2018 Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards - Newcomer
PUBLISHED: 10:13 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:07 17 July 2018
The winner of the Newcomer of the Year category announced
Barristers Restaurant and Bar
In retaining many original features of Knutsford’s 200-year-old former justice building, the creators of Barristers restaurant - part of the The Courthouse hotel - have made it a unique space. The legal theme carries over into fascinating decor and artwork and, in keeping with the imposing surroundings, executive chef Steven Tuke’s menu is arrestingly good.
Fisk is, in several Scandinavian languages, the word for fish, and that - chiefly, but not exclusively - is what you’ll get at this Prestbury restaurant, the second eatery for a concept which began in Harrogate. Asian influences are to the fore, but there are elements of so many other cuisines in the creations of chef patron Kanyana Williams. There’s a Pol Roger champagne bar too.
The Tapas Kitchen, West Kirby
Proper Spanish tapas is the order of the day at this bar and restaurant in the seaside town. Treats include wild boar meatballs, Andalusian-style belly pork, triple-cooked potatoes in bravas sauce and flame-grilled dates wrapped in bacon. And the Spanish feel carries over into a drinks offer which includes Spanish gins, cava, sangria and even a sea salt beer.