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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.6
4.6
1890 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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–16:00 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 16:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    0161 839 3030
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Are you planning a special event? Our Elite Bistro Events team would be delighted to cater for you at your chosen location in the North West or even further afield. Send us an email to events@elitebistros.com with details of what you are looking for and we will be happy to help.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private dinners for up to 65 guests, through an exclusive hire of the restaurant. There are no hire charges, only a minimum spend would be required. Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    55 King Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby <br />Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86<br />Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stations<br />Metrolink: Purple line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • Sunday Roast : 3 courses £39 & kids eat free

    24 Mar - 31 May 2024
    Looking for one of the finest roast dinners in Manchester? Look no further. Enjoy one of the best Sunday Roasts around as part our set menu. Kids eat free terms: One free child under 12 to dine for free with each adult dining (who must order at least 2 courses). Valid on Sundays only. Kids meal to include a main + a dessert. Drinks not included.
    Sunday Roast : 3 courses £39 & kids eat free photo
  • Bistro offer - 2 for £15

    2 Jan - 31 May 2024
    Dine from our Bistro Menu for some lovely dishes at amazing value. 2 courses for £15 or 3 for £20. It’s available at lunchtimes Monday – Friday and until 6:30 from Monday – Thursday. ** available all evening Bank Holiday Mondays ** We’ve worked hard with our chefs to strip things back and keep things really simple. It’s good, hearty, tasty stuff served to you by a team who love what they do. And sometimes you don’t need anything more than that.

What 1,890 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Innovative

  • Manchester

    Great for fine wines

1,890 Reviews
  1. Maggierose5

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed the food at Kala . The albondigas in particular were absolutely delicious. Side dishes were also lovely. Very good service and friendly staff. It was our first visit and we look forward to returning.

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  2. JSMS

    Derbyshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre-theatre supper and perfect Busy but not crammed, food delicious and staff fun and friendly. the bistro menu was outstanding value

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  3. PaulS

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, well presented and plenty of it. Nice wine list too.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was excellent although some green veg on the plates might have been nice

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  5. DavidL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent experience. A favourite we return to on trips to Manchester. Delicious fresh food at reasonable prices and on point service.

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  6. Kris

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting food. Menu changes reguarly. Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable

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  7. LesleyA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely spot on Sunday Lunch! The roast beef and accompaniments cooked to perfection 👌🏼 I also had the honeycomb I ice cream, which was delicious 😁

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited 20mins after being seated before anyone gave us a menu or took a drinks order or anything! The food came and basically drenched with sauce; offered us some chips to help soak it up! Were told that due to the initial wait they would charge for the glass of wine we had and the chips were also complementary; bill arrived and all the above were charged, they took of the chips and by this time was just wanting to go somewhere else! I would not recommend have had better quality food and service for a look less!

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  9. KeithH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Straightforward, easy to understand and good bistro menu, dishes were well cooked with care and attention. A good place to have a decent meal!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality value for money exceptional food. Will definitely be booking again.

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  11. BrendaJ

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The starters of pork belly and pate were delicious. The blade of beef was rich and tender, the beetroot sauce was lovely. Being greedy we both said we'd have liked more chips 🥰 We had a bottle of Picpoul and Verde both went down well. The staff were lovely and attentive without being intrusive. Definitely good value for money and we will be back.

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  12. MajaJ

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, and great wine selection! Only this time service was super slow. Two girls running the shift on the floor, but we had to wait very long time to be served. It was not that busy, girls were a bit distracted by talking to each other too much

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  13. Walt

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply stunning experience, from start to finish. Greeted at the door with a smile and led to our table in a beautiful space. The choices on the menu were intricate yet welcoming and for a roast I don’t think I’ve had better in the UK. I would highly recommend the lamb, so tender. That is not to put down at all the other dishes which were all to such a high standard. The servers were attentive and the chefs were extremely welcoming and warm, and were especially accommodating for an allergy request. We will definitely return and recommend to anyone stepping anywhere near Manchester.

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  14. ODuP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were surprised at how quiet it was at 2pm as the Sunday lunch represents good value. It did pick up about an hour after we arrived, which I was glad to see as this is a great little restaurant which we have visited before We enjoyed our starters, and for mains just ordered one extra side as we thought there would be enough food on the mains plate. We are glad we didn't get any more food as there was plenty to eat. The meat was a bit disappointing as we found it very tough. I had lamb, and my friend had the beef and we both remarked on that. Everything else food-wise was great. Desserts were spot-on. I opted for the crème brûlée and was surprised at the size of the portion which was most generous. We left feeling very satiated. We had a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet which was just to our taste and reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and attentive, and our server in particular kept an eye on things noticing for example that our desserts had been served without cutlery, which she promptly rectified.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a warm welcome on arrival, unusually. Usual good table service by the team, attentive, polite and respectful. Music was a bit club like for an early Saturday evening. Went with partner, his choice was perfect for him, my main was awful and not to usual standard, duck confit swimming in oil and lukewarm sweet potato mash. Felt ill later on in the evening and overnight, so not a great evening to usual high quality food standard.

