Volta

4.8
42 reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
We are back and excited to be taking bookings from April 12th! Bookings are for food only, 50% of our restaurant will be available for walk-ins if you just fancy a drink. Please also note we will not be serving our Sunday Roast, you can still join us for small plates though!
Volta is a neighbourhood restaurant and bar located at the heart of Burton Road in West Didsbury. We serve a menu of small plates inspired by our international travels. You can eat & drink on our cosy terrace terrace to the front or enjoy the chic decor and vintage bistro style ambience inside. Volta turns into a lively local bar late into the evening. To drink we have a short diverse wine list, cocktails and craft beers. Booking recommended.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 42 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H1405
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and service. Outside space is well laid out and feels safe

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TessaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing.
Some of my family had not been before and they will be going again with other friends and family.
Gorgeous food.

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paull
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection of small plates, great service despite restrictions, quality experience overall

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JulieA
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way ... food is excellent every time

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vipPhoebe
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extremely tasty, I was very impressed with the flavours and high quality presentation. Very friendly and efficient staff also.

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ElizabethP
Manchester
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Literally worth every penny. Our 8 year old daughter was with us and absolutely loved everything, especially the prawns. (We had double helpings) Thank you.

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MonikaG
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since lockdown. Staff were really great. They had everything in hand given the restrictions. It was cold and raining but you didn't feel it as the heater and shelter were great. Food was delicious ad always

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SarahC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and a very friendly waiter. We had a great time and would definitely go back.

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HeatherF
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service - cant wait to visit again when we're allowed back inside!

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CharlotteS
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! Accommodated us so well even in a monsoon; with blankets and heaters and ensuring our table was out of the rain! Thank you!

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KeriD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious food we have had in a long time! Even the rain couldnt spoil it

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Olivia1029
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, great staff, nice atmosphere. Heaters outside so wasn't cold at all even though the weather wasn't great. The food did come a bit fast we thought but was still really lovely and would definitely go back again.

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Stevo89
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. What you would expect from somewhere with Volta's reputation and the outdoor dining experience was very nice given it wasn't the nicest day outside. The deep fried goats cheese and halloumi dishes were fantastic! I did think that the price for the dips was a bit high given they didn't come with any bread themselves.

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AmieG
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is outstanding, new favourite and the bloody Mary's are lovely

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l1vvy
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

hmmm it was just a bit overpriced for the little plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

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AmeliaF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing. Ever dish I loved! The staff were also very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend for anyone who loves tapas!

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TaraH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, lovely food and nice atmosphere- would recommend!

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EmilyG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, wonderful service. The best place to eat in didsbury for me!

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EllenH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious small plates, lovely service and comfortable outside under the heaters.

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KatieG
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love volta. One of my favourite restaurants in Manchester. This time the fish was a bit strong and not as fresh as usual but overall food still really good.

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RebeccaB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food in a relaxed setting. Would definitely recommend for somewhere a little special.

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JosephW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small plates packed full of flavour! Service was very speedy.

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SharanK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous time at Volta on Friday night; the service was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful. Will definitely be going back!

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RubyB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was incredible. Already cannot wait to be back

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TimW
Malaysia
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really really good enjoyed all of it especially the seafood and dips with flatbread. Went for my 21st birthday with the parents any they both enjoyed it very much. Very kind service as well.

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MatthewE
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to come back to our favourite venue on Burton Rd. Always friendly, familiar service!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The quality of the food was great

3 of us shared 5 plates and 3 rounds of drinks over a 2 hour period

Atmosphere is always relaxing, yet vibrant

Service was generally good. Needed 1 reminder on a round of drinks, but very friendly and it was busy.

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RMax
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Love the drinks here but food was not good. Would recommend but not for food.

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KathrynM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and drinks as always.

I'd absolutely recommend Volta

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GemmaS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Excellent food and service, we'll definitely go again.

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Emilia
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always great, I can’t fault it. Staff are attentive and can’t do enough. I’d come here every day if I could !

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LesleyB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and great service and staff

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HadrianC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Volta always a class place, great food and drink, nice surroundings, delighted to see you back open

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CookieBop
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was top notch.
Was a little disappointed in arrival that Sunday roasts were not being served but the small plates were really good.
Service from all the staff was excellent

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Frog
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Why must my review be at least 50 characters? That's a bit ridiculous

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Parker
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Staff made us feel very welcome and offered us a table nearer the heater once previous guests left which was lovely! Fantastic wine (we had the Gamay). Chocolate pot dessert was epic👌

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Hillbill82
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great to be back. Certainly looking forward to going back. The food in particular would brilliant

FAQs

Volta is rated 4.8 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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.