Having landed in the area in Summer 2013, Expo has done a great job of establishing itself as a popular haunt on the Didsbury daytime and nightlife scene; a welcome addition to this thriving part of Manchester. The eclectic interior full of pictures, mirrors and nicknacks makes the place feel cosy and inviting- great for coffee, cake and a chat. Yet having a full-length bar across one of the walls reminds you that it also offers something a little more buoyant if it’s a stronger tipple you’re after.
Serving food all day there are a range of options from full breakfast to burgers and piri piri chicken, as well as salads and snacks and a range of tapas dishes. The staff are as lively as the surroundings- all enthusiasm and efficiency, which bodes well for the continued success of the Expo Lounge. Make sure you try the soup of the day – usually a twist on something conventional and always hearty.
Positioned directly on the main road through Didsbury makes it perfect for Summer evenings as the concertina doors are folded back, allowing a taste of the outdoors from the comfort of the inside. And for when Summer really hits Manchester (bear with my optimism) there are tables outside, offering a great vantage point for a spot of people watching.