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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.8
4.8
1218 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 14 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

Popular dishes

What 1,218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Romance

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester

    Best Service

  • Manchester

    Best Value

  • Manchester

    Lunch

  • Manchester

    Pre/post theatre

  • Manchester

    Romance

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  1. GN

    GaryN

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, waiter appeared at exactly the right time, wasn’t intrusive, warm and friendly and made helpful suggestions. Menu was interesting and food cooked and presented well. It’s a delight to visit a restaurant that says what it does then does what it says and with no pretension. Some may find the menu somewhat intimidating and need help or to resort to Google for biber salcasi or Eingemakhts though. Fresh locally sourced ingredients with a varied selection of wines chosen to compliment the dishes. Wines served at exactly right temperatures. Highly recommended
  2. NR

    NickR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great all round Sunday meal for 5 plus well behaved toddler. Friendly staff and varied menu
  3. HH

    HannaH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent well presented food. Thoughtful dishes for both regular diners and vegans
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’re big fans of Hispi in Didsbury and were keen to try Kala for our Anniversary. It didn’t disappoint. The menu is similar to Hispi and none of the dishes (3 courses each) disappointed. Highly recommend a visit!
  5. MB

    MartinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, bit noisy as there were 2 wedding parties in, but hey watch you going to do. Had the buratta to start followed by the beef and then creme brulee, v full very happy. All the party agreed it was a restaurant to return to :)
  6. SI

    ShelleyI

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a marvellous lunch at Kala. The pigs head croquettes were the star of the show and the truffle chips were to die for. Our waiter (sorry didn’t get his name) was friendly, funny and happy to help when needed. Would def recommend and plan to visit again.
  7. SS

    SalomeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Manchester and went for dinner on a Wednesday evening. Really friendly, welcoming service. Had one of their cocktails Negroni Sour which was beautifully balanced. Fabulous, delicious food, creative cooking. Good atmosphere would highly recommend.
  8. CJ

    CarinaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great lunch! Big portions and good value for money
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service A1 would highly recommend . The Sunday lunch menu fantastic
  10. M

    Matt

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish we loved everything about Kala. The staff create a really relaxing atmosphere for you to dine in. The food is incredible with an amazing wine list to match. I cant wait to return and will be recommending to all my family and friends.
  11. ER

    ErinR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic evening. Food, wine and service were all on point. I'll be dreaming of the food for a long time!
  12. IO

    IronOfWill

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some genuinely stunning food that tasted out of this world. Service was perfect speed and nothing was too much trouble.
  13. o

    orielh

    London

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a relaxed and friendly environment.
  14. LL

    LianeL

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lunch menu is incredible value, the food is impeccably presented and tastes even better than it looks. A lovely atmosphere in the dining room and great service. £60 for a superb three course lunch with mocktails and coffee - fantastic. The courgette and beetroot salads were a delight, both nicely balanced, we both had the sea bream with perfectly crisp skin and a rich earthy warmly spiced dall, and spot on lunch time sized sundaes to finish. Also - the sour cherry mocktail is delicious. I’m bringing the whole team next time we are in town.
  15. PJ

    PeterJ

    Singapore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are very fortunate that we have been to Kala many times. We have never had a disappointing meal. The food is always cooked and served really well. We love Kala and we always recommend it to others.
  16. AM

    AngelaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wednesday afternoon for sons graduation. Gave the perfect celebratory atmosphere. Staff could not have been more friendly and willing to help. Not overbearing but suggesting and guiding where necessary. Most delicious food, vegetarian and full meat eaters.
  17. E

    Emb123

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Kala after months of fancying a visit. A warm welcome and fast service with a Sunday lunch that was perfectly executed. With tasty crisp roast potatoes and delicious Yorkshire puds, I’d put this Sunday lunch up with best we’ve had! Cocktails were delicious and the little touches of focaccia bread and salted chocolate truffles were much appreciated. No service charge on the bill which we thought is quite a rarity these days so we obviously left a tip. We weren’t completely sold on the venue but the food most definitely delivered. We’ll certainly be back for more and highly recommend.
  18. RW

