About Us

Deansgate

Much like the Acropolis in Athens, Dimitri’s Bar Taverna – now serving the good people of Manchester for 25 years – is an independent venue that must be visited when in Manchester’s City Centre.

 

Dimitri was inspired to open his restaurant when his uncle took him to his first Greek Meze bar as a youngster and he was served up several small courses. For Dimitri there is nothing better than a glass of wine and a variety of dishes to get a taste of everything. Consequently our approach is more country kitchen than haute cuisine and we pride ourselves on this fact. As a result Dimitri’s is authentic, fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously. This Mediterranean kitchen is chock full of characters every bit as colourful as the Mezes they lovingly prepare.

 

Dimitri’s menu features full meals as well but is most famous for its platters and mezes that include the Mega Meze, which is a banquet of dishes that goes on forever and ever and ever….

 

Dimitri’s Bar Taverna, one of Manchester’s oldest and best-known restaurant and live entertainment venues, is situated at the top end of Deansgate in the City Centre right opposite the new Hilton Hotel and just a short walk away from the Deansgate Railway and GMEX Metrolink Stations.

 

A Manchester institution, Dimitri’s Bar Taverna is recognised as a top Mediterranean Restaurant and a lively Meze Bar for over 25 years, and has expanded from a single unit to the five it now occupies in Campfield Arcade. After Dimitri’s latest expansion that includes a much larger downstairs Taverna, our venue is now capable of housing up to 300 diners and is the perfect place for planning a party. With its vivid decoration and live music every Thursday, Friday, Saturday with a licence to 2.30am, it’s always a party at Dimitri’s anyway, so you might as well join in! The fantastic outdoor arcade allows for alfresco dining even with a chill in the air thanks to the warmth blasting heaters. The red and white checked tablecloths and vibrant decor ensure the atmosphere matches the personalities of the exuberant and friendly staff that make it more of a dining experience than just a place to have your dinner.

 

Castlefield Canal Basin is around the corner with many well-known tourist attractions close by, including the world famous Museum of Science and Industry and we are less than 20 minutes walk from Manchester United’s Theatre of Dreams.

Didsbury

After 21 years of serving great food and drinks to the good people of Central Manchester, and in the same year as Dimitri himself received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, a new Dimitri’s Café Bar was opened in suburban Didsbury, at the site where the Steak & Kebab House was and Dimitri started his catering career as a barman in the 1970s. ‘For personal reasons I couldn’t let the site go when it became available’, said Dimitri when asked about his latest restaurant.

 

But Dimitris’ efforts to complete his “one big circle” are not only on a personal level. By providing the leafy suburbs of Didsbury with their own Mediterranean oasis to compliment his long established venue on Deansgate, Dimitri hopes to reconnect and rekindle the love with a generation of customers, many of whom have moved out of the city to Southern Manchester.

 

Like its larger sister restaurant, the new venue shares the same Food and Drinks Menu and also has live music at weekends. There is a slight difference in the ambience, less City Bar and more Wine Bar, with a slightly older clientele. Standards of quality are maintained by Chef Barry Scott and Manager Thomas Kalfas both of whom worked at the Deansgate site for many years.

  

Dimitri’s Café Bar in Didsbury is next to “Ye Olde Cock Inn”, a short walk south from the centre of Didsbury Village. Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens and Mersey River Fields are right by.

EVENTS

LIVE MUSIC

Fri, October 20th

From 10pm
Linda Jennings
"The Voice" star

Sat, October 21st

From 10pm
Low Numbers
60s & 70s classic 
+ Earlier Acoustic
Brad Smith

Sun, October 22nd

From 4pm till late
Royal Northern College of Music
Showcase of new talent

Fri, October 27th - SOUL NIGHT

From 9pm
Red Room Band
Pop/Rock
+ Earlier acoustic set from 7pm
Tony Smith

Sat, October 28th - SALSA PARTY

From 10pm
DJ Gav
+ Earlier acoustic set 
Ian B

Fri, November 3rd

From 9pm
Max & Basil
Reggae
+ Earlier Acoustic set
Charlie White

Sat, November 4th

From 10pm
Jimmy Tweed & The Roaches
Rock n Roll
+ Earlier Acoustic set
Mark Simpson

Fri, November 10th

From 9pm
The Crackers
Classic Covers

Sat, November 11th - SOUL NIGHT

From 10pm
Natural Soul
Soul

Address:

Dimitris Tapas Bar Taverna,
1 Campfield Arcade,
322-326 Deansgate,
Manchester,
M3 4FH

Tel:

01618393319

Email:

info@dimitris.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
11:00-24:00
11:00-24:00
11:00-24:00
11:00-24:00
11:00-02:00
11:00-02:00
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