Didsbury may be a suburban village, mostly enjoyed by those who reside there – but its drinking and dining scene is unbeatable. From tasty brunch spots to upscale dining, the village literally has it all, and to help you explore it, we’ve rounded up the best restaurants in Didsbury.
Caramello of Didsbury serves up possibly the most Instagrammable grub of all the Didsbury restaurants, specialising in well-portioned brunch-style dishes and indulgent desserts. Tuck into a sundae crafted with homemade gelato, dig into a huge stack of fluffy American pancakes, or start the day with a seemingly endless brunch menu featuring all the classics. Caramello of Didsbury, 10 Whitechapel St, Didsbury, M20 6UB.
2. Another Heart To Feed
An Australian-inspired favourite residing on Burton Road, Another Heart To Feed is a local favourite for breakfast. The café, which has been feeding Mancs since 2017, serves up classics such as avo on sourdough, chipotle beans on toast and even açaí bowls – offering up healthy breakfast options for those looking to start the day the right way. Another Heart To Feed, 220 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, M20 2LW.
A gorgeous casual spot serving luxurious looking dishes (and incredible Sunday lunches!), city dwellers may know of Volta already, given the duo behind it are also responsible for The Refuge. The restaurant specialises in small plates, deli boards and charcuterie inspired by the founder’s travels, with a number of influences (including Greek and Spanish) being prominent throughout the menu. Volta, 167 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, M20 2LN.
Situated in a former bank building, Hispi provides intimate dining, with each dish as beautifully presented as the next. The restaurant serves posh bistro dishes that are full of flavour, even offering up a sirloin of beef Sunday roast sharer. Think crispy pig’s head croquettes, pan-fried fish, and stuffed pork belly. Hispi, 1C School Ln, Didsbury, M20 6RD.
Fans of Proove Pizza frequently argue that it’s the best pizzeria in town, and it’s definitely a strong contender for the top spot – that’s for sure. Serving authentic style Neapolitan pizza, the wood-fire specialists offer up casual dining in West Didsbury, with a huge menu of Italian goodies. There’s a whole range of toppings to choose from for your pizza, but additionally, Proove offers traditional Italian street grub, such as arancini, crocché and pizza fritta. Proove Pizza, 160 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, M20 1LH.
One of the many Albert’s restaurants in Manchester, Albert’s Didsbury has gorgeous décor – and a fantastic cocktail list. There’s an outdoor area for dining in the summer, plenty of food options with varying cuisines, and an extensive wine list for those who fancy kicking back with a vino. Enjoy plenty of seafood options, a menu of tasty pizzas, and a number of classic British dishes. Albert’s Didsbury, 120-122 Barlow Moor Rd, M20 2PU.
7. Bar San Juan
As Spanish as you can possibly get – Bar San Juan is well-loved for its laid-back style, serving beautiful tapas dishes and imported beers and wines. It’s a slice of summer all-year-round – and locals can’t get enough. So much so, they’ve expanded into next door to make more room for customers. Ok, so it might technically be one of the only restaurants in this list not quite in Didsbury (it’s in neighbouring Chorlton), but nothing beats throwing back some cervezas and enjoying an authentic Spanish menu at this hidden gem. Bar San Juan, 56 Beech Rd, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, M21 9EG.
A Manchester institution when it comes to pizza but the popular pizzeria Rudy’s now has a spot in good ol’ Didsbury. Bringing their infamous Neapolitan-style pizza to the south of Manchester, diners can get a taste of the Italian dolce vita as they gorge on that soft sourdough crust and sip on Aperol Spritz. Plus it’s one of the restaurants in Didsbury that boasts a covered outdoor terrace, which is great to escape to come rain or shine. Rudy’s, 653 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, M20 6QZ.
9. O Kitchen
Offering a taste of Korean BBQ without the stress of cooking on the grill, O Kitchen is great for those looking to try the cuisines of Korea and Japan in Didsbury. O Kitchen serves up the likes of grilled pre-marinated meats such as chicken, beef, pork and pork belly, all accompanied with Bulgogi sauce, two types of pickles and lettuce for wrapping. You can also enjoy spicy squid and pork, boneless flat beef rib or seafood bulgogi on the grill at O Kitchen, alongside a range of Korean and Japanese dishes like Korean soup, fried chicken, sushi, sashimi and stir fries. O Kitchen, 43 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, M20 6TW.
One of the first veggie restaurants to open in Greater Manchester, Greens serves up imaginative dishes packed full of flavour but minus the meat. Located in West Didsbury and co-owned by Sunday Brunch‘s Simon Rimmer, here you can tuck into a range of small and large plates to suit how hungry you are which vary from tempura cauliflower with gochujang to truffled mushroom Wellington. Greens even offer veggie black pudding for those who might be slightly missing the real deal. Greens, 41-43 Lapwing Ln, West Didsbury, M20 2NT.
Owned by four friends, this neighbourhood restaurant and bar focuses on serving up seasonal produce alongside great coffee, beers, cocktails and wine. Serving brilliant brunch dishes like fry ups but FOLK-style featuring tater tots, veggie black puddings, sourdough toast, fried egg and either bacon and sausage or halloumi and smashed avocado. FOLK also offer an apple pie French toast as well as small plates like Guinness braised pigs cheek, ‘nduja croquettes and maple glazed roots later in the day. FOLK, 169-171 Burton Road, West Didsbury, M20 2LN.
12. Baity Palestinian Kitchen
Baity, which means ‘my home’ in Arabic, offers an incredible menu which is halal-friendly and transports you to the homes of Palestinian grandmothers and artisans. Menu items at Baity change seasonally to feature dishes from Bethlehem to Nazareth and Gaza to Jerusalem, to allow you to fully experience Palestinian cuisine. The Didsbury restaurant is described as “purveyors of the finest Musakan” (a dish consisting of roasted chicken baked with onions, sumac, allspice, saffron, and fried pine nuts served over taboon bread), plus they even serve their own take on a Sunday roast, which includes lamb marinated for 24 hours in pomegranate, garlic, onion, lemon, herbs and spices.
13. No4 Dine And Wine
First opening in Didsbury back in 2005, No4 is a neighbourhood restaurant serving modern English food. Tucked away down Warburton Street in Didsbury Village, which is the last of the original cobbled streets, you’ll find a small, intimate dining spot housed within a building that’s almost 200 years old. Complete with slightly wonky walls and floors, No4 Dine and Wine is a place to eat and drink if you’re looking for plenty of character and comfort food like twice baked cheddar cheese soufflé and pork belly with mash, black pudding and mustard sauce. No4 Dine and Wine, 4 Warburton St, Didsbury, M20 6WA.
14. Thyme Out
Another spot for banging brunches in Didsbury is Thyme Out. The menu boasts dishes suitable for everyone with a full English plus vegetarian and vegan variations, as well as breakfast burritos and burgers. There are plenty of plates that give an ode to Manchester including Manc Eggs (poached eggs, Greek yoghurt, garlic and chilli butter, sriracha, Bury black pudding and sourdough toast) and R’Kid (honeyed and grilled goats cheese salad, courgette ribbons, pumpkin seeds, cherry tomato, radish, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette). Thyme Out, 147 Nell Lane, West Didsbury, M20 2LG.