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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.7
4.7
1169 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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Booked 15 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 1,169 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. CC

    CarolyneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!

  2. HC

    HelenC

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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

  3. LG

    LizG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. JS

    JelenaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. B

    Bobk

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very efficient friendly service and excellent food, very impressed

  11. 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.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. SA

    StewartA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great meal for a celebration would recommend

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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

  24. AG

    AssafG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing. Will definitely go again. Highly recommended

  25. 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!

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. RC

    RobC

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent food. Great service will be going again.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Hard to enjoy the excellent food when the noise level was so stupidly high. It was in excess of 75dB (measured on Apple Watch) for much of our meal. Not 'energetic' but exhausting. Our charming server could not hear what we said, and we could not hear her. Conversation was very difficult. When a very large very noisy party left, things were much better. Sadly we will be reluctant to return or make recommendations unless you can ensure that noise levels are reasonable. I would have thought very large noisy parties should be in a private room.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all round Experince

  35. BH

    BeaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally made it to a Sunday roast. So good! The veggie tart fine was to die for and the plates of beef were demolished very quickly. Dessert is the perfect end to a lovely meal. We enjoy Kala for any special occasions, it's affordable for a lovely meal and the food quality is outrageously good. Never had a bad meal. Staff are ALWAYS warm, lovely, friendly and exactly the folks you want around. Kala will always be our number one pick for 'treat yourself' evenings. Thanks to the amazing back and front of house team <3

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An outstanding experience from start to finish.

  37. LM

    LesleyM

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was amazing. Noise level was quite off putting vut that was mainly due to a rowdy table.

  38. O

    Ollyleeds

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, wonderful food, a lively atmosphere but you can hear yourself talk!

  39. LS

    LeonS

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful setting for a beautiful meal from start to finish, cocktails were amazing too and the staff were lovely

  40. LP

    LimePickle13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoyed our unorthodox wedding meal here. Totally delicious and the cake we requested was lovely. Everyone was completely full and satisfied after it which speaks volumes on its own. The young man sering us was more than accommodating and attentive.

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 1169 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 15 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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