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5.3 /6 Excellent 87 Reviews

The Flixton

Urmston European £££ +100
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About The Flixton

We’re sure you don’t need to do much more than take a quick glance at the menu – well, that and make a reservation, because this place is consistently packed – to be set on having a meal at The Flixton. Food Porn 2017 Northwest finalists, this buzzing Urmston bistro, right on Flixton Road by Urmston station, continues to cement itself as one of the best casual European dining experiences to be had in Greater Manchester. It’s friendly, family-run and cosy, but the food is refined and progressive. Black pudding bon bons, lamb and mint terrine with crushed pistachio, poached king prawns with garlic and chilli butter, pan-roasted duck breast with poached pear, wagyu and bone marrow burger, whole stuffed seabass, seafood paella with smoked chorizo and three-course Sunday roast – need we say more?

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00
The Flixton, 46 Flixton Road, M41 5AB Manchester

Further Information

Located on Flixton Road, The Flixton has not only been shaking up Urmston’s foodie scene, but has been making waves across Greater Manchester too, attracting diners from all over the city. On the menu, expect to find reinventions of British classics, all cooked from scratch using seasonal and local ingredients, and whether it's for a special evening meal or a traditional roast on a Sunday, The Flixton is a favourite among foodies.

We recommend beginning your meal with the black pudding bon bons with a cider and pear sauce or the ham hock croquettes before moving on to the main event. From chicken ballotine (chicken studded with pomegranate, walnut, squash and goats cheese with a pomegranate and walnut sauce served with saffron rice and salad) to the fillet of cod with poached duck egg, crushed jersey potatoes, samphire and a chive and butter sauce, and the Malaysian roast vegetable curry, there’s something to suit all tastes and dietary requirements on the menu at this Manchester gem. To guarantee a table at The Flixton in Urmston, making a reservation in advance is recommended.


87 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 87 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
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1 review so far 6
02.08.2017 17:39

Excellent food. Good value 3 course meal for £20 on their midweek special. Nice relaxed modern environment along with friendly and helpful staff. Party of 5 and all enjoyed their meals

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 08:01

Amazing experience with tasty food presented beautifully. We will definitely be back to try again. The vegetarian options were also just as imaginative as the meat options

1 review so far 6
17.07.2017 17:40

The food is consistently fab, fish is always cooked to perfection. I had a very tasty pork loin dish from the new summer menu and both the desserts I tasted were spot on too, a pannacotta with a ginger ice cream and a deconstructed Eton mess. Service was also very good and the offers for two or three courses make it excellent value for money.

1 review so far 6
17.07.2017 08:33

The Flixton was really nice with very friendly staff. The food was excellent - every course was delicious and really well presented on beautiful crockery. We thouroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meal.

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 15:12

Four of us enjoyed a 3 course meal for my husband's birthday. Every dish was beautifully presented and was delicious. We were alerted as we arrived to the lack of waiting staff, and since the restaurant was busy, we realised that the the one chap running the front of house had a real challenge on his hands. However, he managed brilliantly, calmly, and definitely contributed to the good vibe. We took full advantage of the 50% off deal running throughout January, but we all agreed that we would return at regular price, too. Thank you 'The Flixton' for a thoroughly enjoyable celebratory night.

1 review so far 6
03.05.2017 12:26

My partner had said he would like to go to a fish restaurant so I googled restaurants in Urmston & found the menu @ The Flixton interesting so off we went I had the sea bass & my partner had the cod, well how delicious both dishes were, piping hot & so tasty, the service was excellent so I will definitely be going back.

1 review so far 4
15.01.2017 09:02

Nice ambiance and great service, staff very attentive. It half full on a mid-week night because of the January offer. Overall the food was mixed, for starters we had the bon bons which was tasty and big portion, also the thai chicken cakes, which was small and fairly tasteless. For mains this carried on, the ling, large and flavoursome, but the pork chop was small, expensive and flavours did not work well, my partner said the black pudding was just grit on the plate. We didn't have dessert. Overall I feel this restaurant is extremely expensive, even with the offers, for example a similar style family run restaurant in Didsbury offer mid-week offers for £15 for 2 courses with minimal supplements, however here it is £19 with a lot of £3/£5 supplmements, and personally I feel not as good quality. As a local I am happy these restaurants are now in the area and want the place to do well, and think with a few tweaks it will be perfect!

1 review so far 6
20.05.2017 07:58

We had a wonderful evening at The Flixton. It was our first time at the place. The space and decor was beautiful with facilities for disabled diners. The food was top notch and excellent selection on the wine list. Staff were fabulous, too.

