Kala

4.8
816 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 816 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
MG
MarcG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, as always. Thanks for a great Sunday roast

W
kimW
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely meal - great atmosphere. No rushing !

SK
ShirleyK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Kala.
The food impressed in both presentation and taste. The service was excellent, very efficient and friendly.
We will certainly be back to order the other dishes that we were tempted by.

MG
MatthewG
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Love this venue and group. Food really good as always. Wine delicious and good value. Unfortunately the service was lacking. We could see all the staff in the back of house area eating chips, the girl who served us walked across the floor many times eating food. For me this is not really acceptable.

The manager on the host was excellent. He is an asset to the business.

Will always return but I think service needs addressing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly hosts, had a friends birthday and she loved it.

RD
RobD
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and menu. The beef is next level!

P
Paul2408
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Met with long-standing friends for dinner great welcome on arrival offered drinks whilst we waited for our friends to arrive - another couple - very interesting and different menu. All courses were very good particularly the lamb fat potato terrine and the feather blade of beef. All in all a good evening. Had table all evening arrived at 7:15 left around 10.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Family lunch

AR
AndrewR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food as always.

MI
MIANDERS
Hampshire
36 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food last night surpassing other times we've eaten here. We had a table top reservation as well, which proved a bonus as we were able to have some good banter with all of the staff at the bar. Thanks Kala. It was lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant, the food was truly outstanding. The taste sensations were unbelievable & I will be day dreaming about this meal for a long time. Love the open kitchen & the extremely young but talented team in the kitchen. Definitely recommend & I will be visiting again.

l
liag
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Lovely place with nice staff but food was not good and cold. For the price we expected better

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
13 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyable night out.

JK
JohnK
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a brilliant pre-theatre dinner. Excellent value but still the vibrant flavours of the more expensive menu. The service is relaxed, engaging and professional. Excellent in every way.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful 2 course Sunday lunch! Food was amazing, we had a roast beef and pork for our mains. We were served mainly by Melissa, very friendly, thank you ☺️
Great choice of wines. We were too full for pudding. We usually go to Sticky Walnut as it is local to us but thought we’d try Kala for a date night in Manchester. Would definitely return

M
Michaeldean68
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was first class as always not been for a while but it was amazing to be back

OB
OldBlock
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic meal at this brilliant bistro. Amazing food at sensible prices in a casual, relaxed setting. The feather blade of beef is out of this world.

JT
JenniT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
14 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from Georgia and her colleagues. Food was superb, highly recommend, wish they were in London!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing as was the service. Some of the table were late and the restaurant was very accommodating.

AC
vipACP1984
London
16 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as normal.

Report
SN
StevenN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary meal at Kala and the staff were amazing and look after us so well.

NP
NickP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Food, service and ambiance excellent. Great location too. We will be back

JK
JakeK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have been perfecter. Amazing food and ambience (lol)

HR
HelenaR
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially the beautiful braised beef and truffle chips. We went with the paired wine suggestions abs they were excellent too

EA
EmilyA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and good value with set menu. Can’t recommend enough!

LA
LaurenA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our meal at Kala: delicious food (I had the tandoori trout - lime pickle was excellent!, pork and creme brûlée), very pleasant service all in a lovely setting. Prices seemed very reasonable at £23 for 3 courses. Would definitely recommend!

SS
StevenS
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably good, couldn't rate it any higher... definitely recommend

PJ
PeterJ
Singapore
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kala never fails to deliver excellent food and service. The new starters , Killeen cheese dumpling and lamb fat potato terrine are so tasty we will definitely be having them again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing, the feather blade was mouth watering. Very busy lunch with great atmosphere, Was only 2 people serving but this was never a problem as they were always on hand if you needed anything.

H
Hutchsky71
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food as ever. Always consistent. Service a bit slower than usual for mains and paying the bill, but given the current situation, not unexpected.

TG
TerryG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, staff and ambience. Could not ask for more.

K
Kaci
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kala is always exceptional. Excellent food and service. Feels special without being stuffy or pretentious. Menu is well considered and doesn't have any dead weight on it + wine list is great. Will continue to return and recommend widely.

JP
JosephP
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Simple ideas finished to a high standard. Wine was lovely too. The staff were friendly and helpful without being too much. We’re planning on revisiting next time we’re in Manchester

SS
SarahS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the Elite bistros dining experience- for both the service and food. Excellent on both accounts.

My mum and I agreed that the tiramisu was the best we’ve ever eaten.

S
Sophie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Limited options on the Sunday lunch menu. I had to go for the seabass which was tiny in comparison to the roasts, looked like a child’s dinner. Tasty but small.

F
Fine
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Some dishes were very good some just ok. One was overcooked. We were told they were between menus so not everything was available. Service was friendly but not perfect, there seemed to be a lot of staff but only two people doing all the work. Overall I'd say it's 'fine'. A good spot, nicely fitted out but it could be better.

LC
LouiseC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent service and great wine pairings with each dish. Also a GF menu with lots of choice!

CB
ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, we had our own dairy free and gluten free menus!!

D
Damian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was exceptional. Portions are small but quality is excellent. Approx cost with wine for 2 x courses each @£45 per head

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.8 stars by 816 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.