It's safe to say there's nowhere in Manchester quite like West Didsbury's Crazy Wendys for a lively night out. Owner Crazy Wendy is an Elvis fanatic and at weekends she belts out classics from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and The King himself to a packed dining room. She has also appeared on the X-Factor. It's a favourite with local celebrities and booking is a must â€“ so much so that they have bought next door and expanded the restaurant to accommodate 150 covers. Formerly the Thai E-Sarn Classic, Crazy Wendys is open lunch and dinner seven days a week and if you park in the nearby hospital car park and give your ticket to the staff, they will pay. The chefs come from five-star hotels in Bangkok as well as the a la carte there are banquet menus and an outside catering service. This operates from a mobile kitchen and offers competitive rates for all kinds of occasion. Mae Gaew in Knutsford, Chiangmai in Crewe and Wendys Thai Fusion in Chorlton are sister restaurants. To make a booking at Crazy Wendy's in West Didsbury, call either 0161 445 5200 or 0161 434 5617.
It was very lively when I went there with a friend on a Thursday evening. The food was average. It doesn't seem as authentic as other Thia restaurant, in fact it felt like an American 'restaurant' (I use that term loosely) filled with Elvis pictures. It was an enjoyable evening. Although it's not a place to go if you want to actually have a conversation with someone as it was VERY LOUD and it got so loud we had to leave to go somewhere else to carry on with our conversation. It's more of a club with seating areas and middle of the road noddles and rice.
Went to Crazy Wendys last night for a birthday doo. It was our first visit. The whole karaoke/singing/ dancing atmosphere was great, but the food was terrible and very expensive for what we got. You could hardly move as it was packed to the square inch with people. We were sat near the door, which was extremely unfortunate in November as it was FREEZING with everybody coming in and out and going for cigerettes.... won't be going back to Wendys....
We may have chosen wrongly as we selected the £18 per head set menu and it was the worst food that my wife and I have ever tasted. That said people around us seemed to be happy with their's.
If I went again, and I would not, I would sample the more expensive set menu to make sure that we were not missing out on some fantastic food. The starters were the sort of thing you might get in an Aldi discount Chinese starters pack, the mains were under-cooked chicken and pork in unappetising sauces. The rice was very good.
The wine was surprisingly drinkable and reasonably priced, particularly once the chill had left the bottle (it was red).
Menu states that tap water is not served on Crazy Wendy nights, is this legal?
Crazy Wendy created a good atmosphere where everyone who had had a few drinks could listen to very poor singing and dance on chairs. Great if you like that kind of thing.
Overall I would go if you are a fan of poor all you can eat food and daytime tv or 18-30 holidays.
The evening was fantastic after visiting the restaurant before our evening we thought it looked dingy and were not looking forward to the food. However we were pleasantly surprised the food was amazing with excellent entertainment. We were dancing on tables and singing songs and generally having a very good time. The whole evening was superb.
Thai E-Sarn Classic
had a fantastic party night there. the food was great and we had great fun with crazy wendy.
Thai E-Sarn Classic
The food was very average infact somewhat poor compared to other Thai eateries. However the evening entertainment is fantastic and the atmosphere is excellent. Shame they try to pack too many people into the restaurant.