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Square Meal’s Best Restaurants in the UK 2015 is compiled using votes from our annual survey, last conducted in May and June 2015. Thousands of readers and bloggers took part and the results were moderated by the Square Meal editor and his nationwide team of professional reviewers. The survey does not ask for or include any restaurants in London. Click here for a full list of Square Meal’s Best Restaurants in the UK.
We finally made it to Sticky Walnut one Friday night. Being based in Chester it is out the way for us being south of in-between Manchester and Liverpool. With Mr Nom working in Wrexham one week he suggested we make a booking. However with it being just after rush hour on a Friday evening it was quite a horrendous drive from Manchester whilst Mr Nom cantered in from nearby Wrexham. For starters I chose flamed mackerel, apple salsa with lemon, fennel and couscous which sounded enticing and it delivered. The apple was tangy and the lemon and fennel couscous was really fresh which worked beautifully against...
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My first proper blog post, and what better way to start than the Sticky Walnut in Hoole (nr. Chester), currently one of Cheshire’s most talked about restaurants. I must admit that I was a latecomer to the Sticky Walnut and only heard about it last year through a friend. After checking out the menu online I added it to the list of places to visit.This little bistro has been open since 2010 under head chef and owner Gary Usher and has been developing its reputation ever since with a mix of positive reviews (particularly this review from The Guardian’s Marina O’ Laughlin), a humorous and captivating Twitter...
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I’m already slightly biased towards Sticky Walnut, before I even begin. I like them, I like their work ethic, I like how they do things, and this was long before I visited. And I like them so much that when their crowdfunder for their second restaurant, Burnt Truffle appeared on my timeline, I contributed.As part of the crowdfunder, different people got different rewards. Mine was a lunch for two, three courses, and this was, selfishly, the whole reason for our trip to Chester. To treat Mr GFB (I know, again, but the poor man does have to put up with me after all) and myself to something special...
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