Kala

4.8
795 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 795 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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StevenN
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NickP
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JakeK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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TerryG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

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HelenW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pace with amazing food and a really lovely atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was amazing, however we found a piece of plastic in a dish.
Kala is good enough that we will go back even though that happened, but it was just said to see that no one took accountability/ apologised even when it was brought to their attention (and we do it in a nice way not in an angry way)

Overall the food is stunning though- I think this has become one of my top Manchester places to go. It was a friends birthday and they made a nice little platter with the bill. The chocolates/ fudge on that platter should be packaged and sold because they were phenomenal- I would definitely buy it weekly!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from the moment we arrived until we left,couldn't have been looked after by our waitress any better. Food was fantastic,with plenty of time between courses,all in all,great experience and wouldn't hesitate going back.

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AndyJ
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch for 2, 3 courses, everything tasted fresh and delicious. An open kitchen, relaxed but attentive service, menu has 3 or 4 choices, which I find reassuring of the food cooked to order, my sea bass fillet was perfectly cooked crispy skin et al. I remarked to my wife that there was no need to ask for salt and pepper, it was all seasoned very nicely. I’d go again, a 3 course lunch on King St for £23 plus drinks. Superb.

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round.. food was fantastic, staff all attentive and friendly.

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was great and it was easy to enjoy yourself with friends in the space. The Sunday lunch menu represented such good value for money, especially in light of the quality of what was served up to us. Will recommend to everyone and will definitely return. The team really excelled at providing a fantastic experience for me and my friends.

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Chris
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and great food, quite expensive but worth it as good quality. Staff were friendly and professional too, would go again.

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Elizabeth40
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice bistro, the service was excellent. We went for Sunday lunch, the food was nice. Unfortunately the mains were drowned in an overpowering gravy so couldn’t taste much else. If we were to visit again we’d try the bistro menu instead.

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plonkymiff
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Sunday roast was delicious. Everything was perfect and had a real home cooked feel.

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Sarah
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best roast we’ve had in a long time. Just delicious. Everything was better than expected. Can’t wait to go again.

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JillH
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service. Lovely place to eat and drink

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ThomasL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

The food at Kala is variations on ‘classic British dish with a twist’. Sometimes this made the dish interesting but other times it didn’t work. Well worth visiting if you enjoy novelty and creativity and innovation. Great service but which doesn’t quite reach a fine dining standard (e.g. bringing espresso long before desserts were ready). Great wine list and sensible mark-up. Fairly noisy restaurant and not very romantic setting. Excellent value for the price.

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VickiP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with superb service.
Would highly recommend the sirloin to share

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NickyB
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t fault anything especially the food
The noise level is high but that’s the style of the restaurant

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MattC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food, lovely flavours. This place knows what they’re doing. For the price point, 5 stars.

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TomN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and varied menu, all for an amazing value for money. Especially liked the suggested drinks pairing for every menu option, and that these were available to buy by the glass. Highly recommend for high quality food at an affordable price.

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NeilSmith99
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were welcomed by a waitress who had a big smile and sat in a lovely spot. There’s a really good vibe in Kala.
The cocktails we ordered tasted great, the service from all the staff was brilliant and the food quality, taste and value all excellent.

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DebbieM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a really lovely experience, staff, food, the lot really.

Definitely will be returning.

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Mantagirl
Manchester
9 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were all very impressed. It's a lovely setting. The service was spot on and the food was lovely. We were also pleasantly by the value, excellent value for money.

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James
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a reasonable price. The staff were super friendly and the atmosphere was really relaxed.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food! Amazing Service! Georgia/Georgina (can’t remember) was fantastic and is a credit to your team. Thank you again!

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.8 stars by 795 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.