Had been fancying a trip to Kala for a while now, having read some excellent reviews, so a birthday provided the ideal opportunity to try it along with some friends. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our table which had been booked in advance. What followed was a superb 3 course Sunday lunch. Starters chosen were the fishcake, chicken liver pate & pigs head croquette. 5 of our party then continued with the most wonderful roast beef & Yorkshire pudding, and the remaining choice, roast cauliflower with butterbean mash. Having spotted a dish of cauliflower cheese heading for another table, we ordered a couple of those too as extras. Despite feeling sufficiently sated, we all managed room for a thoroughly enjoyable pudding. Service throughout was attentive, but not overbearing, and we all agreed it was excellent value for money. Can’t wait to return.
Fantastic food !!
Pity about expensive wine list in comparison to food prices.
Slightly condescending service from our young waitress with long dark hair. When I asked for fizzy water she said ok - sparkling ?
We have been eating at decent restaurants since before you were born love - so a bit more warmth would have been appreciated especially when the restaurant was pretty quiet .
Also felt we were eating main course from soup bowls - larger and less deep serving dishes would be an improvement .
Lunchtime celebration for me and my wife celebrating her birthday. A little quite and surprised it was not busier. The food was very good although the truffle mushroom small pie could have been improved with better pastry.
Delicious food presented well on the plate. The salmon starter was perfectly cooked with a subtle spiced exterior. The feather blade was rich and fell apart beautifully. Our waitress was attentive but we didn’t feel pressured. The atmosphere was one of a cheerful bistro.
Food all far too salty apart from sweet which was lovely
Kala is a superb restaurant. Welcoming efficient professional and serving exceptional food and wine - wonderful!
i was surprised at how spacious it is upstairs although think the lighting could be warmer. the service was amazing as was the food although i would say the fishcake starter could be a little bigger and the trout main should say it comes with potatoes!
Quality of dishes and service were excellent, our only criticism was that noise level was excessive, however staff Were quick to find us a (slightly quieter area) .
Always incredible, innovative food with the best service. Lovely team that make every visit feel special. Thank you!
Great food as always and the atmosphere is good; staff excellent and the Sunday lunch menu is great value for money; excellent standard
We had an early dinner at Kala before heading off to the theatre.
Excellent food. served promptly allowing us plenty of time to get to the production without rushing.
Menu suited all diners - including a vegetarian.
Delightful and knowledgeable waiter.
Only disappointment . . . no custard tart available!
Really enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere of Kala & the food is good too!
After learning about the restaurant group before Christmas I decided to take my family out for lunch to see what it was actually like.
Wow! The food and service were all amazing and the best compliment we can give is that we are already planning when we can all meet up in Spring and go again.
Good atmosphere, pleasant ambience, it did get a bit noisy at times, maybe because lots of hard surfaces seemed to amplify the sounds. We both made the same choices from the set menu, the fish cake starter was fantastic, very tasty and well balanced and the sweet was really good too - crispy honeycomb very well complemented in both taste and texture by the ice cream and chocolate sauce. We were not so happy with the main course; we chose the cauliflower with butter beans and were disappointed to find everything presented mixed up in a bowl so the tastes and even the textures of individual elements were indistinct, it was just too stodgy. The service was excellent throughout.
Great food, staff and location.
The portions were bigger than I was expecting (bonus) and it was great value for money.
Excellent restaurant - good eating experience
Good menu - very friendly professional staff
Had a fantastic time going for my birthday. We were a party of 6 and the service and food was faultless. Honestly cant yet better value for money than their set menu.
We had a superb meal with excellent service & my gluten intolerance was well catered for - couldn’t recommend this restaurant higher.
Great service and food with enough options for vegetarians- even on the lunch time menu!
Friendly welcome, vibrant atmosphere, great service and good food
I have recommended it before going since i know 2 more restaurant from the same owner.
Fabulous dinner for NYE. Gorgeous food. Great service from Bethan and the team. We will be back and would highly recommend. Great value for money and felt special.
Considering it was New Years Eve everything turned out very good.
Excellent food. Amazing well cooked. Snack ( pre starter) needed some acidity, a chutney or pickled. The starter, mains and dessert were absolute knockouts!
Lovely food, great wine menu, and the passion fruit choux bun is divine! Worth a visit back alone!
Excellent food , couldn’t fault anything about the meal we had from the starters to the main course through to the dessert. Would highly recommend to all .
A decent Sunday lunch, nicely pink beef. However, just a point or two short of outstanding.
Absolutely delightful from start to finish. Service on point, food sensational and really love the atmosphere and decor. My second time but sister’s first and she loved it too having heard me bang on about it since I last went. We had the 2 courses for £20 which is ridiculously good value. The chicken liver pate and the bream were particularly banging. Can’t wait to return.
whent to Kala for the first time whilst shopping in Manchester with my wife, It had been recomended to us by our son who raved about it. Having experienced it for ourselves i can understand why. The food was really tasty and plenty of choices on offer. The service was excelent and the overall experience was very pleasant. We have reccomended this restaurant to our friends and family, and we will certainly be visiting again.
Fabulous food and service and for what we had good value will defin6be back
I can't speak for much of the menu as only had a starter and one main but it was great food unfortunately me and my partner both wanted the most expensive thing on the menu making it a fairly expensive evening however there were plenty of low priced options which i'm sure would be great.
I would visit again for sure.
We've been to Kala numerous times and it never fails to deliver, the food it delicious, ambiance perfect and service friendly
This is a great restaurant. Food is wonderful, the staff are knowledgable friendly and attentive. My only plea is to have a think about the coffee you serve, it really is awful, I know it’s local but it’s locally awful. Make sure you go you’ll be delighted
The food was outstanding, wine beautiful and service excellent. Would definitely recommend
Lovely atmosphere, attentive service, lovely food
Excellent food, with great vegan options too. All of the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.
Superb as ever (6th visit). Greeting, efficiency, interesting Macclesfield gin and cocktails. Lovely pig head and pineapple starter, perfectly cooked beef. "Best profiteroles ever had!" Please don't change.
I had to change the booking for a table for 2 to a table for 1 and was a bit apprehensive about eating alone, but I had nothing to worry about. The staff were friendly without being gushy and totally efficient and professional.
On entry the bar area looked really inviting, upstairs the dining room was fine, and I wasn't seated next to the loo (actually to be fair there are no "bad" tables). The menu choice was great and I was given enough time to read it, have a think and then order. When the food came, well, I was blown away. It was superb. The starter, chicory, was blissful and I really didn't think that the main could live up to that, but it did. I was tempted to ask if the pickled onions could be avoided but decided to risk it...if the chef thinks that's needed well who am I to question that. Correct decision. The roasted cauliflower was sublime. I don't think I have ever eaten a better meal. Even the coffee was good!
So, a New Year's Resolution was made there and then, in 2020 I will eat at all 6 Elite Bistros.
Beautiful plates of food. Simple ingredients, expertly prepared. Unpretentious yet imaginative. Exciting to both salivate over and consume! Can’t rate it highly enough. The cocktails, the food and not least of all the staff! Kala cares about it all. Sitting at the restaurant or the bar, the experience is one to be savoured.
We had our meal at the bar this time. Food was superb, staff amazing as always. Had a lovely bottle of wine nicely decanted. Absolutely love this place!