Walked in and the what appeared to be the manager sighed, tried to ignore us by going to clean a table and then realised he needed to see to us.
We were sat in a booth with the worst possible lighting, spot lights beaming at full brightness at our faces.
The waitress was lovely and showed she cared, giving her and advice when required.
Sharing platter was nice, chicken burgers had absolutely no taste what so ever, not even a “chicken” taste. Value for money is great if you want to be fed but not tasty.
The restaurant needs a massive refurb, everywhere you look it’s falling apart-radiator in men’s toilet was rusty! Skirting boards fallen off walls in parts and wet tissue paper used to fill it, walls dirty, really bad deep fat fry smell (old oil) and pictures peeling off the wall from being stuck on.
Would we return nope-only for Manchester confidential vouchers were we there...tbh I cannot see the restaurant being open for much longer as from the faults they must be struggling and have no money to fix things.
The Food and service was good as always, love the burgers and cheeseburger fries
Lovely food, great service. Love Solita for a fab burger.
Really nice meal. Nice ambience and lighting. Good service. Got a table by the window as requested but no mention of my birthday. The next table was very close, tho, which wasn't conducive to us enjoying a good old matter. We will return tho as we enjoyed the food, liked the choice on the menu and the reasonable prices.
Good Place to have Beef and other meat cuts. Glad there are some Vegan options in the Menu, in particular the new introduction from Beyond Meat. However this restaurant's Beyond Meat Burger is not cooked as good or as inviting as other restaurants offering the same product. I find Solitas might be getting tired and it is time for a revamp in the look and the ambience. Certainly the bun used for the burger in this restaurant is dry and not as tasty as others. Hence the 3 stars
Lovely food very friendly helpful staff. Well definitely be returning in the near future.
Went out for food for a date. Was a lovely experience. Staff was lovely and friendly. Food was incredible. Recommend the shrimp and salt & pepper chicken burger. The chocolate milkshake was unreal too
Lovely food. good portions have been on several occasions and have always had great food and service.
Birthday! Great steak and as always excellent prompt service!
The food was delicious (especially the homemade cheesecake) and the service was brill! Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning!
Solita used to be outstanding. They had a huge array of steaks and burgers along with signature steaks by weight on the specials board which were awesome.
The menu has dwindled to two steaks which I think were 8oz and 10oz! They used to also have a huge selection of burgers. Again this has dwindled down to a handful.
Can't really fault what we had but I was expecting much more to choose from so the whole experience was quite disappointing to say the least.
The starters were nice but there was no cheese in the cheese burger rolls and hardly any bacon in the Mac balls! The steaks were over cooked which were disappointing. Not too keen on the salt and pepper chips, too salty. The mash was delicious. The s’mores dessert was great. Service was ok. 10% sc on top. Will definitely not have steaks if we return.
Really disappointed with my recent experience. As a regular customer to both this restaurant and the NQ, I always order the cheeseburger springrolls but they had no cheese in them. My chicken burger was pink in areas and a had huge purple vein in it. When we walked in there were many free tables and despite booking were made to wait. Strange atmosphere and whilst my main course was knocked off the bill it was a very awkward experience and ruined my husband's birthday.
Great food. Great selection of drinks. Service was brilliant. Highly recommend
Never been to solitas before but was recommended by a friend to do so. Lovely food, excellent service. Good selection of drinks and not too pricy.
Service very slow - think we were forgotten! Firstly when we asked for 5 more mins to order, we waited 10/15 minutes. From our shared starter being cleared, to food arriving it was around half an hour. Too long in my opinion. Then when waiting for the bill, also long. We were there 2 hours for a 2 course meal of which the starter was quite fast!
Good restaurant good food. Good staff. Helpful staff. Good food
I think there is a reason why Solita's reign is over. The Quality of food has gone right down and so it seems has the kitchen staff. I have found this generally the last 4 years from Didsbury to Prestwich. Prestwich Especially.
I havent been for two years but going from 6-8 stores down to 2 shows you their inability to remain at the level of quality they USED to have especially for the high price. Especially now this once great Manchester burger chain is being pushed out by a flooded market of better quality and reasonable priced burgers.
