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Smarter-than-average bar offering a fine line of tapas-sized dishes. The terrace is the only place to be on a warm day
A new addition to the well-to-do suburb of West Didsbury, Volta is the little sibling of Chorlton’s much loved Electrik, and has followed its elder’s example in fitting into the landscape while treading its own path. A little more formal than its Chorlton counterpart, Volta has an emphasis on fine foods and a keen interest in the ales of the region.
Volta provides for the more sophisticated crowd, with its fine cheese boards, charcuteries and dessert wines, but also runs ‘meet the brewers’ events with local ale men who know their business.
It has a spacious outside dining area, and an intimate feel to the inside, which is much more European than West Didsbury has any right to be. The menu is a fine selection of small plates, all well-priced, although if you’re feeling particularly gluttonous, go for the dexter rib on the bone for £19.50.
Volta is a relaxed drinking den whose tapas-like treats lend themselves to a long session. If the sun is shining then there are few finer places to be than the terrace.