Hispi

4.7
207 reviews
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£25 and under
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Bistro
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Welcome to Hispi Bistro Didsbury, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bistro, British, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 2.30pm / 6pm - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm / 6pm - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4.30pm / 6.30pm - 9pm
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Phone number
0161 445 3996
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had been wanting to try Hispi for some time, after following them on Instagram.

My visit didn’t disappoint. The food was sublime and the set menu offer (£19 for 3 courses) was incredibly good value for money. Infact, id go as far to say it was the best £19 I have ever spent.

Will be returning very soon!

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JP
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. The 3 course dinner before 7pm is fantastic value for money. Would definitely recommend it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We visited for Sunday lunch. A 2 course meal was £21.00. The environment was pleasant but the food was very average. In particular very salty gravy, very small portions of 2 vegetables and the roast potatoes were far from crisp. The starters were better but, in our view, the portions were small.

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A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We were a party of four visiting on a Saturday night. Delicious main courses all round but the starters were less impressive (and menu descriptions overly pretentious).
Aside from the food, were really unimpressed by the unfriendly service. Not sure if our waitress was just trying to be efficient but she came across as rude.. really off hand and no time to waste on conversation and pleasantries... if your menu needs interpreting then staff should be prepared to help decipher. Nothing special about the atmosphere of the place so don’t think we’d bother returning.

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SL
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

They dealt with us dropping a glass of wine over the floor & adjoining diners with aplomb. Trusted our waitress to choose accompanying wines. Provided a 'doggy' bag to take the remaining beef home for a sandwich the following day, which in fairness was great. Liked the sourdough bread used to mop up any juices knocking around. As we had been here before had hoped to create a lunch from the lunch time deal however went for the a la carte. Good bit of fish, nicely cooked. Good company. What more do you want from a lunch?

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AS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Promptly seated on arrival.
The food and service were outstanding.

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JD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Efficient and friendly service with superb food. Made to feel really good.

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SR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely Sunday lunch, all beautifully prepared and delicious. Too full for pudding sadly, will have to try harder next time !

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SP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Sunday lunch, food and service brilliant, will definitely be back

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LD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely sensational and I’d recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. Each course was delicious and well presented. The staff friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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PT
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was celebrating my 70th birthday with my husband and two good friends. We were all impressed with the food. It was a bit noisy being seated adjacent to four loud ladies. I had to tell them to tone it down as we couldn’t talk comfortably.

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E
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hispi exceeded our expectations! The food was well presented, flavourful and creative. Our server knew the menu inside-out and was very knowledgeable about the wine, polite and very friendly. The atmosphere was cozy and calming. Honestly the best dinning experience I’ve had!

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SC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent, just wish the portion sizes were slightly bigger. Overall experience was fine dining ideal for a special occasion.

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 1food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is brilliant.

The poor score is in relation to their inflexibility on their cancellation policy. While I understand a restaurant losing out on a table is annoying, the fact they won’t waive the cancellation fee for exceptional circumstances leaves a very sour taste.

We had booked a table for my wife’s birthday and our parents were travelling a long way to come and celebrate. Unfortunately due to a fire on the motorway there was a 3hr delay. Consequently everyone was very stressed which ruined the evening. Some flexibility from the restaurant would have been much appreciated.

Excuses from the staff:-
- more and more restaurants are doing this (really?! This only restaurant I know of)
- we offered another day (would mean parents travelling a long way again)
- we do waive if their is an illness (oh but an accident on motorway is not good enough?)

Consequently I will not be going again which is a shame as the food is very good.
Jon

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely night for my birthday! Amazing food and cosy atmosphere :)

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CD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed overall,food very average!over priced for what it was.

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HN
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, staff were friendly, atmosphere was relaxed. I do remember thinking that the table layout could be tweaked slightly to improve efficiency, but that is really scraping the barrel!

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SF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing food! What a find! The featherblade steak and custard tart are to die for. Must have a great chef there. Will definitely stop by next time we are in Didsbury for a Manchester shopping trip.

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CA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really tasty! Been meaning to come here for a while
Thank you!

