Albert's Didsbury
Albert's Didsbury

Albert's Didsbury

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.albertsdidsbury.com/
  • Phone: 01614348289x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:



    Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM,





    Lunch:



    Monday - Friday: 12:00PM - 05:00PM
    (offering a la carte and our £10.95 for 2 course lunch offer)



    Saturday: 12:00PM - 05:00PM;



    Sunday: 12:00PM - 05:30PM





    Dinner:



    Monday - Friday: 05:00PM - 10:00PM



    Saturday: 05:00PM - 11:00PM



    Sunday: 05:30PM - 09:30PM
  • Payment Options: JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, British
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Castlefield Rooms offer a boutique, out of the ordinary, venue in central Manchester, in a stunning position within a conservation area on the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. With a superb location in Manchester City Centre, near all major transport links, complimentary on site parking and the highest levels of service and cuisine, the Castlefield Rooms are the perfect venue to hold your wedding, corporate event or party.


    We offer a choice of three contrasting spaces for anything from 25 to 250 guests together with a range of competitively priced event packages. The versatility of the spaces is also reflected in the variety of menus available from the acclaimed kitchens of Albert’s Shed Restaurant and Dukes 92 which are located on the same site as The Castlefield Rooms.


    Whichever space you decide on you will have our dedicated Events Team on hand to ensure the smooth and efficient running of your event.
  • Private Party Contact: sarah ramsbottom 01618398656x
  • Special Events: Bank Holiday breakfasts! We serve breakfast every Saturday and Sunday morning, from 10am to midday and on every bank holiday too.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: We have a limited number of car parking spaces in our car park behind the restaurant, and there is also street parking on the adjacent road.
A word from Albert's Didsbury
Albert’s restaurant and bar is the eagerly awaited new addition to the dining scene in West Didsbury. The new restaurant is the second Albert’s opening, and is a sister restaurant to Albert’s Shed in Castlefield, in Manchester city centre.






The new space, which has been created from the old Barleycorn pub site on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury, aims to provide South Manchester with a slick, modern space with dining for 160 guests inside and will also feature a fabulous outside dining terrace for 60 – perfect for alfresco dining this summer.






