The front of Didsbury restaurant Volta.

Didsbury, Manchester

Creative Tourist

Follow Oxford Road South through the Curry Mile, along Wilmslow Road, past Platt Fields Park and through Withington and you’ll eventually reach Didsbury, an area divided into two main parts. There’s Didsbury Village, dominated by prestigious chains, and West Didsbury, which has an altogether more independent feel. Cheese shop The Cheese Hamlet, beautiful patisserie Bisous Bisous, Italian restaurant Gusto and meat and hard liquor stop Bourbon & Black in Didsbury Village are all worth a visit, but the majority of your time should be spent exploring Burton Road, the heart of West Didsbury.

Here you’ll find Spanish tapas at Volta, sweet café with an unwieldy name And The Dish Ran Away With The Spoon, high-end fare at The Rose Garden and excellent vegetarian food at Greens, just around the corner. There are a couple of good food shops, too, in the form of Cocoa Cabana Chocolatiers and Thyme Out, a deli stocking olives, cheeses, homemade pies, charcuterie and eye-widening cakes, which also does excellent breakfasts. A great day-to-night destination.

Discover our top picks

  • 1. The Wishing Well

    The Wishing Well

    The Wishing Well, 1d School Ln, Didsbury, , Manchester , M20 6SA - Visit now

    Whether you’re looking for a place to visit with friends or a new location for date night,  The wishing Well has a menu full of crowd-pleasing options, the venue is relaxed and welcoming, and the service always comes with a smile.

  • 2. Didsbury Baptist Church

    Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane, Didsbury, M20 6SX

    Magnificent place of worship which regularly holds live literature, music and various other must see events.

  • 3. Cheese Hamlet

    Cheese and Win platter by Cheese Hamlet
    Image courtesy of Cheese Hamlet

    Cheese Hamlet, 706 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2DW - Visit now

    This cornucopia of excellent cheeses is a must visit treat for any foodie.  Their vast array of specialist dairy based joy is complemented by an ultimate pantry of cheese accompaniments.

  • 4. A Taste of Honey

    A Taste of Honey
    A Taste of Honey

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

    As for A Taste Of Honey, the food served up is no less than superb. Based on Burton Road in West Didsbury, A Taste Of Honey is a deli and now a CBD store too. If you’re looking to try out high-quality CBD products, in a variety of delicious ways, look no further – and it’s sold at A Taste Of Honey. A Taste Of Honey looks to have found its feet after a while out in the wilderness and the wealth of upcoming events and ideas demonstrate that the delightfully charming management team have big plans for the future.

  • 5. The Metropolitan

    The Metropolitan, 2 Lapwing Lane
    , Manchester, M20 2WS - Visit now

    Your friendly local in Didsbury, full of style and character serving quality food and drink. Pop by for a drink, something to eat or just a chinwag with the lovely staff.

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