2 reviews so far 5
10.01.2017 22:18

Visited with niece and nephew for a New Year catch up. New menu now in place which was very enjoyable. Only negative comments were that the apple and cobnut crumble dessert was a cold dish and we expected it to be warm and the coffee latte was lukewarm. The 50% off food offer on the al a carte menu is very enticing especially given the excellent quality and presentation of the food and I hope many more people make the most of this offer. A very enjoyable evening

1 review so far 5
30.01.2017 16:19

A local restaurant with city centre flair. I visited with my husband on a Saturday evening for a lovely meal and experience. I had mussels to start, fat and delicious, followed by the cannon of lamb. Husband had charcuterie board and posh burger. My main was modified by chef to make it gluten free. A really well thought through wine list complimented the meal. It is not cheap and cheerful, rather chic but good value. Staff lovely, go and see (but book first).

1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 07:30

Visited The Flixton for my wife's birthday excellent food good value and excellent service. Although not busy as you would expect on a Tuesday evening will definitely visit again on a weekend to compare.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2016 10:08

Great food, I had lamb and mint terrine and my girlfriend had the prawns to start. Both were delicious. I had the paella for main which was as good as anything you would get in Spain. My girlfriend had rack of lamb which she also loved. We shared a cheese board for dessert. Overall a great experience, we will definitely be back.

3 reviews so far 6
16.02.2017 07:30

This was the latest of many visits to the Flixton, and as always it was an excellent meal. Our friends were visiting for the first time and were equally impressed. The pies in particular are superb, and the whole meal was well cooked, well presented and tasty. Full marks too to the friendly and helpful staff Thank you!

1 review so far 3
22.03.2017 10:12

The food was tasty but the service wasn't great last Saturday evening. The waitresses were friendly and apologetic but it seemed to be a series of things that needed apologising for; waiting an extended period of time after being seated for menus, wine being spilt and not cleared from around wine glass, the door of the restaurant not closing properly! It's a shame I don't understand why when they steve such good quality food they let themselves down with crass marker pen offers scrawled all over the front window and curly stained paper menus. Just needs a bit more attention to detail to the environment and service to match the quality of the food.

1 review so far 4
12.03.2017 19:05

We had eaten there once before and it was really busy and the food was excellent. This time there were only a couple of other tables so less of an atmosphere. We were out with parents and in laws and one of the starters was missed and didn't arrive until everyone else was finished. Also, there was an issue with one of the fish dishes not tasting too fresh. Everyone else enjoyed their meals although sadly not as great as the first time we went.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 18:18

Lovely meal at The Flixton, particularly the very tender steak. We look forward to our future visits and the opportunity to try some of the starters which we missed out on this visit.

1 review so far 6
27.10.2016 07:39

The food was fantastic and service was good. We had Sunday lunch and 2 very demanding octagenarians said it was the best they had had in ages! Some people in our party felt it was too cold and personally I feel the decor isn't very appealling but these are minor points really. YOUSHOULD GOTHERE

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 12:58

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Flixton. Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, great staff therefore highly recommended. Our favourite place to eat in the north west!

1 review so far 6
11.09.2016 07:53

Excellent food, great service and more than reasonable pricing. We really enjoyed our meal at The Flixton & we are looking forward to returning soon

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 09:02

This was our first visit to The Flixton. We found everything first class. The staff, the food and the atmosphere. We will certainly be returning.

1 review so far 6
15.09.2016 11:36

3 great courses for less than £25 on Wed pm. Lovely wine on top of that: red served at the perfect temperature, too. Don't know anything else like it in the area. Service friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive. Left feeling very relaxed and very full. It's a no brainer.

1 review so far 5
03.05.2017 12:50

The food was excellent, well presented and delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Just about the only thing which disappointed me (slightly) was the rather limited wine list. What we had was fine, and not expensive, but I'd have preferred a wider choice. Hopefully, if this restaurant gets the success and clientele it deserves, this can change.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2017 07:59

Great food, couldn't fault it. It was busy which was good to see but they could've done with another staff member waiting on the tables - there was only one and he was very busy. However the service was good and didn't distract from the amazing food.

1 review so far 5
09.08.2017 09:32

The Restaurant is clean and well decorated. This was our 10th visit and we rate it as one of the best two restaurants in Urmston. The food is always interesting, of good quality, and nicely presented. We went as a party of four and our two guests were impressed with the overall ambiance and food.

1 review so far 4
17.06.2017 16:21

Lovely food, well presented . Went on a groupon but we gatecrashed a Friday night along with many more, probably to the annoyance of the owner/front of house. But to be fair we bought a bottle of wine and supplemented the food order. so good and I'm sure appreciated. We will be going again as its local, with fair price and very well presented.

4 reviews so far 5
20.11.2016 21:39

An unexpected treat. Walking in the signage was a little dated, despite being new and the decor was ok. However the food was very good particularly the pork stroganoff. Pork is a hard one to get right and this was lovely. The soup was simple but delicious and nice in texture.

1 review so far 5
19.10.2016 17:43

We really enjoyed our meal at The Flixton. Great food, excellent friendly service and good value for money too so we will definitely be returning.

