113 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, Greater Manchester , United Kingdom, SK4 4HY
Critics Review 17.5/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Mon – Sat Dinner, Fri & Sun Dinner

  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Damson

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Damson is among of Manchester’s best neighbourhood restaurants. Cosier than a DFS showroom, the interior is all gold and claw feet, damson-coloured walls and tasty white linen. Go for broke with vegetarian or Damson tasting menus to experience the roving creations with French standards at their core; Stanley did study under Pierre White and Blanc after all. Poached monkfish with curry butter, mushroom arancini, lime pickle foam and spiced apricot purée, is a particularly eclectic example – but one which works. Elsewhere slow-cooked duck egg, with smoked pancetta crumb and Old Winchester fondue or home-cured ‘duck ham’, honey pickled vegetable salad and shaved foie gras showcase a classic French attention to detail. Desserts might include lime cheese cake with cardamom crumble or salted caramel tart and chocolate sorbet. Local suppliers include WH Frost butchers. Pilling was a former partner at the Victorian Chophouse group, well-known for its cellars and the trend continues here. There’s another, more spacious branch overlooking the ship canal next to BBC HQ in Media City.

Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Jonathan Schofield
The starter star was the spring green vegetable and herb risotto with chervil cream (£6.95), the eating of which was like walking through an English country garden in a dream sequence. It was a Merchant Ivory movie set in a Home Counties mansion in 1911. In rice-form. It was wholesome and joyful at the same moment set off by that sharp and tangy chervil cream. Risotto can be a byword for dreariness; not this one.
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