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Amuse

43, Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DG, England
01625664404
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Ranked #96 of 141 restaurants in Macclesfield
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We're a friendly independent faily run business. Our food is homemade, wholesome & 'ethical'. We make dishes to order and can tell you exactly what's in them. Wake up with our breakfasts like 'French toast with bacon' or a good old full English with local sausages and bacon. Drop in for coffee & homemade cakes like 'lemon drizzle' and 'rocky road'. Fill up at lunch or tea time with homemade soups, salads, sandwiches & wholesome hot dishes. We serve wine by the glass and bottle; locally brewed beer; milkshakes amde with Cheshire ice cream and smoothies made from real fruit.The cafe can be hired in the evening for private parties
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: We're a friendly independent faily run business. Our food is homemade, wholesome & 'ethical'. We make dishes to order and can tell you exactly what's in them. Wake up with our breakfasts like 'French toast with bacon' or a good old full English with local sausages and bacon. Drop in for coffee & homemade cakes like 'lemon drizzle' and 'rocky road'. Fill up at lunch or tea time with homemade soups, salads, sandwiches & wholesome hot dishes. We serve wine by the glass and bottle; locally brewed beer; milkshakes amde with Cheshire ice cream and smoothies made from real fruit.The cafe can be hired in the evening for private parties
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Waited 20 minutes for a takeaway sandwich when the restaurant wasn't busy and there were 5 staff members on. Food nice and staff polite but always seems to be quite a wait for takeaway service!

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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Amuse isn't a bad cafe at all, the food is adequate and the surroundings pleasant, but once or twice the staff have been quite dismissive and grumpy......I suppose everyone is entitled to off days.

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Macclesfield, Cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Good staff, very attentive without being too much in your face. Good choice of menu. I have visited with my husband and friends. We sat upstairs on the balcony where you have a good view of Chestergate and what is going on downstairs. Nice place.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I just came in for a takeaway order of 2 paninis. If I'd have known these would take 40 minutes to make and come 10 minutes apart I would have gone to Argos, bought a panini machine and made them myself. The young girl was very polite and helpful but no one else seemed very interested. Seeing that I had... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I used to come here regularly but am afraid I've found that Rustic Coffee is miles better. We had a long wait and the lattes we had were not very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Have eaten here a few times now and found food amazing. Really tasty and obviously home cooked. I see from other reviews the service can seem a little slow at times but think this is not the norm in my experience anyway. Recently had hungarian mushroom soup and Italian truffle cake both of which were gluten free and tasted fantastic.... More

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Julia M, Owner at Amuse, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Ben our head chef cares passionately about our food and is a font of amazing knowledge about nutrition. I hope you continue to enjoy the fruits of our passion! Julia More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at Amuse quite a few times and always had a good experience. I went there with a friend recently and found the place to start looking a bit run down including the menus not clean and stained. A bit offputting! The staff were friendly and we were served quickly as it was not very busy.

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Julia M, Owner at Amuse, responded to this review

Hi - thank you for your nice comments about the service & food. What a shame the menu let the side down and meant we got a 3 :( We're in the process of changing our menu & the new design will be more 'wipe clean' in the meanwhile I'll ask the team to msake sure they do their best... More

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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Oh my god the food is amazing!! Very fresh and well cooked, the cakes and tray backs are superb!! Food heaven I'd recommend it to everyone!!

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Julia M, Owner at Amuse, responded to this review

Thank you - it's lovely to be appreciated/get a great score - hope to see you again soon. Julia More

Northwich, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

On a passing visit to Macc, we called in for lunch. There were not many people in, so the service was pretty fast; I ordered a burger and fries and my partner had an all day breakfast (having missed out first thing). My meal was hot and tasty as was the breakfast. The thing that really did bug me though,... More

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Julia M, Owner at Amuse, responded to this review

Hi! many thanks for your lovely comments abouty our food. i'm sorry that having to wait for the loo meant we only scored a three. After three seperate plumbers have attempted to sort the ancient plumbing we have had to conceed defeat and settle on just one toilet which isn't normally a problem. julia More

Warrington, Cheshire.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Latest in a number of visits when attending the 'Treacle 'Market', this was a disaster !! Not a very busy day, my wife and I called in for a s drink and a snack. We ordered, a very difficult and complicated order - 2 hot chocolates. We waited, ..... and waited, and reminded the waitress who took the order and... More

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Julia M, Owner at Amuse, responded to this review

This is a startlingly angry and sarcastic review. I was on a stall outside the cafe selling hot chocolate all day, popping in regularly to check all was well in the cafe. The atmosphere was busy, buzzing and good humoured. No complaints or comments were received. Best wishes, Julia More

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