very rich and I couldn't eat it all. Very good wine and very friendly and helpful service.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Michelle O
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Stockport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Party Time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

18 of us went to Damson at the end of November to celebrate my husband's birthday and the evening couldn't have been any better. We were looked after so well. The boys and girls who waited on were efficient, helpful and in the right frame of mind to make the evening a jolly one!

Without exception, everyone who was with us that night commented on the fabulous food, how well is was presented and how interesting and different the menu was.

We got a great deal of help, before the occasion, from the staff who pointed us in the right direction with regard to everything we wanted to know.

We found it was a great place to go for a special occasion or, as we're doing tomorrow evening, meeting up with a couple of friends to enjoy a delicious meal in a place with a lovely atmosphere.

Judy (Heaton Mersey)

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy W
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