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Volta, Manchester,

Volta

4.8
4.8
534 reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
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 to the front or enjoy the chic decor and vintage bistro style ambience inside.

Please note that bookings for Sunday are for our delicious Small Plates menu!

Our outside covered terrace offers heaters and a covered canopy. Hosting the full range of drinks and small plates.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0161 448 8887
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    James Macdonald
  • Area
    Didsbury
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Closest tram station is Burton Road Tram Stop; 4 minute walk away. Pink line. Closest bus stop is Withington Community Hospital Stop B; 2 minute walk away. Routes 111, 172 & 217.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 534 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Manchester

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Manchester

    Vegetarian-friendly

534 Reviews
  1. RockLobster

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent 👌 food with good variety of flavours and tastes.

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  2. JulieJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat plate was delicious. Fresh tasty flavours. The service was excellent the staff are so friendly.

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  3. Westy

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely mother and son dinner with delicious food and cocktails! Such a lovely atmosphere!

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  4. DeborahN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service and food..... nice ambience would def return

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  5. ThomasDc

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely wonderful as always. An absolute Gem of a spot

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  6. JulieW

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliably great food and relaxed vibe. Some old classics on menu but noticed they had added a few new dishes.

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  7. GrumSk

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Volta. It’s our go-to place when meeting up with friends coming over to West Didsbury. It never disappoints in terms of quality and quantity of food, especially the lunchtime menu. The food always arrives at a sensible pace-not always the case with small plates and it’s delicious. The combination of dishes on the menu is well thought through, with variety yet complementary at the same time. I drank Factotum this time, but the wines are good too.

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  8. JennyS

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food was amazing. Possible the best potatoes I’ve ever had and the hispy cabbage and pork were outstanding. It was all so good

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  9. MayY

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed lunch at Volta, they do a 3 for £15 deal and their £17 whole sea bass was definitely worth it, so flavourful! Friendly staff and nice vibes inside too, will definitely go again.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with fantastic food and drink!

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  11. NicolaI

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and good service. We had the set menu which was great value and meant we could try lots of dishes without having to choose

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was exceptional. Absolutely delicious. Highly recommend.

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  13. Rose

    Worcestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, best steak I’ve ever eaten. Excellent service from really lovely staff. I would come back here without a doubt. Highly recommended!!

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  14. JosephC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning food. Lovely atmosphere. Great value.

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  15. Sophie

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite restaurant… have been coming for years and it never disappoints. Delicious food, fab cocktails and warm and inviting atmosphere. See you soon!

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  16. Benoit

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased with food. Really tasty and unusual. We could not fault any dish and ordered some of them twice. Some staff could do with a smile, especially when service charged are added up automatically.

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  17. ChrisW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    very accommodating i ran 15 mins late due to public transport but they were very courteous none the less, service & food were good, lovely place and location great to continue your day, loads of places to venture onto if you're not just there for lunch or dinner

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  18. RchyC

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is by far the best tapas in the area. Small, cosy and friendly with amazing food. The portions are generous and made to perfection with just the right amount of choice so that you’re not overwhelmed with options. The staff are polite, friendly and helpful. Can’t fault it!

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  19. Kath

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for my mum's 85th birthday on a Tuesday lunchtime, the restaurant was quiet as we arrived just after opening but the service couldn't have been better. The waiter was really helpful explaining dishes we didn't know and the food was really excellent. Tasty, flavoursome dishes with lots of variety for different tastes, we'll definitely be back again.

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  20. Neilb1783

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food on the January 3 for £15 offer which was great value

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  21. Westy

    London

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cosy and atmospheric. Special offer on the food which was good . The scallops and flatbread were very good. Blood orange margheritas were excellent and the pinot noir was superb!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic choice of small dishes- probably over orders for lunch but great to try

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  23. AnitaW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and wine. Great value Can’t wait to come again

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  24. JuliaD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, sophisticated food and great service in a relaxed and friendly space.

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  25. GeorgeB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really excellent food, great service and overall good value for money.

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  26. JulieF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend & I visited for lunch for the first time today.. The place was lovely and clean, staff very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food.. We tried 6 dished between us and each dish was outstanding.. We then just had to try dessert… And..they were both indescribably delicious..Will definitely go again..

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  27. AntoineQ

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We paid for the experience, for 5 people, but had only enogh food for 4 people? Paid around 50£ each which didn’t make Sens when food was actually for 4 , just poor experience

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  28. WendyT

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. We had the Volta Experience menu, good selection.

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  29. MatthewR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a lovely place to go. One of my favourites.

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  30. Visitor

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently delicious and it's always a pleasurable experience.

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  31. LucaC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming for years, ever since it opened. The food and atmosphere never disappoint. This visit we had a couple of the 3 for £15 January offer. All superb, particularly the bavette steak, which was outstanding, the feta and hazelnut dip and the perennial favourite, hispi cabbage with miso loveliness. Service friendly and relaxed. Vibe just right. If forced to criticise I would say wine by the glass choices were not amazing. Not bad but the orange wine from Devon was ok, but a bit thin with not much length. Likewise, the Barolo, while a more modern, less robust style, was a little lacking in structure. All in all, we love it here, the wines were nice, just not superlative, like everything else. 9.999 out of 10…and I’m being harsh. PS, they have great beers and cocktails too!

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  32. Shobi

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Took advantage of the January offer which was brilliant. Standout dishes were the aubergine dip, scallops, charred leeks and the good old fried potatoes. Good service to boot.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super lunch deal at £15 per head for 3 small plates which weren’t small at all. Each dish was outstanding. Queenie scallops and cod in yellow curry both delicious. Crunchy chick peas on butternut squash a hit. Chilli courgettes under softly pan fried halloumi almost fought over. Highly recommended!

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  34. NickS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had about 15 dishes and all but one were jaw droppingly gorgeous... and the one dish that wasn't, was still really nice. Can't recommend it enough... don't even know where to start with a "favourite" as everyone had a different one but the Butternut squash chershi, Roasted aubergine & miso dip, Burrata, Pan fried cod yellow curry and Bavette steak were some of the nicest dishes I've ever had. Just the Bavette was better than anything I've ever had at Hawksmoor!

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  35. Quen

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Good variety of interesting meat and vegetarian dishes. Friendly and helpful staff. Really nice looking restaurant.

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  36. Sophie

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect service and delicious food, as always! Our go to for a cosy evening with food that never ever disappoints. Thanks and se e you again soon

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  37. BirgitteJ

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. Great vibes couldn’t fault it.

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  38. ElizabethG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was unbelievably good! Amazing value, especially with the lunchtime special. The bavette steak was perfectly cooked… everything was melt in the mouth. We ordered seconds of a few plates!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered most of the food on the menu but none of them were good

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and attentive staff. Great food, good portion sizes, and good cocktails. The tables are too small for the recommended number of dishes and there wasn’t a huge effort made to accommodate that by kitchen/FoH. No draught ciders.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Volta is rated 4.8 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Volta

Manchester, M20 2LN 167 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LN

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Didsbury
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian / Vegan, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Closest tram station is Burton Road Tram Stop; 4 minute walk away. Pink line. Closest bus stop is Withington Community Hospital Stop B; 2 minute walk away. Routes 111, 172 & 217.
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted
  • Executive Chef
    James Macdonald
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
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