Alderley Edge HotelEuropean
Modern British for the plush Cheshire set. Expect pristine fine dining with an emphasis on local produce, elegant presentation and number of different takes on an ingredient on the plate. Décor is bold and not always cohesive but that doesn’t take away from the exclusive nature of this Cheshire favourite, which includes a brasserie serving retro classics as well as a formal restaurant. Surrounded by footballers and food fans, choose from good value lunch, à la carte, tasting and vegetarian menus, as well as smaller portions and options for children in the main restaurant. Chef Sean Sutton has been holding his own at the restaurant with 3 AA Rosettes and seasonal dishes could include josper-grilled pork Tomahawk with a smoky bacon jus, or truffled wild mushroom risotto, and pheasant with gingerbread sauce. Desserts such as the signature ‘Edge’ apple pie, deconstructed and served with Calvados Anglaise and cinnamon sugar, or pistachio soufflé with hints of sharp cherry and bitter chocolate inject a fashionably indulgent aspect to lunch or supper, and there’s an ambitious European cheese board and artisanal breads. Wines are a tour de force. Look out for the value Bin End selection and pages of rosé and dessert options.