Where are the best places to have lunch in Knutsford? – Knutsford Times

Where are the best places to have lunch in Knutsford?

With plenty of places to eat in and around Knutsford, you’re really spoilt for choice when choosing somewhere to stop for a spot of lunch.

Italian lunches in Knutsford

For those of you who enjoy Italian food, the set lunch menu at Gusto, on London Road, can’t be beaten, with their set lunch menu, including a main and a drink, coming in at under £10. You can often bag a bargain by joining the Gusto dining club to get discounts and offers. With a great selection of drinks available in the bar area, it’s perfect for a weekend lunch – especially if the weather’s nice and you can grab a table outside.

Alternatively for Italian lovers, Piccolino, based on King Street, is another good, reasonably priced spot to grab a bite to eat at lunchtime. With a first floor restaurant, bar and all weather alfresco roof terrace it’s a great stop to get some seasonal produce with delicious Italian flavours. Their lunch menu starts at just £12.50 for one course and features a range of Italian favourites. There’s also old lunch favourite, Pizza Express, which offers a great variety of Mediterranean fodder at reasonable prices, you can usually pick up a deal or a discount if you’re a more budget conscious diner too.  New to the area is The Yard, a family owned restaurant in the centre of Knutsford offering a cracking set modern Italian menu available at lunchtime

Traditional lunches in Knutsford

If you’re looking for more traditional afternoon tea type lunch, look no further than Cha Bar, a cute and contemporary bistro on Princess Street that serves a range of reasonably priced lunch (and brunch) options. They also offer a fantastic afternoon tea for those of you looking to get a sandwich and scone fix.

Other options for afternoon tea include the Victoriana Tearooms which serves hearty and wholesome dishes, all freshly cooked and using ingredients sourced in and around the local area. For a special treat, there’s also the Gardener’s Cottage at Tatton Park, an exclusive dining experience beautifully set in the famous (and award winning Tatton Park gardens). The menu is traditionally British with afternoon tea favourites and lunch options, all using produce from the gardens themselves.

Café lunches in Knutsford

There’s a great choice of cafés in the area if you’re looking for a more traditional light lunch or coffee and a cake. Try out The Lambing Shed on Chelford Road for locally produced, hearty fayre that hits all the right spots or The Courtyard Cafe for tasty treats in quaint and quirky surroundings (don’t forget to check out those penny farthings!). Café on the Corner (on King Street) and The Market Cafe (based in Knutsford’s indoor market) are two other excellent choices to grab lunch whilst you’re in Knutsford.

Pub lunches in Knutsford

For a hearty pub lunch using quality produce and an eye for detail, head to the Dun Cow. Offering Sunday lunch specials and a reasonably priced lunch menu through the week, this pub holds first spot for food in Knutsford. Set in beautiful countryside, with cosy and traditional – yet modern – surroundings, the food speaks for itself. It can get busy at peak times, such as Sunday afternoons, so book in advance if you’ve got your heart set on dining there and you think it might be busy. Bells of Peover is another fab foodie pub that’s great for a spot of lunch from just £7.50, offering landscaped gardens and a seasonal British and European menu. They also do a range of gluten free options and can adapt meals from the menu so you don’t have to feel like the odd one out.

The Church Inn, winner of Dining Pub of the Year in the 2017 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards, is also a great lunch choice offering great food, a fantastic atmosphere and cosy, traditional décor in glorious rural surroundings. They offer light lunches, gluten free and a fab dessert menu – their sharing board really is something to behold! The Frozen Mop in Mobberley also comes highly recommended with 2 courses available for just £11.50 from their fixed price lunch menu.

Two other great “pub lunch” options that offer so much more than that are Freemasons Knutsford and Jacobs of Knurtsford. The former is a pub and smokehouse set in a charming and historic building that’s been fully refurbished whilst the latter offers fine dining with a more relaxed and traditional approach in the afternoons such as sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries.

Fine dining lunches in Knutsford

If you’re someone who enjoys the finer things in life for lunch then why not head to Brasserie Blanc, on King Street, owned by Michelin starred chef Raymond Blanc’s group. They offer contemporary French cuisine with a set lunch menu offering two courses for £11.95 (and a third course for an additional £3.50!) which includes such delights as steak frites, gazpacho, poached plaice and chocolate tart. Crowned as Restaurant of the Year in the 2017 Cheshire Life Food and Drink awards, despite only opening in 2016, the classically French menu is not to be missed.

Belle Epoque is another stylish and swanky eatery offering great grub at lunchtimes including afternoon teas, local produce and light bites. Be warned, they only open later on in the day so be prepared to have a late lunch or an early dinner. Another solid choice for lunch is The Botanist on King Street who offer a real variety of dishes on the menu for lunch, including their “famous” hanging kebabs (top tip: the halloumi and sesame falafel or salt and pepper pork hanging kebabs are delicious).

With all of these great choices for lunch in Knutsford, complemented by great bars and pubs  – and this is just the tip of the iceberg – why go anywhere else to grab a bite?

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