Solita Didsbury

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£25 and under
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Burgers
Serving a menu of creative and decadent burger creations, wings, and starters, gut-busters Solita offer a filling mix with a New York /Italian mix.
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LE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, really good value, great atmosphere, great music, lovely staff!

RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience2

food was great but their were 4 adults a baby and 2 children and we were charged a 10% service charge the waitress hardly did a thing apart from bring our food and we always tip before we leave anyway

H
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After reserving a table for through the website, my partner and I turned up and paid for parking only to be greeted by a member of staff to tell us that the restaurant was closed. The staff member told us they haven’t changed the closing times on the website therefore a wasted journey and money spent on parking. Very disappointing as this was meant to be an early valentines meal. I’d advise Solitas change their booking policy to match the closing times to avoid this happening to other people in future.

SC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and good service - the only downside was the ?signature veggie burger had cheese (vegan) on it which wasn't listed on the menu. Not keen on cheese (vegan or otherwise!) which is why i'd opted for this menu choice. The staff were fine about taking it away and sorting it out for me though.

RT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really quiet the day we went. Friendly, attentive staff, gorgeous food!! Brilliant with the children too.

P
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with superb staff we cant wait to go again 10/10

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been once before and really enjoyed it so decided that we was going back for my birthday, the atmosphere was lively and we had good seats.
The food was spot on, got plenty for the starters, I had myself the halloumi fries with dip and my partner had wings and we couldn't believe how much you got! We was both feeling full after the starters!
We both had the bacon burgers and I had pizza fries and my partner had burger fries, I loved my fries but unfortunately my partner didn't like hers due to the burger fries having mustard on them (could do with explaining what goes on the fries on the menu) bit we both had half our burgers and had to take the rest home as we was both so full.
Our waitress was so lovely and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door and even when we was leaving she was polite.

JO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff were intentive and friendly, with a great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food ,great service ,fast and great value for money will be back again soon

TL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff, who always make sure you have drinks. Food comes quickly and is very tasty.

MB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice place, food was good with decent selection. Only down side was that it was very load, though this may be a one-off because of Christmas party’s

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas burger was amazing! Need I say anymore

NG
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried Solita for
The first time on Saturday night, and I can definitely say I will be going back! Not only were the staff very welcoming and happy, they made it such an easy night.
The food was absolutely gorgeous, and there was ALOT of it! It’s well worth the money ey you pay!
Thanks all at Solita!

AC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great for a burger however would book direct next time as although we booked a table for 7 we ended up with a table for 6 so we’re a bit squeezed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Walked in and the what appeared to be the manager sighed, tried to ignore us by going to clean a table and then realised he needed to see to us.
We were sat in a booth with the worst possible lighting, spot lights beaming at full brightness at our faces.
The waitress was lovely and showed she cared, giving her and advice when required.
Sharing platter was nice, chicken burgers had absolutely no taste what so ever, not even a “chicken” taste. Value for money is great if you want to be fed but not tasty.
The restaurant needs a massive refurb, everywhere you look it’s falling apart-radiator in men’s toilet was rusty! Skirting boards fallen off walls in parts and wet tissue paper used to fill it, walls dirty, really bad deep fat fry smell (old oil) and pictures peeling off the wall from being stuck on.
Would we return nope-only for Manchester confidential vouchers were we there...tbh I cannot see the restaurant being open for much longer as from the faults they must be struggling and have no money to fix things.

VN
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and service was good as always, love the burgers and cheeseburger fries

JW
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service. Love Solita for a fab burger.

JS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice meal. Nice ambience and lighting. Good service. Got a table by the window as requested but no mention of my birthday. The next table was very close, tho, which wasn't conducive to us enjoying a good old matter. We will return tho as we enjoyed the food, liked the choice on the menu and the reasonable prices.

LP
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good Place to have Beef and other meat cuts. Glad there are some Vegan options in the Menu, in particular the new introduction from Beyond Meat. However this restaurant's Beyond Meat Burger is not cooked as good or as inviting as other restaurants offering the same product. I find Solitas might be getting tired and it is time for a revamp in the look and the ambience. Certainly the bun used for the burger in this restaurant is dry and not as tasty as others. Hence the 3 stars

J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food very friendly helpful staff. Well definitely be returning in the near future.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went out for food for a date. Was a lovely experience. Staff was lovely and friendly. Food was incredible. Recommend the shrimp and salt & pepper chicken burger. The chocolate milkshake was unreal too

JG
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. good portions have been on several occasions and have always had great food and service.

