The Metropolitan

“Friendly, lively suburban local” - AA Inspector



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Didsbury station on a long-closed line into Manchester has long vanished, but its imposing railway hotel, now ‘The Met’, remains, proudly declaring its Victorian heritage through its decorative floor tiling, ornate windows and huge, antique-filled rooms. Customers, mainly young and cosmopolitan, come partly for the local cask ales, continental beers, 28 wines by the glass and adventurous spirits collection, and partly for smoked haddock fishcakes, Frosty's sausages and Thai-spiced tofu skewers. Family Sunday lunch is a big draw, too.

The Metropolitan
2 Lapwing Lane, WEST DIDSBURY, M20 2WS
Phone : 01614 453145


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About the area

Discover Greater Manchester

The Greater Manchester conurbation incorporates the towns of Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport and Wigan, and has the vibrant city of Manchester as its administrative headquarters.

Manchester was founded in Roman times, and developed during the 17th century as a textile town, becoming the centre of the English cotton industry. Its magnificent Victorian Gothic public buildings are reminders of Manchester’s prosperous heyday. The Manchester Ship Canal was completed in 1894, linking the Mersey with the sea and bringing ocean-going vessels into Manchester, enabling the city to compete with its rival, Liverpool.

The city of Manchester today is alive with a vibrant youth culture (it has England’s largest student population), a flourishing club scene, and a whole range of multi-cultural festivals and events. To take in the atmosphere, take a stroll around one of Britain’s largest Chinatowns, or wander down to Rusholme to take in the tempting aromas of curry houses and browse among the sari shops, Asian grocers and Indian sweet shops. The city is also home to the world’s longest-running soap opera – Coronation Street.

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