TO ALL YOU BLESSED WARRINGTON FOLK IT IS TIME,
TO RIDE ACROSS THE FIRMANENT, ON A PRAYER OF FOOD AND WINE.
COME AND JOIN ME ON A PILGRIMAGE THROUGH THIS ANCIENT NORTHERN PLACE
AND PRAY TELL OF ALL THE PLACES TO FEAST BEFORE I SAY MY GRACE.
SO RAISE A GLASS OR TWO WITH ME BEFORE YOU HAVE YOUR SAY,
THEN SEND ME ALL THE PRAISE YOU HAVE OF THE FEAST THAT HAVE PASSED YOUR WAY.
Chillies Indian Restaurant & Wine Bar
4 St Austins Lane, Warrington, WA1 1HG
Call this Venue on 01925 411 104
Newly opened in July 2011, Chillies is a new Warrington venue with an Indian restaurant on the first floor and a ground floor wine bar. Head Chef Sharafaet Ali worked in Pakistan for 20 years and a spent a further 10 years in restaurants in London and Manchester and he has created a menu full of Indian and Pakistani favourites with vegetarian and seafood options too plus some English dishes. They also offer a ‘Spice it Yourself’ dish where lamb or chicken Kharia is brought to your table with a choice of spices so you can experiment and make it jot or mild, according to your taste. Chillies is open for lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday and dinner seven night a week from 5pm. There is an early evening special offer and regular live music events in the bar, some of which are ticket only and include a meal. Takeaway is 25% off the standard menu prices.
Barbauld Street, Warrington, WA1 2QZ
Call this Venue on 01925 444410
Newly opened, The Cotton Mill is a contemporary bar and restaurant housed in an old warehouse on Barbauld Street in the centre of Warrington. Spread over two floors of sensitively restored warehouse space with revealed brick and beams and a contemporary style décor, the restaurant and bar has something for every taste and dietary need in both food and drink. The ground floor bar and restaurant sees a mix of booth and table seating for up to 90 diners and upstairs a more formal dining and function room with a capacity for 300. It’s open from noon daily offering a selection of cuisine styles from modern British using fine local produce to Mediterranean dishes including pasta and pizza and a contemporary take on pub classics. At lunch and early evening there is a set menu offering 1, 2 or 3 courses at great value; homemade soups are always fresh, vegetarian and Gluten free, roast pork belly is served with crackling and cider potato and pea puree and grilled sirloin with horseradish, shallot and thyme. A main menu sees gourmet sandwiches, homemade burgers and classics like local sausage and mash, beer battered fish with hand cut chips and a homemade pie of the day. Regular live music and tribute acts are also a feature.
Marquis Of Granby
53 Church Street, Warrington, WA1 2SZ
Call this Venue on 0151 494 5648
Warrington’s Marquis of Granby is a pub with a rich history. It’s a listed building that dates right back to the 1600s and more recently was frequented by Winston Churchill who lived for a while in a house across the road. Behind the traditional black and white Tudor-style facade the cosy and quaint interior has undergone a recent refurbishment which included the addition of a brand-new kitchen. New management are expanding the food offering at the Marquis with a menu of wholesome pub classics based on fresh local produce. You can eat inside or outside in summer in the attractive beer garden which has its own gazebo. During the week there are curry and steak nights and on Sundays a traditional roast. The pub is also building a reputation for live entertainment with a busy schedule of events running throughout the year.
The General Elliot
51 Lord Street, Croft, Warrington, WA3 7DE
Call this Venue on 0871 962 6205
Recently renovated in fine contemporary style, The General Elliot at Croft village, near Warrington, dates back to the 18th century. It has been a pub or hotel throughout its long history and the new look has managed to retain the traditional pub feel. Chef-patron Kirk Garbutt has returned to the UK after nine years working in various establishments in the south of France and is offering an enticing and extensive menu with a mix of traditional pub classics and more modern international-styled dishes. So Tempura smoked haddock with crunchy sweet chilli vegetables sits as a starter alongside Traditional prawn cocktail. Fish dishes range from fish & chip and fish pie to Provencale pan fired cod and for carnivores there is a full range of steaks from the grill with a choice of five sauces as well as Yates & Greer Cumberland sausage and Cottage pie. The General Elliot is open at from 12 noon serving food right through til 9pm every day (6.30pm Sundays) and in summertime has a small garden and patio.
78 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SG
Call this Venue on 01925 413073
Marshalls Restaurant opened on Sankey Street in Warrington in February 2011, the first solo venture for chef-patron Chris Marshall. Previously Chris worked as sous-chef to Gary Rhodes in Manchester, at Liverpool’s Radisson Hotel and most recently as Chef Director of the acclaimed Panoramic Restaurant in Liverpool and now he’s bringing all his experience to bear in this exciting new opening for Warrington. The eponymous Marshalls offers diners a modern European a la carte menu with a choice of six starters, six mains and six desserts –you might start with Seared Orkney scallops, curried cauliflower and golden raisins, follow with Roasted duck breast, parsnip puree, cepes and confit leg cannelloni and finish up with Warm almond cake, raisin puree and chocolate ice cream. Set two and three course menus are also available at both lunchtime and early evening. Everything is prepared in-house right down to the bread and ice cream and the menus change seasonally. Marshalls is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner with Sunday Roast served from 12 noon to 5pm.
