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Volta, Manchester,

Volta

4.8
4.8
271 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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Booked 12 times 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 271 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

    Healthy

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Outdoor Dining

  • Manchester

    Best Overall

  • Manchester

    Best Food

  • Manchester

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Manchester

    Healthy

  • Manchester

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Manchester

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. N

    Natty

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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

  2. DH

    DanH

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Brilliant as always! And the best potatoes ever Really good variety of choices on menu all cooked to perfection

  3. TW

    TidyWellies

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Volta on Saturday night as a group of four and sat outside. The food was outstanding. The cocktails were amazing. The service was excellent. I really couldn’t fault it. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Thank you Volta we will definitely come back.

  4. m

    mimi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, lovely staff and fab drinks. Come often and will continue to do so.

  5. E

    Ellis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food is very interesting and varied. 3 dishes per diner was ample in our experience. Make sure you have worked out small dishes sharing plate dining before rocking up, then just enjoy.

  6. KH

    KatieH

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10 WILL BE BACK :) friendly staff, great service, food is fantastic

  7. SS

    StockportStu

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Went for a friends birthday meal. The vegetarian options were great & the simple but effective menu looked easily thought out. Had to ask what a couple of the dishes were but the food was amazing. Extremely fast & lots of flavour

  8. HL

    HowarthLees

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    food was really good, staff we're mediocre, less than warm welcome and goodbye, however the waitress was pretty friendly compared to the rest.

  9. JM

    JenniMo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here - great food, cocktails and service - lovely team

  10. C

    Ceebeeby

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little restaurant on the Burton Road. Food is really lovely. Service friendly. Fab deep fried baby potatoes.

  11. JH

    JoannaH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food. Exciting to eat. Fantastic service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappoints- top class food

  13. SP

    SamP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great for me and my celiac partner. Great options for him too. Staff very informed and helpful. Clearly very careful in the kitchen as he had no reactions to the food.

  14. P

    Phoebe

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and people were lovely!

  15. A

    Anna

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Fantastic place, food always wonderful! One of my favourite places.

  16. DG

    DanG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always great food and cocktails…a stalwart on the manchester and didsbury food scene and consistently good.

  17. JT

    JacquelineT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great place to eat with friends lovely lovely food

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Volta was excellent. The standard of food was so high and we weren’t waiting very long for it. All the staff were so nice and I would highly recommend.

  19. P

    Polly

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious small plates of food in a cosy, friendly environment….

  20. AR

    AnnekaR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely top notch food as always. High quality ingredients with perfect flavours. Waiting staff super friendly and helpful

  21. ML

    MarkL

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice food and friendly staff. Not too loud and a very nice experience

  22. JE

    JoanneE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. Lovely place, will definitely be back again soon.

  23. IS

    IainS

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Haven’t enjoyed a meal so much for ages. The.menus is quite small but everything we had was fantastic.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely delicious food! Lots of options and the small plates where just perfect. Advised by staff to order minimum 12 dishes (between 4) and it was just right. Service was excellent, ambience great. Will definitely return!

  25. HO

    HannahO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely range of dishes, particularly enjoyed the Delicious hispi cabbage!

  26. J

    Joalmond69

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great dinner with a friend really lovely evening

  27. MF

    MarkF

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service we received was excellent even when it was busy. The overall atmosphere was great and the food tasted fantastic. Overall a great evening

  28. RS

    RachelS

    London

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really delicious mix of flavours and ingredients in the sharing plates. Lovely atmosphere and great service.

  29. JD

    JDHO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charming atmosphere, interesting and varied menu, delicious food and lovely staff. Highly recommended!

  30. HB

    HelenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    I have eaten at Volta for years and usually bring anyone who comes to Manchester. I also go to the refuge in the city centre due to the food being from Volta. The dips and flatbreads were their usual standard- lovely. The other dishes were really disappointing to the degree that after all these years of attending g would not go again.

  31. C

    Ceebeeby

    Manchester

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice ambiance for our party of 6. Tasty food. Good wine. Good service.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Love Volta - had a lovely evening as always good and wine and cocktails were amazing . I’ll be back - AGAIN ! Xx

  33. S

    Sophie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best food, super friendly service and wonderful atmosphere. Been around 4 times this year and will definitely be back again!

  34. FK

    FranK

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was really delicious and the service was great.

  35. G

    Gabby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab as always, delicious food and cocktails and lovely friendly staff, they made my friends birthday very special, thank you!!!

  36. S

    Sophie

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A regular spot of ours and it never disappoints; the best food by a mile in both West Didsbury & Didsbury village. Delicious food, delicious cocktails, a great, reliable neighbourhood restaurant. Thanks as always!

  37. H

    Helen

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal, very accommodating of my special dietary needs. Exceptional service, delicious food, would highly recommend

  38. CR

    CR16

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Amazing food and good value considering the quality

  39. LP

    LeanneP

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous food, lovely staff, good drinks! What more could you want. Really chilled vibe, will definitely be back!

  40. AG

    AmieG

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    6th meal here, 5 stars as always

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 271 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 12 times 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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