Summer dining in and around Cheshire

Make the most of the summer months

Make the most of the summer months - Credit: Archant

A selection of dining options in and around Cheshire for this summer

3 Squared Cafe

3 Squared Cafe - Credit: Archant

3 Squared Cafe, Manchester

Combining the perfect blend of incredible taste with health has finally been achieved by 3 Squared Cafe, including the added benefit of replacing common inflammatory ingredients such as wheat, dairy and gluten with natural alternatives. The Café which is located in the Royal Exchange Arcade caters for both bookings onlineand walk-ins for those looking for everything from just a coffee and a snack through to breakfast, brunch, lunch or an early evening meal.

This is the place for those of you that want to feel your absolute best. Understanding that food is key to your energy, physique, cognition, memory, sleep, mood, and overall health is the first step in being a better version of yourself. Situated inside the the stunning Royal Exchange Arcade it's the ideal location for a tranquil and energising lunch

Fast WiFi, 100% arabica speciality coffee, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, fresh food cooked to order, patio seating, sit in or takeaway we have friendly staff and something for everyone.

OPENING TIMES - Everyday from 8am-6pm

Unit 19, Royal Exchange Arcade | 0800 130 3420 | |

Bulls Head

Bulls Head - Credit: Archant

The Bulls Head, Mobberley

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It is always a delight to discover a little gem and Mobberley's now famous, award winning Bull's Head is one of Cheshire's finest examples of the perfect village pub. Since its superb restoration over nine years ago, the Bull's Head has become renowned for its tasty home cooked food and its seven local micro-brewery cask ales all brewed here in Cheshire.

On the menu the 'traditional pub sharing plate' or their amazing 'Seafood Trawler Board' are great to share with friends and main courses such as the Roast Sirloin of 28-day aged beef on Sundays or indeed the legendary Steak and Mobberley Wobbly Ale Pie with fresh chips and 'not so mushy' peas are great dishes to enjoy after a good pub walk (maps available at the bar). The Bulls Head has all year round appeal with log fires in the winter and a lovely garden in the summer.

The pub welcomes pet dogs in to its whisky snug where over 100 different whiskies adorn the shelves of the bar. There is dog beer and biscuits with water in abundance for four legged friends.

OPENING TIMES - Sun, Mon & Tues 12noon-10.30pm, Weds & Thurs 12noon - 11pm, Fri & Sat 12noon - 11.30pm

Mill Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford WA16 7HX | 01565 873395 |

Celtic Arms

Celtic Arms - Credit: Archant

The Celtic Arms, Northop

Everything is freshly prepared, which ensures that amazing flavours are tasted with each bite. No matter what your taste preferences might be, you are sure to find a number of dishes that will tempt you. The team of dedicated staff at the Celtic Arms are here to help you select the menu items that you might like best. Aside from the wide menu selection, it is the impressive wine and beer list that our customers seem to enjoy most. You can always find the ideal beverage to pair with your delicious meal or snack.

From cask ales to session ales, you are sure to find a beer to delight. The exclusive surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for any meal. If you would like to dine 'Al Fresco', the outdoor decking area is perfect for long summer days and lazy summer evenings. Enjoy a family afternoon with the Children's play area.

Join us for Sunday lunch - 2 courses for 16.95 and 3 courses for 20.95 available all day every Sunday. Mid-week treat menu: 2 courses 13.95 and 3 courses 16.95 available all day Monday to Thursday from 12 -l 9pm and Friday, Saturday 12 - 4pm. We have a great selection of fish, meats, vegetarian and vegan dishes.

OPENING TIMES - Food served: Mon - Fri 12noon - 9pm, Saturday 12-9.30pm, Sunday 12 - 8pm, The Bar is open 12noon-11pm everyday

Northop Country Park, Golf Club, Northop, Mold, CH7 6WA | 01352 840423 |

Cholmondeley Arms

Cholmondeley Arms - Credit: Archant

The Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas

The Cholmondeley Arms was originally a schoolhouse, founded in 1862 - in late 2011 its loving restoration created the wonderful place you have today. It has a little for everyone. 366 different gins adorn the back bar, one for every day of the year! There are gin tastings on Saturday afternoons for groups from 2-20 and in early July there is a Gin and music Festival. You can even hire the team and the gin bar to 'pop up' at a function you might be planning or indeed hold your wedding in the grounds and let your guests enjoy a little gin bar of their own!

