Harden's says

A husband and wife team head up this fine dining restaurant, which features tasting menus and extensive Sunday roasts.

survey result

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Dishes – never bad, with some gems – Central European (or French) – emerge from the kitchen of this husband-and-wife team” comprising Mariusz Dobies, former exec chef at Michael Caines Manchester, and his wife Veronika, an “excellent host”. It’s a good tip for a slap-up dinner en route to or from Manchester Airport, though they also do Sunday lunch.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “excellent neighbourhood bistro”“but with much better food than the ‘bistro’ moniker would lead one to expect” – is “a very good addition to the limited restaurant scene to the south of Manchester” (and so “very convenient for the airport”). Chef Mariusz Dobies was exec chef at Michael Caines Manchester.

Summary

£59
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “excellent neighbourhood bistro”“but with much better food than the ‘bistro’ moniker would lead one to expect” – is “a very good addition to the limited restaurant scene to the south of Manchester” (and so “very convenient for the airport”). Chef Mariusz Dobies was exec chef at Michael Caines Manchester.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Innovative modern European cuisine executed to a very high standard” wins strong local praise for this mid-2017 newcomer (chef Mariusz Dobies, was formerly executive chef at Michael Caines in Manchester). “It’s very reasonably priced – almost too cheap for what they do!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £19.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
7 Vale View, Vicarage Lane, Bowdon, WA14 3BD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday6 pm‑9 pm
Friday6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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