Kala

4.8
722 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 722 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very small portions. Tasted nice but not enough for me and my partner. Plenty of other restaurants around on a Sunday that are much better value for what you get.

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kala offer the best Sunday roast in Manchester for a very reasonable price.
It is the most consistent restaurant in Manchester I’ve been too where the same standard is delivered each time we have been.

I quite literally craved their roasts throughout lockdown!

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BinzS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the service. The food was good but could do with more options for the Sunday set lunch.

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NileshP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well cooked food.
Amazing presentation of food
Service spot on

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BrightonGirl
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice decor, food was nicely presented but my starter was a little cold and the main (beef featherblade) was far too rich. The chips tasted like fat unfortunately. My partner had the pork which he loved. We had the wine pairings and they were slow to bring the wine so by the time they arrived our food had gone cold. Nice bar staff and waiter was sweet, think the place is just a bit disorganised or else understaffed possibly.

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Joan
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent with good portions. I would 100% recommend.

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amyhaycocks24
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service amazing. Wine list not up to par for how nice everything else was and very expensive for the quality you were getting. Food definitely made up for it though and would definitely come back!

JR
JordR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Even got a free glass of champagne for a previous cancellation by the restaurant. Will be returning!

IE
IoanE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning food and service, very friendly, attentive and knowledgable staff and stunning food- highly recommend

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danl
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service from friendly staff and the food was delicious. Worth every penny!

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StephenM
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, went out of their way to make us feel welcome.

Service good, quietly attentive to our needs. Relaxed ambience as befits bistro-style eating.

Excellent quality food - all 3 courses cooked well with interesting and tasty twists on classic dishes. My partner asked for her fish without pepper sauce, and was offered an alternative which she loved.

Good menu and drinks choice without being overlong. Only doing 2 or 3 course menus though.

Very much enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and they were great with our 8 month old son Harry

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JamieC
Cumbria
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night here. The menu had something for everyone and the food was delicious. Will be coming back!

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fresh ingredients, thoughtfully put together to create an interesting and tasty menu. The set lunch was delicious, innovative and great value. I recommend the wine pairings too. I will definitely go back!

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LeeannB
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely welcome and huge compliment on my matching dress and face mask :)
Very nice staff and service was amazing from the minute we entered to leaving. Hugely attentive and the food was beyond wonderful. The cauliflower risotto was divine and featherblade beef just melted in my mouth. Beetroot ketchup on Parmesan chips is a taste sensation. I can’t rate this place highly enough and can’t wait to return. Thank you Kala!

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LisaH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lovely food, great service and excellent value only marked down on ambience because the restaurant was quiet which may be because we ate early but more likely because the whole of the city centre was missing customers. Will visit again

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MicS
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super modern / classic British bistro. Well cooked fish, rich and interesting sauces, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary present and could not fault anything

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ClareP
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious food,bistro quite noisy good service enjoyable meal

MI
MissInceToYou
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very glad to visit Kala after reopening. Didn’t disappoint. Some old favourites on menu but new things to choose too. We chose matched wines recommended with our courses instead of a bottle and they were a perfect choice. Ate in the bar ( for the first time ) which we really enjoyed and probably prefer now! Service as always delightful, lovely to see familiar faces returned. Still thinking about it the next day which is always a good sign. Bravo Kala!

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Billybud
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The squid was over complicated with flavours, should have kept it simpler. The featherblade was beautiful but to much beetroot. Less beetroot and a few vegetables would have made it perfect. The desserts were beautiful, especially the merengue. Tiramissu was nice but not a traditional one. It had flavours of black forest gateaux. Creme brulee was nice but very sweet, in a largish dish. Needed to be smaller, in a thicker dish to compensate the sweetness. The service was great, very friendly staff. Enjoyed the evening.

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Kmmmmm
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food but service was abit slow, forgot wine and olives asked twice and still forgot. Understand it’s busy but to be asked twice isn’t great.

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LizzieK
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal out for my mums birthday. Food was delicious and wine pairings were amazing! Really friendly staff. Can’t wait to go back!

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GarethS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Date day with my wife. I ordered off the lunchtime set menu. Ox tongue to start was lovely and quite large for a starter. Seabass main. Cooked to perfection although the fillet was smaller than anticipated and as a result the sauce to fish ratio was out. Creme brûlée dessert. Tasted absolutely amazing although the pot was too wide which meant there was far too much caramelised sugar on top for the amount of creme beneath. Wines were good although I wished they still served the Alpha Box & Dice Blood of Jupiter.

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FelipeK
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good service and great wine. Food was too basic overall not worth the value. Good beef but beetroot pure not fit together and pork quite oilly.

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SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my second time at Kala.
The food was amazing and the staff were brilliant.
I’ll definitely be returning again.

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal. Good food, lovely atmosphere. And we had the most amazing waitress.

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Jake
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Friendly staff, food was excellent :)

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RossJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, waiter was excellent. Very reasonable for quality of food in central Manchester. Will certainly be going again.

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MonkeyPants
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely warm welcoming, very attentive staff, excellent wine (but overpriced), really good food, our waitress was only on her 2nd shift and was an absolute star - credit to her and the training the staff must get… only feedback I’d give is the mains came lightning quick after the starters so was a little rushed… but all in all would go back and had a great time - from a Manc now living in London

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LizB
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service - highly recommend!

LD
LindsayD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. Modern with a lovely atmosphere and amazing food. Staff were so friendly and made us feel really welcome. Will definitely return.

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EmmaPD
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kala is such a nice place to eat! We’ve been to Hispi so thought we’d try out another one of the elite bistro restaurants! 10/10

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shaunb
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff members are brilliant.

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TimmyH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!! Staff couldn’t do enough for us!!! Highly recommend!!!!

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kate
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal & amazing staff - highly recommended.

JM
JaneM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the most wonderful place. Food and service sublime

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SuzanneG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great yo be back after lockdown. Kala is imaginative in its dishes but I always end up with pate as there’s is so rich like parfait. I had pork chop which was excellent as was the sauce . My companion and I agree we will be back very shortly .

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ElenD
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and wine. A lovely night at the restaurant.

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Kazza
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Service was a bit quick and would have liked a longer time between courses. Otherwise a very enjoyable time

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.8 stars by 722 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.