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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 #7 of 138 restaurants in Chorley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $63 - $63
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: 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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83% Recommend
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The food is always delicious, packed with flavour in a lovely setting. The market menu is good value, we love it!

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Chorley, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Chose the Red Cat at random for a 'get-together' meal for me, my husband, his business partner and wife. This was a treat to thank the wives; and say 'well-done' to the boys for all their hard work! It was just the ticket - a far cry from it's origins and the 'cardboard' pizzas - we were served fabulous, well-presented... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went for a family Sunday meal and as always the food was superb. The restaurant was not that busy, a little on the quiet side, but not so much as to be awkward. Brilliant starters, lovely parfait and brioche. Those on the soup and mini sandwich really enjoyed the different flavours. The main courses of beef fillets were superb, with... More

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Eccleston, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Visited The Red Cat last night having searched through Trip Advisor. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The tables were covered in white linen with all the cutlery and glasses shining. As you would expect in any high end restaurant. We look forward to taking friends there and will definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My wife and I went on Friday and had lunch. I would recommend this place to any of my friends family etc. The service was excellent from the French waiter. The food was very good. For both lunches we paid £75. Very clean, nice atmosphere.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We visited The Red Cat on impulse and were very pleased. The service, decor and ambience was lovely. The food was a complete surprise beautifully served -Art on a plate! and every course was absolutely delicious. A bit more than we normally pay - but for as special occasion well worth it! We will definitely visit again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Myself my wife and my two children stopped at the Red Cat for an impromptu lunch. The staff were very polite and welcoming and even though there was no children's menu the team put together two delightful children's portions of the mains choices which our children loved. We had the scallops to start with followed by the British fillet beef... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My birthday was made so special coming here, the most amazing food and service was really good, love how they announce your food to you and they answered all our questions; very knowledgable. Will definitely return for a special occasion; thanks.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I often go to the restaurant and have never been dissapointed, how this is rated the 11th best restaurant in Chorley I will never know. I dined at the restaurant on Sunday for my dads birthday, there was four of us and the food was fantastic as per usual. There is a 3 course menu on a sunday of 3... More

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Preston, England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had not been to this Restaurant for several years and it has been through several changes of owner since our last visit. My friend had a Highlife card so we opted for two main courses and two desserts. I had the Fillet Steak, served with a tiny steak pie and Pont Neuf potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked and... More

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