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“Just don't drive home.....”
Review of La Popote

La Popote
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Marton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Intimate small french restaurant owner run with excellent cuisine and very personalised service. Cooking at the table a speciality. perfect venue for small weddings and private parties. Very pretty garden with outside eating area, overlooking oldest wooden timbered church in Europe from 13th Century.
Manchester
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Just don't drive home.....”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I have to join the majority here and vote this restaurant as excellent. Put simply it is punching far above its size and weight in comparison to others in the area (Yellow Broom take note)

The one thing I have to start with though is a warning not to plan to drive home if you choose anything on the menu that mentions alcohol. We are not talking measured amounts here!

From Pernod in the Tomato and Basil soup, through the house speciality Tornedos Fillet being flambéed in enough Smirnoff to finish off the crew of a Russian Submarine to the Crepe Suzette being drowned with more than enough Grand Marnier to put a couple of points on the gross national output of France. You are not going to stay sober eating here.

We booked online for a wedding anniversary and received a nice card from the staff waiting for us at our table (Again, Yellow Broom take note)

A short pre dinner drink by the log burner and we were shown to our table where the excellent food was served in good time with faultless service. If I have to offer any constructive criticism it was that some of the tables would work better turned sideways to the walls rather than at ninety degrees. It would provide more floor space for the flambé trolley and it prevents some guests having to eat with their backs to the main room which for some is an uncomfortable feeling. Basic anthropology I believe.

Also the mismatched chairs around the fire create a feeling of awkwardness for some on the uprights with comfort for those in the wicker armchairs. Maybe a standard armchair for all would work better.

It is obvious that this restaurant has a loyal fan base of regulars and I think that my wife and I will look forward to adding ourselves to that.

We will be back..... with reinforcements.

  • Visited September 2013
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Nether Alderley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Très chic”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Really lovely setting, great food and cosy atmosphere. We had Sunday lunch - excellent. The menu choices including 'specials' were extensive. Fab wine too. There is a lovely wood burning fire to welcome you with olives and vegetable crisps and personal service. Loved it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Anniversary Treat”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We recently visited this restaurant to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent. we had hoped to have our pre meal drinks in the garden ,but as the evening was rather cool we were offered the alternative of having them in front of a real fire.

we ate from the specials selection, .rather pricey but well worth it. Scallops to start & venison for the main. the apricot dessert was the final indulgence, we will be back


















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  • Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great quality food and lovely staff”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was our second visit, and we shall not leave it so long before we visit again. On a sunny day we sat outside and enjoyed the lovely garden. Good menu at lunchtime, although we opted for specials off the board (not cheap..... but worth it). Venison loin with rich red wine reduction (containing a hint of chocolate) was amazing as were the lemon sole fillets (generous portion of 4) with pommes dauphinoises. Couldn't resist the special pudding - orange panna cotta with rhubarb 'soup' (braised) and strawberries. All dishes were served and presented beautifully.

  • Visited July 2013
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stockport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wow! A fabulous experience”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

There were four in our party. On arrival we were invited into the garden for drinks and nibbles, the garden is a delight, many flowers, plants and wildlife to enjoy. The food was 5 star, so thank you Victor. The attention to detail and the service was the best I have experienced and we will return.

  • Visited July 2013
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