A gourmet vegetarian dining experience created by British chef & television personality Simmon Rimmer. Features a vegan-friendly menu with also Saturday brunch and Sunday roast. Sample dishes like chargrilled flatbread with a trio of dips; sweet n' sour crispy aubergine with brown rice and crispy noodles; lentil & walnut loaf with roast potatoes and red wine sauce. For dessert try the vegan vanilla cheesecake or chocolate avo mousse pot. Menu changes from time-to-time and according to season. Fully licensed, in a casual-nice setting, since 2006. Open Mon-Thu 17:30-21:30, Tue-Fri 12:00-14:00, Sat 12:00-16:00, 17:30-21:30, Sun 12:30-20:30.

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69 Reviews

First Review by jonnie


Points +18

19 Nov 2023

Great place

Great for vegetarians, been twice with a friend over the last couple of years. Cosy vibes, and friendly staff.

Pros: its fully vegetarian



Points +139

08 Oct 2023

Sunday nut roast

Delicious nut roast with crispy potatoes, cauliflower v sheese


Points +103

24 Sep 2023

Fantastic small plates menu

I’ve never actually gone for a main meal as too obsessed with the small plates! The arancini and puy salad are both vegan and fantastic. Also the chips are really good. I had a pudding off the specials menu the first time I went which was vegan and fantastic - it was a bread and butter something. Most recently I had the creme brûlée which (I think) is vegetarian and not vegan but would thoroughly recommend for anyone that is also not fully vegan!


Points +110

09 Sep 2023

Top quality and amazing desserts

Lovely place in Didsbury, I had dinner outside woth warm weather. Very nice staff always available. We had 2 starters: the pesto arancini and crispy mushrooms taco and a main: crispy tofu with noodles and veggies and you can’t miss to take the desserts which are amazing especially the sticky toffee pudding😋

Pros: Nice location, Great food quality, Amazing desserts


Points +632

02 Sep 2023

Lovely food

Great food and nice restaurant. Large menu - would recommend getting the small plates to try a variety. Would like to come back and try more of the dishes


Points +281

23 Aug 2023

So delicious

Their food was absolutely delicious, I will definitely be coming back!


Points +851

02 Aug 2023

In love

We'd been keen to visit for a while and managed to book in a visit while in Manchester for the Marathon.

In need of a decent re-fuel, expectations were high!

We thoroughly enjoyed all the food. Massive shout out to the black pudding, but it was all fab really. There was a lovely atmosphere, which can be hard on a Sunday evening.

We will be back, it's just a shame we live so far!


Points +233

22 Jul 2023

Old favourite

Always excellent food and service with a variety of changing options.

Pros: Variety of choice, All veggie or vegan, Good range of drinks options


Points +50

15 Jun 2023


The food was amazing and the place is beautiful. Staffs are so kind.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +3615

10 Jun 2023


I absolutely loved this meal. The arancini balls were crispy and the sauce was very tasty. The tofu in the katsu curry was really firm and the sauce was amazing. The poke bowl sauce was quite fishy tasting which I think some people wouldn't like but I really enjoyed it. The dessert was delicious. Highly recommend.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-10


Points +89

16 May 2023

Best vegan restaurant in Didsbury

Their buisiness card says: terrifying carnivores since 1990. I think in fact, they have been catering towards their tastes in a way that is much more ethical and environmentally friendly. Every non-vegan I have taken here has absolutely loved the food served here - it does not leave them desiring non-vegan/veggie options, it's left them very happy and satisfied.

I absolutely loved this place when I lived in Manchester during my undergraduate studies. I would come here any chance I got - birthdays, graduation dinners, just to pop in for a Sunday roast... this place is just so good. It fits the bill for a slightly fancier dinner, but still very reasonably priced, and has a vibe that is a little gourmet, but it can also be casual and played down. I took so many family and friends here, I always make sure I visit whenever I am back in Manchester these days too. It's also great for a dinner date.

You will not regret coming here. There are heaps of vegan options, it's mostly vegan although they also do vegetarian things. There is a great range of different dishes and cuisines, and everything I order there I always enjoy. I really think this is the best place I've found that does great British vegan food - i.e. roasts, pub grub. There's also an emphasis on seasonal food, you can feel that the owners really care about the food they are cooking and its environmental impact. Make sure you order the oyster mushroom hoisin pancakes - they are DIVINE. Also their Sunday roasts are the best. They also update their menu regularly, but keep their classics (like the hoisin pancakes). That's nice if you pop in often, there will always be something new for you.

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-16

Pros: Hearty British food + other cuisines too, Reasonably priced + good portions, It's clear the staff/owners care about veganism

Cons: Genuinely there are no downsides to this place


Points +332

26 Feb 2023

The best vegan Sunday roast!

