Steeped in history, folk lore has it that Knutsford’s name is derived fromfrom the Danish King Canute who supposedly forded the River Lily in 1016. The name ‘Canutesford’ even makes an appearance in the Domesday Book (1086), and many names of Danish origin are still found in the town today – showing its long history as a perfect spot for relocating.
Relocating to Knutsford brings a host of gastronomic pleasures – surrounded by stunning architecture of great historic importance. Take the stunning Belle Epoque, for example, a boutique restaurant with rooms, whose surroundings are as beautiful as its food.
Built in 1907 by glove merchant Richard Harding Watt, The Belle Epoque has reserved many original features to give a true flavor of life in ‘la belle époque!’ Art Nouveau fireplaces, pillars and the Mediterranean Roof Garden make for an atmospheric dining experience. http://www.thebelleepoque.co.uk/#section-fine-dining
Buying much of its produce from local farmers and small artisan producers, the restaurant also uses our meat is raised and grazed in Cheshire.
Another gastro experience for those relocating to Knutsford is Etruria Restaurant – again housed in an historic building (15th century to be precise) on King Street. Serving up contemporary Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurant brings a real flavour of the region to Knutsford. Lively in atmosphere too, there’s live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. http://www.etruriarestaurant.co.uk/about.php
Do try their cocktails while you’re there! Talking of cocktails, http://www.gustorestaurants.uk.com/cocktailmasterclass hosts a fabulous cocktail masterclass, complete with three course meal and Prosecco reception. The restaurant’s lovely conservatory overlooks Knutsford’s abundance of green and pleasant land.
If you’d like a gastro tour of Knutsford along with other culinary highlights of Manchester and Cheshire, do get in touch: http://www.fairmontspencer.co.uk/contact/ After all, when you’re relocating, knowing there’s a wealth of foodie centric options can help make you feel at home!