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The Metropolitan

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 438 2332
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (42 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 545 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days 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 days 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to the met for over 14 yrs and the Sunday lunch is getting worse, it’s quantity over quality. We waiting less than 5mins from order to our table, the roast was cold, the potatoes were not roasted and the food was...More

Thank Cat825
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Met on a busy Saturday evening (best to book first!). Despite it being really busy both snide the pub and spilling outside, service was really good - attentive without being intrusive. The food was great - a good range of pub...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here this afternoon with 7 friends for my friends birthday. There was a great round table in the bar area which fit us all on perfectly. We were offered table service which we gladly accepted but this service was not consistent throughout the...More

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best Sunday roasts I have ever had, in pleasant and bright surroundings. With attentive and smart staff who were very efficient.

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Thank johnhill74
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with a friend for a good old catch up and I have to say that this place is a bit of a gem. It has such a lovely atmosphere, the staff are truly wonderful, very friendly and helpful. We both had steak which was...More

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great choice, excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is varied and offers good deals to suit small and large appetites alike.

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Thank janetbradley2018
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Pam N
16 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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