Lee Boardman - My favourite five restaurants

PUBLISHED: 18:12 14 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:11 15 July 2013

Lee Boardman pictured at a recent Beechwood Cancer Care event. He is a patron of the Stockport-based charity. 

Photo by Emily Philbin

Lee Boardman pictured at a recent Beechwood Cancer Care event. He is a patron of the Stockport-based charity. Photo by Emily Philbin

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Lee Boardman is best known for his role of Jez in Coronation Street. He lives in Knutsford with his actress wife, Jennifer, and their children. Both are patrons of Beechwood Cancer Care Centre and are busy preparing for the opening of their acting school, Actor Tribe. Lee likes to dine out and reveals his favourite restaurants

EARLE,

4 Cecil Rd Hale, Altrincham WA15 9PA

0161 929 8869

Owned by my good friend Simon Rimmer, this would be on the list even if I didn’t know him. A brilliant, inventive menu that uses local produce. There is something for everyone here - we even bother them with our kids! The service is excellent and the wine and beer list is well researched and chosen with care. I recommend this place to so many people, I should be on commission!

MUGHLI,

44-46 King Street. Knutsford, WA16 6DT. telephone 01565 631 010.

It’s the best Indian food we’ve had in the UK. The Mughlai cuisine that they specialise in is of the highest quality. It’s always frustrating when I’m working away as I can never find Indian food as good as Mughli’s, even in London. The restaurant is beautifully designed from the bar to the seating area. If ever I’m collecting a takeaway - which is often - the manager has a glass of champagne waiting for me on the bar. That’s what I call service!

SUTTON HALL

Bullocks Lane, Macclesfield SK11 0HE

01260 253211.

Whenever we eat at Sutton Hall, it feels like we’re away at a country treat. It’s a picturesque setting - a 500-year-old manor house in acres of land. I’m not a massive real ale fan but this place could convert me, their selection is vast. There are so many cosy little nooks and crannies to eat in - seven different eating areas. I tried eel for the first time here and it blew me away.

GUSTO

81 King St Knutsford, WA16 6DX

01565 755487.

My children love eating here as pasta is their favourite food. I love the Lobster Themidore and when Jen and I are alone, we love to sit at the bar and have a cocktail. It’s great for family parties as the Italian menu is a crowd-pleaser for all ages.

THE PLOUGH & FLAIL

Paddock Hill Mobberley, Knutsford, WA16 7DB

01565 873537.

A well-run, busy eaterie that works for both an off-the-cuff midweek jaunt or a Sunday lunch. The playground is a life-saver when you’ve got the kids in tow in the summer and the outside patio is great to just sit and imbibe a great bottle of rosé. The menu is quality classic wholesome pub grub with a twist - the pies ROCK!

For information about Actor Tribe visit www.actortribe.co.uk. Applications to join are being considered from July 6th.

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