The 12 best places to eat in Cheshire, from fine dining to fish and chips

Cheshire is a county with plenty to offer foodies of all tastes.

From the Chinese restaurant visited by Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Styles, to the Michelin-starred restaurant and bistro Chester, to the popular independent restaurant and cocktail bar in Warrington, there is something for everyone.

There’s the best in pub food, an Indian restaurant that’s been mocked for its unusual location, and the best fish and chips and pizza in the county.

Find out more about the best stories from all over Cheshire here.

So feast your eyes and read about 12 of our favorite food and drink stories of 2021.

The Chinese restaurant that Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Styles visited is a celebrity hotspot

A Chinese restaurant in Cheshire is a celebrity hotspot as a number of famous celebrities have visited it, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Styles.

Fortune City is a Chinese restaurant based on London Road in Holmes Chapel and countless celebrities have been photographed there over the years.

Harry Styles visited Fortune City in March 2019

As well as Harry Styles and an apparent visit from Cristiano Ronaldo, an array of stars including Taylor Swift, Beverley Callard and Jordan Henderson enjoyed the “authentic” food served at the restaurant.

Harry Styles has revealed his “strongest” memories of his time in Cheshire and paid tribute to the restaurant in an interview.

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The best restaurant and cocktail bar in Warrington

Bold Street House is Warrington’s finest restaurant and cocktail bar.

It boasts 100% five-star reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook, and an incredible 4.8 stars on Google Reviews.

They received Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s Choice award in August for being in the top ten percent of companies based on ratings, reviews and savings on the website.

Bold Street House, Warrington
Bold Street House, Warrington

The red brick building on Egypt Street in Warrington town center houses the independent bar and restaurant, owned by Jenny Arnot.

We visited to see what it was all about.

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Chester restaurants recognized in the prestigious Michelin Guide

A number of Chester restaurants have featured in this year’s prestigious Michelin Guide.

Eight restaurants in the city have received a mention in the 2021 guide – with a Michelin star, a green star and a gourmet bib among them.

A seasonal dish served in the restaurant
Hypha has won a Michelin Green Star for its sustainability efforts

This combination makes Chester restaurants the most ornate of any town center in the North West.

Worthy of mention is the sustainable restaurant Hypha, which won an inaugural green star.

The restaurant, located on the city walls above Northgate Street, has been awarded just one of 23 UK Green Stars awarded to restaurants that achieve high standards of fine dining and sustainability.

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I tried Shrub’s Vegan Corn Ribs and didn’t miss the meat at all’

Vegan food is becoming more and more popular these days, with many people turning to plants to reduce their impact on the environment.

corn ribs
Corn ‘ribs’ at vegan restaurant Shrub

But some are still put off by the idea because they just can’t stand the thought of saying goodbye to a succulent meat dish.

However, Shrub, on Chester’s Eastgate Street, might just have the answer with its inventive recreations of meat-based meals.

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One of Cheshire’s favorite curry restaurants has reached the final of the prestigious national ‘Curry Oscars’.

Indian restaurant Junoon in Helsby has been nominated for an award at the British Curry Awards, dubbed the ‘Curry Oscars’ by former Prime Minister David Cameron.

The main stage at the British Curry Awards, London.

Helsby’s restaurant was shortlisted for the Best Newcomer award at the ceremony held in Battersea Park, London in late November.

The restaurant opened on April 9, 2021, initially as a take-out service only due to pandemic restrictions.

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The Chester restaurant where you dine under a dome under the stars with a breathtaking view

A Cheshire pub offers a unique experience where patrons can dine in a dome under the stars with stunning views.

Black Dog Restaurant and Bar, based on Whitchurch Road in Chester, offers a dining experience where people sit in ‘perfect social bubbles’ nestled in the Cheshire countryside.

Black Dog Domes

Each dome seats up to 10 people, with a menu that offers a wide variety of dishes, including nibbles, appetizers, main courses, small plates, large plates, and desserts.

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Chester bistro named one of the UK’s 100 best restaurants

A Chester bistro has been named one of the UK’s 100 best restaurants – for the ninth year running.

Sticky Walnut Restaurant on Charles Street, Hoole, Chester

Sticky Walnut on Charles Street in Hoole was the only establishment in Cheshire to feature on the definitive guide to the National Restaurant Awards this year, coming in 62nd place.

According to bistro owner Gary Usher, it’s been in the top 100 for nine years, including this year’s guide, which was published in Augues.

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The Cheshire pub has been crowned one of the best in the country at the National Pub & Bar Awards

The Church Inn in Mobberley has been named Cheshire’s Best Pub at the National Pub & Bar Awards.

An exterior view of the Church Inn in Mobberley, Cheshire
The Church Inn in Mobberley has won a Pub and Bar Award

The awards aim to put the best restaurant businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showing how diverse and creative the hospitality industry is, as well as how operations have survived the pandemic.

The announcement of this year’s 94 county champions shows the level of quality offered to visitors to pubs and bars every day of the week.

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Cheshire’s best pizzeria – what makes Stile Napoletano a cut above

In Cheshire, pizza lovers can find their favorite treat in almost every corner of the county.

Pizza maker Giacomo Guido prepares his pizzas at Stile Napoletano, Chester.

Hundreds of restaurants, pubs and even pop-up vans serve the popular Italian cuisine – and many of them claim to serve Cheshire’s best.

But there’s no one better to ask for than the diners themselves, and according to the TripAdvisor reviews website, the best pizzeria in Cheshire is Stile Napoletano on Watergate Street in Chester.

But what makes Stile Napoletano better than the rest? Read more here.

Food in Cheshire: We tried the best restaurant in Stockton Heath

The Terrace Bistro, on London Road in Stockton Heath, is one of Warrington’s top rated restaurants.

It has hundreds of five-star reviews on different review platforms.

Terrace Bistro on London Road, Stockton Heath
Terrace Bistro on London Road, Stockton Heath

We visited it for lunch.

The small independent restaurant, which opened in May 2019, is in the heart of Stockton Heath.

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Why Chester’s award-winning chippy is better than the rest

An award-winning Chippy Chester has worked hard to meet different needs.

The team behind the counter at Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove

Unlike your average chippy, Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove offers vegan and gluten-free options daily, and has trained its staff to be Dementia and Makaton friendly.

This year, the family takeaway restaurant in Unit 1 Weston Grove made it into the official guide to the best fish and chip shops in the UK.

They were also recognized as the third best takeaway in the UK at the 2020 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Read more here.

The success against all odds of the owner of an Indian restaurant in Warrington as he recalls ‘people laughing at me’

An Indian restaurant owner has told how his business was delisted and he was ‘ridiculed’ before he even took his first order.

Bombay 8, Gemini Business Park, Warrington
Bombay 8, Gemini Business Park, Warrington

This was because of Bombay 8’s odd location – on the Gemini Retail Park, just off Charon Way, Junction 8 on the M62.

It’s not a common location for an independent restaurant and take-out, with surrounding businesses consisting of chains such as Subway, Starbucks, Travelodge, and Harvester.

Learn more here.

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