Kala

4.8
653 Reviews
£26 to £40
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 653 people are saying
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TomP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, great service with very friendly and welcoming staff.

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UnaD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. We were well looked after by Sean, James and the rest of the staff.

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MichelleP
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Blade of beef for mains was paired with a beetroot puree - simply excellent. My friend had the pork for main and that was very moist and full of flavour which I sometimes expect pork loin to be a little dry but it was so good.
There are options on pricing for 2/3 courses and it is what I would consider to be very good value for money at a time when we are realising the importance of taking time to enjoy a good quality dinner out. I really nice treat. Portuguese red on the wine menu was also a bonus, full bodied and fruity a perfect match for both our dishes. Cant wait to go back.

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ClaireB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great service, lovely food. Thanks Claire

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JohnK
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we felt cared for. The food was all delicious - octopus to start follows by smoked lam, both inventive and satisfying. Just a shame we didn’t have time to stay for dessert as they all looked wonderful. Kala manages to appear both a special occasion and a bistro restaurant. Can’t wait til we can return.

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KaurS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly I cannot tell you how much I love coming here. Had the best solo dining birthday dinner (Covid 19 killing any friendships I had...!) here and everything was en pointe. Amazing food, brilliant service and didn’t feel like a saddo eating and drinking alone (on my birthday...!) thank you for not judging a girl for having two puddings...!

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MarieW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, I don’t have a single negative. Staff were wonderful and incredibly friendly, yet not intrusive. Service was spot on, food was some of the best I’ve eaten, and the additional extras you get free were really appreciated. You got freshly baked focaccia when looking through the menu, then the most delicious chocolate ganache/fudge with the bill. Lovely touches. Please support the Elite Bistro chain by ordering their home delivery boxes during lockdown, this place is too good to lose!

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SineadC
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic experience. Service was excellent and they couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. Food was delicious and sincerely hope we get another chance to try after lockdown.

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Axt635
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food that keeps us coming back for more!

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Amir
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

All of the Elite Bistros we've been to have been excellent experiences, Kala keeps up the standard of fantastic service, delicious food and relaxed atmosphere. Class without pretence, every neighbourhood should have guys like these

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vipJohannaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Kala, perfect venue for my partner's birthday.

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Fiona
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with kids - would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant venue.
Brilliant food.
Brilliant staff.

Can’t speak highly enough of Kala.

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vipRuthieTruthie
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal at Kala. It was really tasty and we really enjoyed it. The service was excellent and the COVID measures in place were great. Our waiter was fantastic and provided excellent recommendations. Thank you

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Bowdonite
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tier 3 lockdown affected the ambiance, but couldn't detract from really very fine food and imaginative wine list-all available by the glass that together with polite, but unobtrusive service and a calm kitchen meant a really enjoyable leisurely lunch.

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LaurenM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service, can’t wait to go back

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly, personable and polite from the moment we walked through the door and the food was exquisite!! My cauliflower risotto was full of flavour and my feather blade of beef so tender and juicy!! Service was attentive throughout and I really enjoyed my berry pavalova as well. Feel for the staff and owners during this difficult time as we will be back as soon as we can!!

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vipPinotNoir
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

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MattL
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent modern British food with French bistro influences. Service is always excellent. This place is one of the best restaurants in Manchester.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality and value for exceptional food.

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Neil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, nice additional touches with complimentary bread and chocolates. Would 100% recommend and will be returning

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RuthC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine and fantastic service, we’ll be back!

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EricM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and easy experience. Would recommend to go for a guaranteed good evening, great wine recommendations from staff.

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DeborahJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were tastefully separated from each other by Perspex screens. Masks were worn at all times by staff. Menus were disposable. Covid regulations were adhered to and didn’t detract from our enjoyment of the evening. Our waitress Bethan was knowledgeable about the monthly wine suggestions. The food was extremely tasty. We were not rushed. There was a friendly ambience around the room as people enjoyed a relaxed night out.

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Karen
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was fantastic, the staff superb, just a shame that the restrictions are impacting* on their trade. We need to support restaurants like this to ensure they stay in business.

Thanks for a great evening x

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LouiseS
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back to Kala post lockdown and it was as good as always. Felt very comfortable with covid measures, food and service was excellent. Really enjoyed it.

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ArgoB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ‘King of Manchester Sunday lunches’ according to my Mum. Food fabulous- so well looked after by the staff. Exceptional Covid measures in place- felt very safe.
If Elite Bistro Home ever sell the pork belly for home cooking I’m buying an extra freezer and filling it up!

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and service. Faultless

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KirstyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be returning!

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MandyA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Faultless from start to finish.

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LauraK
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyable experience at Kala this week. Service was fantastic, our waiter was really friendly with us and the surrounding tables. Food and wine was glorious and defiantly worth the money. We will definitely be visiting again! The restaurant was very clean and Covid secure. I would recommend Kala to anyone who enjoys great quality food and service. If you can help out during these difficult times this is the place to support.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time trying it and it was amazing! Food was really nice, and the team was incredible. Also you feel really safe with all the COVID situation!
Keep up the great job guys!

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ClaireL
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived at Kala the service was just fabulous! We enjoyed the three course lunch which was delicious and excellent value for money. Thank you so much for making a small celebration lunch so memorable. The third Elite Bistro I have visited and I look forward to visiting the next venue soon!

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DavidH
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine and delightful service with smiles

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HollyM
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday lunch menu, every bit as good as the core menu. Roast rolled pork belly was astoundingly good especially with the dark, sticky gravy to go with it. The Laredo, apricot and almond snack was excellent combination. Could eat it all again next Sunday!

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DeborahK
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seriously impressed with our recent visit to Kala. The food was fantastic, a very creative menu & every course delicious extremely friendly & helpful staff. Cant wait to make a return visit

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PaulO
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really excellent meal. Nothing fancy. Just stick to the classics done really well. Friendly service and good wine.

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JoanneS
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a friendly, welcoming and buzzing place. Exceptional food without the formal dining atmosphere. The featherblade is amazing! Feels very safe during Covid with perspex dividers between tables. 3 courses for £39 is excellent value for the quality of the food.

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AdamA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Kala, we'd previously been to Hispi in Didsbury so were eager to see the difference between the two.

We were served by Disney John on the evening and found him attentive and polite, he recommended the wine of the month which was really nice.

The food tasted lovely and was well presented and i couldn't complain about the service.

We had 3 courses, a plate of the Lardo Iberico to share, a bottle of wine, a couple of cocktails, a coffee and an extra side all for about £140.

I would definitely recommend a visit and will be returning.

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SusanD
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our booking was for5 oclock, which is when they opened, we were a bit early but we're made welcome at the bar.
Once at our table we noticed the restaurant was very Covid safe.
Service was good, good delicious, I had lamb main which was beautiful and Choux bun dessert which was to die for!
Lovely place relaxing, good service, great food what more can you ask for!

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.8 stars by 653 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.