Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester

Creative Tourist

Tis Burton Road is the heart of West Didsbury, a beautifully maintained leafy hubbub of shops, bars and restaurants where independence is paramount.

The main strip is home to fifteen restaurants, as many shops, and half a dozen bars. Unlike Didsbury Village down the road, Burton Road has fought to keep the chains at bay, and succeeded. Beards and strollers, joggers and MacBooks make it the kind of neighbourhood that’s easy to satirise – but the atmosphere is more amiable than hip. You can buy flowers or furniture here, drink a beer brewed down the road or one shipped from New York, get a new outfit and haircut to match, buy a cake baked this morning or a vintage dress stitched decades ago.

Our top picks

Goodtime Games

Goodtime Games, 212 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW - Visit now

This new café brings something a little more niche to suburbia. Goodtime games offers a range of board games to keep visitors entertained whist indulging in some truly tasty food, including a range of vegetarian and vegan options. Goodtime Games is a fine addition to Burton Road and a very welcoming place for young and old gamers alike.

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Goodtime Games

FOLK Didsbury

FOLK Didsbury, 169 - 171 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LN - Visit now

With great food options, a superb-looking venue and some of the happiest, friendliest staff for miles around, Folk is a must visit spot for the perfect Sunday Roast. Each roast is well enough for the hungriest diner, but it’s worth getting some of the cider and honey-glazed pigs in blankets to truly experience all Folk has to offer.

Lentils and Lather

Lentils and Lather, 50 Burton Rd, Withington, M20 3EB - Visit now

A top destination in South Manchester for a wide range of sustainable, plastic-free and zero waste products, Withington’s Lentils and Lather makes it easy to shop in an environmentally friendly way. The shop is really supportive of local, independent makers and manufacturers who align with their ethics, and their range is constantly evolving.

Image courtesy of Lentils and Lather


Volta, 167 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20 2LN - Visit now

Helmed by Guardian-lauded chef Alex Shaw, Volta completely raises the bar; no mean feat for a place on West Didsbury’s eats-heavy Burton Road.

Plate of halloumi and fig

A Taste of Honey

A Taste of Honey, 138 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 1JQ - Visit now

A Taste Of Honey is a local deli, community hub, arts space and all-round friendly face. They also do a great range in CBD, if you’re into that kind of thing.

A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey

Moth, Didsbury

Moth, Didsbury, 154 Burton Rd, Manchester, M20 1LH - Visit now

Moth is an interior and lifestyle concept store founded in 2006 by stylist, designer & owner Hazel. It sits on Burton Road and acts as a palate cleanser between the vivacious colours of G.T. Blagg’s plants and Proove pizzeria’s enticing aromas.

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