April 27 2018
The Cheshire Smokehouse has confirmed it is planning to launch ‘Smoke’, a contemporary café and wine bar, later this year.
The well-established family business, located in Morley Green, outside Wilmslow, promises that this exciting new venture will expand on their ethos of offering ‘real food’ and will continue supporting other high quality local food and drink producers.
Utilising knowledge and experience gathered over 100 years, and four generations of curing, and smoking fine foods, the new and independent café and bar will serve bar snacks, sharing boards and small plates along with a range of the best wines, beers and spirits from both local small-batch breweries and continental specialists.
Many dishes will be based around The Cheshire Smokehouse’s own products from their butchery, bakery, smokehouse and kitchen, along with the best local ingredients available from artisan suppliers who adorn the shelves in the Smokehouse shop.
As a long-standing resident of Wilmslow, owner Darren Ward hopes that Smoke will prove to be a hit with new and existing customers who are looking to enjoy a high quality drinking and eating experience in a relaxed environment.
“It’s what The Cheshire Smokehouse is all about” says Darren. “Good food, good drink and good company. We felt this was the natural progression for us, using what we already know and produce and applying it to a different setting. We want to showcase our products in the best possible way and this second site is the perfect opportunity for us to do just that.”
“As a Wilmslow resident, I believe we need quality independents to bring a bit of life back into our town. There has been a few starting up recently, so I say the more the merrier!”
Smoke will occupy a unit in the centre of Wilmslow. Subject to the approval of planning permission, work will begin in late summer to transform the site into a stylish and comfortable location, seating over 80 covers.
The new café come wine bar will open all day, seven days a week, offering a versatile, seasonal menu ranging from early morning Smokehouse bacon butties with coffee, to after work snacks with drinks, or a full meal consisting of sharing boards and small plates inspired by culinary ideas from around the world.
This continental approach will be the essence of Smoke, whose emphasis will be on a laid back style underpinned with efficient service. The lively bar area will provide the perfect setting for a post-work or pre-dinner drink, while the more comfortable upstairs seating area will be ideal for Sunday brunch or casual dining.
There will be openings for a number of both full and part-time staff to take up roles in the kitchen and bar areas.
Smoke plans to open its doors later in the year.
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