Modern, Steakhouse, Italian


Sale, Cheshire
0161 962 6666
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About VAO


VAO is beautifully located on the Waterside in Sale. It is a magnificent 150-seater contemporary eatery. Our abundant à la carte menu is a fusion of worldly-inspired 'house specials', freshly-made pastas, gourmet pizzas and deli-delicious desserts, plus, an eclectic cocktail menu and an impressive portfolio of wines to compliment our food offerings. The heated, covered terrace is one of South Manchester's most popular and provides 'al-fresco' style dining (parents can watch their children play safely too).

Why not come and see for yourself??

VAO is a stylish à la carte restaurant delivering high standards of classic and seasonal dishes, coupled with attentive service in desirable, contemporary surroundings with affordable customer value in mind. Indoor and both covered and uncovered 'al-fresco' dining are available at our bustling waterside location.

Our Aim
To provide a warm and friendly atmosphere and relaxing environment for all our diners and to ensure your food is of the finest quality and taste by using only the freshest ingredients and appetising culinary techniques.

Our Food
Using the latest innovation in the industry, the INKA charcoal oven, we create a fusion of contemporary inspired 'house specials', freshly-made pastas and gourmet pizzas, plus home-made desserts to-die-for. We responsibly select our suppliers and source the finest and freshest local produce available.

Our Customers
VAO is perfect for a family meal, business lunch or intimate dinner date... come the evening; VAO is a hive of stylish and nocturnal activity, creating the perfect backdrop for social gatherings and auspicious occasions. We are also available for exclusive hire. VAO has excellent wheelchair and pushchair access, plus baby changing facilities.

Our Drink
Our bar offers an unrivalled catalogue of wines, champagnes, beers and spirits to elate all your senses. The eclectic cocktail menu provides in-house innovations with old and contemporary classics.

Our Service
With impeccable service simply paramount... we strive to exceed expectations, every time.

Bookings are taken for all party sizes.

  • Aircon
  • Functions
  • Takeaway
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Licenced
  • Kids Menu
  • Gift Vouchers Menu
  • Vegetarian
Monday 12noon through till late Tuesday 12noon through till late Wednesday 12noon through till late Thursday 12noon through till late Friday 12noon through till late Saturday 12noon through till late Sunday 12noon through till late


Alison Sale

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Booked my daughters 16th birthday family meal here. We had a table for 8 and all ordered various mains and starters. The food was excellent. The waitresses were both lovely and very attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend.

Jackie Hamer, Manchester

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Went with the girls for lunch, six of us, was fantastic, food, staff and decor could not wish for more, the food is wonderful. we are all going again for dinner. Excellent.


Total Score:
Really good pizza and fresh tasty pasta, try the duck pizza - v.tasty. Good service, nice friendly family place on a Sunday lunch.

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