The 'Chum' has built its reputation around its home-cooked food featuring local game in season, Rose County beef and lamb, local venison and other produce sourced from the surrounding area, the seasonally changing menu offers something for everyone.

Walkers too can enjoy a stroll around Cholmondeley Castle or other local walks nearby. Drivers can join the Cholmondeley Arms Car Club for Vintage, Classic and 'cherished' cars. Pet dogs are made very welcome with the 'Chum' continually recognised by the national press as a top place to take your dog!

OPENING TIMES - Mon-Thurs 12noon-11pm, Fri & Sat 12noon-12pm, Sun 12noon- 10.30pm.

Wrenbury Road, Malpas, SY14 8HN | 01829 720300 |

Church Inn

Church Inn - Credit: Archant

The Church Inn, Mobberley

The Church Inn is a very stylish grade 2 listed award winning 18th Century inn. The pub has a cosy bar (where pet dogs can enjoy a rest by the fire) with intimate dining rooms and a real boot room for a muddy boot pint of ale after a great pub walk around Mobberley (maps for the walk are in the pub).

There is a sunny garden to the rear with wonderful views across farmer's fields! There is also a pretty terrace facing the 12th Century St. Wilfrid's Church and old village stocks. The Church Inn was chosen as Cheshire Life Magazines Dining Pub of the Year for 2017/18 and has represented Cheshire at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park for the last two years.

The menu reflects what's in season, so changes regularly. There is a light lunch menu in addition to the main menu ensuring all requirements are catered for. There are four local ales on tap with craft stouts and lagers. Wine is celebrated with an interesting list of over eighty wines and sociable wine tastings can be booked in the private dining room hosted by the owner Tim. This pretty pub is the perfect place for small weddings and private dining in the beautiful rooms on the first floor.

OPENING TIMES - Sun, Mon, Tues 10.30am-10.30pm, Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat 10.30am-11pm

Church Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 7RD | 01565 873178 |

de jour restaurant

de jour restaurant - Credit: Archant

de jour restaurant & bar, Macclesfield

Recently renovated and run by two brothers, a new dining experience in Macclesfield. The food is prepared using classical French techniques and fresh seasonal ingredients. The menu changes fortnightly. Explore texture, colour and of course the ultimate tastes with our menu of the season. All the ingredients are fresh and carefully selected by our chefs. Enjoy an extraordinary dining experience.

The dining room can seat up to 22 whilst the bar area seats nine, the rear garden terrace is suitable for 25 guests. de jour is the ideal venue for any occasion including private hire events; corporate dinners, special occasions, let us handle your needs. Open Wednesday to Friday evenings 16:00 to 23:00, Saturday 12:00 to 23:30, with lunch service 12:00 to 14:30 and dinner service 17:30 to 21:30.

The Sunday service consists of traditional Sunday roasts and the usual à la carte fish and vegetarian options, served from 12:00 to 16:00. Separate bar menu available throughout the week.

OPENING TIMES - Wed-Fri: 4-11pm, Sat - 12noon-- 11.30pm, with lunch service 12- 2.30pm and dinner service 5.30-9.30pm, Sun: food served from 12noon - 4pm

15 Church Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6LB | 01625 610 611 |

Palm Court at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa

Palm Court at Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa - Credit: Archant

Palm Court, Chester

Palm Court is a unique, unparalleled restaurant, bar and piano lounge serving the finest, freshly produced British and European cuisine.

There's a range of creative and delicious menus from breakfast and brunch to lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, each carefully crafted to deliver refined seasonal dishes using locally sourced produce, cooked simply and served with exceptional attention to detail.

Palm Court is a garden room restaurant without compare, bursting with the greenery of the Kentia Palm tree and filled with the calming sounds of bubbling fountains. This intimate restaurant and bar is an airy oasis of chic décor, blending contemporary styling with luxurious crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors and bronze fretwork; creating a plush yet relaxed environment perfect for any occasion.

OPENING TIMES - Mon - Thur 7am - 9.30pm, Fri & Sat 7am-10pm, Sun: 7.30 -9pm

Palm Court, Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester, CH4 9DG | 01244 570560 | |


Picanha - Credit: Archant

Picanha, Chester

Fusing traditional gaúcho-style cooking with rodizio dining, Picanha by Fazenda offers guests a selection of up to twelve grilled meats of the finest quality.

Rodizio, meaning 'to rotate', derives from the tradition whereby passadores offer continuous tableside service, expertly carving each cut at your table. Guests use a small double-sided card to control the flow of their meats.

