THE Easter bank holiday weekend gives us a chance to chill out with family and friends.

With that in mind, you may be thinking about treating yourself to a Sunday lunch you don’t have to cook.

Enjoy a drive out into the country and stop somewhere to relax.

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Here is a selection of the top rated pubs and restaurants on Tripadvisor to visit across Northwich, Warrington, Chester, Knutsford, Winsford and Middlewich.

Diners have been really impressed by the quality of the meals and the standard of customer service.

You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Old Broken Cross, Rudheath, Northwich – rated 4.5/5

One reviewer said: “We have just had the most amazing beef roast. Great atmosphere and service.”

Another customer added: “Everything was perfect. The food was delicious, great portions, big selections on the menu. Staff were all really friendly.”

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The Plough Inn, Whitegate, Northwich – rated 4/5

One diner said: “Wonderful pub meals with very generous portions. Good choice of food and drink and very friendly service. Highly recommended.”

Another customer added: “Service was great and the staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great and plenty on your plate at a very reasonable price.”

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George and Dragon, High Street, Great Budworth – rated 4/5

One reviewer said: “Menus with a modern twist including a dedicated vegan menu. Homemade curry particularly tasty.”

Another diner added: “This place is a gem, cosy with traditional décor. The staff couldn’t do enough for us and the food was delicious.”

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Salt Barge Pub, Ollershaw Lane, Marston – rated 4/5

One diner said: “The Sunday roast was amazing. Highly recommend as a laid back and dog friendly local.”

Another customer added: “Food was amazing, all home made. Chicken pie was best. Would highly recommend.”

Cheshire Grill, Holmes Chapel Road, Northwich 4.5/5

One customer said: “Brilliant meal and great friendly service, absolutely excellent. Food was amazing.”

Another reviewer said: “Had a great meal and the service was exceptional. Drinks were delivered to the table very quickly and the service and food was amazing.”

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Brighton Belle, Middlewich Road, Winsford 4/5

One diner said: “Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. We had smothered steak sizzlers which I would recommend to anyone.”

Another reviewer added: “Meal was delicious, excellent quality food for the money. Highly recommended.”

The Big Lock, Webbs Lane, Middlewich 4/5

One customer said: “Staff friendly, food tasty and well presented.”

Another diner added: “Great food, value for money and atmosphere but the icing on the cake was the outstanding service.

“Everyone was friendly and went out of their way to ensure our visit was memorable and enjoyable.”

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Dun Cow, Chelford Road, Knutsford 4.5/5

One diner said: “Warm welcome from staff, very relaxed atmosphere, brilliant service and gorgeous food.”

Another customer added: “Could not fault the food. Absolutely delicious. The service was amazing, a great experience.”

The Bears Paw, Warrington Road, High Legh 4.5/5

One reviewer said: “This is a real cracker with great food, lovely staff, dog friendly spaces and brilliant value. The biggest problem here is choosing from the fantastic menu as there are so many great dishes on it.”

Another diner added: “Food was exquisite, fresh and home cooked. Everyone’s plate was cleaned, thanks to all the wonderful staff.”

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Bells of Peover, Lower Peover, Knutsford 4/5

One customer said: “What a lovely hidden gem. Management and staff absolutely wonderful and professional. Food to die for, well done to everyone in the kitchen.”

Another diner said: “Excellent and friendly service of excellent food in perfect surroundings in the sunshine.”

The Pickering Arms, Bell Lane, Thelwall, Warrington 4.5/5

One diner said: “The food is priced really well for what you get.

“All the food was exceptional and the chips were amazing and big portions too.

“All in all the best dining experience we had had to pleasure for many years.”

Another customer said: “We were very pleasantly surprised by the impressive prawn cocktail starter which was a proper salad loaded with delicious prawns in a tangy sauce.

“The man sized ribeye steaks were both cooked to perfection and accompanied by possibly the best chips in the world and some proper huge onion rings.”

The Stag, Chester Road, Walton, Warrington 4.5/5

One reviewer said: “A traditional pub serving home cooked pub food.

“Black pudding with back bacon in peppercorn sauce to start, fabulous.

“To follow, lamb in mint gravy with mash and fresh vegetables. Simple home cooked food but so tasty.”

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The Dining Room, Knutsford Road, Warrington 5/5

One diner said: “Absolutely stunning food, well worth the money.

“We had asparagus soup, steak cooked to perfection and chocolate bomb ice cream with caramel sauce.

“The whole meal was to die for – lovely atmosphere, great service, lovely staff.”

Another reviewer added: “The food was delicious, roast dinner, chilli and gammon and chips. Excellent service, friendly staff.”

Cornichon at The Gunnery, High Street, Tarvin 4.5/5

One diner said: “We were very impressed. The dishes were delicious, well presented and high quality.

“Special thanks to the staff who were super friendly and provided first class service."

Another reviewer added: “This is a good food cooked well kind of show.

“Devilled kidneys as a starter off the special was perfectly cooked.”

Restaurant and Bar, Nuns Road, Chester 4.5/5

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One diner said: “The food was delicious, the drink recommendations were perfect and the staff were very accommodating.”

Another customer added: “Exceptional food from start to finish. Starters, mains, desserts and petit fours and the food was breathtaking in terms of presentation and taste.”

The Egerton Arms, Whitchurch Street, Chester 4.5/5 One reviewer said: “Fantastic food and great service at very reasonable prices.”

Another diner said: “Food was hot and delicious and the staff were very welcoming and the service was fast.”