WHAT better way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary than a meal out with family and friends?

A delicious three course meal cooked by a talented team of chefs that you can enjoy in beautiful surroundings.

We’re spoilt for choice in Mid Cheshire when it comes to fabulous restaurants but which is the the area’s premier eatery?

Which is your favourite restaurant? Which restaurant in the area can you enjoy the best meal?

In our Best of 2023 campaign, we’ve given out 22 awards so far in Mid Cheshire for hair, nails and beauty as well as tattoos and independent shops and businesses and many more.

In our final Best of 2023 category, we wanted to find Mid Cheshire’s best restaurant.

After reading all your nominations, we’ve shortlisted the top eight, who will battle it out to be named Best Restaurant 2023.

Now we need your help to choose an overall winner from our shortlist.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s Northwich and Winsford Guardian and Knutsford Guardian as the coupons inside count for five votes!

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Restaurant posts on our Northwich and Winsford Guardian and Knutsford Guardian Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Northwich and Winsford Guardian and Knutsford Guardian (September 21 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different voting coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday, September 25.

We will be announcing the winner next week.




Mediterranean Steak and Wine, Chester Road, Northwich

One nomination said: “We have been to this restaurant a few times and we are always treated like family.

“The food is to die for and they have an extensive cocktail list, which we enjoy.

“A fantastic atmosphere, great staff and delicious food – our go to for that special meal.”

For more details go to facebook.com/mediterraneansteakandwine

Define Food and Wine

Define Food and Wine

Define Food and Wine, Sandiway Close, Northwich

One happy customer said: “The food here is always amazing and the staff are fantastic.

“Such a great wine list too, which can be perfectly paired with the tasty dishes.

“It’s an incredible place and somewhere still a hidden gem.”

For more details go to facebook.com/definefoodandwine

Relish Tandoori

Relish Tandoori

Relish Tandoori, Castle Street, Northwich

This restaurant made the shortlist for Mid Cheshire’s Best for Curry 2023 – can they go one better and take this final title Best Restaurant?

One review on Facebook said: “Good quality, honest Indian food and good portions too.

“Recommended and will be visiting again.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063838551648



Chimchangos, Wheelock Street, Middlewich

This popular place is a “hidden gem” in Middlewich and “has the most fantastic atmosphere”.

One nomination said: “The food is amazing and the chefs are very accommodating to different dietary requirements.

“I’ve taken friends who don’t live in Middlewich and they all agree that it’s one of the best places they’ve eaten.

“So glad I live close by!”

For more details go to facebook.com/CHIMICHANGOS

Vale Royal Abbey Arms

Vale Royal Abbey Arms

Vale Royal Abbey Arms, Chester Road, Northwich

One review on their Facebook page said: “Had a lovely meal at The Abbey Arms.

“Came with family - the food was lovely, brilliant service would highly recommend.”

For more details go to facebook.com/VRoyalAbbeyArms

Cheshire Grill

Cheshire Grill

Cheshire Grill, Holmes Chapel Road, Northwich

This country pub and steakhouse offers 35-day aged steak cooked in a high temperature charcoal chamber using premium grill equipment.

The fish and chips is also a popular choice with hungry customers as is the cod loin served with crispy potatoes, chorizo, green beans, and a tomato, olive and chilli tapenade.

For more details go to facebook.com/CheshireGrill



Evuna, King Street, Knutsford

This high quality restaurant serves Spanish dishes ranging form tapas to full banquets and imports fine Spanish wines.

One happy regular said: “This restaurant never fails and the food is excellent.”

For more details go to facebook.com/evunaknutsford

Bombay Lounge

Bombay Lounge

Bombay Lounge, Wharton Road, Winsford

This popular place won this year’s Best for Curry – can they add another title to their collection?

One regular said: “Amazing food every time with excellent service.”

For more details go to facebook.com/bombayloungewinsford