Our Server was lovely and was attentive. He took our burger orders. Specifically asked to swap the black pudding for bacon as its something that I dont and wont eat. No allergies just dislike. Burger arrived and my partners meal. The chips were correct but on each others plate. So they took that back. Should have taken 30 seconds. Nearly 5 minutes later the correct fries were on the plates, albeit colder. Took a bite of my luke warm burger and noticed the taste wasnt of the quality I remember even with the Wagyu. After a couple of bites I noticed there was actually a slab of the black pudding. So the chef had completely got the orders wrong or the server did. I didnt really mind, the meal was remade to my liking and he took it off the bill.
Good thing it wasnt an allergy or someone that was biting into something they couldn't have on religious grounds or something as someone will kick off if they get ill or die ! if you ask at the beginning of the meal sensibly to you have any requirements or allergies than actually dont acknowledge that what is the point? RIP Solita.
Always enjoy a trip to Solitas, usually go around 4 times a year, nice and friendly atmosphere, staff always nice and friendly, will be going a couple more times before the end of the year, looking forward to the Christmas menu's
Nice place, good service, food very tasty, good quality.
4 small wings as a starter for £6.50, not so good value
Good food, great service.
Myself and my husband booked especially to try the new salt and pepper chicken burger after it was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! It was delicious! Also our waiter Edward was amazing!!! He was so upbeat, friendly and always had a smile on his face. He really made the experience a delight and will definitely be returning!
Superb quality food, vibrant atmosphere and happy, efficient staff - could not have wanted more. We will be back!
Food was fantastic as always however service was poor we waited to be seated even though we had booked when walk ins were just shown to a table
We then waited 25 mins after being seated to receive our drinks
Food service was quick and was amazing
Staff seemed very uninterested when we could easily have spent over £100 had we stayed to have a few more drinks however the service put us off staying
The man serving us was the politest and loveliest person I've ever been served by. Tops service.
Always a busy place great food and atmosphere and staff always pleasant.
Very relaxed feel. Food and drink selection is really good, and the food quality is exceptional!
Out of date drinks menu was annoying, as was the fact that the online food menus are also out of date
Food was nice though.
The manager is extremely rude. I asked for a coke and before he left the table changed it to Diet Cole and he was extremely rude and walked away. I have been to this restaurant on many occasions and he is often rude. He is a South American man with black hair and trimmed beard.
Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a birthday to celebrate and they were great at just bringing out the cake without asking. Food was pretty quick despite them being busy as it was a Friday night and everyone had clear plates.
Amazing food!!! Was seated straight away and food came out quite quickly!
Haven’t got a bad thing to say about the food at all and already planning my next visit
Very good all round.
I have never had problems before but there was a waiter that was so rude. Could not believe how he treated us. I was going to just leave but was with my fiancé and my good friend and his girlfriend. The manager stepped in and gave us a better table but there was no excuse for how this waiter behaved. All we did was ask if we could swap to another table that was free and he was so rude. When I brought to his attention that I thought his attitude stunk he continued to be rude. I felt the manager should have said something to him but looked like he got away with treating us as he wished. We spent £130 in the night and felt the service was appalling, needless to say we did not leave a tip. It’s a shame as this is one of my favourite restaurants to go to but this has seriously put me off going back. I know that the manager would stand by her staff member but I just hope he has had a talking to about this. The managers reaction was “oh he must be busy” really a waiter on a Friday night, you’re joking. Really not happy at all about how we were treated
The lights were out which affected the atmosphere. Would have been nice if they would have let me know. My burger had far too much bbq sauce on it and the onion rings were soggy.
We always come here when we fancy a meal out, we love it! Amazing food and great chilled atmosphere. Would 100% recommend.
Already have .. and will be returning .. also our waitress Adele was amazing .. lovely girl.. explained the specials.. very efficient and just could not fault .. she confirmed that we would return!
Family meal - always great for tasty food delivered promptly! :)
Very good all-around
Will continue to use going forward
With good service and food
Excellent service, good food. No chicken wings however
Beautiful place! We had the Crabby Patty and the Manc Chicken & my gosh it was delightful.