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Kala

4.7
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593 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Bistro
Welcome to Kala, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Wreckfish and Pinion. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 593 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kieron
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic.

Cannot recommend Kala enough and will be screaming about this place to anybody prepared, willing and able to listen.

Staff were fantastic and the food quality was exceptional.

Will certainly be making his a regular go-to......

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PaulB
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food at Kala is excellent.
Staff, similarly, are a credit and ensured that we all felt safe throughout

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FionaR
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value Sunday lunch. Plate sizes just right. Great taste. Friendly service.

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richardw
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our evening at Kala. Food,drinks, service the lot!

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BundleBrent
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food in a fun, relaxed and buzzy atmosphere. Good COVID measures in place, but it did not dampen the vibe (I don’t what it was like before, but it was good now). Very friendly staff. The featherblade of beef, caulflower risotto, and choux bun were standout dishes for us.

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JulieG
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening. Food was fantastic. Really relaxed and unhurried meal. Our waiter (sorry don’t know his name) was super. I’ll definitely be back.

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Saraphoebs
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service excellent. Looking forward to coming back.

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LoisB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the service was spot on and the chocolates at the end were divine x

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Yeomie
Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant in the centre of Manchester. Lovely relaxed atmosphere, welcoming staff and amazing food.

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AntonioG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. That lunch menu can't be beat for value.

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CathyF
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, can’t fault the service. The 3 course lunch for £22 is brilliant value!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love elite bistros, food always excellent , only crib is the building is a bit soulless unlike Wrekfish or sticky walnut

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AntC
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning! Our first Sunday roast and definitely won’t be our last.

10/10 best roast we’ve had in Manchester

See you again soon

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Plum
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third trip to kala and it seems to be getting better every time. Excellent in every way

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was just ok, service was very good

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JulieC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. A select number of dishes all executed superbly. An explosion of taste. Loved every dish we ordered. Service friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere. Not disappointed at all with it being our first visit since lockdown wasn’t sure whether it would still be as good. And it was! Great to see it fully booked to. Even though we went early there was a lively vibe. Highly recommend

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Jomj
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous food was amazing the feather blade beef was melt in the mouth delicious.. the service was fabulous and the peas great

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ChrisC
London
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 3rd visit to Kala and my favorite yet. The first time I've sat and eaten at the bar and i think I actually prefer it, the acoustics upstairs can be a little 'splashy' but the bar area felt more intimate. Absolutely fantastic service from James & Sean and food top notch. Chicken Liver Pate is hands down the best in Manchester and quite possibly further afield.

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Foodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared octopus with cheap pea to start. Used the complimentary focaccia bread to soak up the juice and herbs.
Follow this shared ham for 2. With extra hazelnut broccoli side dish.
Cream brûlée was perfect size to finish off the meal.
Waiter was knowledgable and recommended a beautiful wine to match the meal. Highly recommended 5x

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KatherineB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Kala for my husbands birthday lunch.
We are already big fans of this restaurant chain, and gradually working our way through all the sites, and this one was not a disappointment.
The food was incredible and the staff were absolutely faultless.
We came with our 4 month old baby so were a bit nervous incase he was fussy, but thankfully ended up sleeping for most of the meal, but the staff made us feel fully at ease and welcome even if he hadn’t have been!
We haven’t been out too much due to Covid but felt very reassured by the measures used- all staff were wearing masks, as were chefs in the open kitchen.
My highlights were the croquette and espresso martini (genuinely best I’ve drank!)
Thank you so much to the staff for giving us such a wonderful experience, we really enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kala staff are exceptional and simply reflects the quality of the food provided. We have been trying to get there for months and finally made it. Well recommended.

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Scd81
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first real meal out that I’ve had in months, and a break in the diet - worth it 100%.
The food was delicious & looked beautiful, the service was friendly, and the restaurant felt clean, welcoming & sociable.

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Joannap
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best there is - food, drink, service and atmosphere.

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GordonM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The second time we've eaten in a restaurant since March.
Excellent. Socially aware etc which made us feel comfortable.
Food was the usual very good standard which we've got used to from this group of excellent venues.

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PeterJ
Singapore
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very fortunate and have eaten at Kala and at a few other restaurants in the Elite group. The food and service are always the same , excellent! The food quality and service are first class. We had the sirloin to share and it was cooked to perfection. The sauce that is with it very moorish. It was one of those meals you don’t want to end. Can’t wait to go again soon.

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karenk
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked Kala for my parents' wedding anniversary celebration. They were very helpful and my parents said the food was exceptional

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KatyE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food and good service! Nothing overly fussy. Great value!

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VickyM
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just stunning, so tasty ad very accommodating with the kids

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service from Disney John

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CHals
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch we have had in a restaurant. Really lovely service, our waitress explained safety procedures clearly and it was great to see visible alterations and really reassuring. Loved the menu and it was nice and busy which was great to see. Massive recommend and will definitely be back soon.

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EmilyH
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, this is consistently one of the best places to eat in Manchester. Exciting and delicious dishes and great service.

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KevinW
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our visit. Very impressed. Felt very safe. Staff made us very welcome. Great service from John, great food and excellent experience. We will definitely return. Well done to all

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GaryB
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food from a short but perfectly formed menu. The risotto was devine! Efficient and friendly service, which was unhurried and relaxed. Great value for money. All in all, a great night out.

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Mav2008
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service both outstanding. COVID friendly with screens but didn’t detract from the lovely atmosphere. Our server was super professional and knowledgable. Superb value for money, 3 course lunch menu expertly prepared. I cannot praise Kala highly enough.

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JoHeal
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was amazing - would definitely recommend

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eamonm
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy earing at Kala. Nice friendly eatery with good atmosphere.
Food is very good and well cooked, but menu a bit limited.
Efficient and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable good quality food with great service. What a refreshing change.

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DaveF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food & service

Great value and wholesome vibes

I’ll be back

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MF2020
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a delicious Sunday lunch with a great ambience.

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NicolaB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal it’s the best Sunday Roast I have ever eaten in a restaurant.
We did not get of to a great start has the menu was not explained to us What was not available.
Once this has been explained we was very happy with the food.

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.7 stars by 593 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.