The Rose Garden

218 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 2LW
Critics Review 14/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Mon – Sat Dinner, Sunday lunch – 7.30pm.

  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About The Rose Garden

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

Ambitious British dining in the suburbs

There’s plenty of quirk about this neighbourhood space where cooking is fun yet accomplished. Pigeon kiev with mushroom ketchup or a ‘lambtastic’ pressed shoulder of lamb with lamb kidney and cabbage parcels punch above their weight to start. Flavours are turned up to at least 9 across the board with dishes like cider-braised guinea fowl with haggis mash or mutton and anchovy steamed pudding with caper suet for the main event. Desserts are another strength, typically drawing on local berries and honey to create the likes of Earl Grey crème brulee with homemade garibaldi biscuit or apricot-glazed bread and butter pudding with lemon curd ice cream. White and pod-like with rainbow flourishes the interior is designed by George Mills (the chef-patron’s architect dad). Wines meanwhile include a number of English choices. If restaurants were people, this would be an eccentric, well-educated young chap, just back from a summer in New York.

Cuisine: Bistro, Fine Dining
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £


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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Ruth Allan
A Nordic-inspired rollmop comes with a portion of classic pâté and beetroot-cured fillet. With melba crisp on the side, it’s both skillful and restrained. Mackerel is an everyday fish, the kind of thing, Gordo says, that he’d “never in a million years order”. But tonight it’s the dude at the Christmas party who’s scrubbed up better than you expected – a bit like the Fat One.
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