If you’re looking for the best places to eat in the North West, then you’ve come to the right place.
Featuring 34 of the region’s finest restaurants, ‘Relish North West’ is a great new guide to the finest restaurants and chefs.
With a foreword by one of the region’s most celebrated chefs, Paul Heathcote, the book also contains signature recipes from each of the restaurants featured.
The Sun Inn in Kirkby Lonsdale – which only last month was listed for the first time in the UK’s bestselling ‘The Good Food Guide’ – sits proudly among them.
The 17th century inn recently unveiled a newly-styled restaurant, Carter at the Sun Inn – named after head chef Sam Carter.
Sun recipes featured in the guide include a duck fritter starter, chicken main and carrot sponge dessert.
Other restaurants putting in an appearance include The Inn at Whitewell in the Forest of Bowland; Merewood Country House Hotel and the Miller Howe, both Windermere; Michael Caine’s restaurant at Abode, Manchester and Lunya at Liverpool One.
Each restaurant and chef has been hand-picked by the Relish team because they are highly acclaimed, Michelin-starred or have been recommended by other chefs in the area.
Paul Heathcote, whose own Heathcotes Brasserie in Preston’s Winckley Square has been a trailblazer for the region’s culinary dining scene for nearly two decades, champions the region’s eating out venues.
Paul said: “When I returned to the North West in 1987, many described it as a culinary dessert but it has changed beyond recognition.
“We have eating establishments, pubs, restaurants and cafes that can stand up to the best in the world.
“I feel privileged to be introducing you to page after page of fantastic recipes from creative chefs in a variety of great places to eat, in a region where we are all so proud to work.”
Whether you choose to use ‘Relish North West’ simply as a guide to some of the best places to eat in our region, or fancy trying out some of the chefs’ exclusive signature recipes for yourself, this is a book that foodies will gorge on.
Personally, I’m looking forward to visiting as many of the establishments featured as I can and I’m fortunate enough to have already made a good start.
‘Relish North West’ is available to buy at the restaurants featured, bookshops and online at the Relish bookshop or on Amazon.