New entries in the North West who have landed a spot in Waitrose
Good Food Guide 2014 are:
The Greyhound Inn in Saughall, Sticky Walnut in Chester and La
Bohemein Heatley, all in Cheshire; The Ploughin Lupton, Cumbria;
Albert Square Chop House, Damson, The Rose Garden, Wing's, Yuzuand
The French, all in Manchester; Hearth of the Ramin Ramsbottom;The
Assheton Armsin Downham, Lancashire; The Clove Hitch and
Delifonseca Dockside (which earlier this year won the Readers'
Restaurant of the Year Award), both in Liverpool, and Novain
Simon Rogan's restaurant The French, based at the Midland Hotel,
has also been awarded the impressive accolade of Best New Entry in
theWaitrose Good Food Guide 2014. The restaurant has gone
straight into the guide's Top 50 restaurant listing.
Simon Rogan is dominating dining in the region; in addition to
The French grabbing the number 12 slot in the Top 50 list, his
restaurant L'Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria has for the first time
this year taken the prestigious number one place in the ranking,
toppling Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck after six years at the
top and making L'Enclume the best restaurant in the country
according to the Good Food Guide 2014.
Three other restaurants in the North West have also made it on
to the Top 50 listing -Fraiche in Merseyside at number 23, the
Freemasons at Wiswell which is a new entry to the list at 42 and
Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor at 47.
The region is also home to some of the longest serving
restaurants in the Good Food Guide; Quince & Medlar in Cumbria
has been listed in the guide for 25 years, Ramsons in Ramsbottom
and Northcote in Lancashire have both featured for 27 years
consecutively, Farlam Hall in Cumbria has clocked up 37 years while
Sharrow Bay, also in Cumbria, has been included in the Good Food
Guide for an impressive 53 years.
Elizabeth Carter, Consultant Editor of the Good Food
Guide,commented: 'Judging by the energy, confidence and good
vibrations coming from the North West, there's magic being worked
here. The area has a reputation for some very good, affordable
restaurants and the fantastic new entries this year can only add to
that reputation. And praise, too, for Simon Rogan - he has given
Manchester one of the most fascinating new restaurants in the