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The Metropolitan

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 438 2332
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (55 reviews)
“sunday roast” (26 reviews)
“focaccia” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I visit the Met often as it is pretty close to work and always seems to be out meeting point for our work drinks. I have also eaten at here both just for pizza and then for their early doors set menu (2 courses for...More

Thank holliemoley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great on a Sunday or on a sunny day as it has a lovely out door area. Great atmosphere, great wine. We love the house burgers and Sunday lunch, little more expensive than other places of a similar nature but well worth it.

Thank Kimberley F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really enjoyable Easter Day roast dinner, tasty, plenty of it and good service. Most definitely recommend it, not the cheapest but excellent value

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us visited the restaurant for a meal including wine. We chose this restaurant because it has such a great atmosphere including many book shelves and memorabilia. The staff are very helpful, the service is spot on and there is a good choice of...More

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Thank gordonhinks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place and great food! We had a great time, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Definitely would return!

Thank Sarah A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for hearty English breakfast today and was left feeling broken hearted. They don't actually serve a full English breakfast on the menu just high priced rolls... with a bit of juggling and extra charges and they do allow you to order a fullish English...More

Thank TomHenderson300
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight and had the burger as always, never fails to deliver! And chips also very good. Good service and pleasant surroundings, highly recommended.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a shame, was looking forward to a nice lunch with my sister. Have had drinks here before and loved the atmosphere of the pub. The starters of duck pate wasn't good at all; the bread was stale and the pate bland and dry. Sweet...More

Thank brtn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t eat - just popped in for a pint. Very busy and a good atmosphere. Nice selection of beers. Good staff. Nearly a four star

Thank Cricketdad
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I really like the Met for a drink but I’ve never eaten here until yesterday, if you haven’t been it’s a very handsome well decorated pub great for families with kids but dogs not allowed inside. Ordered the crayfish salad which was very fresh with...More

Thank Mark J
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Pam N
15 December 2015|
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Response from Stuart N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, some pubs allow dogs and others don't ! There is a large outdoor seating area with heaters and the landlords may permit dogs on a lead there, however, as the other reviewer said - that is down to the landlords.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 438 2332
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The Metropolitan's smart & classic decor reflects the building’s colourful history as a fine Victorian railway hotel. Behind the bar, tall library-style ladders reaching almost to the ceiling rest on a display of fine wines and premium spirits.Treat yourself to an afternoon tea in the relaxing library area with its comfortable armchairs, open fire and well-stacked bookshelves. Ifyou’re dining, take a seat in our elegant conservatory restaurant – light and airy in the daytime and warm and intimate come the evening, it’s the perfect setting to indulge in gorgeous home-cooked cuisine. We serve food all day from breakfast onwards and a there’s a selection of seasonal menus and daily specials to choose from. Our outdoor bar is a wonderful place to enjoy quality drink, fine food and balmy temperatures. You don’t have to wait for a sunny daythough; with its huge outdoor canopy you can dine alfresco whatever theweather.
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