Lovely space with great unpretentious staff and simple but interesting menu, we had a roast and it was amazing, with a side of cauliflower cheese

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Hearty food , Great value


Points +114

01 Feb 2023

Great vegan options

Greens is a legendary vegetarian restaurant and about half of it is vegan. There are some great choices here - I'd recommend the oyster mushroom hoi sin pancakes. Great for a date

Pros: Roughly 50% vegan, Date venue, Very tasty food


Points +201

11 Jun 2022

Amazing food!

I will be dreaming about how good the food was for a long time! Plenty of vegan options and all were packed with flavour.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Flavour packed dishes


Points +50

05 Jun 2022

Favourite Sunday Roast

Every time I go I think "I won't have 3 courses this time, it's always too much food and I feel too full afterwards" but then everything is delicious and I can't resist


Points +108

13 May 2022

Gourmet vegan dining

I was taken here for a birthday treat and what a treat it was! I chose the vegan black pudding for a starter and that was magical then the jalfresi king oyster just awesome.

It's a gourmet restaurant so the prices reflect that but, it's not outrageous.

Very much recommended.

Pros: Great vegan selection, Gourmet experience, Superb service


Points +71

28 Apr 2022

Love Greens for over 30ish years

Been going to Greens since the late 80s, through all its iterations, always loved it, NEVER had a bad meal there. Perfect for vegans and has a creative menu. And for those that drink often has unusual cocktails.

Pros: Creative vegan menu , Delicious good

Cons: A little pricey on some items , Sometimes doesn’t change menu often enough


Points +175

10 Apr 2022

Menu needs an update

Some of the options have been on the menu for years. They could easily make some things vegan that aren’t (such as the mash). A bit disappointing.

Updated from previous review on 2012-07-31


Points +110

17 Jan 2021

A local for us

Always delicious and cater for a range of diets - including celiacs. A grandfather of the carnivorous type was very happy with his bangers and mash.


Points +21

26 Aug 2020

Proper restaurant for veggies

Most veggie eateries are cafes or something casual but Greens is a place that can cater for any occasion. Lovely, friendly staff who are passionate about providing a great time for all customers and the food is tip top. I find the main courses A bit too much so will often order 2 starters- lots of people must feel the same as the starters are available in small or large sizes! The drinks are delicious- cocktails and mocktails are taken very seriously and don’t forget the olives and garlic bread which start all meals off on the right note! The mushrooms “duck” pancakes are famous (in our family at least) and the sausage and mash is always ordered by someone in our family.

Pros: Delicious interesting food , Great service , Good drinks and sides

Cons: A bit pricey , Some dishes a bit heavy


Points +98

19 Aug 2020

Simply the best

We had a wonderful experience here, firstly great and helpful staff that explained the food to us, some items on their menu are very niche so they took their time and made sure we understood what our options were. It was an amazing meal so much delicious and high quality food.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great staff, Fabulous atmosphere


Points +733

20 Feb 2020

Amazing place

Came here today for the first time and absolutely loved it. The Oyster mushroom pancakes were the highlight, although it was all lovey. Will definitely return.

Pros: Everything we had was tasty , The pancake starter was amazing, Vegan black pudding!


Points +308

24 Nov 2019

Super disappointed

Not much flavour and very stodgy, only really liked one of my courses, didn’t finish the other two.


Points +33

28 May 2019

Good find

A co worker of mine took me for a quick meal. everything from the service to the food is amazing. I like their vegan menu to be honest.

I would definitely come back for more.

Pros: Fairly priced, Choices

Cons: Nothing


Points +622

26 May 2019

Love it every time

A good time had by all - my very carnivorous brother requested that we go just for the veggie black pudding, but all of the entrés and starters were unique and wonderful in their own way. Even the bread basket is great - I love the chocolate pumpernickel! The gnocchi was my favourite main this time - tragically I am still lactose intolerant and cannot eat the famous Lancaster cheese sausages.

Pros: Lots of options , Beautiful decor , Family friendly


Points +175

03 Apr 2019

Quality Vegan Date-Night sorted

Decided to take my other half out for their birthday here and was not disappointed. The atmosphere was on the right side of a high-class restaurant; nice, but just relaxed enough to make anyone feel at home. The service is what you expect and the food is presented fantastically and isn't overly pretentious. I would highly recommend the vegan black pudding starter, just wow. You definitely get what you pay for here. Parking can be a little difficult if you choose to drive here but the metro is close by. Remember to book in advance.

Pros: Vegan options galore., Really lovely décor and ambience., Quality service and presentation.


Points +43

22 Mar 2019


Absolutely delicious food, friendly, efficient staff and great ambiance.
I had the halloumi buffalo strips with a blues cheese dip from the lunch menu which was very tasty.
The menus are very extensive and reasonably priced. Will definitely return

Pros: Lots of vegan and veggie options, Friendly staff, Reasonably priced

Cons: None

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