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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.7
4.7
1177 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

22:00


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, British, Contemporary British

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30

  • 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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine

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What 1,177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romance

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Special Occasions

  • Manchester

    Fit for Foodies

  • Manchester

    Romance

  • Manchester

    Special Occasions

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  1. SF

    SF2020

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous experience at Kala. Great food and excellent service.
  2. M

    Michaeldean68

    Manchester

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our mother's first time and her birthday and she was blown away we all thought it was outstanding as always it will always be one of our favourite places to eat in Manchester
  3. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the welcome as we walked through the door down to all drinks and food every detail was outstanding. We had stinks in the downstairs bar first before going upstairs to the mezzanine restaurant. The staff very friendly and helpful. Food was outstanding, Michelin star quality at a reasonable price. Lovely setting great vibe in the restaurant.
  4. CW

    ChrisW

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - good wine - excellent service Chose the early menu and were not disappointed
  5. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have nothing to say, apart from once again Kala is wonderful. It was a little quieter as we took a later lunch sitting but...that didn't matter. I could easily sit on my own in there for hours and work my way through the menu, can't wait to come back again! :)
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely night. Beautiful food. Excellent service. Can’t wait to return.
  7. CG

    ClaretGLK

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time at Kala and the hood was delicious. Service was good. Loved the place. Only slightly negative comment to make is that when we received the bill we had been overcharged …. Been charged for three courses each when we had only had two courses each. Once the matter was pointed out to the waitress the bill was amended.
  8. MA

    MARGEDW

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wanted somewhere unique and a little bit special. My Coeliac friend was thrilled with the many GF options that were offered to her. Staff were all welcoming and genuine. Food was unique, beautifully presnted and freshly made. We had two courses for £37. The wine was very tasty. We were too full for a pudding. I was a little warm in there as the kitchen is open. I would reccomend and go again.
  9. CC

    CarolyneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal. One of us is gluten intolerant and so chose from the extensive gluten free menu. Imaginative, tasty and beautifully presented food. Staff were friendly, thoughtful and efficient!
  10. HC

    HelenC

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed my Sunday lunch at Kala - the food was really tasty, good quality and the portions just right. My server was lovely, she knew I loved honeycomb ice cream and gave me another portion, and didn't charge me extra. Really kind of her. Will dine again
  11. LG

    LizG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, superb service, excellent value too for a city centre restaurant, we will definitely be revisiting.
  12. JS

    JelenaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked before visiting Manchester. Highly recommend Sunday roast beef option and fab creme brulee. Very professional staff. Slightly austere interior clashing very tasty food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, great service from the staff. Definitely recommended
  14. CA

    CerysA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous way to celebrate our wedding. The food was amazing as always and the staff are awesome. We can’t wait to go back.
  15. MM

    MichaelM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely team on that evening. Busy but managed well. Very welcoming . I was very pleasantly surprised with the food too. Imagainitive , carefully thought through , decent portions on the plate and so tasty. Gifted chef at work there
  16. BG

    BhartiGlover

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great good and the Staff are a great asset, they obviously are team spirited and know the menu
  17. DM

    DanielM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best roast dinner of my life. Everything about my dining experience was perfect
  18. B

    Bobk

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very efficient friendly service and excellent food, very impressed
  19. J

    Julie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fantastic Sunday lunch with my old friend, food was fab, service just right, didn’t feel rushed. Love it.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant in central Manchester. Great quality food and very reasonably priced. Staff absolutely fantastic
  21. L

    Lainey

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good but portion size is very small, as if eating a 6 course taster menu, which doesn’t make this good value, especially when paying extra for the fish. We were a bit disappointed as the food was tasty but left feeling hungry. The wine was very good and enjoyed the varied options available by the glass.
  22. m

    melissam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and staff were amazing. Lots of supplemental charges would prefer an itemised menu or everything included under the one fixed cost
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect the food was just fabulous, all the staff were friendly & helpful. Alway enjoy every meal we have at elite bistros can’t fault it
  24. DS

    DebbieS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, efficient and friendly staff. We were with friends who were eating there for the first time, they were very impressed. We will definitely return, or try one of the other Elite Bistros.
  25. SF

    StellaF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing as per usual! Food was delicious and the customer service is great!
  26. SA

    StewartA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal for a celebration would recommend
  27. EL

    EthanL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely waiter from north east, food was well presented and lovely flavours. Third time lucky, first time booked, the restaurant closed due to covid, second time booked, one of the guest had covid. All in all worth the wait!
  28. PR

    PeterR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent . Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Food exceeded expectation on all courses.
  29. EP

    EvelynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely bistro, terrific staff and great food. Looking forward to visiting again soon.
  30. GP

    GlennP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Hispi, and were very glad to see Kala meet thar standard. Great!
  31. NA

    NeilA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not used to fine dining so a new experience for us both, when we got our starter I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it, but the food was lovely
  32. AG

    AssafG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended
  33. SM

    SaraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good food, great flavours. Service was low key but spot on. Thank you!
  34. B

    Boggits

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service from one of Manchester's best restaurants
  35. SW

    SamW

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Sunday lunch at Kala. The food was fabulous and the service outstanding. Will be going again and would highly recommend.
  36. RC

    RobC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Great service will be going again.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent and well priced. Service is excellent. Dining is a little noisy when busy but certainly won’t stop me from returning.
  38. J

    Jonny

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food, service and value for money at Kala. A lovely lunchtime time experience.
  39. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and excellent service. Good vegan and vegetarian options. I’d highly recommend Kala. My only quibbles would be that the stripped down decor makes noise echo around and the layout unavoidably means walking up several steep steps.
  40. MH

    MarkH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Service was way below their usual standard. We asked for drinks that didn’t arrive, sides were forgotten when mains brought over, had to ask for the complimentary bread (which was delicious when it arrived) and after each course dirty plates were left in front of us for way too long. Had to ask for a dessert menu and then had to ask again to actually order it. Bill took ages to arrive and had to twice for the card machine. Tried to collect my coat from the cloakroom and I had to raise my voice to get the member of staffs attention as he had his back to us on the reception and was on his phone. In contrast, the food was superb, as it always is! Is Kala Fried Chicken starter was superb and I loved the cauliflower on the side of the pork rib eye. Beautiful! A real shame the service ruined the food. Our reservation was at 6.45 and we left at 9.45 which I think says it all!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.7 stars by 1177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Kala

55 King Street Manchester, M2 4LQ

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    55 King Street

  • Area

    Manchester

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, British, Contemporary British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • 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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