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PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn’t been for lunch before - excellent value set menu. Ate too much because I couldn’t resist 3 courses. Amazing Paris Brest dessert

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SA
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had an evening without the children and so decided to try Hispi because of the great reviews. We had big expectations which unfortunately were not met. Ordered a soup of the day and the cod loin. Food was good but nothing spectacular, the worse aspect was the 50mins waiting between courses on a evening when the tables were mostly empty. Disappointed overall and won't be returning.

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PE
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I have enjoyed excellent food at The Sticky Walnut, so was looking forward to my daughters birthday meal at Hispi. Most of the food was good, but not exceptional, and my duck was poor. As it was a birthday meal I did not complain. The highlight of the three courses was the custard tart.
A very overpriced meal unfortunately

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s
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Prices were good for portion sizes and flavour. The starter I had was butternut squash and the majority of it was hard and crunchy, undercooked. The flavour was nice though. When the young lady (not our server) came to collect our plates, she asked how everything was. I informed her that the butternut squash was hard she said nothing and scurried off. So, the staff needs some training on how to handle feedback. It's not the end of the world, just apologize and tell the customer you will inform the chef..easy! MOST customers will be satisfied with that. if not get a manager involved who can cope with it. For this reason I have lowered the service and food to just 'Fair'.
Our server, however, was great and our mains were nice. Shame about the starter and that one staff member, I would have given it a higher marking.

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T
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very yummy meal and fantastic service. Really enjoyable atmosphere. We will be back soon!

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RW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Following a recommendation we booked dinner. We were not disappointed, the food was wonderful. We all had different dishes and all were delicious.
The service was excellent, helpful and well informed but at the same time a relaxed ambience.
Can highly recommend and we will definitely return.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very enjoyable meal and a lovely evening. The menu was interesting. The roast squash was delicious and the lamb was nicely undercooked - just how I like it! The side dish of beetroot was the best I have ever tasted! The service was excellent and our waitress was friendly & helpful.

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TW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect as always. Food was creative and tasty and the staff member looked after us. Amazing

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SP
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal as always at Hispi. It never fails to be our favourite restaurant in South Manchester. The feather blade steak is to die for, as are the desserts. On discovering we were celebrating a birthday, my husband’s dessert came with a Happy Birthday inscription and swirl - nice touch! I believe the choice of ales was pretty good too!

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S
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The staff we very attentive and friendly. Food as always excellent.

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H
London
23 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Nice food but overpriced

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AO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hispi was an excellent choice to enjoy a relaxing evening with work colleagues with fine food, wine and champagne - We just happened to have x2 birthdays to celebrate too. Our server was lovely and picked up on this and brought over a lovely 'Happy Birthday' treat for us which was a nice touch. Overall, a great location, with delicious food and attentive staff - Already looking forward to next time - Thank you!

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WT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hispi never fails to deliver, it’s a great local restaurant with a great a la carts and a sensibly priced set menu. I’m so fortunate that it is within walking distance to my house!

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EW
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food spectacular as usual - only reservation was environamentals cound of been better.

Didn’t see a manager on floor - though wasn’t needed.

Was really happy that they honoured code app for us even though didn’t tell them in advance.

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HD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had such a lovely experience at Hispi. We went on a Sunday night to celebrate our anniversary. The drinks - perfect. The starter (Pigs head) was sooo tasty and rich. The perfect size for a stater. I had the mallard which was delicious, and my fiance had the featherblade which was insanely good (I had food envy even though mine was amazing!). For dessert we topped it off with the toffee creme brulee with popcorn, and were treated to some toffee and chocolates for our anniversary.
Thank you so much Hispi for making this such a nice evening for us! :)

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HG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good service, nice ambiance- and doesn’t cost the earth. Recommended for that slightly more special evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good on the whole

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s
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good value great staff nice atmosphere - where else on an autmnal Wednesday evening

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JS
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spot on. I've been to wreck and burnt before Hispi and all are boss. Can't wait to try Pinion.

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NA
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A really perfect Sunday lunch menu. Modern, not stuffy. Tasty, not showy.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely 21st birthday lunch , very attentive staff , food excellent. Very good value set menu.

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