Where to Eat in Macclesfield: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 16, 2017 Nicolette Lion

Macclesfield is a market town and civil parish in Cheshire, England. The population of Macclesfield at the 2011 census was 52,044. A person from Macclesfield is sometimes referred to as a "Maxonian". Macclesfield, like many other areas in Cheshire, is a relatively affluent town.
Things to do in Macclesfield

1. Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi

Silk Road, Macclesfield SK10 1LH, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1625 613333
Excellent
70%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 515 reviews

Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi

Reviewed By GregoryB - Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

My friend and I were visiting Arighi Bianchi to have a look around and decided to have a coffee first. Even at 10.30 a.m. it was quite busy but were allocated a table and had a coffee each and shared a teacake - approx £7.50. We had a look around the store and then returned for lunch. It was a lot busier and as we hadn't reserved a table were were given a bleeper and told that they would bleep us when a table was available. It was estimated that the wait was 25 mins and because we didn't have a preference as to a particular table it took about 15 mins. My friend had soup with lovely bread and I had a Sandwich with a small salad to accompany it, plus cold drinks - came to just under £18. Everything is freshly made and the menu has varied choices. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the service was efficient. Tables are cleared and wiped promptly which is nice as there is nothing worse that waiting and seeing tables piled up with dishes waiting to be taken away. Even Mr. Bianchi himself spoke to quite a few of the diners and when he wandered over to us he asked if everything was ok and had we enjoyed our food - a sweet touch from the owner of this large and prestigious shop and cafe.

2. Ryles Arms

Hollin Lane | Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0NN, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$251 +44 1260 252244
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 365 reviews

Ryles Arms

Reviewed By Markmark292

**Atmosphere**
Very quiet and pleasant.
The staff were very welcoming and genuinely looked happy to be working there.
**Food**
Superbly presented and plenty of it, which was nice to see as the prices are above average.Everything was piping hot too.
**Vegetarian Options**
Not many. There were three options, but if you don't like peppers or mushrooms, then you are down to a cheese and mashed pie with onions. I'm sure if you asked for them to make you something, they'd oblige.

3. Chestergate Bistro

66 Chestergate | SK11 6DY, Macclesfield SK11 6DY, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 01625-61-11-03
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 488 reviews

Chestergate Bistro

We are a small, family owned restaurant situated in Macclesfield, near town centre. Opened in 2009, Chestergate Bistro offers a modern British cuisine. High quality and fresh ingredients prepared each day by our chefs are the basis for each of Chestergate Bistro's creations. Friendly staff and stunning presentation keeps our customers returning. We take great pride in the quality of food we provide and have a reputation for delivering quality menu's at reasonable prices.

Reviewed By MacleodB54 - Buxton, United Kingdom

Found this restaurant on one of the most horrible,snowy, windy nights of the year but what a find. The food was superb and beautifully presented. We had starters, pate and crab cakes, beautiful and then I had duck and my husband had belly pork both of which were excellent. As it was such a cold night I had the crumble for sweet which finished the meal off perfectly. The staff were very friendly and cost of the meal was unbelievably good. Will definitely be going back. Highly recommend.

4. Bacchus

The Village, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4DG, England Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$298 +44 1625 820009
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Bacchus

Bacchus is a Modern British Restaurant(with a hint of European influence) Serving the Best of Locally Sourced Quality Produce

Reviewed By raj0rdan - Prestbury, United Kingdom

I use this restaurant regularly. They have an excellent value menu from Tuesday to thursday. You need to book as they are busy.
My wife and I usually go with friends. The 'table d'hote' menu is fantastic value for money, together with amuse bouche, three courses and chocs to finish with fresh coffee of tea ( for the anti coffee brigade) it comes in at circa £30 per head. Only the house wine but that is excellent.
Fresh produce beautifully served, all add up to a really good night out. Go for it.

5. The Chocolate Box Cafe

Prestbury House 8 The Village, Prestbury, Macclesfield SK10 4DG, England Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks HK$1,923 - HK$8,743 +44 1625 820268
Excellent
84%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

The Chocolate Box Cafe

Family run independent business. Serving breakfast, lunch and takeaways. Cash and card accepted. Free wifi We accept bookings and group bookings. Baby changing facility available.

