Described as an Oz café bar with a NY easy-diner vibe, since opening in late 2012, the Mud Crab Café has become a popular hangout on Didsbury’s busy high street. It’s food menu is certainly eclectic – ranging from small plates of shredded duck hash with deep fried egg and crab tartlette to sea-bass tempura and burgers (their speciality).
We took Ellie along one Saturday evening for tea – we hadn’t booked but luckily because it wasn’t too late, we managed to get one of the last few tables. The “Little Mud Crabbers”menu offered vegetarian cottage pie, cheesy nachos, macaroni, special fried chicken and cheeseburgers but Ellie went for the stone-baked pizza margherita. Together with an ice cream for dessert, this costs £5.95 so in our books , pretty good value for money. Tony and I opted for the Middle Eastern sharing platter plus half a roast charred chicken and found the food both delicious and generous.
The staff were absolutely lovely and I do recommend you give this place a go. There’s a different lunch menu that looks great; personally I can’t wait to go and try the breakfasts which are served daily and offer sinful-sounding waffles and pancakes.
Mon-Thurs and Sun 9.30am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9.30am-midnight
Mud Crab Café, 747-751 Wilmslow Road,
Didsbury M20 6RN
Tel: 0161 445 2055 mudcrabdiner.co.uk
Also Mud Crab at Grinch in Manchester and Monton