We check out the best spots to indulge your taste buds Wirral side and find out where the best dining hot-spots are on the little ‘leisure peninsular’!
This unassuming little eatery tucked away just off the main drag in Heswall is making some real culinary noise. Chef Moyo and his wife Yana have created a true dining destination with their modern take on British fine dining with a twist. Think big, bold flavours beautifully presented with Moyo’s classic training coming to the fore in their eclectic menu packed full of seasonal ingredients. You can grab an early doors treat Wednesday through Friday from 6-7pm ( 2 courses £17.95); don’t miss the Smoked gnocchi with mussels, saffron buerre blanc and sorrel followed by the divine Iberico cheek and rib with spiced butternut squash and blue cheese. Worth the trip over for any true foodie.
68 Pensby Road, Heswall CH60 7RE www.novarestauarant.co.uk
Still one of Wirral’s most popular places to eat, Gusto combines modern Italian classics with a real contemporary twist. Superb food, cool cocktails and amazing, attentive staff have kept this place at the top of its game for years now and the super-sunny terrace is still the perfect spot to don your best designer shades and watch the world go by. Don’t miss the amazingly authentic pizzas here. We loved the Fico which is loaded with heaps of caramelised onions, Nduja sausage, wild mushrooms, fresh oregano and a whole creamy burrata cheese. Bellisimo!
146-148 Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AH www.gustorestaurants.uk.com
Wirral’s undisputed king of casual dining, the multi-award winning Wro has been thrilling guests since it opened ten years ago. Today, the gorgeous bistro style menu is all about sharing food and the new small plates menu is trilling guests from far and wide. Packed full of modern European flavours you will find the obligatory loaded halloumi fries alongside a myriad of other interesting dishes including indulgent crayfish mac and cheese and tasty lamb tostadas. With three small plates for the price of two throughout March there has never been a better time to join team Wro and find out what all the fuss is about.
Northwest House, Grange Road, West Kirby CH60 4DY www.the-wro.co.uk
One of Wirral’s most successful independents, 107 is the home of the deal! With offers running every day from T’internet Tuesday to the super-famous wine Wednesday, if you like your dining deal based this is the place for you. Located in the heart of Heswall village with a gorgeous terrace for sunny days the food is not too shabby either. Long since loved by locals it’s the best place to grab some decent grub that won’t break the bank.
107 Telegraph Road, Heswall CH60 0AF www.107diningroom.co.uk
If luxury is your thing, look no further than Riviera at the stunning Hillbark hotel. Set in the gorgeous grounds of Merseyside’s only five-star hotel this stunning yet unpretentious restaurant brings you the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean in a cool, contemporary style. Think delicious seafood, the freshest vegetable dishes, homemade breads and decedent deserts all served in the most sumptuous surroundings. Don’t miss the divine afternoon tea. Perfect for a Mother’s Day treat or combined with a cheeky night away this is luxury personified!
Montgomery Hill, Royden Park, Frankby CH48 1NP www.hillbarkhotel.co.uk
A Wirral institution, Sheldrakes has a view to dine for. Nestled on the shore in Lower Heswall surrounded by old fishing boats this charming, rustic hideaway enjoys unparalleled views of the Dee estuary and Welsh hills.
Hands down the best place to watch the sunset with a glass of something chilled, the food almost takes second place to the epic setting. That said, you can still enjoy a pretty decent meal here ranging from good steaks and seafood to their famous Sunday roasts.
Banks Road, Heswall CH60 9JS www.sheldrakesrestaurant.co.uk
A relative new kid on the block, this place is well worth a visit. All industrial chic, top tunes and cool cocktails its most definitely not style over substance and the menu is a thing of beauty. Their classically French trained chef has created a thought provoking mix of fine dining classics with an uber-modern twist. Don’t miss, the Sunday lunch. What can we say, it’s absolutely beyond epic.!
119-121 Banks Road, West Kirby CH48 0RB www.wolfandlamb.org
Just a few doors down from Wolf and Lamb, this is another amazing Banks Road eatery that has been making some serious culinary waves. Modern Spanish tapas that is so authentic you will think you are in the back streets of San Sebastian. Cracking ingredients with delicacies imported from all over Spain the only difficulty you will have is choosing your favourites from the superb menu.
95 Banks Road, West Kirby CH48 0RB www.thetapaskitchen.co.uk
Our top choice for a family meal, this authentic Southern style smokehouse has heaps to keep the little ones entertained and the food is pretty amazing too. While the kids are busy in the cinema room you can tuck into a range of BBQ classics from fall-off-the-bone-ribs to mouth-watering pulled pork and the most instagrammable burgers this side of the Atlantic. With a mind-blowing range of cocktails, cool craft beers and amazing milkshakes on the menu the drinks offering is every bit as good as the food and they take their sports a bit seriously too. All in all the place to be for family fun and some real Southern hospitality.
Village Road, West Kirby CH48 35N www.hickorys.co.uk
Some like it hot and if Indian is your thing, Karma is right up there. Just a hop, skip and jump from West Kirby’s train station and surrounded by some cool bars, it’s a great shout for a tasty night out by the seaside. A modern take on Indian cuisine, their beautifully presented dishes are fragrant, tasty and packed full of Asian flavours that won’t disappoint.
9, Grange Road, West Kirby CH48 4DY www.karma-restaurant.co.uk
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