The best restaurants in Cheshire

The best restaurants in Cheshire

Discover our pick of the best restaurants near Delamere Forest
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Cheshire is a food lovers paradise with its vibrant culinary scene boasting some of the best restaurants in the region. Whether you’re looking for a traditional Italian dish, authentic Chinese, or locally sourced meat fresh off the grill, Cheshire has it all. This is our guide to the top restaurants in Cheshire near our cabins at Delamere Forest.

Our top five Cheshire restaurants     

1. For traditional Italian cuisine try Piccolino 

With lots of Cheshire Italian restaurants to choose from, Piccolino should be at the top of your list for a taste of authentic Italian flavours served with a modern twist. Located in the heart of Cheshire, the restaurant operates from an open plan kitchen, serving fantastic produce using only top-quality ingredients. From creamy risottos and delicious pastas to sizzling steaks and hand stretched pizzas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We recommend starting with the bruschetta followed by the mouth-watering spaghetti carbonara. Featuring a sophisticated cocktail bar, and wine boutique, Piccolino is also home to Chester’s very first Prosecco bar with an alfresco terrace for those warm summer nights. Just a 23-minute drive from our cabins at Delamere Forest, this restaurant is not one to be missed.

Sat Nav: CH1 1EA, Telephone: 01244 312123

Spaghetti at fine dining restaurant.

From creamy risottos and delicious pastas, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

2. For an authentic Chinese experience try Chopstix

If you’re looking for a Chinese restaurant in Cheshire, look no further than Chopstix. Specialising in Chinese and Cantonese food, the restaurant pride themselves in serving locally sourced food, freshly cooked to order. Its relaxed and ambient surrounding welcomes diners and the tasteful Asian inspired décor creates an authentic atmosphere. Chopstix has a tempting selection of Chinese dishes on their menu, catering for everyone including vegetarians, vegans, and gluten free diners. The menu includes a diverse range of flavours meaning there’s something for everyone to enjoy from crowd pleasers like sweet and sour chicken and beef in black bean sauce, to more traditional dishes like duck in plum sauce and squid in Szechuan sauce. We recommend trying one of the set menus for a true taste of Chinese cuisine. Just a 35-minute drive from our cabins at Delamere Forest, this is a must-visit for those seeking an authentic Chinese restaurant in Cheshire.

Sat Nav: CW5 5NA Telephone: 01270 619519

Chinese meal

. Chopstix has a tempting selection of Chinese dishes on their menu.

3. For fine dining try Arkle

With a range of fine restaurants in Cheshire, it can be difficult to decide where to eat, especially if it’s a special occasion. Arkle is the ultimate fine dining experience, and the luxurious surrounding is well suited to a romantic meal for two or a group celebration. The lavish décor compliments the exquisite tasting menus on offer courtesy of Executive Chef, Elliot Hill, and his highly skilled team. The menu is regularly updated with new dishes, with each dish selected to make the best use of seasonal ingredients. This Michelin stared restaurant is just a 27-minute drive from Delamere Forest.

Sat Nav: CH1 1LT, Telephone: 01244 324024

Meal at fine dining restaurant.

The ultimate fine dining experience.

4. For a group get together try Opera Grill

Situated in a grade ll listed building, the Opera Grill is known for its sleek and contemporary design. Featuring plush velvet seating, chic lighting, and stylish furnishings, this Chester grill restaurant certainly stands out from the crowd. The restaurant also boasts an open kitchen concept, allowing diners to catch a glimpse of the culinary delights behind the scenes. The menu features a range of dishes carefully crafted using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. From juicy steaks and fresh seafood to innovative vegetarian and vegan options, the Opera Grill offers something for everyone. A 25-minute drive from Delamere Forest, this is a great option for big groups and families alike.

Sat Nav: CH1 1DF, Telephone: 01244 343888



From juicy steaks and fresh seafood, the Opera Grill offers something for everyone.

5. For dog friendly options try The Fishpool Inn

If you’re looking for nice restaurants in Cheshire that the whole family can enjoy, including your four-legged-friend The Fishpool Inn is an ideal choice. Perfectly positioned on the edge of Delamere Forest and set within beautiful countryside, this restaurant offers a spacious outdoor seating area perfect for pups. Featuring an environmentally friendly, open fronted kitchen, the restaurant serves freshly prepared meals using locally sourced ingredients. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re enjoying a bite to eat on the outdoor terrace, or a hearty meal in front of a cosy log burner. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available! We recommend the homemade pie, a firm favourite at the Fishpool thanks to their succulent fillings and flaky pastry. Just an 8-minute drive from our cabins at Delamere Forest, this is a wonderful restaurant for the whole family.

Sat Nav: CW8 2HP, Telephone: 01606 883277


Pie and mash at dog-friendly restaurant.

We recommend the homemade pie, a firm favourite at the Fishpool.

With so many quality restaurants in Cheshire to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice on your next forest break. Our pet-friendly cabins at Delamere Forest are situated within breath-taking woodland making them an ideal option.