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Kala

4.8
633 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.

Support Kala during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 633 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality and value for exceptional food.

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Neil
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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RuthC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EricM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 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
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 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
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 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 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and service. Faultless

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KirstyW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be returning!

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MandyA
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Faultless from start to finish.

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LauraK
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 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 15 October 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 14 October 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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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine and delightful service with smiles

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HollyM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 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 10 October 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 10 October 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
1 review
Dined on 9 October 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 9 October 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
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 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!

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vipJustineS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time at Kala. The service was attentive and friendly, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere very relaxing (also good choice of music!). Thank you again!

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AlexandraH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The staff are always lovely and the food is classically delicious but always a little intriguing. I really appreciated how they didn't judge us for getting 4 set menus between the 3 of us. Instead the staff were a great combination of supportive and sceptical, which made it even more rewarding when we finished absolutely everything off.

Standouts were the featherblade and the banana cake. Holy sh*t that banana cake can haunt my dreams for the rest of my existence. Get it with an espresso martini and toast to silver linings.

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Jocard
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal produced with fabulous produce. The staff were amazing, super polite and attentive, nothing is too much trouble for these guys. Thoroughly enjoyed and will definitely visit again.

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ClaireM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our almost 2 year old for a Sunday lunch, we were a little nervous as she can be a handful but the staff were great with us and her.

The food was delicious, the best Sunday lunch I’ve had!

The sticky beef on the kids menu was also a hit - for her and us! And great value as it was pretty substantial.

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EmmaL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very staff , tasty food , ideally would like a few more veggie options for mains

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was exemplary and was so warm and friendly

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MikeC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Having read the very positive reviews we weren’t disappointed in any way by the quality of the food or indeed the service. Clearly there are challenges under the current COVID crisis.
I’d suggest that the ambience of every restaurant is being effected by the restrictions being imposed - and this establishment is no exception.
Nevertheless- we would return to KALA without hesitation.

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MissInceToYou
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always. Both a la carte and bistro menu excellent. Service lovely. Best place in town

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CarolineP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast dinner we have had in a while. Friendly staff a really great overall experience. We will definitely revisit

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LeeW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely mega. Great food and great service - what more do you want?

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GedR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, had all 5 desserts between four of us.

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WilliamW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these times it is difficult to expect a great experience from a restaurant, but Kala and Elite Bistros have done things brilliantly.
Food, service and atmosphere all first class and a big thank you to all

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Should have been our wedding xxx

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JohnM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Incredibly intense flavours. Very enjoyable experience. Engaging knowledgeable staff.

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DominicA
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been looking to book here for quite some time, and finally got chance to book.
And it didn't disappoint, at all!

Got massive value for money with the 3 course menu. The taste of each course was amazing. The highlight was the Beef

The service from the front door to the end of the meal was fantastic.

Can't wait to come back, thank you :)

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MissInceToYou
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Can’t recommend highly enough

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AbiD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful break from reality 🖤

Food was outstanding and as usual the service was the perfect mix of attentive, casual and friendly.

I’d go as far as saying it maybe my favourite restaurant in Manchester 😳

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LinfordH
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Good was mediocre with superfluous saltiness instead of sheer inspired subtle combination of great flavour. Unimpressed. The post March lockdown lockdown menu is a shadow of the stupendously salivating previous one .

Our waitress was brusque and unfriendly . A brute of a lady - disappointing indeed !

Venue needs better aeration - walking outside immediately after leaving , was literally , a breath of fresh air .

My partner and I alas won’t be returning .

I hope they improve fast .

Kala
Responded on 11 October 2020

Hi Linford Why you think it's acceptable to direct such personal comments to anyone? It's 2020 Mate. Not only are your comments unpleasant, directed at someone simply trying to do their job, they are really hurtful. At a time when there's so much awareness of mental health, perhaps you should know better. I've taken it upon myself and apologised on your behalf. However I think it would be appropriate if you did the same. Until that happens you're not welcome in Elite Bistros Gary Usher The owner

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Kieron
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
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......

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.8 stars by 633 OpenTable diners.

Kala does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elitebistros.com/product-category/gift-vouchers/.

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 bookings at the moment.