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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.7
4.7
1749 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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • 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.
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Cross street
    55 King Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby <br />Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86<br />Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stations<br />Metrolink: Purple line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Tasting Menu

    £80.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2023 only
    Ready to ring in the new year in style? Our Head Chef has created a special 6-course menu just for the occasion and we'll have an optional wine flight with 4 perfect tipples to match your dishes. Gather friends and family and let's raise a toast. Menu includes: Bread/Snack, Starter, Fish, Main, Pre-Dessert, Dessert, Petit Four. Visit our website for the exact menu. No payment is required until you dine but credit card details are required to secure this booking , subject to our special event cancellation policy. Please note: This will be the only menu available on this evening. No-shows or cancellations with less than 72 hours’ notice will be subject to a charge of £10 per person. Images are for illustrative purpose only.

What 1,749 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

1,749 Reviews
  1. HelenC

    Manchester

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Gorgeous Sunday lunch , food great quality and excellent service. Will come again

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Main was not warm, service was pleasant. Wine was ok. Marginal

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  3. JohnH

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The service level is more cafe quality than Bistro level. Didn’t make it bad but certain actions and communications were needed to match the quality of the food and ambience.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great gluten free options which made the experience so much easier for the 3 out of 4 of us eating. Staff friendly but not OTT. Everything was beautifully cooked. Thank you for a lovely way to celebrate a special day.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed late long lunch. Food was great bar my over baked focaccia with parfait and biscuits with cheese. Decent reasonably priced wines. Good place.

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  6. Fiona

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A good choice, good & drinks both delicious, service efficient & friendly.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant environment and great service. Went for 2 courses for £25. Soon added up,with drinks and a side. The food was really delicious but the portions small.

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  8. CathyF

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot recommend Kala enough, incredible menu and fantastic value for money. Centrally located, lovely venue and great staff. Easy 5 stars

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  9. Emma

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Best roast I have eaten in a restaurant. Sommelier really helpful and recommended a brilliant wine

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  10. oliverc

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cracking meal for me and my date, it was a bit cooler being at the bar near the door but over all I would highly recommend. This is the second time I’ve been and both times I was very impressed with the quality of the food!! 5 stars every time

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  11. MarieN

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food every time. Sunday lunchtime is our favourite. Many thanks

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  12. MollyB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Each time we go we have amazing food and enjoy the atmosphere!

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  13. AmberD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, knowledgable waiter. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and we were not rushed out as you can be at some places. Overall it was amazing

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  14. ChristineK

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, excellent service. Would recommend

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  15. SarahB

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great meal at Kala. It’s great to be able to rely on the vegetarian option here. Staff are all friendly and efficient too.

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  16. Venturius

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Booked for a table of 4 at 8pm. Pleasant staff took us to the table, restaurant not particularly busy. Took a while to get the drinks order in, drinks did not arrive for some guests until 8.40pm Even the server was commenting on the slow service. Slow food, slow drinks, pleasant staff. Not sure why the service was so slow, maybe a couple off sick? Food was OK, won't go back. They did take a round of drinks off the bill without asking as they realised we had been let down, that was good, but shouldn't have been an issue in the first place

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  17. Kosta

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    We didn’t enjoy the food, except desserts. The flavor was way off, weirdly sweet or no flavor. Also, we didn’t appreciate the fact that the hostess was hesitant to let us seat when we arrived early to our reservation even though there were plenty of empty tables.

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  18. EdwardB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, attentive service, and really good food. Top marks all round.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went on a Monday - quiet, efficient service, great food.

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  20. ChrisB

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience when dining at Kala. Relaxed though professional service is a perfect supplement to delicious food

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  21. ZoeA

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Starters were underwhelming Duck confit was very poor really dry and lacking any real flavour Service was great though and the look and feel of the place was good shame about the food

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  22. CarolR

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kala is a favourite! The food is excellent and service is friendly and efficient. Highly recommended

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  23. LindaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Advised we only had an hour for lunch and they ensure4d that our food came promptly to accommodate. Highly recomend

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  24. EmmA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had the early Bistro menu which was amazing and very tasty. Also included some very intriguing options rather than "standard" dishes you would see on a set menu.

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  25. ChrisS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Business lunch and the food was excellent. We had the 3 course menu, the starter was exceptional, and the crème Brulé was huge! Best meal I have had there.

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  26. Bianca

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Sunday lunch at Kala! We really enjoyed, would recommend

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  27. Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and excellent service - held our table despite our late arrival and served three courses in super quick time so we could make the theatre…

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  28. CrystalN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service and food at a great value. My dish (sea bass) was cooked perfectly and the staff was very attentive to all of my allergies.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service both fab! We will definitely be back

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  30. DebR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food at a very reasonable price. Lovely service too.

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  31. LizS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, excellent Menu choices. Really good service and a cosy ambiance.

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  32. Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for lunchtime and ordered of the bistro menu, the food was delicious! We had the focaccia as a snack, then the shawarma crepe as a starter each, pan-fried pork rib-eye and poached bream for mains with a side of truffle and Parmesan chips, and the crème brûlée and sticky toffee sundae as dessert. Everything was full of flavour and cooked perfectly. The cocktails were also lovely and the service from the staff was excellent, really friendly and made the overall experience brilliant. We will definitely be returning!

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  33. LucyP

    Kent

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I thought the starters we both had were delicious nicely presented tasty nice combination however the mains which were basically two sunday roasts were huge out of keeping with the delicate starters and could have been refined more considering the prices and the toast potatoes were cold dessert was delicious

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  34. JillK

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food . Fabulous staff. Clean toilets . Great clean place No negatives Will be back x

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  35. SarahR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely good, nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff and set menu excellent value

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  36. deborahh

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate off set menu all courses were amazing that our group had - highly Recommend

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  37. AMEManchester2023

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always outstanding which is the main reason we come back. Service and atmosphere lovely and relaxed. Particularly enjoy the wide range of exciting vegetarian dishes and how healthy the food is while not compromising on taste.

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  38. ColinH

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Celebrated our Silver wedding anniversary with lovely food and drink in a relaxing environment. Will be returning soon.

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  39. garys

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Another wonderful meal from elite bistros, not been to Kala before but it didn’t disappoint

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  40. PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic food and friendly service. Lunchtime bistro menu really great value for money.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.7 stars by 1749 OpenTable diners.

Kala does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kala

55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Additional information

  • Cross street
    55 King Street
  • Neighborhood
    Manchester
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stationsMetrolink: Purple line
  • 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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