The Mystery Diner
Our mystery diner review has quickly become an integral and important part of the handbook. With an insightful look by our very own Joe Bloggs; how does the food taste? How is the ambience? How was the service? Any restaurant within Hale, Sale or Altrincham could be up for review. Do you have any recommendations? If there is a restaurant you think our Mystery Diner should visit, good or bad, then let us know by dropping an email to our Editor Frances Andrew.
We had a business meeting in Sale that took us into lunchtime so we took this was a good opportunity to have lunch in Vida, an Italian restaurant adjacent to Sale Metrolink and opposite the Town Hall.
Vida is a… Continue reading
Once upon a time, in the days when well-to-do gentlemen were ferried around in coaches, there were two conservative clubs in Altrincham. The top club was, and still is, situated in Market Street where the gentry would meet for a… Continue reading
Bistrot Pierre opened on George Street, Altrincham, opposite M&S, to great fanfare. It is an entirely new restaurant with an outside seating area and full length, stylish windows that gives an airy feel to the place. Bistrot Pierre can seat… Continue reading
The Hale Grill, has been taken over by Côte Restaurants, who claim to be inspired by the brasseries and bistros of Paris. It all started in London in 2007, has gone through a series of equity owners, and now has… Continue reading
This is another phoenix restaurant, arisen from the long defunct ashes of Blooms. The new owners have other restaurants in the Chadderton area. The dining area has been renovated and opened out to include a comfortable seating lounge and cocktail… Continue reading
We visited the new Chez Nous Bistro website to check on the opening times and then used the online booking system to make an early evening, mid-week reservation. The restaurant is within easy walking distance of Brooklands Metrolink station so… Continue reading
Borrello is situated directly opposite Sale Town Hall, very close to Sale Metrolink station and local parking, so access is easy. This is another Phoenix project that has grown from the ashes of Mimi’s; a previously much loved local restaurant.… Continue reading
The first Carluccio’s Café opened in 1991 just off Oxford Street, London. Move forward 15 years and we have with a chain of Italian restaurants with 96 branches in the UK owned by the Dubai-based Landmark Group. Carluccio’s is close to Hale station and there is… Continue reading
Masis’ restaurant is very close to Brooklands station so it has easy tram access and good local parking. As the name suggests, it specialises in Armenian cuisine and in its previous life was
the Mediterranean restaurant, Hanni’s. We have heard very good reports from… Continue reading
The old Dilli was well known at its original home on Stamford New Road. The last time we reviewed it we were not overly impressed. The service was lacking and we thought it expensive
for what was on offer.
New Dilli… Continue reading