    RichardW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The featherblade is as fabulous as ever, and I have to recommend the Sechzuan Fried Chicken. Delightful with a bit of a kick. One of my favourite places to eat still.
  19. PS

    PaulS

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very pleasant restaurant, good ambience, and the food was very good indeed - the feathered beef was delicious! Very attentive service. I would thoroughly recommend.
  20. GH

    GraceH

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and exceptional service in a great location.
  21. HR

    HelenR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, great food, perfect service. Thanks for looking after us so well.
  22. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Well priced well cooked interesting food reasonably priced wine
  23. S

    Squeeze

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyable meal. Good catering for dietary requirements. In these covid time not sure whoy they put people next to each other on tables when there were so many empty ones around. That's the reason for the drop in a star.
  24. CL

    CarolineL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A refreshing change from other restaurants. All dishes were so full of flavour and the staff really courteous and attentive.
  25. H

    Hazel

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and so well looked after. Thank you
  26. JH

    JohnH

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and very impressive service. My only only complaint is that the menu is always very similar. The featherblade of beef is always on the menu with few other meat options. While it is lovely it is very strong in flavour and in my opinion too rich for a Summer menu.
  27. A

    Ansonb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food yet to find anywhere better in Manchester, the service is also on another level. Well done Kala…simply excellent.
  28. NH

    NeilH

    Shropshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Bistro lunch menu on a hot day in the city with so much flavour and presentation. Really chilled vibe, attentive staff, great tasting food. Would recommend to everyone but need to keep this gem to myself!!! ❤️❤️❤️
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best vegan food in Manchester
  30. DF

    DannyF

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful - mouthwatering dishes, warm efficient service.
  31. SR

    SimonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere, polite but not overbearing eaters, and amazing food, look no further. The pig’s head croquettes are amazing, the beef just sumptuous. So much food we couldn’t manage a pudding - but we’ll be back. Amazing!
  32. L

    Lance

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner and very good service. Really enjoyed the experience!
  33. DC

    DianneC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere , friendly staff, great pace of dining. Delicious food
  34. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic meal. Service was of highest quality and choices were good for my partner who is coeliac. Have eaten at other Elite Bistro locations, and Kala is definitely keeping the bar very high.
  35. SM

    SamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, really different - flavours and texture was perfect - The restaurant was busy and added to the atmosphere and the staff were brilliant. New favourite eating place in Manc now!!
  36. S

    Shep

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I could have eaten everything on the snack and starter menu although the mains were slightly limited. The Custard Tart dessert was everything I'd hoped for having seen it on Instagram
  37. KB

    KatieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Every dish was absolutely delicious. The service was wonderful from the second we stepped in the door to the second we left. When we booked we had a request for the table location due to a member of the party who is autistic and it was accommodated with no problem whatsoever. The atmosphere was lovely; warm, relaxed, lovely low lighting but not too dark and the chairs were really comfortable. Couldn’t fault anything, I genuinely believe you could close your eyes and point at a dish on the menu and love it. Wine was great, nice choice of beers. Great evening all round!
  38. GE

    GarethE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is the important thing, and the food at Kala is outstanding and a joy to eat. The wine pairings work wonderfully well (and very helpful to someone like me, who enjoys fine wine but hardly knows what to choose when presented with a wine list!). The service is excellent and very helpful. I don’t live in Manchester but love visiting the city. I particularly like the large number of wonderful restaurants and great places to eat, both in terms of quality, value for money and ambience. Kala is at the top of my list and one of my favourites!
  39. SD

    SaraD

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Such a good place - food staff ambiance wonderful we will be back
  40. CP

    CarolynP

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely-however the mains and sides water just a bit too much oil

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 4.8 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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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