MICHELIN stars are not easy to find.
It seems obvious, we know it.
So far, no restaurant in Warrington has had one – but we know there’s a lot to shout about in our town because they’re so good.
They may not meet Michelin’s strict criteria for one of the converted stars, but there are still plenty of places you still have to try – or try again.
Stars are awarded to restaurants that Michelin considers to be the best in a given field, and the recipients gain immense prestige and exposure on top of that honor.
Even without a star, we want to spread the word that they can still be remarkable.
So we thought we’d shout out some of our best independents.
Donatello, Orford Lane
The much-loved restaurant brings a taste of Italy to Warrington – and a great taste too.
It is considered one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, if not the best, and one of the most appreciated by the residents.
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Inside the Donatello restaurant in Orford Lane
Café at the End of the Universe, Warrington Market
A staple of the market, the quirky stall offers burgers to die for.
It’s proven so popular that there’s also a dark kitchen to allow even more creativity with food.
Andrew Kinsella, owner of Café au bout de l’univers – Photo: Dave Gillespie
At Mr. Lau’s, Springfield Street
Twice voted Warrington’s favorite restaurant by readers, the restaurant in the Cultural Quarter has firmly won the hearts of residents.
With first-class dim sum – a style of Chinese food prepared in small bite-size pieces that look a bit like tapas – they never disappoint.
Toast, Knutsford Road
A recent winner of our Best of Breakfast award, Toast’s excellent breakfast and lunch items have already made it a resident favorite in just seven months of opening.
They do what the name says on the box – and they do it very well, even offering burger and drink nights.
Katherine Hibbert and Stuart Lawton outside Toast at Latchford – Photo: Dave Gillespie
Choy Hing Village, Knutsford Road
A mainstay at Knutsford is Choy Hing, who has been based at Grappenhall since 1987.
They offer visitors authentic Beijing, Thai and Cantonese cuisine and the food is still remarkably good all these years.
Terrace Bistro, London Road
A very good restaurant that prides itself on good food and service – Terrace certainly lived up to that.
It’s already topped TripAdvisor’s list of the best restaurants in Cheshire, so it’s certainly well thought out in the area and we’d recommend it too.
Although, like the others mentioned, it may not meet the criteria for a Michelin star, it does do our criteria to be worthy of a recommendation.