Harden's survey result
This “lovely, small French restaurant with a delightful garden” wins steady praise from fans for its “unhurried and meticulous service” and “exceptional food”, although its ratings were held back this year by those who judge its performance to be more middling. Dutch-born proprietor Victor Janssen celebrated his 55th anniversary as a chef last year, and opened La Popote 10 years ago with his Scottish wife, Lynne, after stints in South Africa and the Scottish Highlands.
This “French-style bistro” is a “real find in a small Cheshire village”, with a “varied menu of high-quality dishes” backed up by “wonderful and very professional silver service”. Proprietors Victor Janssen, a Dutch-born chef, and his Scottish wife Lynne ran award-winning restaurants in South Africa for decades, and are now cooking what they like best. Top Tip: “go on a themed evening with live (but not intrusive) music”.
|Wine per bottle||£19.75|
Church Farm, Manchester Road, Marton, SK11 9HF
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6:30 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑6 pm|