Reviewed By 518sophiek - Leeds, United Kingdom

We went for afternoon tea as a family and really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely visit again.
The service was really good and all the staff were really friendly and accommodating. In particular they were helpful in accommodating all dietary requirements. There was plenty of tea throughout with the availability of alternative milks (e.g. Soya)
Each person had their own plate tiers, with 8 quarter sandwiches on each. There were then four cakes on the second tier, all very fresh and homemade. On the top a fresh scone with fresh cream and homemade (delicious) jam.
Also they were happy to pack any extras away in boxes to take home.
Really enjoyed my afternoon tea and look forward to going back

6. Peak View Restaurant & Tearoom

Buxton New Road, Macclesfield, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer Cafe, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$78 +44 1298 22103
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 207 reviews

Peak View Restaurant & Tearoom

Overlooking the sweeping Peak Park towards the Cheshire plain, the restaurant and tearoom is an ideal place to relax and unwind in a friendly atmosphere. In winter we always have a roaring fire and in summer you can sit outside and soak in the breathtaking views.

Reviewed By Julie A - Runcorn, England, United Kingdom

This is our 3rd visit in the last couple of months! Originally we dropped in by accident, but the other visits have definitely been on purpose. The cafe offers lovely, wholesome food and the cakes ................so hard to choose just one! This last time, there was even a lovely log fire to warm us chilly travellers. We'll be back again soon, that's a promise!

7. Rustic Coffee Co

2, Church Mews | Churchill Way, Macclesfield SK11 6AY, England Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$24 - HK$78 +44 1625 423202
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 361 reviews

Rustic Coffee Co

Reviewed By ELacey89

Lovely cafe, such a warm welcome from what I presume was the owner!
Great priced menu, quality and food quantity can not be faulted! It’s obviously very popular because it was full and people kept coming in but couldn’t be seated, but came back a short while after and they were.
I think they need to extend due to their popularity!
I am aware they open in an evening from 6pm, with an evening menu. Im not sure if that’s only Friday and Saturday though or if that has changed. Would love to go and try it in an evening.

8. The Salt Bar

23B Church Street, Macclesfield SK11 6LB, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Scandinavian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$55 - HK$220 +44 1625 432221
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 436 reviews

The Salt Bar

The Salt Bar is less than a five minute walk from Macclesfield Train station, on the historic cobbles of the Castle Quarter. We serve Scandinavian style food and drink, local real ales, good wine, tea and coffee in an intimate and cosy atmosphere. Open for lunch Tuesday-Friday 11:30-14:00, Saturday 11:30-17:00, Treacle Sunday 10:00-15:00 Open for dinner Tuesday-Friday 17:30-21:00 & Saturday 17:00-21:30.

Reviewed By RazzyBthefirst - Macclesfield, United Kingdom

Dined here for the second time and again it was a good experience.
My niece had the meatballs and she thought they were delicious. I had the veggie version; mushroom and chickpea, a little bit bland.
I do think that the dishes could have a bit more about them, in our case it was meatballs, creamy sauce, French fries, pickles and veggie balls, pickles, French fries, bit of beetroot.
The service is very friendly and efficient.
The overall ambience is good; laid back and well decorated.

9. Plums Kitchen

1 Market Place, Macclesfield SK10 1EB, England Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$47 - HK$110 +44 1625 432038
Excellent
77%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Plums Kitchen

Reviewed By Jan S - Northwich, United Kingdom

Visited on the day of the treacle fair........it wasn't open when we first called, so we called back at 10 00am when the sign said it would be opened......by that time, it was full.....think they must have changed their minds, we were slightly miffed. Breakfast was well cooked and tasty, the only thing I have to say is, for the amount you got it was slightly over priced......but, as I said......it was tasty.

10. Aquila

46 King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1AA, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks +44 7534 077289
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Aquila

Here at Aquila we are a italian type bacaro serving small dishes of sharing food with a twist,wines ,beers and spirits ....

Reviewed By hyacinth70 - Canton of Geneva, Switzerland

just amazing food , second visit but took our children this time . we had meatballs, arancini, chorizo potatoes, lamb .....it was spectacular.
such a lovely owner/chef , friendly and welcoming .
this food is really something else, he really can cook .
our children loved it and kept wanting to order more . we will be back .
great little cozy independent place, support this if you can .

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