Terrifying carnivores since 1990, Greens has become an institution when it comes to vegan and vegetarian food in the Greater Manchester area, however the Didsbury restaurant is now sadly closing its doors with immediate effect. Located On Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury and co-owned by Sunday Brunch‘s Simon Rimmer, Greens has been serving up imaginative dishes packed full of flavour but minus the meat for over 30 years.
Announcing the news of their closure on social media, Greens Didsbury said: “With great sadness we have had to close the doors on Greens Didsbury for good after 33 fantastic years.
“We can no longer make it work – our landlord has increased our rent by 35%, that together with increases in power, food and staff costs have made it impossible for us to continue. We’d like to thank every single customer, member of staff, supplier and our friends and neighbours for being part of the journey.
“Our sister restaurant in Sale is still open and we’d love to see you all there to help the Greens story continue. If you have a reservation with us we’ll be in touch. Love thanks and keep terrifying the carnivores. Simon and Simon.”
Greens was quite the trailblazing restaurant as one of the first dining spots to serve a meat-free menu in Manchester. The restaurant’s infamous take on ‘duck pancakes’ – made with deep fried oyster mushrooms instead – have remained on the menu for decades and their veggie black pudding has also been a hit with customers in search of meat alternatives.
Having wowed veggies and non-veggies alike with their menu and ethos: “It’s not your lifestyle, but your taste-buds we care about”, Simon Rimmer and co-owner Simon Connolly opened a second Greens venue in Stanley Square, Sale in 2022, which will remain open despite the Didsbury spot closing its doors. The Sale branch was also recently praised for having one of the best Sunday roasts in the UK by Rate Good Roasts.
You can find Greens at Unit 14-16, Stanley Square, Sale, M33 7WZ.