As the clocks went back and we all cheer for an extra hour in the day, you’d think we’d still be lying in bed at 11 am. Nope, not us. Even after the long and eventful day before, we were up at 9 am.
In this time we decided to head over to Cheshire Oaks to do a little shop and browse, before picking Nan to head over to another lunch celebration for Olivia’s birthday, this time with the honour of the Grandparent’s presence.
Jessica and I both went from the fixed price menu and had starters of mackerel and prawn brioche, and basil and tomato soup. Once I had got Grandma to very kindly peal my prawn, the flavours were subtle and complemented each other perfectly. From the taste of Jessica’s soup that I had, it was also strongly flavoured and extra hot – it definitely had some secret ingredients in there because that was no ordinary tomato soup!
We both went for the Chicken supreme as our main course, a dish I think I’ve had here once before. The meat was stunningly tender and tasty. Of course we had to get a side of hand cut chips each, and these were also up there with the best posh chips we’ve had. Other than us, everyone else had a different dish and suddenly the table fell silent. Always a good sign!
To top things off, dessert arrived and all were exquisite once again. We cannot fault the food at all!
I, James have been here a couple of times with the family, and it’s now on the list of places we will come back to time and time again. The welcome and service has always been impeccable, and the food is outstanding for taste and value. Whilst most of the menu is understandably pricey, the set menu of three courses for £15 is an absolute steal.
The restaurant is bright, light and very aesthetically pleasing, full of quirky features such as the signposts for the bar and toilets – 3 yards away.
It is a family run business, we were mostly served by the Father of family, whilst also waited on by his two sons. Just knowing that somehow gives it an extra dimension and welcoming feel – especially at the standards which they carried out their jobs with. The head chef has previously worked for Gordon Ramsey, but there was no shouting or swearing here – it’s the perfect place for a relaxing lunch, whether it be for an occasion or just because you love good food.
Customer service: ★★★★★