E
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday! Great steak and as always excellent prompt service!

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious (especially the homemade cheesecake) and the service was brill! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning!

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Solita used to be outstanding. They had a huge array of steaks and burgers along with signature steaks by weight on the specials board which were awesome.
The menu has dwindled to two steaks which I think were 8oz and 10oz! They used to also have a huge selection of burgers. Again this has dwindled down to a handful.
Can't really fault what we had but I was expecting much more to choose from so the whole experience was quite disappointing to say the least.

OT
Manchester
11 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The starters were nice but there was no cheese in the cheese burger rolls and hardly any bacon in the Mac balls! The steaks were over cooked which were disappointing. Not too keen on the salt and pepper chips, too salty. The mash was delicious. The s’mores dessert was great. Service was ok. 10% sc on top. Will definitely not have steaks if we return.

V
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed with my recent experience. As a regular customer to both this restaurant and the NQ, I always order the cheeseburger springrolls but they had no cheese in them. My chicken burger was pink in areas and a had huge purple vein in it. When we walked in there were many free tables and despite booking were made to wait. Strange atmosphere and whilst my main course was knocked off the bill it was a very awkward experience and ruined my husband's birthday.

RD
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great selection of drinks. Service was brilliant. Highly recommend

JB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to solitas before but was recommended by a friend to do so. Lovely food, excellent service. Good selection of drinks and not too pricy.

KF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Service very slow - think we were forgotten! Firstly when we asked for 5 more mins to order, we waited 10/15 minutes. From our shared starter being cleared, to food arriving it was around half an hour. Too long in my opinion. Then when waiting for the bill, also long. We were there 2 hours for a 2 course meal of which the starter was quite fast!

AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Good restaurant good food. Good staff. Helpful staff. Good food

MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I think there is a reason why Solita's reign is over. The Quality of food has gone right down and so it seems has the kitchen staff. I have found this generally the last 4 years from Didsbury to Prestwich. Prestwich Especially.

I havent been for two years but going from 6-8 stores down to 2 shows you their inability to remain at the level of quality they USED to have especially for the high price. Especially now this once great Manchester burger chain is being pushed out by a flooded market of better quality and reasonable priced burgers.

Our Server was lovely and was attentive. He took our burger orders. Specifically asked to swap the black pudding for bacon as its something that I dont and wont eat. No allergies just dislike. Burger arrived and my partners meal. The chips were correct but on each others plate. So they took that back. Should have taken 30 seconds. Nearly 5 minutes later the correct fries were on the plates, albeit colder. Took a bite of my luke warm burger and noticed the taste wasnt of the quality I remember even with the Wagyu. After a couple of bites I noticed there was actually a slab of the black pudding. So the chef had completely got the orders wrong or the server did. I didnt really mind, the meal was remade to my liking and he took it off the bill.

Good thing it wasnt an allergy or someone that was biting into something they couldn't have on religious grounds or something as someone will kick off if they get ill or die ! if you ask at the beginning of the meal sensibly to you have any requirements or allergies than actually dont acknowledge that what is the point? RIP Solita.

SF
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy a trip to Solitas, usually go around 4 times a year, nice and friendly atmosphere, staff always nice and friendly, will be going a couple more times before the end of the year, looking forward to the Christmas menu's

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice place, good service, food very tasty, good quality.
4 small wings as a starter for £6.50, not so good value

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service.

MA
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my husband booked especially to try the new salt and pepper chicken burger after it was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! It was delicious! Also our waiter Edward was amazing!!! He was so upbeat, friendly and always had a smile on his face. He really made the experience a delight and will definitely be returning!

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb quality food, vibrant atmosphere and happy, efficient staff - could not have wanted more. We will be back!

JC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was fantastic as always however service was poor we waited to be seated even though we had booked when walk ins were just shown to a table

We then waited 25 mins after being seated to receive our drinks

Food service was quick and was amazing

Staff seemed very uninterested when we could easily have spent over £100 had we stayed to have a few more drinks however the service put us off staying

BL
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The man serving us was the politest and loveliest person I've ever been served by. Tops service.

JO
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a busy place great food and atmosphere and staff always pleasant.