Some of Manchester’s top restaurants are nearby & there is an eclectic mix of bars & independent shops. Combined with lovely parks and waterways makes this the ideal location for walk, run or even canoe trip! The Lime TreeThis restaurant has been at the top of the list for Manchester gourmets for years & has outstanding food combined with an easy atmosphere.The MetropolitanA gastropub in an old Victorian railway hotel with real ale, heated alfresco dining & stable bar. Observer Magazine description – amongst the best Sunday lunch in the north west.Reserve Wine ShopThis independent wine shop is owned & run by tv’s Kate Goodman. Selling wine, quality spirits, speciality beers, champagnes & chocolate. Hosting regular wine tasting events & annual wine fair.David GavinInterior design services – fabrics, wallpapers, curtains, lighting & furniture. Also unusual & tasteful gifts.The Rose GardenThis family run restaurant produces modern British cuisine in contemporary surroundings using local suppliers & seasonal produce.SterankoA unique shop selling quality men’s & women’s fashion sourced from all over Europe.Greens RestaurantWest Didsbury dining institution, an award winning restaurant serving fine vegetarian cuisine. TV’s Simon Rimmer & Simon Connolly produce seasonal menus using local produce where possible.SaisonIndependent West Didsbury bar serving wines, champagnes, imported beers & cocktails. There is a daily food menu, Sunday roasts & often live music!And The Dish Ran Away With The SpoonFreshly baked cupcakes, brownies & slices, all using local, organic & fair trade ingredients where possible.MothHomeware & fashion accessories from across Europe – products that make the everyday that little more special.Albert’sOne of the best alfresco dining spaces around. Friendly, unpretentious service with a menu of mainly British & Italian food.Thyme Out DelicatessenSpeciality breakfasts, a secret garden, gourmet ready meals to go, sandwiches, homemade cakes, luxury delicatessen fare & licensed too!