Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Norden
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Norden restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 79 restaurants in Norden and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Norden restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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2. Northcote British, Modern restaurant in Langho Northcote Rd - BB6
One of the “top class gold-standards for restaurants in the North West” – this luxurious country house hotel, just off the A59 near Preston, has risen to ever-greater prominence over the years, and “its new ownership (The Stafford Collection) promises yet-additional investment”. “With Lisa Goodwin Allen now established as Executive Head Chef, there’s a new vibrancy to the cuisine, with interesting and imaginative new dishes whilst maintaining the best from the past” (established under Nigel Haworth); and “better touching base with its North West roots than it has in recent times”. Over the years the property has been lavishly added-to and benefited from a “classy” refurbishment (occasionally felt to be a bit “corporate”). There’s “an exceptionally curated wine list, whose selection is led by MD Craig Bancroft, with plenty of classics but lots of other interesting wines from around the world”. “Will they now get the second Michelin star that they so crave?”
3. Eagle & Child British, Modern restaurant in Ramsbottom 3 Whalley Road - BL0
On the outskirts of Ramsbottom, this small inn on the village green was recently well-renovated and has a “good beer garden”. “Any lack of polish service-wise is compensated for by the staff’s enthusiasm and willingness”. “Good quality, traditional British food, with regional variations, and some home-grown vegetables, works well”.
4. Levanter Spanish restaurant in Ramsbottom 10 Square St - BL0
“In the centre of this undistinguished Lancashire town, this two-tiered venue with its open kitchen comes close to taking your breath away” – “quite what Ramsbottom ever did to deserve such a bustling, authentic tapas bar remains a mystery”. “Sparkling dishes (“often relying on specialist Spanish ingredients”) are as fresh and delicious as they come”, prices are “encouraging” and “the friendly staff make eating in this sometimes packed restaurant a pleasure”. “It’s also probably the only Andalusian bar in the UK to which you can travel by steam train!”
5. The Hungry Duck British, Modern restaurant in Ramsbottom 76 Bridge Street - BL0
Opened in 2015, Joe Kaczmar’s small venture offers modern brasserie fare produced by chef Cassie Bond and her team. The rating was dragged down by the odd reporter who found it a little overpriced, given somewhat cramped conditions and a lack of smoothness service-wise, but all reports say the staff are pleasant and the food of good quality.
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