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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi

Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi
The Silk Road, Macclesfield SK10 1LH, England
01625 613333
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Ranked #7 of 145 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Cuisines: Italian, International, British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Macclesfield
1 review
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I have visited this Cafe Bar on several occassions, for both personal and business lunches, all have been superb so I thought it time to write a review. It is well staffed and the waitress service is very warm and friendly. The main menu and specials will satisfy anyones apetite and cravings. The portions are perfect, giving value for money and the cakes are wonderful. All in all a great place for a business lunch, for the whole family or somewhere to pop in for a really good cup of coffee and cake. oh and the Breakfast are ideal.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nick B, Owner at Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear M B

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. It was heartwarming and great to receive such positive feedback.

It is wonderful to know that you also come to the cafe bar to hold business lunches. We have just upgraded our WIFI (free for AB customers) system ensuring faster internet connections.

I do look forward to meeting you on your next visit to the store.

Thanks again
Kind regards

Nick

Nick Bianchi
Director
Arighi Bianchi
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English first
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best Cakes in the World!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have been going to Arighi cafe bar for several years and have never been disappointed. If its tea and cake (yumm!) or coffee and a chat or a full lunch it is always worth the visit. It can get very busy at weekends and during the sale so worth booking a table for lunch. The staff cannot do enough for you and they are friendly at all times. It is excellent value for money but it isn't cheap. However the cakes are to DIE for.

Visited January 2013
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Nick B, Owner at Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Madam

Thank you very much for your kind review.

We are delighted to hear that you always enjoy visiting the cafe bar whether for a full lunch or for tea and cakes. I have passed on your feedback to our in-house bakery about our cakes! It was most kind.

I look forward to meeting you on your next visit to the store.

Kind regards

Nick

Nick Bianchi
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Arighi Bianchi
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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing food cooked with italian passion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The food in the cafe bar is now part of my weekly routine! The food is always exceptional and its refreshing to dine somewhere that retains the "old school" family run feel in a contemporary and stylish setting. I am eternally thankful to Arighi Bianchi for providing somewhere that combines my love of delicious food with my partners love of filling the house with and excess of furniture and associated goods. If you haven't been its a must....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nick B, Owner at Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Jon

It was so pleasing to read your kind review that you posted on tripadvisor.

It certainly makes all the hard work seem worthwhile when receiving such lovely comments such as yours. It was most kind.

I look forward to meeting you and your partner on your next visit to the store.

Kind regards

Nick
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“lovely food great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Whenever my wife and I are visiting friends or relatives in Macclesfield we always book a table at Arighi Bianchi (or Argy Bargy as I call it). I have been dining here for years and have found the food to be consistently superior to almost every other eatery in the area.

The cafe is clean, well staffed and always has a relaxed and congenial atmosphere. We always book a table but there is usually a table free if you want to arrive on spec.

A simple menu of classic dishes from sandwiches to Pasta to fish & chips allows for a quick turn-around so the ingredients are always fresh and perfectly prepared. You may not consider Fish & Chips to be a luxury dish but when the Cod is so fresh, the batter so light and the dish cooked to perfection there can be few other meals to compete. For those who still have room for a dessert there is a large selection of fresh puddings, cakes and gateaux on display in the cool cabinets.

The waiting staff are pleasant and attend the tables well, without being intrusive. Prices could be considered a little on the high side but I always say that one has to pay a little extra for the best quality – plus it deters the football shirt-wearing tattoo brigade (I’m such a snob). So, if £8.95 for Fish & Chip (for example) is a little steep then there's always a Hungry Horse pub nearby.

Following your meal you could always browse the three floors filled with a large assortment of a somewhat eccentric range of furniture items.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nick B, Owner at Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Mr Kelly

Thank you very much for your kind post on tripadvisor. It is always so pleasing to receive such positive feedback. Much appreciated.

Please do make yourself known to me personally on your next visit to the store, as it would be very good to meet you.

Kind regards

Nick
Nick Bianchi
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Arighi Bianchi
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Alsager, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

we went for a coffee and cake while shopping, it was very nice but a bit expensive( even though you do get a large slice of cake )

Visited January 2012
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Nick B, Owner at Cafe Bar Arighi at Arighi Bianchi, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your comments.

I am sorry to hear that you thought it was slightly on the expensive side.
We do offer generous portions, and we encourage our customers to take the cakes home to finish off if need be!

Also, our waitresses come round regularly offering complimentary refills of fresh coffee.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year

Best wishes

Nick
Nick Bianchi
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