2 reviews so far 5
31.07.2017 10:27

The whole meal was delicious. I had the cream of parsnip soup to start and my partner had mushrooms. I followed the soup with rib-eye steak which was tender and well cooked. My strawberry mess dessert looked a picture. Altogether an excellent evening. Good service and the wine was excellent

1 review so far 5
17.09.2016 18:58

Staff are lovely . I had looked on line at the menu and chosen what i wanted however menu had changed on the night which threw me. Enjoyed the meal and the wine. Can we have the moules marinere and butternut squash croquettes back on though 😁 thank you

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 20:50

First time me and my husband have visited the flixton and it won't be the last, service was great and the flat iron steak was the best I've ever had. Looking forward to eating there again. Highly recommend

1 review so far 6
07.10.2016 12:05

Our party of five received excellent service and attention last night. The menu had a good choice and the food we selected was excellent (especially the rhubarb and stem ginger brulee). I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
07.12.2016 08:54

Really friendly staff and the food was exceptional, - lovely treat as it is expensive but worth it. 2nd time we've been and both times have been lovely. Def recommend th Sunday lunch, and rump steak xx

1 review so far 6
01.01.2017 15:17

The best place to eat in urmston the food is delicious we went new years eve and had a fantastc night i would highly recomend you to try it i guarantee you will not be disapointed

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 20:16

Excellent food,delicious fresh ingredients to at a fabulous price for 3 courses and will adjust menu to cater for the individual and presented well Service was prompt and waitress helpful Try it out The Quigley's

3 reviews so far 6
08.07.2017 08:12

We have been here several times, and the food and service were as good as ever. Great food, reasonably priced, means that we shall be back again soon. The chocolate fondant dessert was especially good!

1 review so far 5
26.11.2016 13:33

First time great food. Fish cakes amazing looked just like Master chef . Steak expensive but worth it very high quality chips great dipped in the sauce. Cheesecake a let down disassembled style very little crunch but that could just me.

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 07:14

Food was fantastic, would definitely recommend a visit. I absolutely loved the chocolate tart and my wife was very happy with her pork belly and black pudding Bon bons. We will be going again.

2 reviews so far 4
02.07.2017 10:49

The food was first class but where we were sat didn't allow staff to see us and we had to get up and ask them for more drinks as once we had eaten the waitress didn't come back to the table to ask if we needed anything else or the bill.

2 reviews so far 5
27.02.2017 13:19

We went as a family and it was quite empty.The staff said that they hadn't realised it was a Bank Holiday.We had pre ordered food and we all found it very good.I'd go again and would rercommend it to others.

1 review so far 4
27.07.2017 10:10

Food was cooked and presented well, however our steak was very salty and had a grill cleaner smell! Although the waitress passed on this feedback to the chef we felt that the customer service recovery could of been better? Unfortunately this has now put us off going again.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:29

Atmosphere was excellent. Food was very good and presented well, the plates and food was nicely hot keeping the food at its best. The staff were pleasant and efficient at all times.

1 review so far 5
14.01.2017 08:38

Food and atmosphere was lovely, only drawback was having to ask for our change after paying for our bill, don't think she would have bought it to us if we hadn't asked. would have been a 6 otherwise

1 review so far 5
07.08.2017 16:37

Good menu choices, well prepared and presented. We also appreciated the additional touches like plenty of fresh mint in the tap water carafes. Warm and clean décor, relaxing but unobtrusive music. Thank you Kia, we will be back.

1 review so far 4
17.05.2017 08:01

Food was absolutely amazing, everyone in the party had a beautiful meal. The restaurant was very quiet but staff did spend a lot of time in the back, so had to be called when needed. We also loved the playlist of music, it created a lovely atmosphere

1 review so far 6
10.01.2017 23:44

Excellent food, excellent service, and a very good January discount too! All in all a superb little restaurant. We particularly enjoyed the sweetmeat appetiser, the potted shrimp, and the exquisite deserts...

1 review so far 5
22.05.2017 13:30

Great service. Nice atmosphere. Modern and clean decor. Well thought out Interesting twist on classic food. Executed well - hot and flavoursome. Perfect portion size. Good value for money with 2/3 course offers. Well recommended.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 22:22

Loved it amazing food. I would class it as a fine dinner by experience due to the quality of the food and some of the choices on the menu

1 review so far 6
08.06.2017 21:22

We we went for Sunday afternoon roast dinner. Everything was cooked to perfection. Lovey range of food available. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit

1 review so far 3
02.04.2017 09:56

My starter was not cooked fully, my daughter starter was missing some cheese. My pork chop was a little gamey and the service was slow. Lamb very raw. Disappointed as we went last year and it was lovely. We wont be going back, this was a treat for out silver wedding anniversary and it was not good.

1 review so far 5
12.01.2017 23:21

A fantastic meal, good atmosphere & service, delicious food & generous portions, we'll definitely come back again soon! Glad that I no longer have to trek into the city centre for a quality meal!