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Volta, Manchester,

Volta

4.8
4.8
310 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

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    James Macdonald

  • Neighborhood

    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

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 310 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

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  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Outdoor Dining

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Manchester

    Outdoor Dining

  • Manchester

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. o

    ojc1

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. We ordered all veggie options which were all delicious. Great friendly service.
  2. RB

    RebeccaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Book it, always great food and service. Lovely atmosphere
  3. GD

    GraceD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  4. MB

    MB123

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good quality food and a really nice atmosphere. The team are always really welcoming a friendly. It's perfect for chilling at lunch or dining out in the evening. Cocktails are delicious as well
  5. EY

    ElizabethY

    Cheshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and friendly and efficient staff. A local gem.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there, always heard great things and they definitely didn’t disappoint! Was was exceptional! Can’t wait to go back!
  7. L

    Lauren

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Never fails to impress. Husband and I loved it. Will definitely be back.
  8. C

    Ceebeeby

    Manchester

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our time at Volta. Nice cocktails. We had 6 plates between 2 and that was plenty. The potatoes with aioli are to die for! Also love the lamb shawarma. Tried the Iberico pork for the first time and that was lovely. The deep fried goat was also lovely.
  9. MT

    MauriceT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy to book a table, nice setting, pleasant staff, good food, value price.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    The food was ok but definitely not worth the money. Very disappointed with the ridiculously small portion sizes for the prices. We were sat outside and they could easily make more of an effort to create a nicer environment. Overall very underwhelmed by the interior, food, and atmosphere. The photos online did not represent what we actually got!
  11. b

    bandylegs

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good selection of interesting small plates. Lots of veggie options
  12. E

    Edyta

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, better then expected. Beautifully served, quality ingredients, tastes delicious. Will be coming back again.
  13. KT

    KevinT

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Love Volta but room for improvement. 1 of our mains didn't arrive so had to request it after 10 minutes of waiting. Some of the dishes are lovely, others disappointing (scallops were tiny and cod was tasteless). Lovely staff though and lovely ambience.
  14. SG

    SaraG

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite West Didsbury restaurant. Swift, professional service and fab food.
  15. A

    Adam

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friendly service. Great wine list. Excellent food. Can’t fault it. Also make cutlery in tankards a thing.
  16. K

    Kate

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely relaxed restaurant with fabulous food. Always reliable.
  17. P

    Polly

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Always great food here, favourite restaurant on Burton Rd. Often very noisy though so hard to hear if you are with friends. With roof open outside, noise level was better. Think only way to improve noise level inside on ground floor would be to open up top restaurant again which used to be a fab place to sit and eat.
  18. GF

    GlobalFi

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a good evening at Volta Great food and good service Nice ambience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and every dish we tried was delicious, we can’t wait to go back and try the rest!
  20. PM

    PaulM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal outside at Volta over the weekend, they are absolute pro’s. Everything was just right. Thanks!
  21. MC

    MariaC

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Volta. The food is always exciting and interesting and the service is excellent. Great too for vegetarians and has gluten free options too.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best tapas I’ve ever had in Manchester. The food is simply too delicious! Staff are nice and his recommendation of beer is so good. The whole experience is awesome. Will definitely dine at Volta again 👍
  23. BM

    BunnyM

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service and amazing quality food. Consistently good.
  24. IN

    ImmyNaj

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great Tapas Selection and service is excellent. I don't eat Prawns but the table next to us ordered them, they just looked so good i ordered ans devoured them!
  25. IL

    IanL

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 3rd time at Volta and I always leave content that it's money well spent. The quality of food has always been of a high standard, dishes I wouldn't normally choose have been so tasty. Thoroughly recommend Volta to anyone
  26. H

    Hope

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, the food was incredible, lots of tasty vegetarian options. Would come back again
  27. MD

    MichelleD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A lovely evening, great ambience and attentive service without being overbearing. Plates are generous, 5 is plenty between 2. Flatbread was delicious, potatoes are large, very salty but moreish. Cod was to die for! Quite pricey but worth it for a treat.
  28. LS

    LizS

    Herefordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really delicious food at great value ; we shared 9 dishes between 3 of us ; each dish different - great variety and taste. Lovely atmosphere.
  29. JA

    JuliaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soooooo tasty, loved our first visit there. We had one of everything!
  30. i

    isabellab

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious food bursting with flavour. options for all.
  31. CC

    CatherineC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent selection of small plates. Great flavours and plenty of choice.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, can tell each dish is made with high quality ingredients
  33. C

    Chajan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Lots of vegetarian small plates which were all delicious. Loved the wee booth seats for 2 people, made it feel like in own private space.
  34. C

    Ceebeeby

    Manchester

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to share small plates with friends. Food is fab and reasonably priced. Service was lovely and ambience was busy but not overly noisy.
  35. CF

    CatherineF

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Really lovely food,great service,managed to maintain really high standards.Only downside was level of noise even outside which you just have to suck up in a place like Volta.
  36. S

    Sophie

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and cocktails as always…. Will always be our favourite local!
  37. SH

    SophieH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch at Volta. Every dish was incredible and the Blood Orange Margaritas were next level!!
  38. CP

    CameronP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Nice restaurant and nice staff, but really quite overpriced, even for didsbury.
  39. TV

    TheoV

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time in this restaurant and completely get the hype. Beautiful atmosphere and fantastic food. Was worried that "small" portions would leave me hungry but the size of portions was actually really good and the 3 for 15 pound menu left us full and happy. All dishes were absolutely amazing, from beans to cheese to cabbage (and I don't normally like cabbage) to cod to lentils. I can't pick my favourite. We will definitely return to explore the rest of their menu.
  40. N

    Natty

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Volta is a real gem of a bar/restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and it is perfect for casual grazing while having a drink with friends

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Volta is rated 4.8 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

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 1 time today
Google Map for Volta

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Didsbury

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Macdonald

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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