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Red Cat

114 Blackburn Road | Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley PR6 8LL, England
+44 (0)1257 263966
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Ranked #9 of 139 Restaurants in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $63 - $63
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Whittle-le-Woods has been placed firmly on every food lover's map since the opening of The Red Cat on Blackburn Road. With more countryside charm than you could shake a muddy Wellie at, The Red Cat is renowned for its peaceful location and classic modern British menu. With its whitewashed exterior, original stonework and exposed wooden beams, you'll feel right at home in this cosy venue. Head Chef Chris Rawlinson has worked hard to create a moreish seasonal menu, and favourite dishes at The Red Cat include the fresh mussels with garlic and chive cream; the saddle of venison with spinach, beetroot purée and rosemary potatoes; and the bread and butter pudding with clotted cream and apricots.
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English first
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Nice menu, good wine list. Stylish decor with countryside views. Dessert beats the rather bland starter and main course. Service with a courteous smile all evening. Very nice but room for improvement.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Red Cat is no more; the Rowlandson family have ceased catering there and have sold the establishment. However all is not lost as they have moved in their entirety to the Royal Oak, Blackburn Old Road, Riley Green so only a fairly short distance away

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This review is based and about a dozen visits to this excellent restaurant over the past five years or so. On every occasion the food has been exemplary and we are fussy eaters! The wine always seems to be excellent whatever we choose. And the service is always efficient and unobtrusive. Our last visit here was an emergency one: We... More

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coppull
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

been in there area for years last time went was extremely good, but it has been a very long while since I was there at least couple of years

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

came to the red cat in july and the food was great, the atmosphere also. will be returning with friends and reccomend

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant on many occasions over the last couple of years and have never been anything less than very happy with all aspects. The standard of food and service is always excellent no matter wether you order from the discounted market menu, the a la carte menu or the taster menu, and the staff are always... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have had many enjoyable meals here and the food is always top class. The service is at times questionable but we like the food so much that we keep going back. There are no baby changing facilities but they are helpful at washing out bibs, bowls and bringing special food out for the baby.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant for the first time yesterday evening and we were not disappointed. It was our fourth wedding anniversary so we like to try and find somewhere special and this exceeded our expectations. We were made to feel very welcome from the moment we arrived and service was friendly and efficient. The canapés... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

First time I've been here and everything is off a high standard, the chef!! and food the waitresses the actual restaurant but if you don't drink wine like me and my partner expect a cold shoulder on entrance the French man behind the bar who "welcomes" you is very rude and creates an uncomfortable atmosphere I asked if they had... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We keep returning hoping the service will improve because the food is excellent, but each time we are disappointed, some minor niggles but these detract from the overall dining experience. When 'Mike' is there things tend to run smoothly but when he is not and the French waiter is in charge it tends to be a different story altogether, the... More

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