Mojo Bar & Tapas
15 Cairo Street, Warrington, WA1 1EE
Call this Venue on 01925 576576
Victoria Park, Knutsford Road, Warrington, WA4 1DQ
Call this Venue on 0871 4263297
Spirit Restaurant in is one of the best kept secrets in Warrington. Set within an elegant Georgian manor house in Victoria Park, it has great views overlooking the park and is only five minutes from Warrington town centre. The elegant yet relaxed bistro-style restaurant offers a stage for the accomplished modern British cooking of chef Richard Barlow and team. With everything either sourced from local Cheshire suppliers or made in-house including the breads, the emphasis here is on letting high quality ingredients speak for themselves, honest, affordable, well presented British cuisine. Spirit is the perfect setting for casual dining, business lunches, private dining and special occasions. It’s also very popular for weddings and has a civil ceremony license.The seasonal menu changes monthly and there are weekly specials. Live music on Friday nights and regular events. Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm and Sunday 12-5pm. Dinner Tuesday-Friday 5.30-10pm.
The Cottage Restaurant
90 Church Street, Warrington, WA1 2TF
Call this Venue on 0871 4263514
The Grill on the Square
7 Palmyra Square North, Warrington, WA1 1JQ
Call this Venue on 0871 9691540
The Hatton Arms
Hatton Lane, Hatton, Warrington, WA4 4DB
Call this Venue on 0871 962 6208
The Hatton Arms is a traditional country pub with restaurant and rooms, located on the Daresbury Estate between Daresbury and Stretton, off the A50 and close to the M56. The 18th century village pub has a large garden with separate bar serving cask ales, great panoramic views and can seat up to 40 for al fresco eating. There is also a field for tethering horses. Inside, the pub is warm and friendly with open fires and a fully stocked bar and several tables. The main restaurant can seat 50 and features wooden floors and revealed beams. The food here showcases the best Cheshire produce sourced from local farms and you can choose to eat from a bar menu offering light bites of hot and cold sandwiches, homemade soups, goujons with dips or more substantial British pub classics like battered haddock and hand cut chips, homemade steak and ale pie, wild boar sausage and mash and their famous hand made steak burgers. A grill menu sees rare breed, 21 day aged, Charolais beef steaks from nearby Ashlea Farm, lamb rump and French trimmed chicken. There is also a daily changing specials board. The main restaurant serves modern and traditional British dishes such as starters of 12 hour slow roast pork belly with scallops and Pancetta crisp, mains of fish, duck and meats from the grill with homemade desserts. There are three ensuite rooms with full facilities including internet access.
The Hollies Concept Cafe and Farm Shop
Northwich Road, Lower Stretton, Warrington, WA4 4PG
Call this Venue on 0871 9691716
The Hollies Farm Shop is located in the village of Lower Stretton just south of Stockton Heath. Established for three years the shop and restaurant has quickly gained recognition and awards for its food and drink, named BBC Good Food Magazine Farm Shop of the Month in 2009 and voted into both The Telegraph and The Independent Top 50 Best Farm Shops. A family business run by the Cowaps, there is also a farm shop in Little Budworth, both shops have developed from humble beginnings selling veg roadside by the farm gate with an honesty box to the multi facetted business it is today, incorporating over two locations a caravan park, log cabins, garden centre, farm shops and restaurants. The shop here is a foodie heaven, selling the farm’s own seasonal produce and that of a wealth of the best local artisan producers, from bakery, chocolates and cakes, dairy and cheese through fresh fish, meat and game. They specialize in Hampers with a mix of fine food and beverages. The Concept Café is housed in a converted barn with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams giving a spacious, bright and airy feel. Fully licensed the 60 cover café also has outside tables for 20 people. Open everyday from 8-5pm for hearty farm breakfasts, snacks and drinks and lunch sees sandwiches, handmade pate, homemade soups and the ‘H’ Burger with proper handcut chips. The menu also has a choice of salads, baked potatoes, using the fresh produce from the farm and the shop. Afternoon tea is very popular as are the homemade puddings and cakes.
A La Turka – Warrington
Address: unit 5, Victoria Buildings, 85 London Road , Stockton Heath, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6LG
Telephone: 01925 551647
Cuisine Type: Turkish
Anmol Restaurant – Warrington
Address: 62 Warrington Road, Penketh, Warrington, WA5 2JP
Telephone: 0871 9691454
Cuisine Type: Indian‘ A splendid place to feast, if one wishes to immerse themselves in a perfect Indian dining experience. Good hearty portions, ranging from mild to infernally hot flavoursome dishes. Prices are pretty dam reasonable too. My mouth is watering now, as I imagine myself flying a popadommned flavoured flying machine surging headlong into a sky of Vindalooed perfection’ Friar Beetroot.
Fiddle I’th Bag Inn, Alder Lane, Burtonwood, Warrington, WA5 4BJ, TEL: 01925 225442
Eden – A Touch of Italy
At Eden A Touch of Italy in Warrington, the very best in classic Italian cuisine is served. Faithful to traditional recipes and styles, a range of Mediterranean staples are offered – from pizzas to rustic salads.
The Eden A Touch of Italy menu could have been lifted straight from a table in Bologna. With simple bruschetta to start, there is also a range of pizzas with toppings including buffalo mozzarella and parma ham, in addition to vegetarian specials. Pasta dishes combine subtle and bold flavours, like salmon in a creamy dill and tomato sauce.
All dishes at Eden restaurant use only classic, simple ingredients that have made Italian cuisine famous the world over. A range of sandwiches and light snacks are available, along with a superb wine list.
A 2 minute-walk from the Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington, Eden A Touch of Italy restaurant offers an uncomplicated, authentic taste of the Mediterranean.