La Popote

Manchester Road, Marton, Cheshire, United Kingdom, SK11 9HF
Critics Review 16/20
Restaurant info
Opening Information

Wed – Sat Dinner
Wed – Sun Lunch

  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome

About La Popote

Description brought to you by Manchester Confidential:

This small family owned French Bistro is tucked away in pretty Marton, near Macclesfield. Heavily influenced by French classical cooking, the chef is Dutch, his wife Scottish and their first restaurants were in South Africa. But the blend of influences works. The building is a converted barn. Walking in through the front door there’s a wood burning stove, low beams and lashings of vintage china. The room is small, maybe 25 covers, spanking clean with white linen tablecloths and fresh flowers on each table. Confidential’s Mark Garner notes that ‘scallops are masterfully seasoned, seared all around and snatched out of the pan still soft and juicy in the middle.’ The calamari, meanwhile transported our writer ‘back to the days of spending all afternoon in the Brasserie Flo in Paris’. Mains include an old-fashioned half of a crisply-cooked duck with red cabbage, broccoli and a potato croquette. Desserts include apricot cream with a soupçon of apricot brandy set in a teacup along with one of front of house, Lynne’s shortbreads and an excellent Crepe Suzette. The wine list is cute and great value with fine choices among the champagnes and Clarets. New World wines are a bargain.

Cuisine: French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Price point:
£ £ £ £ £


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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Mark Garner
La Popote is a real treat. If you haven’t eaten in an old world French restaurant, then you should be setting off down the A34. The atmosphere is good; it'll be even better in the summer when the garden becomes an extension to the dining room. Lynne has her staff running like clockwork, whilst being a fabulous hostess who can quite capably do a flambé at your table. Crepe Suzette anyone? How many front of house peeps can do that these days.
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