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“Great lunch”
Review of No. 4 Dine & Wine

No. 4 Dine & Wine
Ranked #21 of 2 566 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$57
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Didsbury
Description: No.4 Dine and Wine opened in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength with a huge amount of regular customers from Didsbury and surrounding areas.Still owned and managed by Paul & Nina Burton who take part in the day to day running of the restaurant with a small team of friendly loyal staff.Menus are seasonal using fresh ingredients. All dishes are homemade including bread baked every day, desserts and their popular chocolate truffles served with coffee.Ideal for a relaxed meal whether popping in for an early dinner or a special occasion. Small parties can also be catered for.Friendly & efficient service with the chance to watch the chefs in the kitchen! Booking advisable but not always essential.
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It’s good to see Paul and Nina’s efforts at last given wider recognition with the restaurant’s inclusion in the new edition of the Good Food Guide. We get here a couple of times a year, usually for dinner, but this was lunch.

Soup of the day was an excellent white onion and thyme, the flavours of both coming through on an excellent base stock. The accompanying bread was tasty. The other starter, effectively mushrooms on toast, was bang-on for an autumn dish. Thick slice of toasted brioche, topped with mushrooms in a creamy mascarpone sauce, enhanced with Gran Moravia cheese (no, me neither – I had to Google to find it’s Italian).

For mains, one of us went with what was a pretty much perfect lunch dish – steak , egg and chips. A thinnish minute steak, lightly cooked; two fried eggs with properly soft yolks, perfect for dunking the nicely fried chips. And there was an absolute belter of a béarnaise sauce. Too often, this can be bland but not here – you really get the twang from tarragon but it’s not overdone – I was almost embarrassed to ask if it was house made. It is - and Paul could start giving lessons to a couple well known city centre steak places in how to make a good ‘un. For the other, a shortcrust pastry tart included butternut squash, pecans and Yorkshire Blue cheese, with all the elements complementing each other. Also on the plate, good accompaniments in the form of broccoli and mini hash browns. We shared a side order of cauliflower cheese that was just so comforting on a manky October day (but I wouldn’t have objected if a more poky cheese had been used)

Only one of us wanted dessert. Which meant one of us lost out on a sticky toffee pudding that had a light as a feather sponge and a great butterscotch sauce. On the side, a retro brandysnap basket held a blob of vanilla icecream. Meanwhile, the other was sipping a lovely coffee and nibbling on a homemade truffle.

An absolute cracker of a lunch.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Had a really lovely lunch with my fiancé & parents. The cod was cooked perfectly & the cheese board was spot on. We will return!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Visited in the week, have tried to book at weekend before but it is always full. They do a 3 course for £20 deal Tues-Thurs. Starter Mushrooms and desserts (salted caramel cheesecake) were too die for - main good although my duck needed more sauce. Service excellent . Will definately be back

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I haven't been to No. 4 for many years. No idea why not. Hidden away on tiny, cobbled Warburton Street. Went on Saturday night, and it really was wonderful.
It's British cuisine, but with a French nod. There are several vegetarian dishes in both starters and mains. The food is beautifully balanced, the atmosphere is warm and intimate and even slightly old fashioned, though the place is modern. Some good watercolours on the walls.
The desserts were absolutely gorgeous. Quite simple. A cheese cake and a bakewell pudding but both sighingly good.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We have been to this lovely restaurant on a few occasions now, and it is always top class. This has been a late birthday outing for me, as they were closed in June. The staff are always so pleasant, the restaurant itself is cosy, and well placed in Didsbury.
I had the Slow cooked Pork Belly, which was delicious. Alan had the Plaice, which he said was perfect, and he didn't leave a scrap. I had Raspberry Crème Brulee, mmmm, gorgeous, and he had Brandy Snap Basket with ice cream. Delicious. I highly recommend No. 4. We'll be back soon.

Date of visit: September 2018
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