The Vicarage Restaurant is part of The Vicarage Freehouse & Rooms located in a rural Cheshire village.
We visited the refurbished 17th Century Grade II listed building on a wet and windy November evening, after battling horrendous M6 traffic, and our moods were instantly lifted as we were greeted by fairy lights upon arrival, and the sound of a cheerful private party gathering in one of the private hire rooms upon entry.
The décor was traditional, but quirky. A mix of crushed velvet and wooden chairs were scattered around the tables in the dining room. Table tops were decorated with tea lights and vases of real red and orange roses.
We noticed many gluten free options on the menu, much to our delight. To start, we ordered the smooth smoked mackerel pate plus garlic bread, which was jazzed up with a cheese topping and a herb and lemon mayonnaise. Crispy seabass and crushed baby herb potatoes with a creamy tomato sauce was to follow, along with roasted sirloin, served pink, all the trimmings, and the biggest Yorkshire pudding I’ve ever seen (it’d be rude not to on a Sunday).
Our bellies were well and truly stuffed come dessert, however we ordered the chocolate brownie from the Specials Menu, which was to die for – a gooey chocolate delight, plus a traditional apple and berry crumble, which went down a treat.
If you enjoy hearty portions and don’t mind being a little out in the sticks, The Vicarage is the right choice for you.