Knutsford is blessed with a brilliant food scene containing a long list of excellent restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world. Some of the most popular options include chain eateries such as Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc on Regent Street or the gorgeous Italian giant that is Gusto on King Street, but we want to focus on the independent options that you can’t try anywhere else in the world.
Places to eat in Knutsford
We’ll get started with The Rose & Crown on King Street. It’s a historic, 350-year-old coaching inn with heaps of character, an excellent team and some of the best pub food we’ve ever eaten. To call it pub grub does The Rose & Crown a disservice; the restaurant-grade eating is out of this world. The Barnsley chop is a fan favourite, and the crispy pig’s cheek starter is the stuff of dreams. Visit on a Sunday and indulge in the roast with all the trimmings.
Another excellent pub to tell you about is the Dun Cow. It’s tucked away in the rural village of Ollerton, a 10-minute drive from our Mere hotel, and serves a delectable menu of classic British cuisine that’s cooked to perfection. It has a large flower-filled beer garden for when the sun decides to shine. The rest of the year, head inside the beautiful rustic pub and tuck in.
Enjoy a taste of Italy with a trip to Giovanni’s, Knutsford’s favourite trattoria on King Street. It’s housed in the old post office, but the only thing it’s sending is taste buds on a delicious trip to the Mediterranean. The pizzas are beautiful, the pasta dishes are excellent and the tiramisu is top-class.
If you’re craving a curry, there’s nowhere better than Eastern Revive. It’s Knutsford’s favourite Indian restaurant. It’s another one you’ll find on King Street. It’s a stylish and contemporary setting, which doesn’t suggest a curry house, but you better believe the Indian food they’re concocting behind the scenes is absolutely sublime. The food is super fresh, hugely tasty and the staff are excellent.
Last but by no means least, there’s Evuna. This stunning Spanish tapas bar and restaurant is housed in a historic four-storey Tudor building on King Street that makes for a beautiful and characterful setting to enjoy some authentic Spanish cuisine. The paella is perfect, the chicken in paprika sauce is sublime and the wine list is one of the best in town. If you recognise the name, and you can’t put your finger on why, Evuna also has popular restaurants in Altrincham, Deansgate and Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
When it comes to daytime eateries, again there is a long list of options for you to choose from, which we’ll try to narrow down for you. The Courtyard Coffee House is one of our favourite places to eat in Knutsford. It’s tucked away in a lovely cobbled courtyard just off King Street and serves arguably the best breakfast in Cheshire. There are also lovely homemade cakes and the added novelty of a penny-farthing museum.
You truly are spoilt for choice on King Street: Two other cafe options include Zalo’s Cafe on the Corner for excellent breakfasts and delicious Turkish coffee and dishes and The Cheese Yard, a popular cheese shop, cafe and deli that stocks and serves the finest artisan cheeses from all around Europe.
A couple of other honourable mentions go to April’s Kitchen, a modern and stylish restaurant that’s open from early until late and serves excellent food, and The Real Fruit Creamery on Malt Street, where you can sample some of the most delicious artisan ice cream in Cheshire.