Best of British
Cottons Hotel and Spa
Knutsford-based Cottons Hotel and Spa has launched a brand-new brasserie menu to celebrate the very best of British produce. Paying homage to the hotel’s northern roots, guests will be able to indulge in classic British fare with a modern fine-dining twist. From duck leg hash served with a homemade brown sauce and a Clarence Court egg to head chef Sean Noonan’s signature dish, Pendle Hill lamb ‘hotpot’ served with potato terrine and red wine jus, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.
Land and sea
Seaforth is a tranquil, beautifully British brasserie with a worldly exotic twist, inspired by Liverpool’s historical trade past. Menus have been created with global influences, offering guests colourful and inventive dishes that feature the very best of Liverpool’s connections to land and sea. The 50-cover restaurant is open from breakfast through to dinner, with menu highlights including beautiful dishes such as the chef’s signature scallion crusted cod of loin, served with braised bok choy, mango salsa, ginger and lotus root.
Doran Binder, the man behind the Crag brand, is a qualified water sommelier (yes, it’s really a thing!), who supplies exceptional quality spring water, bottled at source from a natural aquifier that runs 27 metres below ground, to consumers and hospitality venues. Doran also delivers informative and highly engaging water tasting sessions at the Crag Inn Water Bar at the foot of Shutlingsloe Hill. Crag is an environmentally conscious, socially responsible company that reuses all of its glass bottles as well as employing staff with learning disabilities via a local charity in order to give something back to the community.
Authentic Mexican street food eatery Barburrito, which has an outlet in Liverpool, has launched an exciting and innovative new menu influenced by some of South America’s most popular dishes. Earlier this year they gathered thousands of pieces of feedback from customers and the results inspired the creation of the new menu dishes and innovations. The menu features the introduction of Tortas, Tacos, a new range of salsas as well as lots of recipe improvements including their cheese sauce, guacamole, pink onions and many more.
In the game
With the shooting season for grouse underway, Royal Warrant holder, artisan food producer and fine food supplier DukesHill has launched a delicious new Wild British Game Collection. A rich and robust tasting Venison Wellington and a Three Bird Roast of pheasant, partridge and pigeon are just some of the highlights of the new range. Naturally lean, packed full of flavour and 100% British, the new wild game is responsibly sourced from approved British estates who ensure all game is handled and cared for correctly.
Three unique Cheshire places to mark UK Coffee Week in October
Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee House
Celebrating 20 years, Nantwich Bookshop has become a well-known family-run independent bookshop and coffee lounge in Cheshire. There’s nothing better than having a good read whilst you enjoy your brew.
Chester Cathedral Refectory
Café 1092 is set in the 13th century monks’ dining hall and is a Chester feature not to be missed. Whether on a cathedral visit, a shopping trip in Chester, or a business meeting, this stunning café is the perfect stop for coffee or lunch.
Anderton Boat Lift Coffee Shop
Perfect for picnics and takeaway pizza, this coffee shop and picnic area has one of the most superb views around. And once you’ve finished your refreshments, you’ll still have time to pick up a memento or two of your visit to Anderton.