You’re truly spoilt for choice when it comes to finding somewhere to eat in Altrincham. The town has transformed in recent years to boast a food scene that’ll rival anywhere in the area. With creative eateries popping up all over the place, we’ve picked out some of our favourites to point you in the right direction. On the off chance none of them take your fancy, you can always make your way to Altrincham’s Market House for some of the best street food in the business.
Places to eat in Altrincham
Tre Ciccio is a part of the new breed of supremely stylish and sublimely tasty eateries to pop up in Altrincham. It’s big on authentic Italian flavours, specialising in Neapolitan pizzas and chicken diavola so delicious you won’t want to eat anywhere else ever again. The restaurant has loads of character with exposed brickwork and a wonderful terrace for when the sun decides to shine. On top of that, the location couldn’t be more convenient, just a hop, skip and a jump away from the Altrincham Interchange. It ticks all the boxes and tops our list of recommendations when it comes to places to eat in Altrincham.
The Con Club is another absolute corker. It’s housed in, you guessed it, the former Working Men’s Conservative Club, which handily sits in the heart of Altrincham’s modernised Market Quarter. The owners, who also run The George Charles in Didsbury, as well as Lime opposite The Lowry at Salford Quays, have done an incredible job of renovating the historic building. It’s a beautiful restaurant, with heaps of natural light, contemporary decor and even its own microbrewery. The food doesn’t half fit the bill, too. Expect a creative menu ranging from sashimi to ceviche, with coal-grilled meat eats and a stellar Sunday roast to boot.
Our next recommendation is a short drive out of town to the village of Bowdon, but Borage is certainly worth the mileage. It’s Altrincham’s only Michelin Guide restaurant. It boasts brilliant fine dining, but that goes without saying; you don’t grace the pages of the bible of the culinary world without knowing a thing or two about tantalising taste buds. Considering the sheer quality of eating on offer, the prices are very reasonable. The lunch menu is particularly good value. If you’re planning on visiting in the evening, be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you’re craving a curry, Rasassi is the best Indian restaurant in town. It takes its name from the word ‘rasassi’, which means ‘to satisfy someone with a great meal’. Make no doubt, you’ll leave this curry house feeling satisfied. The food is fresh and seriously flavoursome, and the menu is made up of traditional favourites and creative concoctions. The experienced chefs have made it their mission to make everything as healthy as possible without sacrificing taste and while offering incredible value for money.
Saving perhaps the best until last, Porta Tapas Bar is an exceptional tapas bar in the Market Quarter and just a 10-minute walk from our Altrincham hotel. Every single dish we’ve tried has been exceptional, and we’ve tried a lot of them. Pay a visit, and you’ll find yourself in the same predicament; everything sounds delicious, so you end up ordering practically everything, and, well, it’s a good job you don’t need to walk far back to our hotel to sleep off such indulgence. The food is incredible, the drinks selection is sublime, the setting is stylish and if you want a recommendation, the ox cheek is divine.
Restaurants in Altrincham
Cafés in Altrincham
If you’re wondering where to grab something to eat during the daytime, Toast is a top choice and a little bit quirky. It’s a concept cafe, where everything on the menu is served on toast. We’re not talking beans or cheese. Options range from asparagus with salsa verde to Cajun-spiced cod cheeks and cauliflower florets, plus sweet tooth teasers like figs with almonds and mint – delicious.
Common Ground is a fantastic coffee shop opened by three Olympians. It comes as no surprise that the cafe has been a roaring success. You don’t reach the pinnacle of sporting achievement without a hefty dose of dedication. At Common Ground, you’ll find some of the best coffee in Altrincham, delicious homemade cakes and a menu of daytime eats that rivals the eateries of Market House.
Roll up to the Oxford Road Cafe for one of the best breakfasts in town. It does get busy, so a word of warning that you may need to wait for a table, but honestly their full English breakfast means business. The menu is extensive, so we guarantee you’ll find something to take your fancy, especially when the prices are so reasonable and the ingredients are so well-sourced. The interior may be a little plain as far as Altrincham cafes go, but this place is all about the food, and it’s fantastic.
Last but not least, Gran T’s Coffee House on Stamford New Road is a belter. The turquoise facade is a bit full on, but it means there’s no chance this cafe goes unnoticed. Inside, it has a cosy tearoom aesthetic and a tasty selection of food and drink. Its location lends itself perfectly to anyone who fancies grabbing a coffee on the way to the Altrincham Interchange. If you’ve got time to kill and a partner in crime, there are board games for you to play, too.