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  16. JamieF

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Busy Friday evening, lovely atmosphere! Well cooked and presented food, great value for money too!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food and lovely place. Would defo go again

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  18. Jimthemod

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday lunch as always the lamb was cooked to perfection as was the roast beef the carrot cake starter was really tasty and the goats curd was very tasty as well and the usual service which is always welcoming and efficient can’t wait until next time

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  19. PhilH

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place with good staff and an interesting menu. Was expensive for 3 courses and think the table decor could have been a little more impressive, tea light candle in a water glass didn't look great.

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  20. MarcusM

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual, beautiful food with a great atmosphere.

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  21. Karen

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend Kala restaurant!!

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  22. JulianH

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebratory lunch with a two colleagues - great food and just the right level of attention to get us back to the office in time (or as close as we wanted to!)

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  23. KikiR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good British food...good drink list...buzzy atmosphere...good for a date or night out with friends...:)

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  24. DianneJ

    Liverpool

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was faultless!!! We were a party of 6 and had various starters and mains all were delicious. So tasty and such variety. Good value for money too My only disappointment was that there were no bottled beers only cans… I’m not a fan of pale ales or fruity beers so I was well and truly stuck as that’s my drink of choice. I understand not all restaurants have facilities for draught beers / lagers ( which I was told was the case at Kala) but I would have liked to have had the opportunity to have a drink that I could have enjoyed. Apart from that all was good. Service and staff couldn’t be faulted.

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  25. Jenna

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was stunning and the team were excellent. Really good value for money.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent experience and waiters were attentive to needs for quick turnaround ahead of theatre booking

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  27. Jenny

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food, helpful staff but the noise level was surpringly high for not being too many guests there.

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  28. GaryP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner out here with friends. The food was consistently delicious throughout. Very reasonably priced for such great food and wine in the city centre . Service was friendly and efficient. Will certainly be back soon

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  29. ConallM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service atmosphere and of course food. We had the steak it was Devine. Lovely setting and pleasant level of noise. Great open kitchen so you can see the chef’s cooking everything fresh. Waiting on staff we’re friendly and accommodating and polite. Top not restaurant that I have already highly recommend to many friends and family

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  30. KateS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu - able to accommodate dairy free. Plenty of plant based choices.

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  31. PaulaN

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food and great service. The staff were really attentive. Lovely home cooked but very tasty food

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  32. RogerC

    Angus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Excellent service . All staff fully engaged and friendly

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  33. lauraj

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best Sunday dinner in Manchester! Can’t beat the food, staff and value for money

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  34. Deanne

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Kala last night had their bistro menu 3 courses for £20 food was delicious, couple of nice glasses of wine and a coffee to finish. Excellent value of just over £40 each for such high quality food. Service was good we weren't rushed.

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  35. JasonT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch at Kala, 2 courses for £15, absolute no brainer, food amazing as always!!!!!

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  36. Brightonvisits

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the bistro lunch menu. Fewer options than I’d expected but it was a Monday lunch so don’t suppose they get overly busy. My cauliflower croquettes were pleasant enough-a subtle taste. The beetroot tart was lovely and was accompanied by a (relatively huge) portion of whipped cheese (??) My friend really liked the panna cotta. Wine was nice. Man who showed me to the table very welcoming. Service attentive if a little detached. I thought it was great value for money and would definitely return (and try a more extensive menu).

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an excellent meal all around. Great food, service and ambience! The chicken schnitzel was a highlight.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time. The food was excellent and (Disney) John was brilliant and looked after us with very attentive service. He really made our time at Kala a great experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Told waiter we needed to be out by 7pm and we were having 3 course menu. Arrived early at 5.20 for 5.45 reservation and was seated quickly. Thought we would have enough time with early arrival. Puddings arrived at 7.03pm so not ideal to bolt. Disappointing service

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  40. JoanneD

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, intimate feel, food outstanding , the service was brilliant our waiter very attentive. Will defiantly visit again

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Kala is rated 4.6 stars by 1890 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kala

55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    55 King Street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–16:00 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 16:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 16:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stationsMetrolink: Purple line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 839 3030
  • Catering
    Are you planning a special event? Our Elite Bistro Events team would be delighted to cater for you at your chosen location in the North West or even further afield. Send us an email to events@elitebistros.com with details of what you are looking for and we will be happy to help.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private dinners for up to 65 guests, through an exclusive hire of the restaurant. There are no hire charges, only a minimum spend would be required. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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