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The Metropolitan

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
+44 161 445 3145
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
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1 - 10 of 564 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Pretty large outside seating area, with outdoors bar and pizza oven. Great for sunny summer drinks outside, especially if there is a large group of you. The pizzas are nice and have a good variety of toppings. Half price deal on the pizza of the...More

Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Friday night birthday meet up with friends went down a treat. Nice building in beautiful summer sunshine in the large outdoor seating area, great atmosphere and super tasty oven baked pizzas. Perfect night. Try it... it's a must!

1  Thank ScottyG81
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Met. Great building - loved the bar under canvas and the pizza bar. We had a roast meal and I only wished it lived up to the environment and the building. the meat was tough, The Yorkshire Pudding had obviously been cooked...More

1  Thank Eurows
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s always been a great place at any time of the year. But eating out in the garden during the heatwave was summer city perfection. Nice food, drink and service. And outdoors there’s a big screen formyourmwoeldmcul and Wimbledon delectation. Enjoy!

1  Thank Moikul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large popular pub, right in the centre of West Didsburys' trendy eating area in Burton Road. Met our friends from Leeds, over in Manchester for a few days, for a lunchtime catch up. This is a huge pub/restaurant been here many years and now extensively...More

Thank Mojoblue717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend was visiting Manchester for a course, and staying in an hotel out of town. He suggested meeting up to watch the England v Tunisia game and have some food in town. I immediately thought of the Metopolitan, it was showing the football, and...More

Thank kaiserlegend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this pub as part of a study tour and it was great. We were a large group but the team here was passionate about their history.

Thank SelectiveTravellor
Reviewed 10 June 2018

This pub is quite large so has several good seating areas indoors but the best bit is the amount of space they have to sit outside in the summer. They also have an outdoor bar (this is only open in peak times though) which is...More

Thank Gabriella R
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely garden at the back with pizza oven or restaurant and bar service , popular , great ambience and friendly staff

Thank Canicanti
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch yesterday and would highly recommend! Delicious food, great prices and lovely atmosphere. Only thing would mention is service was a little slow. Lots of staff so wasn’t sure why things were taking a little longer to be served etc.

Thank AKent55
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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$40
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: +44 161 445 3145
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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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