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Lead Station

99 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EQ, England
+44 161 881 5559
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“fish chips” (4 reviews)
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All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
99 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EQ, England
Neighbourhood: Chorlton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit was on a Saturday evening. This was recommended by a friend as a must try and it was certainly worth it, good friendly staff and the food was excellent, and was served quickly given they were busy. I will certainly be back...More

Thank clairehI988QE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for a while and it was my friends choice of venue. We have decided to try lots of places we haven't either been or not been for a long time! We had tempura veg to share which was cooked to perfection and...More

Thank Christopher H
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Christopher H Welcome back and thanks for a great review!! It's good to hear that you are revisiting old haunts and how wonderful to hear that we hit the marks all around!! It seems that you tried and loved some of our new offerings...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been eating here for many years. Always loved it except the fact you could never book and had to turn up in hope of getting a table which was always worth it. This has changed and you can now book, which is a very good...More

Thank Jamie B
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Jamie B Thanks for a lovely review!! We love to hear from guests who have supported us over the years, big love to you for coming back many times!! We are sorry to hear that service could of been quicker on your last visit,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in weekday night. Had early doors menu. Lemon grass and noodle soup arrived. Barely luke warm. Told the waitress and it was returned to the kitchen. She came back and told us that it was actually hot but had cold noodles so that's why...More

Thank travellerfrommanc
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi travellerfrommanc Thanks for taking time to leave us some comments relating to your recent visit, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We pride ourselves on offering great, home cooked meals. This has been our standard for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the Lead Station Courtyard on a sunny day because it is sheltered from all sides which means you get the sun with no wind - perfect! We dropped in for a late lunch on Saturday and it's been a while since we visited...More

Thank TheReviewGeek
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi TheReviewGeek Thanks for coming back and leaving a lovely review!! Our back garden is a perfect little getaway from the busy road outside isn't it/ Plus it gets the sun all day, win win! We are glad to hear that service has improved, we...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fab - I would recommend this to anybody visiting Manchester. Good,clean, honest food, excellent service,

Thank Jocebec
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Jocebec Thanks for the lovely, short big up!! We love it when guests shout about us to others, keep it up!! Great to hear that you always enjoy, hope to see you soon. Kind regards The Management Team

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We should have been elsewhere the day we came in for lunch but the weather stopped short what we had planned and this was a random stop on our way back. This place fully deserves its trip advisor score and there can be few better...More

Thank HHxxx
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Dear HHxxx Thanks for you lovely words!! Although we weren't in the original plans that day it's great to hear that we brightened up your day!! We will very much look forward to seeing you again very soon for more sunny times. Kind regards The...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I've been wanting to try this place for a while but we were really disappointed. Went with my son and my friend and her son for some breakfast. We ordered the veggie breakfast, and were informed that they had no veggie sausages in , which...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi We are saddened to hear that you had a negative experience on your recent visit, the level of service received was unacceptable and we would like to speak to you personally about the matter. Unfortunately we do sometimes run out of products, that could...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Visited for lunch with friends to find the place full of other ladies with small babies doing the same thing! We enjoyed our food and the service was efficient. Good place to visit for a catch-up if in the area.More

Thank rotelharp
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi rotelharp Great to see you and your friends, the Chorlton mums certainly keep us on our toes and we love it! Lovely to hear that all was well with the food and the service and we will hope to see you again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Second visit and well pleased- again. We had a change of dish and loved it- the starters were tasty and well presented. Particularly the kebab style lamb. The staff were welcoming and pleasant but not pushy. The pie was especially satisfying- I would like the...More

Thank Pete S
The Lead S, Manager at Lead Station, responded to this review

Hi Pete S Thanks for your kind words, we are presuming that you tried out our set menu, lovely choices at a great price. Win win! We will have that recipe ready for you next time, hope to see you soon. Kind regards The Management...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How many rooms have a balcony
1 October 2015|
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Response from shmoozer1 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of room downstairs with outdoor seating to front and back and a room upstairs.
Why is it called the lead station - I know it was a former police station but why lead ?
15 February 2015|
Response from The Lead S | Property representative |
Hi and thanks for the question. The Lead is due to the lead fireplaces... Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Beech Road, Manchester M21 9EQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester>  > Chorlton
  • Neighbourhood: Chorlton
  • Phone Number: +44 161 881 5559
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Originally built in 1885, housed in the former Police Station on Beech Road In Chorlton.Unique and informal seasonal cooking - everything is homemade and cooked to order.We look forward to seeing you.