19th July

Restaurant of the Year


What an honour!


On Monday 16th July 2018, we were honoured to be invited to The Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards at the beautiful Carden Park Golf Resort and Spa. We were nominated for ‘Restaurant of the Year’, the most prestigious award of the evening.

The event was black tie so we dressed to the nines and made our way over to Carden Park. In a room full of over 300 people in the hospitality industry, it was great to be in such good company.

The dinner at Carden Park was fantastic, it’s tough to cook for 300 Chefs and foodies, the pressure was on but they really delivered!

The awards started and the tension rose. We were nervous and excited all at the same time. We were up against really great competition, Phanthong in Sandbach and the beautiful La Boheme in Lymm. We were the 11th award of the night so we got to see all the other worthy winner collecting their awards. The awards really do showcase what Cheshire has to offer and we realised we live in a food lovers county!

It got to our award and Andy Crane the host started reading out little snippets about the contenders. The lovely people from Sipsbury Gin were presenting the award and there it was…

“The winners are…..Alderley Edge Hotel!”

There was screaming, there was hugging and there was pure elation! What a fantastic achievement! All of Chef Sean Sutton’s hard work has paid off. Along with our beautiful refurbishment and a fantastic new menu we really do think we are set for more awards in the future.

We’d like to thank Louise Taylor, the editor at Cheshire Life and all of the wonderful judges who have visited us over the last few months to test us in secret! Louise said, “This was very well deserved. All four of our judges have been in at various occasions over the last couple of months and all of us have been impressed. Not just by the phenomenal food but by the service and atmosphere too.”

A big thank you also to you, our wonderful customers who have supported us through refurbishments and menu changes. We couldn’t do what we do without you and we love you!

Come and try our new menu in the all important Restaurant of the year…you won’t be disappointed!

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