Food and Drink in Cheshire

Polly Checkland Harding

Excellent fine dining options, an award-winning Belgian-style beer cafe in Crewe, and a cinema reinvented as a food hall in Macclesfield – the drinking and dining scene in Cheshire has all of these, and more. Our guide to the best places to eat and drink in the county includes an excellent independent bakery, Chester’s first plant-based restaurant and a hard-to-find Spanish restaurant on a steep cobbled street.

Enough to whet your appetite? Read on to find out more.

Our top picks

Groobarbs Field Kitchen

Groobarbs Field Kitchen, Wild Farm, Mag Ln, High Legh, Groobarbs , Knutsford, WA16 0AA - Visit now

A meal at Groobarbs Field Kitchen is something special indeed. Based at Groobarb’s Wild Farm in Knutsford, Cheshire, they offer field-to-fork dining, which is exactly as it sounds: ingredients sourced from right outside, from the 6.5-acre kitchen gardens you can see from the window.

Groobarbs Field Kitchen
Groobarbs Field Kitchen

Snugbury’s

Snugbury’s, Park Farm, Hurleston, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6BU - Visit now

Snugbury’s is a long-standing family business, serving classic ice-cream using fresh British cream and lots of homemade ingredients.

Snugbury's
Courtesy of Snugburys Ice Cream

Flour Water Salt

Flour Water Salt, 9 Market Place,, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EB - Visit now

An independent bakery with a growing reputation, Flour Water Salt brings fresh sourdough and indulgent pastries to the streets of Macclesfield.

Flour Water Salt

Sticky Walnut

Sticky Walnut, 11 Charles St, Chester, Cheshire, CH2 3AZ - Visit now

The Sticky Walnut is an award-winning ‘local’ bistro in Chester, serving humble dishes using the best possible ingredients.

Sticky Walnut, Hoole, Chester
Sticky Walnut Cheshire

Inventery

Inventery, 59-61 Station Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, SK8 7AA - Visit now

Inventory is one of those charming, independent venues that used to define areas like the Northern Quarter a mere decade ago.

Ian Jones

Tempranillo

Tempranillo, 17 Backwallgate, Macclesfield, SK11 6LQ - Visit now

Tempranillo reflects the soul of Spain, inspired by the new wave of deli-wine bars and, more importantly, the bars and eateries of Madrid.

Courtesy of Tempranillo

Baekdu Korean BBQ Restaurant

Baekdu Korean BBQ Restaurant, 28-30 Lord St, Stockport , SK1 3NA - Visit now

Due to glowing reports from fellow gluttons, Stockport’s Baekdu has been on our to-visit list for months. On a recent baking hot day, the day finally came around and, happily, it lives up to the hype. And then some.

Baekdu Korean BBQ Restaurant
Ian Jones

Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse

Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse, 4-5 Thomas Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BD - Visit now

Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse is a popular bar offering an intriguing selection of beers, including creme caramel, coffee and passionfruit.

Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse
Tom's Tap & Brewhouse

Picturedrome

Picturedrome, 102-104 Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6DU - Visit now

Macclesfield’s first ever cinema, re-imagined as a gourmet food hall by the minds behind Altrincham Market, and Manchester’s Mackie Mayor.

Enzo

Enzo, 44 High Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5AS - Visit now

Enzo brings classic pizza with traditional toppings to a warm and friendly environment, offering a unique local spot for relaxed cuisine.

Enzo
Courtesy of Enzo Nantwich

Fiveclouds Tap & Bottle

Fiveclouds Tap & Bottle, 8 Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1E - Visit now

Fiveclouds Tap and Bottle is a small, beer-focused bar and tap room for Fiveclouds Brew Co. – dedicated to serving artisan beers on tap and in bottles.

FIVECLOUDS

The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun, Middlewich Rd, Wistaston, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 8SB - Visit now

The Rising Sun is a friendly, atmospheric pub serving a wide range of cask ales and lagers, with large bar and dining areas to accommodate.

The Rising Sun
Courtesy of The Rising Sun Wistaston

Covino

Covino, 118 Northgate St, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2HT - Visit now

Covino is a small wine bar and restaurant in the heart of Chester serving a seasonally-inspired menu of small plates.

Covino Restaurant, Chester
Image from Covino Chester

Miss Marmalades

Miss Marmalades, 31 Pepper Street, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5AB - Visit now

Miss Marmalades is a comely Nantwich coffee shop serving extravagant milkshakes and delicious cakes, all within a quirky, homely setting.

Miss Marmalades
Courtesy of MIss Marmalades

No.8 Dukes

No.8 Dukes, 8 Dukes Court, Mill Street,, Macclesfield,, Cheshire, SK11 6NN - Visit now

Situated just off the beaten track, Dukes Court is the heart of Macclesfield’s nightlife serving innovative cocktails and old favourites.

No.8 Dukes

Gio’s Italian

Gio’s Italian, 23/25 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AF - Visit now

Gio’s Italian offers an extensive range of authentic Italian cuisine, including beef meatballs, calzone and pomodoro sauce.

Gio's Crewe
Courtesy of Gio's Crewe.

Bru Cafe

Bru Cafe, Lyceum Square, Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2BZ - Visit now

Bru Cafe combines a welcoming atmosphere with a unique food menu, making it a popular spot for coffee and cake any time of day.

Bru Cafe
Courtesy of Bru Cafe & Coffee

Hops Belgian Bar

Hops Belgian Bar, 8-10 Prince Albert St, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DL - Visit now

Hops Belgian Bar is a cafe-come-bar offering a range of bottled beers, draught Belgian ales, ciders, continental lagers and cask ales.

Hops Belgian Bar
Courtesy of Hops - Belgian Bar

Where to go in Cheshire

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Cheshire
Restaurant
Metronome Jazz Bar

This small and atmospheric bar is a cosy venue with a resident Jazz pianist, fantastic staff and a record player filled with, naturally, iconic jazz.

Cheshire House Bar and Grill
Cheshire
Restaurant
Cheshire House Bar and Grill

Based in the heart of Knutsford, Cheshire House Bar and Grill combines a beautiful location with top-level cuisine and a superb range of drinks.

Snugbury's
Crewe
Restaurant
Snugbury’s

A family business that has been delivering delicious ice cream for over 30 years, Snugbury’s uses fresh British cream and lots of homemade ingredients.

Gio's Crewe
Crewe
Restaurant
Gio’s Italian

Gio’s Italian has produced homemade Italian food since 1987. The talented chefs use fresh produce and make the dough and pasta from scratch to ensure that all guests can enjoy an authenic Italian experience.

Enzo
Crewe
Restaurant
Enzo

Enzo brings classic pizza with traditional toppings to a warm and friendly environment, offering a unique local spot for relaxed cuisine.

Macclesfield
Restaurant
Tempranillo

Tempranillo reflects the soul of Spain, inspired by the new wave of deli-wine bars and, more importantly, the bars and eateries of Madrid.

Macclesfield
Restaurant
Picturedrome

Macclesfield’s first ever cinema re-imagined as a gourmet food hall by the minds behind Altrincham Market, Manchester’s Mackie Mayor.

Little Roodee Cafe, Chester
Chester
Restaurant
Little Roodee Cafe

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Macclesfield
Bar or Pub
No.8 Dukes

Situated just off the beaten track, Dukes Court is the heart of Macclesfield’s nightlife serving innovative cocktails and old favourites.

Macclesfield
Café or Coffee Shop
Flour Water Salt

An independent bakery with a growing reputation, Flour Water Salt brings fresh sourdough and indulgent pastries to the streets of Macclesfield.

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