Greens

Address: 43 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2NT, England
Telephone: 0161 434 4259

- Mid-range

4.3

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
4.3
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.1
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Ambience
4.3
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Location
4.3
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • People watching
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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