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Your Guide to the Best Restaurants in Altrincham

Your Guide to the Best Restaurants in Altrincham

Did you know Altrincham once had the dubious honour of being voted the UK’s worst high street? Fast forward a decade, and it’s like we’re talking about a different town. 

Now it’s all about popping into a posh café or ducking into an indie eatery that’s so good, you’d swear the chefs nicked Grandma’s recipe book. 

We’ve literally eaten our way through every nook and cranny of Alty, from the revamped Market Hall that’s become the talk of the town, to hidden gems where the tapas are so authentic, you might as well be in Barcelona. 

In this guide, we’re spilling the beans on our all-time favourites. These are the spots that not only keep us coming back for seconds but have us dragging our mates along too!


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Website: WowYauChow

Address: 59 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1DS, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 928 9933

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 12PM-10PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-11PM
  • Sun 12PM-9PM

Created by Henry Yau, who swapped accountancy for the kitchen, WowYauChow is buzzing with vibes straight out of a Hong Kong street market, all set against a very Mancunian backdrop of exposed brick. 

The menu’s a cracking celebration of East meets West—small plates like crispy king prawns with sriracha mayo and soft, sticky belly pork bao make it easy to share and compare without doing your wallet in. 

Plus, there’s a cracking vegan menu that even meat-lovers might eye up. It’s casual, it’s stylish, and it’s made for grazing.

Pro tip:
Their crispy chilli beef with a twist of watermelon will knock your socks off. Give it a whirl!

Tre Ciccio

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Website: Tre Ciccio

Address: 4a Moss Ln, Altrincham WA14 1BA, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 414 0196

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 5PM-10PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-10:30PM
  • Sun 12PM-9PM

Tre Ciccio, or ‘three chubby friends’, might not look much from the street, but step inside and it’s like wandering into a secret Italian gathering. Down the stairs, you’ll find yourself in a sprawling trattoria, where candlelight meets exposed brick for a vibe that’s bang up-to-date. 

They keep the menu tight here—think top-notch Neapolitan pizzas and roast chicken that’s best eaten with your hands, straight off a platter of juice-soaked crispy spuds. 

It’s relaxed, it’s hearty, and it’s downright delicious. Plus, their bar’s stocked with just enough vino to keep things interesting without overwhelming you.

Pro tip:
Order the arancini. They’re little balls of heaven and you won’t want to share.


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Website: Toast

Address: 63 Stamford New Rd, Altrincham WA14 1DS, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 928 9942

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 8AM-4PM
  • Sat – Sun 9AM-4PM

Toast takes the humble slice and turns it into a canvas of culinary creativity. Led by chef Eddy Carr, this spot dishes out everything from breakfast to dessert on—you guessed it—toast. 

But we’re not talking just beans and cheese here. How about spiced cod cheeks with cauliflower and wakame for lunch? Or a cheeky twist on lemon meringue pie with lemon curd and meringue on brioche? 

The place itself feels like a bit of an Altrincham secret: spacious, with a cool, industrial vibe, yet as cosy as your local. It’s the perfect place to unwind, chat, and nibble your way through a menu that keeps surprising.

Pro tip:
Don’t miss their dessert toast options. That lemon meringue is a game-changer!

Rigatoni’s Altrincham

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Website: Rigatoni’s Altrincham

Address: 10 Ashley Rd, Altrincham WA14 2DW, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 929 9898

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 12PM-9PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-10PM
  • Sun 12PM-9PM

Fancy a bit of Italian without the plane ticket? Rigatoni’s in Alty’s your spot. It’s not just any pasta place; they’re serving up homemade rigatoni that’ll have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a little Italian trattoria. 

With a menu that twists traditional into something special—like their seafood fra diavolo or the decadent eight-hour beef shin and nduja ragu—you’re in for a treat. And let’s not forget the quattro formaggi with crispy prosciutto that’s just out of this world. 

Swing by for their £15 midweek lunch deal, it’s a steal. Plus, their little appetisers and Italian desserts in a glass? Perfect for starting (or finishing) off your meal right.

Pro tip:
Keep an eye on those chalkboards for the weekly specials; they’re always cooking up something worth trying.

Porta Altrincham

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Website: Porta Altrincham

Address: 50 Greenwood St, Altrincham WA14 1RZ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 465 6225

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 5PM-11PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-11PM
  • Sun 5PM-10PM

Now, if you’ve ever fancied a Spanish getaway at your doorstep, Porta is where it’s at. This isn’t just any tapas bar; it’s a slice of Madrid right here in Alty. The vibe is just right—dark hues, cosy corners, and a menu that’ll whisk you straight to a sun-drenched Spanish plaza. 

Fancy some deep-fried goats cheese with honey, or how about sticky ox cheek with pickled walnuts? Each dish is a little fiesta on a plate. And the drinks? A lineup of sherries, fine wines, and local beers that perfectly complement their small plates. 

With roots stretching back to the award-winning Joseph Benjamin, these folks know their stuff.

Pro tip:
Don’t skip the pastel de nata for dessert, it’s like a little bite of Lisbon right here in Altrincham.

