The 17 best places to eat in Knutsford – Knutsford Times

The 17 best places to eat in Knutsford

With over 100 places to eat and drink in and around Knutsford, you’re spoilt for choice with a huge range of options whatever type of cuisine you’re looking for.  With restaurants from Raymond Blanc, pubs serving up fantastic local fayre and a thriving café scene, Knutsford has it all.

In Knutsford alone, three eateries were nominated in the 2017 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards for restaurant of the year and best afternoon, with two of them crowned as best in Cheshire in the finals which just goes to demonstrate the quality of food that’s available in the area.

We’ve created a round-up of the best places to eat in Knutsford so you can head there first and sample the local delights:

Fine Dining

For fine dining and exciting contemporary food, Knutsford has a range of restaurants to get your fix of the best:

Brasserie Blanc

Award winning Brasserie Blanc – crowned Restaurant of the Year in the 2017 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards – offers classic French food, cocktail specials and bespoke French wine. Owned by Michelin-starred Chef Raymond Blanc’s group, the restaurant was launched last year.

Royal George Building, Regent Street, Knutsford, WA16 6GR, www.brasserieblanc.com

Jacobs of Knutsford

Another restaurant with fine dining on the menu, Jacobs of Knutsford offers British and contemporary food. Owned by Jefferson Green, the restaurant boasts open kitchens, friendly staff and a fantastic atmosphere which balances with excellent value for money.

48 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DX, 01565 653753, www.jaconbsofknutsford.co.uk

Belle Epoque

With their over the top décor and decadent feel, Belle Epoque is full of character and has a menu that holds its own. With an engaging tasting menu, afternoon tea and a well-stocked bar, the venue is a popular wedding venue in its own right. Once a favourite haunt of the Beckham’s when they were based in Cheshire, Belle Epoque never feels to disappoint.

60 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DT, 01565 633060, www.belleepoque.com

Bells of Peover

This renowned dining pub just outside of Knutsford exceed expectations with contemporary twists on classic dishes right through to vegan offerings.

The Cobbles, Lower Peover, Knutsford, WA16 9PZ, 01565 722269, www.bellsofpeover.com

On a Budget

If you’re looking for a more relaxed – and less expensive option – there are many places to get a light bite or great value for money meal in the area, here are some of our favourites:

Church Hill Café

Described on Trip Advisor as “well worth making a detour”, “a great find” and “best place for coffee”, this café offers great value, friendly service and delicious food.

Church Hill, Knutsford, WA16 6DH, https://www.facebook.com/Churchhillcafe

The Market Cafe

Based in Knutsford Indoor Market, The Market Cafe, the breakfasts come highly recommended along with food quality vs value for money.

Silk Mill Street, Knutsford Indoor Market, Knutsford, WA16 6DF

The Lambing Shed

Quirky farm shop-cum-restaurant offering tea and cake, excellent food and fresh, locally grown produce.

Moseley Hall Farm, Cheslford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8RB

Café on the Corner

This King Street café offers an outdoor dog friendly area, great value for money, friendly staff and a range of delicious, homemade food.

94A King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6ED

 

Afternoon Tea

Gardeners Cottage, Tatton Park

A favourite with visitors to Knutsford, the Gardeners Cottage is based in Tatton Park’s Stableyard and offers a range of Afternoon Tea options starting from £16.95 in a lovely, quaint setting. Booking is definitely advised for this afternoon tea as it fills up quickly with those visiting Tatton Park.

Gardeners Cottage, Stableyard, Tatton Park, WA16 6SG, tattonpark.org.uk

Victoriana Tearooms

A quaint and quirky little tearoom in the centre of Knutsford that offers homemade cakes, delicious treats and a global tea selection, Victoriana Tearooms is surprisingly budget friendly with prices just starting from £13.95. At busier periods it’s worth booking to avoid disappointment.

73 King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6DS, www.victorianaknutsford.co.uk

Brasserie Blanc

Another mention for the newly opened French inspired restaurant. For an afternoon tea with style, Raymond Blanc’s restaurant Brasserie Blanc offers afternoon tea with a French twist, including patisseries such as Mousse Delice and Madeleines au Chocolat.

Royal George Building, Regent Street, Knutsford, WA16 6GR, www.brasserieblanc.com

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa

Whether you’re a golfer, day spa-er or just want a great afternoon tea, the Mere Golf Resort & Spa is well worth a visit and includes their bespoke tea blend, Mere Grey, created by Tea from the Manor.

Chester Road, Mere, Knutsford, WA16 6LJ, www.themereresort.co.uk

Cottons Hotel & Spa

Just outside of Knutsford, Cotton’s is a great destination for afternoon with artisan desserts included. Eat on the Al Fresco terrace or in the restaurant itself.

Manchester Road, Knutsford, WA16 0SU, www.thwaites.co.uk/hotels-and-inns/hotels/cottons-hotel-knutsford/

Pub Food

Dun Cow

Rated as the best place for pub food in Knutsford on TripAdvisor, the Dun Cow offers an excellent menu, cosy surroundings and beautiful views. Book in advance at peak times – such as Sunday lunch – to avoid disappointment.

Chelford Road, Ollerton, Knutsford, WA16 8RH, www.robinsonsbrewery.com/duncow

Bells of Peover

Another mention for this historic pub dating back to 1839, offering delicious local dishes in stylish settings with fantastic surroundings.

The Cobbles, Lower Peover, Knutsford, WA16 9PZ, 01565 722269, www.bellsofpeover.com

The Frozen Mop

This charming country pub has plenty of rustic character and picturesque surroundings as well as a hearty, seasonal menu and great ales.

Faulkners Lane, Knutsford, WA16 7AL, www.vintageinn.co.uk/restaurants/north-west/thefrozenmopmobberley

The Church Inn

Recent winner of Cheshire Life’s 2017 Dining Pub of the Year award The Church Inn offers quality food using seasonal produce and a fantastic atmosphere.

Church Lane, Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7RD, www.churchinnmobberley.co.uk/

For those if you looking to explore new foods and find out about exciting new suppliers, the Foodies Festival is a regular fixture at Tatton Park and features over 200 artisan producers, celebrity special guests and flavours from around the world. Find out when the next one is at www.foodiesfestival.com/tatton

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