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.
Borrello is situated directly opposite Sale Town Hall, very close to Sale Metrolink station and local parking, so access is easy. We visited here when it first opened and were surprised to learn that it was three years ago. Time… Continue reading
Based on the Marriott Airport hotel site, this operated as Players restaurant until it was succeeded by San Carlo in 2014. San Carlo positions itself as an upmarket brand selling rustic Italian cuisine.
Three of us booked a table for… Continue reading
This is another, phoenix restaurant that has risen from the ashes, this time from what used to be of Danilo’s of Hale. On our arrival we were warmly greeted by the manager, Simon, our coats were taken and we were… Continue reading
We were in Altrincham a couple of evenings ago and decided that Italian would be a good idea for dinner. We haven’t visited Da Noi since it first opened, but we had heard good reports about it since then and… Continue reading
We didn’t set out to go Eskdale Lodge, but the restaurant we planned to visit was mysteriously closed and Eskdale Lodge was on our list of places to visit. Eskdale Lodge is situated in the leafy suburbs of Sale, close… Continue reading
Vida restaurant is adjacent to Sale Metrolink and opposite the Town Hall. Since we last visited Vida, the place has had a minor facelift, benefitting from new lighting and a fresh coat of paint.
It was early evening when we… Continue reading
Borage restaurant has been open for eight months now and we have heard some encouraging reports. It is situated in Bowdon Vale, easy to find and there is ample local parking. Their website has a map with directions and a… Continue reading
The last time I was on these premises it served Indian cuisine and was called the Sher Khan. The restaurant is nicely decorated, light and bright with a well-stocked bar, adjacent to an area with comfortable seating.
It was early… Continue reading
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