Restaurant Fraiche

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Restaurant Fraiche
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“Fraiche just keeps getting better every time”, enthuses a fan of this pint-sized gem tucked away on a quiet suburban street in the pretty Wirral village of Oxton. For chef/proprietor Marc Wilkinson, this is a single-minded labour of love – from the specially commissioned glass sculptures in the four-table “nature-influenced” dining room to the fantastical cutting-edge creations served on bespoke crockery. The music, colourful lighting and changing visual displays of stunning landscapes lend a relaxed, almost dream-like atmosphere to proceedings.

 

Wilkinson’s cooking is one man’s vision, as he singlehandedly opens new doors and explores gastro-science through a rigorously detailed six-course ‘signature menu’: it’s an ever-evolving trip, but a typically “stunning” journey might run from artichoke with chicken crisp and white port to a post-modern take on lemon meringue pie or the enigmatically titled ‘salt or sugar’.

 

Our six-course menu showcased the best of the season, starting with Severn & Wye smoked salmon with fragrant bergamot cream, and Devonshire crab with avocado and aromatic basil granita. Delicate wild sea trout came with smoked yoghurt, fresh peas and a squid ink cracker, while beautifully fatty Wagyu sirloin arrived dotted with earthy girolles, nasturtiums and textures of onion. To finish, there is cheese or dessert – perhaps wild strawberries from the garden dressed with summery elderflower and lemon balm.

 

Sunday lunch is a simpler four-course deal, but the results are equally sensational. Service is relaxed and unobtrusive (although staff really know their stuff), and the top-class wine list includes some “brilliant” pairings – in fact the whole experience is “flawless”.

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££££ - Over £80
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French
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11 Rose Mount , Oxton, Merseyside, CH43 5SG

0151 652 2914

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Anon

An experience
20 March 2019  

Went last week soon after it reopened after refurb.  Described as a dining experience, it is from beginning to end.  Amazing food, amazing taste and texture delivered in a friendly, interesting way.......it’s memorable I love it and can’t wait to be back

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Anon

Beyond sublime
18 March 2019  

Having been fortunate to have dined at Fraiche a few times, we always expect nothing but perfection, yet with every visit Marc surprises us with more breathtaking food. The execution of each dish is impeccable, every element balances and compliments each other perfectly. The decor, lighting and soundtrack, everything has been carefully chosen to compliment the food. Words simply cannot describe the sublime sensations when dining at Fraiche. Thank you Marc for the relentless passion and bringing magic to the culinary world.

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