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Bistro West 156

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156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
+44 161 445 1921
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called into Bistro West 156 on Burton Road for dinner with my wife. We had not booked so walked in off of the street and were immediately greeted by a lovely smiling member of staff who found us a table and then explained the day's menu to us. We ordered from the mid week 3 course menu and I can... More 

2 Thank clyve b
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my sister early on Saturday night just gone (following her recommendation) and was very impressed indeed. A small restaurant with lovely decor and very well laid out. Very friendly and professional staff, with a great range of food. We had the steak with spanish spices, roast winter vegetables and sweet potato fries - absolutely superb. The desert was... More 

Thank annrichardson10
Manchester, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a whim, we live just round the corner and have stupidly never been here until now. The restaurant itself is quite small so booking is probably advised, we went on a Wednesday night and it was eventually full! Menu is small but range of food available is superb, I struggled to choose on all courses. Value for money... More 

Thank Steve L
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went last night with my wife and daughter.....oh goodness my how have we missed this place before. A great welcome when arriving, also we never felt rushed ordering which is sometime the case in small restaurants. Wine was super....Merlot, just right. The menu is a delight, full of intriguing blends of foods. I went for the lamb duo....super. My wife... More 

1 Thank Neville B
pipsfood4thought, Owner at Bistro West 156, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post how much you enjoyed your visit to the Bistro, Its also pleasing that you found food & service very good on what was a very busy Tuesday evening, we work hard to cook fresh, tasty food, and I hope your daughter enjoyed her Malaysian fish curry with Bombay cauliflower & braised rice from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visit this restaurant a lot with my husband and friends. The food is excellent tasty,offers great combination of tastes and the portions are not small like other restaurants in the area.the desserts are yummy. Just beautiful good quality freshly cooked food by professional chef. Highly recommend it. My only issue is sometimes difficult to find so always book before... More 

Thank Nia N
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If your after something intimate, friendly and tasty - this is the place. Good food, reasonable price and a bit romantic.

Thank David W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is one our favourite restaurants. We came here recently as a wedding group with several friends who'd never eaten here, and by the time we left they were keen to visit again. Fabulous food, interesting menu which is seasonal, and great ambience. As it was a mid week visit, we were able to have the set menu which is... More 

Thank lemonelemi
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

we came upon this resaurant by chance tonight 13rh September 2016 and had the most amazing evening with food that was better than excellant !!! the atmosphere was buzzing but relaxed and the friendlyness the pretty girl who served us was warm welcoming and we felt so relaxed x we spoke with the owner/ chef Philip to tell him how... More 

1 Thank bobster1947
Manchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Bistro 156 has long been a favourite with me, we don't go often but like it for special events and the food is always excellent. Our latest visit was as a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. The first problem presented itself on arrival at our table where 6 of us were squashed around a table which should have... More 

Thank AngelaSt66
West Yorkshire
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Since our last review in 2012 we have visited many times, and each time the food has been so good! Each time the restaurant has been full which generates a great atmosphere, one of the best we have found anywhere. You will struggle to find anywhere else serving such PROPER food, with such imaginative selections, at such amazing value. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 38
European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 156 Burton Road | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 445 1921
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?