California Coffee & Wine

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Website: California Coffee & Wine

Address: 4 George St, Altrincham WA14 1SF, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 941 2020

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 7:30AM-5PM
  • Sat – Sun 8:30AM-5PM

Pop into California Coffee & Wine for a splash of SoCal right in Alty. Don’t let the cosy vibe fool you—this place is all about bright, fresh Cal-Mex flavours that pack a punch. 

The brunch offerings like San Fran salmon with its lush scrambled eggs and spectacular smoked fish, or ranch beans with all the trimmings, make for a hearty start to the day. And yes, they’ve got the coffee down—freshly-roasted daily by owner Justin himself. 

The wine list? An homage to California, naturally. It’s a bit dimmer here up North, but the flavours certainly brighten up the place. They’re keeping it local too, with organic eggs and quality meats from the neighbourhood.

Pro tip:
Give their sausage and bacon mega stack a go if you’re feeling bold—it’s a serious feast.

Altrincham Market House Indoor Food Hall

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Website: Altrincham Market House

Address: 26 Market St, Altrincham WA14 1SA, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 941 2277

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Wed 9AM-10PM
  • Thu – Sat 9AM-11PM
  • Sun 9AM-10PM

Altrincham Market House isn’t just a market; it’s the heart of the town’s foodie revolution. 

This place is bustling with energy, from the six permanent kitchens in the market hall dishing out everything from award-winning sourdough pizza at Honest Crust to mouthwatering Scotch pies by Great North Pie. 

Step outside, and you’re in the market square, a haven for artisan food fans, plus a transient craft and fresh food scene that’s always bringing something new. It’s a feast for the senses with options to suit every taste, and yes, the local beer’s as good as the food.

Pro tip:
Try a bit from each kitchen—especially Tender Cow’s juicy cuts. You can thank me later.

Yara Altrincham

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Website: Yara Altrincham

Address: 202 Ashley Rd, Altrincham WA15 9SF, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 928 6798

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 5PM-10:30PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-11PM
  • Sun 12PM-10PM

Tucked away in a converted terrace, Yara is a slice of the Middle East that locals would love to keep secret. The menu’s a treasure trove of Syrian and Lebanese delights, from the creamy, light hummus to more exotic fare like kabseh and keshkeh. 

And the lahembajeen? Don’t get me started—it’s a revelation. Whether you’re playing it safe or diving into new flavours, Yara’s got you covered. 

It’s usually packed, so squeeze in, get cosy, and prepare for a culinary adventure that’s both genuine and bursting with flavour.

Pro tip:
Go for the mixed grill to sample a bit of everything—it’s a great intro to what Yara does best.

Sugo Pasta Kitchen

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Website: Sugo Pasta Kitchen

Address: 22 Shaw’s Rd, Altrincham WA14 1QU, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 929 7706

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Thu 5PM-10PM
  • Fri – Sat 12PM-10PM
  • Sun 12PM-9PM

Sugo Pasta Kitchen is your shout for a belt-loosening, proper good feed. This place isn’t just about pasta; it’s a full-blown Italian feast with all the trimmings — rich meats, king prawns, and heaps of authentic Italian cheese. 

Kick off with their crispy arancini or those lush lamb meatballs drenched in ragu, but make sure you’ve got room for the decadent Affogato to finish. The vibe? It’s as cosy as they come, spot on for those days when nothing but a hearty bowl of pasta will sort you out.

And here’s the kicker — the place seats over 200, so it’s buzzing. You can cop a squat and watch the chefs knock out fresh pasta right in front of you in the open kitchen. 

Pro tip:
Their king prawn pasta is a must—luxurious and packed with flavour!


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Website: Rustic

Address: 10 Market St, Altrincham WA14 1QB, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 941 7855

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 8AM-4PM
  • Sat – Sun 9AM-5PM

Step into Rustic and you’re in for a laid-back, American diner vibe complete with all the classics. This spot knows how to do comfort food right—from juicy burgers and slider tacos to sticky wings and ribs that fall off the bone. 

The decor’s as homely as the menu, filled with rustic charm that makes you feel right at ease. It’s the ideal place for a casual meal where you can really dig in and enjoy some well-cooked grub.

The slider burgers take you on a global flavour trip, each one a little bite of different corners of the world. Their drinks menu is just as enticing, featuring real cask ales and an impressive selection of craft beers, along with creative cocktails that are as tasty as they are inventive.

Pro tip:
Don’t forget to try the loaded fries and varied salad options—they’re perfect for balancing out the hearty, saucy delights of those amazing fried wings and glazed ribs.

Common Ground

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Website: Common Ground

Address: 20 Shaw’s Rd, Altrincham WA14 1QU, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 222 0850

Operating Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 7:30AM-6PM
  • Sat – Sun 8:30AM-6PM

Common Ground isn’t just a coffee shop; it’s a haven for coffee aficionados and those who love a good brew. Here, they take their coffee seriously, whether it’s an Aeropress, Batch Brew, or a V60 pour-over. 

But it’s not all about the coffee—there’s a fantastic selection of teas and special lattes, from matcha to beetroot, and their hot chocolate is something else. 

Fancy something to eat? Their brunch and lunch offerings are as meticulous as their drinks, with details like chia seed raspberry jam or homemade onion relish that elevate simple dishes into something special. 

And yes, they serve up some unique alcoholic beverages for those who like a tipple.

Pro tip:
Try their Black Tomato Gin if you fancy a drink with a twist—it’s as unique as it sounds!

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