167 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, United Kingdom, M20 2LN
Critics Review 15/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Tue - Sun lunch and dinner

  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Volta

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

A thrilling take on the neighbourhood restaurant format.

Volta is owned by Luke ‘Unabomber’ Cowdrey and Justin Crawford. They’re the homebred team behind Chorlton’s Elektrik bar, the Electrik Chair club night, and Electrik Elephant festival. As Confidential’s Deanna Thomas points out, they are “masters of putting creative energy behind a project” and their second venture is a kinda grown up affair, offering luxurious steaks, and house aged negronis (and various other cocktails using the likes of lavender syrup, burnt orange peel and sanguinello) in a space that blurs the lines between bar and restaurant. The emphasis is on fun and the interior includes reclaimed vintage details, mixed in with a bare-brick. An old school, NYC grill house vibe. The menu is mostly ‘small plates’ plus steak. By turn adventurous and comforting, these could include smoked feta, beetroot, hazelnuts and dill, crispy baby squid with home made aioli, ways with Jerusalem artichokes (English rapeseed oil, pecorino for example) or St George’s mushrooms and wild garlic on sourdough. Steak is hangar or Dexter rib on the bone (350g) with chips, béarnaise and watercress. Puddings such as blood orange and Salerno jelly with home made vanilla ice cream, or a cardamom crème brulee are of the grown up party food variety. A thrilling new take on the neighbourhood restaurant format.

Cuisine: American, British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Deanna Thomas
Volta opened a few months ago on the site previously long occupied by people-pleasing stalwart Rhubarb. It sits in between Folk which has a similar café/bar vibe and the busy Burton Road bakery, making that strip of Burton Road the perfect destination for all day grazing, shmoozing and boozing.
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