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5.1 /6 Excellent 28 Reviews

The George Charles

Didsbury European, British £££ +100
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About The George Charles

By George the food – and drink – at this new-school Didsbury boozer is good! Joining the growing throng of fine eateries and watering holes in West Didsbury village along Burton Road, The George Charles is already a local favourite. The food is cooked, as it were, from the ground up using the best that Manchester’s regional suppliers can hand over, the drinks are top-notch, and the whole lot is housed inside a sensitively restored Victorian pub, owners Michael Johnson and David Vanderhook paying tribute to the area’s rich history of migration and hard graft by naming their gastropub-gaff after late 19th-century Armenian emigre who marries a local lass and opened up a fruit stall nearby. All manner of robust European and British classics are on offer thanks to the magic of head chef Jason Cohen, there are craft beers aplenty for hopheads, and you’ll often find live music gracing the premises, too.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 23:00
The George Charles, 244 Burton Road, M20 2LW Manchester


28 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 28 Reviews
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Waiting Time: short
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 07:09

The George Charles is a delightful restaurant. Delicious beers, fantastic food and it's dog friendly too. We had the roast beef which was absolutely scrumptious and I got an extra jug of grave cos the waiter felt mine didn't have enough! We followed that with the lemon posset. Always good. Always worth booking ahead!

1 review so far 6
02.05.2017 09:09

Food and service were excellent , we went with friends and they enjoyed it to. We don't have a dog but our friends do, they thought it was great that you could just pop in with your dog too.

1 review so far 6
26.04.2017 09:52

Lovely table set up. Spot on staff. Attentive but no overly. Quality food. Reasonable prices. What more could you want. Good low level music too!

1 review so far 6
09.04.2017 12:35

Good tasty food, great service. Friendly staff. Easy to reserve a table. Good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to friends for future meals out either small or large groups.

1 review so far 5
27.09.2016 10:04

Really good food, the pigs cheeks were particularly tasty. Melted in your mouth! Only downside was a lot of the mussels starter hadn't opened which suggested they could have done with another minute. main courses were delicious so we were more than satisfied with the food. restaurant area lacked atmosphere. we were the only ones eating at 7.30pm on a Friday night and as the dining area is downstairs from the pub it was extremely quiet. Maybe we just chose the wrong night/time but it did highlight the traffic to the toilets which are also downstairs. I suspect we wouldn't have noticed if a few more tables had been full. Overall though it was a good night and we will return.

1 review so far 5
18.09.2016 09:02

We dined on a Saturday night and the restaurant was empty it was early 6.30. I not sure why as the décor is lovely and the service is good,the menu although not extensive was fine however 17.50 for cod was too high for me. I had risotto it was fine and my husband had the fish and chips which was enormous he enjoyed it. My only criticism if anything is that it lack atmosphere the dining room is in the basement therefore no outside view and no staff either unless they are delivering food they don't hang around.

2 reviews so far 4
10.04.2017 12:50

The food in here was great and the prices were decent. I thought the toilets downstairs smelled quite badly and if I had been seated there then I would not have been happy. As it was, going to the toilet was an unpleasant experience with the smell combined with the fact that, on my first trip, the door to the cubicle wouldn't close as it was too big for the opening and on the second, there was no loo roll in the cubicle. The menu is quite small but the food was fab, with local ingredients being used. Service was friendly.

1 review so far 5
13.12.2016 15:09

Food good but limited choice and informed when attempting to order a dish with chicken thighs that it would take 20min, changed my order as was on a time limit however the order still took 15-20min. The General service was fine and waitress was pleasant and helpful my friends food was excellent and she booked a table for wkd.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2016 13:39

Lovely food with some healthy choices not always available at other places. Service quick and friendly. Beautiful perfectly cooked cod fish and all food not swimming in fat like so many other places.

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 10:33

Delicious food with a wide variety of options , great atmosphere , friendly helpful staff , excellent drinks selection , reasonably priced , speedy service . All finished off with a great desert

1 review so far 6
14.12.2016 09:19

Great, gastro style food, fabulous service from lovely staff, rustic decor and dog friendly too! What's not to love! Highly recommended this place for lunch, brunch or dinner or just a drink!

1 review so far 6
20.11.2016 10:49

Fabulous food, great service and atmosphere. Highly recommend a visit. Scallop starter was device and the pork belly was fantastic. Good gluten free menu for those that are coeliac.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 08:12

Lovely atmosphere and food. You can tell it's the hub of west didsbury. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and accommodated our request to sit downstairs too.

2 reviews so far 6
22.02.2017 10:20

Excellent atmosphere, food and service. We very much enjoyed our first experience at the George Charles restaurant on Burton Rd. We will be visiting again soon :)

4 reviews so far 6
06.11.2016 13:21

Our third visit to the George Charles and it didn't disappoint. Lovely food. Great fish dishes, delicious lamb and excellent service as usual. We'll be back!

1 review so far 6
01.09.2016 08:40

Exceptional service and food as always! A brilliant addition to West Didsbury! Great atmosphere and child and dog friendly' cannot recommend this place enough to everyone!

2 reviews so far 6
07.11.2016 14:49

Great food, lovely cocktails, fantastic service, cosy atmosphere. I would definitely go back as there were other things on the menu I wanted to try.

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 08:25

Great restaurant, fantastic Sunday lunch and fast friendly service. It was a lovely atmosphere to eat I'm with lovely decor and light. Would highly recommend.

1 review so far 2
01.10.2016 08:41

Nice place however myself and a friend ordered the mushroom risotto and both agreed it was salty and the rice wasn't cooked and was starchy. Not much choice on the dessert front so ordered a decaf cappuccino which was lukewarm. To be fair to the waitress she could see by the amount of risotto left that we'd not liked it and charged just for one

1 review so far 5
21.02.2017 08:50

We love your restaurant, but we loved the steak or game pies even more! Please can you pop a pie back on the menu? Thank you!

1 review so far 5
13.11.2016 12:50

Lovely food, good service, nice atmosphere. We had smoked haddock risotto, pork belly and the hake, all very nice. Highly recommend and would definitely return again.

1 review so far 5
21.10.2016 09:47

Amazing food, great friendly service. Unfortunately, really poor coffee. We still dream of the beef wellington we had a few months ago! Amazing- bring it back!

1 review so far 3
13.02.2017 07:36

Service was slow as was so busy. Sunday lunch was ok but had had better at nearby pubs. Yorkshires, gravy and meat were nice. Not keen on the veg selection. I've had breakfast here in the past and that was really good.

1 review so far 5
13.01.2017 21:42

Excellent staff, very good food, nice atmosphere!! 4 adults and 1child. The waiter was really helpfull. Good desserts. Not so expensive. We will be back.

3 reviews so far 5
08.02.2017 08:30

Lovely place. Very nice food. Friendly & helpful staff. Dog friendly. People friendly. Spotted some board games to play. Nice atmosphere. :) :) :) :)

1 review so far 5
27.01.2017 12:51

Very good food, very helpful and friendly staff. Good selection of beers and a relaxed atmosphere + dogs!

2 reviews so far 1
30.10.2016 09:20

The service was good but the food was ordinary at best. It was style over substance, I'm afraid. I thought the George had common owners with the Lime Tree, which we rate highly, but unfortunately it failed to get anywhere near that standard. Although I hate to post negative reviews, in this case I would be less than honest if I didn't do so.

1 review so far 5
24.09.2016 01:16

Great Sunday lunch with decent portion size and a great beer selection.