Indulge in freshly prepared salads, cured meats and cheeses as well as the traditional Brazilian dish Feijoada (black bean and pork stew). Passionate about exquisite wines, Picanha's diverse wine list features outstanding South American wines to perfectly complement the meats, with an offering for all palates.

OPENING TIMES - Mon- Sun Lunch 12noon - 3pm, Sun-Weds 5-9.30pm last sitting, Thurs-Sat 5-10pm last sitting, Sun 5-9pm last sitting

City Gates, 27 Newgate Street, Chester, CH1 1DQ | 01244 311839 |

The Roebuck Inn

The Roebuck Inn - Credit: Archant

The Roebuck Inn, Mobberley

The Roebuck Inn is Mobberley's oldest inn and re-opened in 2016 following major restoration works. The inn offers a relaxed rustic bar-come-bistro where one can sit and simply share a bottle of wine while tucking in to a bowl of olives or enjoy bistro favourites such as Entrecote Steak, Café de Paris Butter and Frites or fresh homemade stonebaked pizza. There are plenty of dishes to share such as classic Fritto Misto to a mixture of 'small plates' including Tempura Cauliflower with peanut sauce or Chicken, Spring Onion and Carrot Spring Roll.

This is a classic old inn with a European twist and the six boutique bedrooms reflect this. Chosen as Alistair Sawday's 'Favourite Newcomer' for 2018 and by the Sunday Times as one of their 'Top 100 Places to Stay in the UK' The Roebuck has received much deserved recognition.

Here is an inn where well-behaved dogs are welcome within the bistro and bar as well as the truly secluded gardens where in the summer all the drinks are table served and there is a Saturday Barbecue every week Weather permitting).

OPENING TIMES - Mon-Fri Breakfast 8am-12noon, Lunch from 12-3pm; Dinner 5pm-9pm. Sat and Sun Brunch 9am-12noon. Food served all day until 9pm

Mill Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7HX | 01565 873939 |

Summer Market Menu at Harvey Nichols

Summer Market Menu at Harvey Nichols - Credit: Archant

Second Floor Bar and Brasserie, Manchester

Discover the Second Floor Bar and Brasserie at Harvey Nichols Manchester, as we launch our Summer Market Menu to ensure you make the most out of these sunny days - so kick back, relax, and enjoy seasonal dishes with a drink in your hand while you take in the expansive views over Exchange Square.

Dine on two courses and a cocktail for £19 or three courses and a cocktail for £23 - here's to more time relaxing and less time spent cooking.

Created using the finest ingredients, many locally sourced, you can enjoy a tomato gazpacho to start, followed by tempura king prawns served with Singapore noodles in a miso broth, or courgette with kale pesto, sunblushed tomatoes with Grana Padono followed by a buttermilk panna cotta with lychee gel or strawberry mille-feuille to finish. Available 1st July - 30th September, Monday to Saturday from 5pm.

OPENING TIMES - Mon: 10am - 7pm, Tues - Sat: 10am - 10pm, Sun 11am-5pm

21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, M1 1AD | 0161 828 8898 | |

The Three Greyhounds Inn

The Three Greyhounds Inn - Credit: Archant

The Three Greyhounds Inn, Allostock, nr Knutsford

The Award winning Three Greyhounds Inn was originally an old farm. Dating back some 300 years, the pub has been recently refurbished wonderfully, to reflect its old farming heritage. It champions the great food produced in rural Cheshire and beyond. One can enjoy such favourites as 'Cheshire ale battered haddock and chips' all delivered fresh each day or their homemade, handcrafted, Chicken, Ham and Leek Pie or maybe simply sharing their famous 'Pub Plate' after a walk around nearby Shakerley Mere.

Enjoy the lovely garden on sunnier days and cosy log fires on cooler days when you can sip one of fifty different brandies in the 'Brandy Snug' where well-behaved dogs are very welcome.

The Three Greyhounds Inn has just been recognised in Alistair Sawday's Pub Guide for its dog friendliness. They have 'dog beer' and snacks for your pooch to enjoy, all with a warm welcome too. There are five real ales and a real cider on tap and the adjacent 'Old Dog House Barn' has facilities for up to 70 people and is the perfect place for a relaxed country wedding plus it has its own wedding license too.

OPENING TIMES - Mon- Thurs 10.30am-11pm, Fri & Sat 10.30am-11.30pm, Sun 10.30am-10.30. Please check online for updates.

Holmes Chapel Road, Allostock, Knutsford, WA16 9JY | 01565 723455 |