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.
I love the curries on offer and find them hard to resist.
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.
The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.
Greens is on Lapwing Lane, in the heart of the trendy south Manchester suburb West Didsbury.
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.
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