The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan

Opening Hours: BREAKFAST : Mon - Fri 10.00am - 11.45am & Sat - Sun 10.00am - 11.30am || BAR : Mon - Wed 11.30am - 11.30pm, Thu - Sat 11.30am - midnight, Sun 12 noon - 11.30pm || RESTAURANT : Mon - Thu 12 noon - 9.30pm, Fri - Sat 12 noon - 10.00pm, Sun 12 noon - 9.00pm

The Metropolitan, once a Victorian railway hotel, has been described as a ‘titan of a pub’, ‘spacious and sprawling, huge and airy’...

Metropolitan Menus : Spring 2015

NEW MENU FEB 15 - The Met Lunch Menu -

NEW MENU FEB 15 - The Met Dinner Menu -

NEW MENU JAN 15 - The Met Desserts Menu -

The Met Bar & Terrace Menu -

The Met Sunday Lunch Menu -

The Met Desserts Menu -

The Met Breakfast Menu -

The Met Children's Menu -

The Met Afternoon Tea Menu -

The Met Buffet Menu - - The Metropolitan can cater for all your function needs, whether it is a christening reception for 50, an intimate celebratory meal for 10, a networking event with a pizza buffet, or a birthday drinks party etc. They also regularly host large dining parties in the conservatory restaurant and library areas - to make a reservation, please call on 0161 438 2332 (option 1) or email

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

The Metropolitan, West Didsbury

The Metropolitan, once a Victorian railway hotel, has been described as a ‘titan of a pub’, ‘spacious and sprawling, huge and airy’.

In reality the ‘Met’ as it is known locally, although large, is not huge by modern day standards. Rather it is an eclectic collection of smaller spaces each with its own identity and ambience. From the Red Room to the Library and the Snug to the Conservatory, there is a space to suit each and every visitor.

Granted, the bar with its 20 metre span and 5 metre high wall of wines and malt whiskies, only reached by means of a ladder, is impressive. But even this, broken up into sections by the massive columns that support the building, provides a sense of space within a space.

In the ten years since the ‘Met’ first opened its doors, the pub has grown with the community, providing the well-travelled residents of the area with a ‘local’ comparable to anything in the country.

At the ‘Met’ the food has gained national acclaim, voted for the third year running as ‘amongst the best Sunday lunch in the north west’ by Observer magazine readers and also featuring in the top 150 Gastro pubs in the country.

The beer’s not bad either with Timmy Taylor’s ‘Landlord’ and Caledonian Deuchars IPA on draught. Various continental lagers from the Czech republic, Germany and Belgium, real cloudy cider and, of course, the ever present, Guinness Extra Cold all on tap.

Add to all this an outdoor facility second to none, an al fresco bar, with cover, heating and comfortable seating, plus an attendant to look after your car... What are you waiting for?


At Manchester end of M56, first traffic lights turn right, Barlow Moor Road. Take the third left, Burton Road at Church, continue to lights, Cavendish Road/Lapwing Lane - Metropolitan on right.

The Metropolitan in brief: gastropub • sunday lunch • special occasion menus • parties and functions • daily breakfast menu • real ale • alfresco dining • heated patio area • stable bar • disabled access • old victorian railway hotel • observer magazine - amongst the best sunday lunch in the north west • car park attendant