The menu is modern British with an eclectic mix of Albert’s favourites and dishes from around the globe, all using only fresh local ingredients. The restaurant will be open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, and, in a first for Albert’s, will be offering a full brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Albert's Didsbury reviews from OpenTable diners
664 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.2
    Value4
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (445)outdoor eating (333)group bookings (280)fit for foodies (258)romance (231)sunday lunch (227)business meals (210)brunch (189)outstanding value (175)child friendly (161)disabled access (105)afternoon tea (89)good vegetarian options (82)pre/post theatre (57)Show More
  • Great evening
    Foodieglutenfree
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Brilliant evening the service was good and attentive even though extremely busy food was beautiful and good value for money will definitely return
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely good food
    Fit4food
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Lovely dinner, food was well prepared and presented. Children's meals arrived promptly. Everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Always reliable
    OrdinaryDiner
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    This is our local restaurant and we go reasonably frequently. The booking and service works 100% and everything is always at least excellent.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, disabled access, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great atmosphere and restaurant. Waiting staff are poorly dressed. Shirts not ironed and hanging out. Food was requested with extra chilli and arrived with none. When mentioned the girl just brought fresh chilli to the table when was just stupid.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but rude host
    FoodieZK
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The lady assigning the tables to customers was rude and made us wait 45 minutes for our table even though we had booked in advance. Her attitude was poor and when questioned 'but why are there so many empty tables?' she got very defensive and said 'it's because they are dirty'. It then took 45 minutes for someone to clean and table and sit us down. All other waiting staff were great.
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  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Went for Sunday lunch. Meals were good but unspectacular and had to chase twice for drinks which had been forgotten. Even though only 1/3 full was extremely noisy.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Sunday Lunch.
    Maddyb
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Although the quality is good at Albert's, the quanties are small. The starter of pulled ham hock on a broad bean fritter was good quality but extremely small. The latter is meant to be an appetizer which is was, but more was expected from the main course. I was very disappointed with my sea bream - two tiny portions, with the accompaniment of just a few small potatoes with a few strands of vegetables . My companions had a dessert. They seemed satisfied with those. I had to send my coffee back as it was cold. The replacement was hot. Overall, a disappointment. I went out hungry.
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • exceptional choice & quality
    klev
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The Albert is in danger of becoming a firm family favourite. The menu choice is extensive it could do with a few more vegetarian options but there were just enough. The quality of the food was exceptional and the service friendly and caring. It has become a restaurant of choice now in our family and all other restaurants will be compared to the exceptional standard it has set.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service again...
    TaraD
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Love the service in Alberts ion Didsbury. The girls on the front desk are always really happy and friendly and the waiting staff cannot be any more helpful & courteous. This restuarant is always a winner, whether it be a first date, or a meal with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance
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  • Ok but not great
    Steakandbeer
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I Visited Alberts on a busy Friday night, the staffing levels seemed good however staff were very busy and unable to meet the demands of the customers without a delay. The food is a little bit overpriced, however the majority of my party enjoyed their meals and they were to a high standard, I unfortunately ordered a steak medium rare, however I'm doubtful the chunk of grissel I received had even been cooked at all as it was the most undercooked piece of meat I have ever seen, I am hoping it was an off day for the chef but would advise people to keep an open mind about what day and time they visit and what food they order.
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  • Good restaurant
    Natalatte
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I had a late booking lunch here on Friday afternoon, and it was no problem. The food was good on a 2 course lunch special, very good value and choice. The inside of the restaurant seemed a little noisy so I'm not sure it would be somewhere to go for a romantic evening meal or whether in the evenings it's not as noisy. Overall I would go again as the choice and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff too busy moaning..
    FemaleFoodie
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Food was OK, price is OK for what you get, atmosphere is OK, service is far from OK. Staff were rude from the start, we had a table check back every other minute but the waiter was obviously following the script. Not very welcoming - just there to get paid. At the end of our meal it took a long time to get the bill and we ended up being the last people in the restaurant. The staff cleared the tables around us and whilst doing so quite loudly voiced their opinions on the company and other members of staff. Very unprofessional and i felt more like an intruder in someones lounge than a guest at a restaurant.
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    brunch, group bookings, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Food 1st class always
    hells57
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Staff was good, service excellent - overall very good and would recommend to all.
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    group bookings
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  • Excellent attention to detail
    GatleyGormand
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We went with two friends who had never visited Albert's before. The service was excellent and even when then was a little mix up with my starter they were apologetic and took the time to get the order right. The food was tasty, well portioned and hot and The drinks menu was comprehensive. However, it was the service that made for an excellent evening. Our waitress was cheerful and attentive and noticed that the lighting over our table was dim she had adjusted quickly. Her manner was polite, cheerful, helpful and unobtrusive with excellent attention to detail. Albert's is as reliable as ever for delivering one of the best dining experiences in the North West.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • outstanding food and service
    chapmandu2
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We really enjoyed our meals at Albert's. The food was the best we've had in a long time, my steak was cooked perfectly as was my wife's chicken and the flavour of the sauces was excellent. The service was also really good, the timings were all just right in terms of not waiting but not being rushed, and the waiter was also extremely helpful with my wife's request for a garlic-free sauce! All in all we couldn't fault it and will certainly be back!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, always reliable
    ChorltonDidsburydiner
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Been to Alberts a lot. The lunch menu is amazing as it's two courses for £10.95. I recommend the steak frites! There's also lots of amazing desserts and interesting starters. I've never had a problem with anything I've been served here and everyone I've introduced to it has loved it too. The wine is also very good. The only downside is that the restaurant is very big and always very busy and as a consequence you can sometimes feel a bit penned in and that your conversation is competing with others' and there's not really any quiet corners. The people serving are really efficient and friendly, even if they are always extremely busy!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Great food, lovely venue and outstanding service - never dissappoints!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Boothy
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    had a fabulous meal with friends at Albert's Didsbury. The service and food were excellent.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Staff very slow at table service
    Molmaz
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    High heels on staff not good. She was finding it hard to walk us to our table. Table staff couldn't comprehend table service. Slow and sluggish didn't really care if we had a drink or not. We were nearly going to ring and ask for table service
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    outdoor eating
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  • Alberts
    Crystal
