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2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
+44 161 962 6666
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good24%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vao has always been a favourite with our family for a weekend treat. We went on Saturday and it had a 50% off food offer. However, the pizza were not up to their usual standard, the pizza dough seemed very pale and under cooked. The...More

Thank Rusty2damax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try here as they were offering a 50% discount, so worth trying. So glad, if we'd paid full price, would've been even more disappointed. Seated, with menus, drinks order placed and delivered. Then waited about 15 minutes before our food order taken....More

Thank MC71113
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a small group for a meal. We were all disappointed in the quality of the food. I had the baked aubergine which was a small portion, tasteless and lacking cheese. Had the sticky toffee pudding, which had a dense consistency. I did wonder...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Took son and grandchildren here for a meal but was very disappointed to say the least . The plates were cold so the meal was very cool ... my husbands pizza was more tomato than anything else and one of the grandsons asked for garlic...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I have visited Vao with friends but more often for a nice pizza tea. Regular offers make it good value and new additions to their menu have been a great improvement. Good bar area with cocktail menu.

Thank JHP_13
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Attending a gig at the Waterside Art Centre, popped in one the off chance they could fit us in and luckily for us they could. Light, airy restaurant, loved the art work. The staff were very attentive, service was quick and efficient, good menu needs...More

Thank 10ogara
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Had such a lovely evening last night at VAO! My first time, although our family go there all the time and what a great evening we all had. Food was excellent and superb quality. The staff were amazing! So helpful & friendly and made our...More

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Really hot evening but place was cool enough. Food was good for the price but service was not the fastest it could have been.

Thank Kenmac2256
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Having previous poor experience when this restaurant was Oca we decided to give it another try and went for my husband and sons birthdays. It was a Tuesday night and not very busy. We were greeted by a lovely waitress who announced most of menu...More

Thank Cwestxx
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We arrived at 6.30pm and left at 8.20pm having not been fed. The restaurant was not busy at all, finally after waiting for such a long time my family and I left. The staff were exceptionally pleasant, however.

1  Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7BS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Sale
  • Phone Number: +44 161 962 6666
  • E-mail
VAO is a stylish a la carte restaurant in Sale delivering high standards of classic and seasonal dishes, coupled with attentive service in desirable, contemporary surroundings with affordable customer value in mind. Indoor and both covered and uncovered 'al-fresco' dining are available at our bustling waterside location.
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