Libby Entwisle, Managing Director of Chester based design agency, Entyce Creative has been selected by Cheshire Life to share her favourite five places in and around Cheshire for eating out.
The Fishpool Inn, Delamere http://thefishpoolinn.co.uk/
The Fishpool Inn, Fishpool Road, Delamere, Cheshire CW8 2HP. Tel: 01606 883277
After a dramatic 12 month multi-million pound refurbishment, we were delighted to see the Fishpool open earlier this year. The interior has been wonderfully designed, with features such as an upturned boat hanging from the centre of the restaurant. The food is fabulous and the staff are always extremely welcoming. It’s worth booking before you go though!
La Popote, Marton http://www.la-popote.co.uk/index.html
Manchester Road (A34), Marton, Cheshire, SK11 9HF. Tel: 01260 224785
We went here to celebrate a friend’s 40th and it was a beautiful little place. It is a family owned French Bistro situated in a lovely renovated farm. The food is delightful and carefully presented and the owners Victor and Lynne are extremely welcoming.
The French at the Midland, Manchester http://www.the-french.co.uk/
The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS. Tel: 0161 236 3333
The French is a wonderful place to eat if you enjoy trying exciting and inventive dishes. Simon Rogan came on board early 2013 and has transformed the restaurant back to its former opulence. As one of the first British restaurants to be awarded a Michelin Star, it is a place I would highly recommend.
The Goshawk, Mouldsworth http://www.thegoshawkpub.co.uk/
The Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, Cheshire CH3 8AJ. Tel: 01928 740900
Living in Delamere, we often hop on the train to Mouldsworth and dine at The Goshawk. It is such a friendly pub, and it’s lovely to visit all year round. The seared scallops and chorizo are my usual along with the healthy wine list! It can get busy, so it’s worth booking if you go at the weekend (very easy to book online).
Sophie’s Steakhouse, Fulham Road, London http://www.sophiessteakhouse.co.uk/
311-313 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH. Tel. 020 7352 0088
I lived in London for about 6 years and lived round the corner from Sophie’s Steakhouse. I must have gone there at least twice a month as it was fabulous! It has a great buzzing atmosphere and the food is lovely, especially the crab salad starter. It’s an extremely popular place and you often bump into many a celeb there. I used to see Dannii Minogue and Orlando Bloom quite frequently!