Sylvia Cheater - My Favourite 5
PUBLISHED: 01:16 14 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:08 20 February 2013
Sylvia Cheater was the Regional Food and Nutrition Co-ordinator at the Department of Health North West. She thinks the North-West, Cheshire in particular, has some of the best restaurants in the country. here's her favourite five
The print version of this article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Cheshire Life
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Sylvia Cheater was the Regional Food and Nutrition Co-ordinator at the Department of Health North West. She is now an independent public health advisor. She thinks the North-West, Cheshire in particular, has some of the best restaurants in the country. She believes asking more questions benefits the diner and the environment. Sylvia, who lives on the Wirral, is chair of the Cheshire Woman of the Year committee
5 Mill Hill Road, Irby, Wirral, CH61 4UB 0151 648 7373
Owner and chef, Piero is Sicilian and he serves delicious authentic Italian cuisine in homely surroundings. This is a long way from the average high street Italian and is one of only two restaurants in Wirral to be featured in the Michelin Guide 2011. Piero (assisted by his son Alan and wife Dawn) sources ingredients of outstanding quality to create innovative dishes that are beautifully cooked and presented. The family have also recently opened a small Italian Deli and butchers in the village too.
The Marsh Cat Restaurant
1 Mostyn Square, Parkgate, South Wirral, CH64 6SL, 0151 336 1963
On the banks of the Dee with views across to Wales, The Marsh Cat has been a firm favourite for nearly 20 years. Renowned for fish and seafood (including of course Parkgate shrimps!) and the lamb Henry is always beautiful.
The Kinmel Arms
The Village, St George, Abergele LL22 9BP, 0174832207
Just off the A55, 25 miles from Chester the Kinmel Arms is a restaurant with rooms. I think it is one of the best places to eat in North Wales a destination or en route to the Llyn peninsular. The food is outstanding the best fish goujons and chips ever! The owners and staff are genuinely pleased to see you and sitting beside a roaring log fire in the winter contemplating the menu is a real treat.
The Lime Tree Restaurant
8 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, 08718114873
The Lime Tree is no stranger to Cheshire Life readers it was once Restaurant of the Year. Still outstanding, the menus reflect the seasons with a focus on locally sourced produce and are changed weekly. My personal favourites include chicken liver parfait and roast lamb. If you can manage a side dish, deep fried courgette fritters are naughty but very nice.
The Eagle and Child
Bispham Green, Near Parbold, Lancashire L40 3SG, 01257 462297
Lancashire is well-known for its abundance of foody establishments and the Eagle and Child at Bispham is one of the best. An 18th century building by a small village green, it is a deserving destination pub and has been awarded Lancashire Dining Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide many times. Hearty food is served using local produce from the fertile Lancashire plain and much of the meat served is from their own farm at Parbold.
Well worth a trip.