Kala

4.7
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329 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Bistro
Welcome to Kala, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Wreckfish and Pinion. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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JD
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a lovely experience. Great, wine and quality produce. However, felt service was a bit rushed, although staff were lovely and welcoming, it was clear we only had the table for two hours - we felt a bit rushed. Food was delicious. One final critique is that if two people on the same table have ordered the same make sure the protein servings are similar.

e
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for an early supper before a concert.
Food was very good and service excellent and swift.

MR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at Kala on Saturday before going to the Theatre. The food was amazing and the staff were extremely friendly but not at all intrusive. I would highly recommend.

JR
London
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu choices, food, service and wine on a Sturday lunchtime

GH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent really interesting food and attentive friendly service,but terrible noise bouncing off all that bare concrete!!

LR
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed the flavours and execution of our dishes. The set lunch was great. Thank you.

CC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic unbelievable food all 7 of us had amazing starters mains and pudding. Professional attentive team. Could not find one fault. We had a perfect evening and will be back

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good food and nice location would definitely try again !

CW
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful experience

LK
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent welcome and caring attention to my wife’s food issues
We were impressed by the quality of every ingredient and the inspiration in the mixing of materials and flavouring of them
The wine list was well chosen and the prices were remarkably reasonable
The ambiance and experience were wonderful
We will return and recommend to our friends

SO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully cooked and presented food. Service very friendly and helpful . Wine interesting.

JO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, they just get it right!
Feels so comfortable and homely, yet the food and standards of service are top top class.
Love it

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from all staff members.
Food is amazing, £25 for 3 course Sunday lunch is excellent value for what you get which is an amazing Sunday dinner!

M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great experience from start to finish, really good food, service and atmosphere, and superb value for Sunday lunch. It's now on the recommend list.

TL
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Service was great and the food was delicious. Sirloin for two was the best steak I have outside of a Hawksmoor. Will definitely be back.

DJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal extremely tasty. Good size portions. Waitress - Natalie was knowledgable about the ingredients of our meal and the wine choice . The restaurant had an informal atmosphere which is exactly what we wanted ie. not pretentious.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great wine, friendly service. Wholly recommended.
Bar seats are fab if you like to watch chefs in action on the dessert prep!

OB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elite Bistros have got everything right at Kala. A warm welcome on arrival, an exciting and interesting menu, fantastic food, and enthusiastic knowledgable staff make for a wonderful experience. Can’t recommend this place highly enough. The feather blade of beef is out of this world and the custard tart is the best I have ever tasted.

CF
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My second visit to Kala and was pleased to see it is noticeably busier than my first. Service here is terrific, a real stand out, and the food is definitely a cut above the average. A real asset to Manchester.

R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A trip to Manchester from London gave us the chance to try out Kala. It was a lovely lunch with excellent service and stupendous value with the set lunch deal. Definitely worth a trip. Some lovely wines by the glass too, with helpful advice.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I ate from the Set Menu. The starter of broccoli soup with a chive scone spread with cream cheese was excellent. I very much enjoyed the dessert of yorkshire parkin. My husband was pleased with all of his dinner. The only reason I have not given a 5 for the whole meal is because my vegetarian meal of roasted cauliflower and butter bean mash could have done with more almonds to give it enough texture.

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’m aiming to eat in all of this little group. The food is well thought out, usually beautifully cooked and presented. The staff have all the answers to the questions you may ask. Kala had a busy vibe about it and I liked the layout.

CB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a great destination for lunch. Food was fantastic in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely be back and would recommend it to others.

A
Wales
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Hit & miss. No atmosphere (Monday night), dining space very open, really needs to be at least half full I think. One very nice waiter in a white shirt, smaller guy (who I took to be the manager) in a blue shirt civil but offhand. Food generally good, though venison seemed overpriced for the tiny portion. Excellent Beaujolais & lovely Parkin sweet.

LT
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best value for money Sunday Roast in Manchester! Cool vibe, ace staff, stunning food... we'll always keep coming back because of this! Also, very kid friendly, my 6yo loved his food, the servers were great with him and we didn't feel like he was a burden like some restaurants in town make you feel.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a present for my 50th birthday from colleagues. Absolutely outstanding service and food. Loved it. We did think that the artwork needs a revamp, felt wrong for the space. However, don’t let that detect from what was a brilliant Sunday lunch. We will definitely be coming back.

DA
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday, great food and great service. Have to come back for another visit for our blackberry pavlovas!!!! :) :)

B
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and great food! Definitely will be back

F
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New experiences for me at Kala - my first taste of 'orange' wine and also my first Swiss beer outside of Switzerland itself.
Food very good and portions very generous. The beef fleather blade and parmesan chips were as good as aways and the spiced pork croquette was extremely tasty.
Just one minor complaint - the bar area was very cold and not at all welcoming for a pre-dinner drink. Having said that, the main dining area was warm and very pleasant.

NT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good value for money lunch menu. Really friendly and knowledgeable service.

KA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After going recently to Hispi we were very much impressed with the new venture. Overall I would say all dishes bar one were exceptional and satisfying. I think it was the featherblade dish that my girlfriend had that tasted far too overdone/very stew like? Either way it just didn't deliver what every other dish that night had. Overall we'd recommend others try the restaurant though. Great buzz about the place on a Friday night.

RG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely outstanding on all fronts! Would highly recommend!! The restaurant was a little cold but it was a miserable cold wintry night !

JH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! Our go too restaurant for any occasion!

V
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time at Kala and I enjoyed delicious, skilfully prepared food. It looked beautiful and tasted beautiful. The staff were friendly and attentive. The venue was buzzy and I had a great time. So much so that I went to sister bistro, Hispi, the next day of my stay. Also excellent and a lovely place to be. Lucky old Manchester.

B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent food and service, lunch/early evening menu outstanding value, interesting wine list. Will certainly return, only slight drawback was noise level.

JX
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I felt the food was overpriced; very small portions and fish slightly overcooked; no real substance to the food, though lots of flavour

HJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was very nice venue that lived up to expectations in many respects and exceeded them in respect of beer choice. Only minor bible was that service was a bit slow. It didn’t spoil our lunch as we were not on as timetable but if you were then 2 hours for lunch is slow. No doubt if we had a timetable they could have met it. Food was excellent and the surroundings were good too. We will return!!

VJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another winning Bistro from Gary usher and his team. Wonderful food in very typical Mancunian setting. For the quality of the food and drink served the prices are extremely reasonable, and the price-fix lunch menu is very good value indeed. Would happily recommend to anyone looking for a delicious and different lunch option.

LL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the staff were exceptional. Plan to go back until we’ve had the whole menu.

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you've never been to any of Gary Usher's bistros you owe yourself to visit. Simple food cooked really well by quality cooks and served by great staff at all their venues. Kala brings this ethos to Manchester city centre which is a great thing. Went for Sunday roast this time and was not disappointed