welcome to bistro west 156


Located on Burton Road The Bistro is the shining

star of the thriving West Didsbury food scene.

Now in our 15th year we continue to cook a fresh interesting range of dishes from around Europe, but not overlooking some classic British dishes as well.

The Bistro has a rustic feel its not fine dining, its a neighbourhood eating place and we donot follow current trends, or try to become a carbon copy of other restaurants around the city.

 IT`S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE…Philip & Rachel are hanging up their aprons, The Bistro will be closing for business on Saturday 28th October, the last Evening Dinner service will be on that night.

We wish to thank our loyal base of customers that have supported us over the last 15 years.

The Bistro has been our life for all those years, hard work, long hours but always rewarding with wonderful praise & comments from our customers for what we have created at the Bistro.

We could not have done it without an amazing team of staff who stayed with us for many years, many have gone on to own their own  businesses: Nicola, a history student 10 years ago – now Head chef at Ford Hall organic farm & restaurant. Joern who came to Manchester for a year .. but stayed for 4,working the first 3 years we traded now run his own L`Osteria/ restaurant in Munich… although that’s a long way to travel for the Bistro Fish pie !! A special thank you to David our chef for 10 years & more recently Tara who over the last 4 years has been serving customers with a cheerful smile, we couldn’t have done it without you.

The Bistro Family will remain connected through the wonder of Facebook, where you can find ourselves Philip & Rachel Aked & our many staff. Our Son Elliot,Now 19 spent his entire childhood from the age of 4, around the Bistro & will be so pleased to see his Mum & Dad having an easier “normal“!! Life.

Should you wish to contact Us, to discuss any future catering requirement, private function, cooking for your special dinner party...or just to say goodbye..my email is:


A new business will be opening at 156 Burton Road soon .. xx 


Our  Seasonal Set Lunch is great value..

Two courses £12 / Three courses £15 served 12-2 Monday - Tuesday & Thursday and until 3pm on Friday & Saturday... Please note the Bistro is closed on Wednesday Lunchtimes.





Monday – Thursday evenings from 6pm –

 From our Seasonal Set Dinner Menu

3 Courses £22




We are currently rated in the top 60 restaurants within Manchester on tripadvisor, out of  over 1700 !! and we are rated the second best restaurant in Didsbury / West Didsbury .....maybe this is down to 15 years of continued great cooking and service.

To read what our customers have been saying just follow the link in the "About us " section at the top of our homepage. 




Early Weekend Dinner  2 Courses £20 and 3 courses £25 on Friday & Saturday From 5pm - 6.20pm  - click on menus to view the offer time allocation.



You can just stop off at the Bistro for a good coffee or tea, brunch, soup & sandwich  (£7.95) & homemade dessert (£5) during the daytime & take a look at our most recent art on display.

©2017 Bistro West 156