Greens

Price guide: Mid-range

43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2NT

Price guide: Mid-range

A curry at Greens
#10 of 17
expert-rated restaurants in Manchester
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, People watching, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of Greens

Simon Rimmer's vegetarian restaurant will persuade carnivores to go green for the night.

Greens has been a firm favourite of mine ever since I was taken here for a “grown-up” brunch as a child. Now it is where I go for celebrations or for a good-value Sunday lunch to take advantage of the tempting offer of a starter, main, dessert and glass of wine for £16.95.

Food and drink: 

All dishes may be vegetarian but there are none of the depressing stodgy staples that appear on more traditional restaurants’ menus. Instead, expect to see imaginative dishes such as spinach, pistachio and feta filo pie with cinnamon tomato sauce, roasted tomato and honey (£11.95), vegetarian kedgeree with crispy black pudding and puy lentils (£9.95) and vegetarian pie and mash (a recently sampled pie was filled with goats’ cheese, beetroot and asparagus; £13.50). House wine is £3.75 for a small glass.

Recommended dishes: 

I love the curries on offer and find them hard to resist.

Ambience: 

Despite its famous owner - TV chef Simon Rimmer - Greens isn’t pretentious and you will feel comfortable dressed up or dressed down. The interiors are stylish – think stripped floors and statement wallpaper – and the collection of art on the walls is eclectic.

Service: 

The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

Location: 

Greens is on Lapwing Lane, in the heart of the trendy south Manchester suburb West Didsbury.

Price advice: 

Expect to pay from £4.50-£6.25 for a starter, £9.95-£13.50 for a main and £5.50 for a dessert. If you can, take advantage of Greens’ set menu offer – a starter, main, dessert and glass of wine for £16.95 – which is available all night Sunday, Monday and Tuesday; Sunday lunchtimes; and 5.30-6.45pm Wednesday to Friday.

More information on Greens :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Vegetarian
Address:
43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2NT
Telephone:
0161 434 4259
Website:
http://www.greensdidsbury.co.uk/index.html
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 5.30pm-10.30 pm, Tues-Fri noon-2pm, Sat brunch 11am-4pm, Sunday lunch 12.30pm-3.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
Simon Rimmer

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