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We went to Alberts to celebrate our Ruby Wedding Anniversary and had a lovely meal, the waiter was very attentive and the Proseco devine. Thank you
    Special Features:
    business meals, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual Alberts was enjoyable.
    Caza
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    As usual Alberts was enjoyable. I use this resturant on a regular basis both for business use and personal use. The standard is always excellent and the servise is always good. Whatever time you go the resturant is busy but the service is good. Prices are fair but not to expensive and the food is always a good standard.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Great value and wonderful service
    Millysmum
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    I went for lunch with my father, stepmother, brother, his girfriend and my 12 year old daughter and I can honestly say it was wonderful from start to finish. The service was fantastic and the amazingly good value lunch was lovely. The only slight complant is that even at a not particlarly busy lunchtime it is really noisy. The music is totally unnecessary and I couldn't actually hear anything said across the table. Apart from that minor detail we all loved it. Many thanks - we will be back.
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    child friendly, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Bank Holiday Treat
    Love2eat
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Had a fantastic experience at Alberts. Family get together from Australia. Brilliant atmosphere! Set menu excellent value!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    Basilbrush1
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    Been going to Alberts in Didsbury for a number of years now and the food is always nice the service is very good also but I can't understand why they have started playing music this is a restaurant not a club people want conversation and with the place being busy with lots of diners it's just make it difficult to talk over the noise the last thing I want to do is shout to be heard please management turn off the music !!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice
    Food4Six
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    The moment we arrived at the restaurant we had a warm welcome and promptly shown to our table. The service we received from the staff was exceptional. Nothing was touch much trouble and quickly served, no waiting. The food was plentiful and very well presented. In a nutshell, the whole experience was excellent and I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful and enjoyable evening.
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    this meal was for a special birthday and we felt the food and the friendly attentive but unobtrusive service was excellant. also thankyou for the cake and glass of bubbly. would like to thank individuals but fraid didn't note their names
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Sarahk
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    The food was nice but my hake portion was very small and it was only just warm when it arrived as was my husbands roast dinner. It was a very busy Sunday early evening. The child's portions were brilliant however and the pizza was lovely. The table was not sturdy at all and we had to move tables as one nearly toppled over! Service was ok, the lady was nice and friendly but we did have to wait and ask for a few things
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    child friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bandb
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Great food as usual. No complaints. Was served the wrong wine but it was nice enough. Love the heated outdoor area.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great place to dine
    Yardo
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Great ambience, the atmosphere is excellent and great food.
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    special occasions
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  • Great for all Occassions
    Robbo
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I return time and time again to Alberts as this place never fails to provide us with Good Service and Excellent Food. A touch of class with a relaxed atmosphere. We just love the place and plenty on the menu to tempt anyone's tastebuds. Food is always of a high standard, no complaints.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mums Night Out
    MNO2014
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Returned to Alberts as we had such a lovely time previously, we were not disappointed Food was great, atmosphere is lovely and although it was very busy we didn't feel crowded or ignored at all The only constructive feedback was the fact a 10% service charge was added and as there was only 6 if us this thought this was a little cheeky, especially as we know through someone who used to work there that this doesn't get given to the waiter/ress directly - we asked for it to get removed and we gave to the waiter personally. Also, there is half price champagne on offer but not on Prosecco which we prefer! :)
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • could have been better!
    woody
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    We have eaten in Alberts before on Sundays for family meals and I'm always impressed with the food and service. The value is good and we return approx 6 times a year, we choose not to go too often as this could spool the view we have. My wife and I choose to go there on a Friday night for our weeding Ann, as we dont get out often as a couple we wanted to pick a place we knew wouldn't dissapoint. And it didn't. however I did say on the booking it was our wedding an and that a good table would be great, Once we arrived there was no mention of or wedding Ann and felt that the service was not as good as on the Sunday.
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    child friendly, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WoW
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    This restaurant was fabulous. Food was delicious and service was spot on. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • excellent place
    paulrush77
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    good food and excellent value for money. Went with friend for lunch and had the set lunch menu which was great
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    brunch, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Birthday lunch
    adelebw1
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    The food was fantastic as it always is. We chose off the £10.95 lunch menu which is fantastic value
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alberts
    Bettyboo
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Visited Alberts for the first time for lunch, after hearing great reports about the place. Food is beautifully presented and tastes pretty prefect - no complaints at all, great menu choices and a separate gluten free menu too. Worth a note is that the chef will adapt menu to suit (ie I am dairy allergic) Atmosphere is very nice indeed, friendly staff, modern interior with a calm feel and a lovely outside seating area to either just drink or to eat too. Kind of place where you can make it as special as you like. Only teeny criticism - which we all agreed on - was that we were asked far too often if we wanted more drinks...
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday meal
    Xsam11X
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Went here on a Monday night for the other halfs 30th. Was really busy but atmosphere was great. Didn't have to wait too long for food and it tasted great, was reasonably priced too. Would definitely come again perhaps try the breakfast.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinerdave
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Menu provided a good variety both food and drinks. Pleasant , friendly bustling atmosphere enjoyed by our party.
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    disabled access, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't be Better
    themobbstter
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    I went for a Sunday lunch to celebrate my birthday with my wife, sister and brother in law. As soon as the staff knew it was my birthday we were given a bottle of Prosecco. The staff were attentive and friendly, taking orders in a timely manner but leaving us time to ponder when necessary. Two of the party had Sunday roasts and were very pleased with the quantity and quality of food. My sister had a steak which she thoroughly enjoyed - no mean feat given how fussy she can be. I had the rump of lamb and loved every mouthful. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable occassion, helped along by top quality food served by friendly and helpful staff. Thanks to everyone at Albert's for helping me celebrate. We'll be back soon!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Sunday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    We have been going to Alberts Didsbury since it opened. However Sunday was a big let down. We had booked knowing it would be busy but the service was very poor. No one came to take our drinks order for 15 minutes and then only after reminders.My 3 fellow diners were then served their drinks but as I had only ordered water I waited 30 minutes. The manager said the drinks would be taken off the bill which was no big deal as the other 3 were all on soft drinks. The slow service continued throughout the meal. We decided not to have dessert. When the bill came we noticed the drinks were charged! We decided not to argue having had enough.
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