Whether it’s Didsbury Village or Burton Road, M20 is a joy for foodies with all its independent restaurants, cafes, bars and markets.
Here’s our guide to where to eat and drink in Didsbury and West Didsbury.
Our Rare Breed Roast is ready to rock onto your plates from 12.30pm today… pic.twitter.com/sTL27IVO9y
— Volta (@Voltamanchester) May 29, 2016
The menu is always appealing at this intimate bistro bar, and they do a great Saturday brunch – think Old Spot bacon sandwich, chargrilled steak sandwich with Dovedale blue cheese, or larger plates such as lamb shawarma with harissa and yoghurt. Sunday lunch is one of the best in the city, and includes Himalyan salt aged Galloway sirloin, roast rare breed pork loin with crackling, or white wine and thyme roasted poussin with sausage meat stuffing – try all three on a platter with trimmings to serve two or four.
167 Burton Rd, M20 2LN – voltafoodanddrink.co.uk
— Louise Rhind-Tutt (@lrtpublicity) May 21, 2016
An award-winning independent eatery opened by TV chef Simon Rimmer in 1990, Greens is arguably the North’s leading vegetarian restaurant. Dishes such as deep-fried oyster mushrooms with pancakes and pickled ginger salad or truffled wild mushroom and white bean stroganoff will convince even the most committed carnivores.
41 – 43 Lapwing Lane, M20 2NT – greensdidsbury.co.uk
We don't do Sunday roasts. pic.twitter.com/Gl79LJQfzr
— Solita Restaurants (@SolitaNQ) May 29, 2016
With superb burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, INKA grilled steak and fish and those addictive cheeseburger spring rolls, Northern Quarter favourite Solita is a welcome addition to Didsbury.
School Lane, M20 6RD – solita.co.uk
The Rose Garden
— Louise Rhind-Tutt (@lrtpublicity) May 20, 2016
This Burton Road dining room is light and bright, with good value lunch and set evening menus and a well-chosen wine list. Dishes are seasonal and elegant with regularly changing specials, and we love the perfectly crisp and well-seasoned truffle and Parmesan chips.
218 Burton Road, M20 2LW – therosegardendidsbury.com
Thyme Out Delicatessen
— Thyme Out, Didsbury (@thymeoutfoodco) February 9, 2016
This West Didsbury producer and supplier of fine foods and organic produce also do homemade meals cooked on the premises, freshly made cakes, soups and sandwiches, all available to eat in or take away. Breakfast is served until 4pm, there’s a good range of grilled cheese sandwiches and brunch dishes, and they do smoothies, shakes, wine and crafts beers too.
147 Nell Ln, M20 2LG – thymeoutdeli.co.uk
The Lime Tree
— The Lime Tree (@thelimetreeres) April 13, 2016
This West Didsbury restaurant offers seasonally changing menus which make the most of the quality produce that is grown and reared on their own farm – you’ll find Cheshire pork, beef and lamb on the menu alongside Goosnargh chicken, market fish, asparagus risotto and more.
8 Lapwing Lane, M20 2WS – thelimetreerestaurant.co.uk
— Indique Restaurant (@IndiqueDidsbury) May 7, 2016
Owned by a passionate Indian couple who want to bring back the real authentic taste of Indian food to Manchester, new opening Indique is an attempt to re-define Indian cuisine and serve unique flavours from the streets of India. Not your typical curry house.
110-112, Burton Road, M20 1LP – indiquerestaurant.co.uk
Ida’s Fish Bar
— Edward Preston (@edpreston85) June 16, 2016
It’s only just opened but Ida’s Fish Bar is seeking to reinvent a British staple, serving the most sustainable and freshest fish and chips alongside tuna poke, clam chowder, fish finger sandwiches and fish tacos.
178 Burton Road, M20 1LH – idasfishbar.co.uk
Over the next few weeks we will show you the hispi menu ☺️ pic.twitter.com/rOHi1Ew4fu
— HISPI (@HispiBistro) May 26, 2016
It’s not open yet, but the part-crowdfunded Hispi Bistro – from Sticky Walnut chef Gary Usher – is already hugely anticipated. Hispi is due to take over the Jem & I site on School Lane in September, and we just can’t wait.
Opening later this year. 1C School Ln, M20 6RD – Twitter
West Didsbury Makers Market
— Pie Love (@pieloveltd) May 27, 2016
Held on the last Sunday of every month, the Makers Market hosts the coolest, quirkiest and most talented local stall holders showcasing food, drink, art and design, plus performances by local musicians and DJs. From homemade biltong and award-winning pies to brownies and ice cream cupcakes, you’re sure to find something interesting to eat.
Burton Road, M20 2LR – themakersmarket.co.uk
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