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Lead Station

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Chorlton
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99 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EQ, England
+44 161 881 5559
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I'm no longer local to Chorlton, I always make the journey over from Salford to visit this unique spot in the heart of Chorlton. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly and the food is always top notch. Loving the recent refurbishment, its given the old place a new lease of life. Highly recommend for exceptional food and the... More 

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Thank colette b
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Colette b Thanks for a great review!! How lovely to hear that you still think of us even though you are no longer local, we agree it's totally worth the journey! We value ourselves on offering great service, product and environment and we've ticked all of these boxes for you which is fabulous, and while we agree that Tariff... More 

manchester
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times but not since the refurb recently. It's actually more a redecoration if the truth be told but the menu has been updated which I think is good as the last time I was here it was a bit all over the place. It looked like the chef had been on a gap year and decided... More 

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Thank Chorltonlad
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Chorltonlad Thanks for a lovely review, it's a relief to hear that we passed the test!! You say decoration we say refurb, a lot went on back of house that was quite major, which attributes to the menu changes. Apologies for the table confusion but it's great to hear that we hit the mark both on food and service.... More 

Prestwich
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for 15 years, all the way from Prestwich and previously Saddleworth. There is just that certain charm about The Lead Station that draws you in. It's always my ' go to' place when I am in Chorlton. I love the refurb too, very nice. They have changed the menu an the chips are not the... More 

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Thank mrsportion
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi mrsportion Thanks for a lovely review! We really value all customer comments and it's great to hear that you have chosen to visit us time after time. We always try our very best to make sure everyone has the best time and it looks like we are mostly winning with you and your family, rumour has it the amazing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

took my family to the Lead Station for my mum's birthday and what a treat it was. really love the new refurb, and on a cold dark wet November night we felt toasty and very much at home. we all had absolutely superb food, could not be faulted and they say a kid is your biggest critic ... my fussy... More 

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Thank Lindsey P
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Lindsey P Great to see you after so long!! We are so pleased that you and your lovely nephew in particular had a great time and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards The Management Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my latest of many visits to this delightful restaurant in Chorlton , Manchester and again for lunch with a group of friends. It has been redecorated recently and is even nicer than before. The service was courteous and prompt and the seven of us didn't have to wait long for our order after finishing the initial drink. We... More 

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Thank Mahendra G
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Mahendra G Thanks for a great review of your last visit! It's so lovely to know that our customers keep coming back, we are super excited to now be able to show off a great new restaurant space. We will look forward to welcoming you again very soon! Kind regards The Management Team More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came on a Sunday morning nice and early in November. Was pleasantly surprised by the lovely refurb throughout the Lead Station. We had two nice full English breakfasts. Sausages were bit bland for my taste but overall was good. Down point unfortunately was the staff who ranged between flat and downright miserable. When we were told to enjoy our meals... More 

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1 Thank Matty811
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Matty811 Thanks for taking time to leave some comments about your recent visit, the refurb is looking good isn't it? We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed breakfast but not so pleased to hear that you felt service wasn't great, this is definitely something that we will be discussing with all staff and we hope that standards will... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Lead Station many times over the years. It saddens me to have to write such a negative review but people should know how much it has gone down hill. We had very average starters followed by steaks (sirloin and flat iron) with sweet potato fries and side salads. The sirloin should have been medium rare and came... More 

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2 Thank russelalex
The Lead S, General Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi russelalex Thank you for taking time to leave a review of your recent visit, may I apologise for the level of service that you feel you received. Haven't being on shift that evening I didn't see either of the dishes served but I was told about the complaint immediately after by my shift leader. I do know that there... More 

Poynton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started out with Tapas in mind for tea (some may call this dinner) but the restaurant was full. We then saw the Lead Station, Marie suggested there. We went in and ask for a table and was told one would be available in 5 minutes. We ordered drinks and waited. After a fair while I asked about the table... More 

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Thank George G
The Lead S, General Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi George G May we start by apologising for the delayed response, thanks so much for a lovely review!! It's great to hear that although we weren't your first choice for dining that evening, you decided to choose us along the road. San Juan is great isn't it but so busy! We are so very glad that once seated you... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I've been here numerous times and I've had good and bad experiences but my last visit will be my last. The refurb seems to have taken away their individuality. We were the only paying customers in the restaurant but we couldn't hear ourselves and the service was pretty much non existent. There's so much choice in Chorlton, I won't miss... More 

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2 Thank Dub_Manc118
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Dear brendan h Thank you for taking time to leave a review, we are sorry to hear that your recent visit was not enjoyable and that you feel so strongly as not to come back, we would like to change this. The last week has been hectic, it was a rush to re open and there has been constant work... More 

Bolton
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Superb Breakfast- not cheap but quality of breakfast is excellent. Love the traditional food, love the setting and can have a nice wander around the local shops afterwards.

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1 Thank IanUpton
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi IanUpton Amazing news to hear that you travel so far for breakfast with us!!! I think the bloody Mary should be on us next time as a thank you. We will very much look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Chorlton
  • Neighbourhood: Chorlton
  • Phone Number: +44 161 881 5559
Description
Originally built in 1885, housed in the former Police Station on Beech Road In Chorlton.Unique and informal seasonal cooking - everything is homemade and cooked to order.We look forward to seeing you.

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manchester
over a year ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?