Wine and Wallop is my favourite restaurant in Knutsford (not that we get to eat out very much these days!!) so when I was invited to sample their Spring menu, I was more than happy to oblige!!
My son was at preschool but I took my one year old daughter with me; I’ve been a couple of times before for coffee and lunch with the children so knew they were child friendly and even have some toys for little ones.
The interior of Wine and Wallop is trendy but relaxed, full of pieces from the owner’s beautiful collection at Folk Interiors. There’s a bar downstairs, restaurant area upstairs and a fabulous partially covered terrace at the top.
So…on to the food!! The menu has some new editions for the Spring, all featuring seasonal food which is locally sourced where possible. I didn’t take much persuasion to order two starters! First I tried the crispy pheasant egg with asparagus, chorizo and a chorizo mayonnaise. The egg was perfectly cooked, oozing yolk when i broke into it. The salty chorizo went amazingly well with it (think grown up bacon and eggs!!) and the asparagus was tender and perfectly cooked.
The second starter was scallops, which were fat and juicy but crispy on the outside. The accompaniments tasted wonderful with them: salty onion bahjis, pickled raisins and curried cauliflower purée. This dish was a real highlight – my mouth is watering just writing about it!!
For main course and I tried the seabass, which came with crispy skin, served with an octopus ragu, wild garlic pesto and a variety of beans. It was fresh and tasty. A surprising star of the show though was the accompanying roasted artichoke – who knew it could taste like that?!
Finally (with little room left!) I opted for an impressive tonka bean choux bun filled with white chocolate cream accompanied by dehydrated raspberries and a delicious salted caramel sauce!
Given the previous meals I’ve had at Wine and Wallop, I was expecting great food, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed!!
Wine and Wallop is open 7 days a week from 10am til late, serving breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner. You can also just pop in for a coffee or a drink from their extensive list of ales and wines. Click here to view their website.
Knutty Mums was invited to sample the food at Wine and Wallop free of charge.