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5.1 /6 Excellent 40 Reviews

Grade Cafe Bar

Town Centre European £££ +100
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About Grade Cafe Bar

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For delicious food made with love, look no further than Grade Café Bar. Born from a passion of high quality food, exceptional coffee and a small love affair with gin, Grade Café Bar provides Poynton with the perfect space to relax and take the time to enjoy a spectacular meal. Family owned and operated, it’s highly likely you’ll find owner Sarah’s father busy in the kitchen and her daughter providing excellent service in the front of house, adding that local charm. Sourcing high quality and local produce wherever possible is what makes this European influenced spot a cut above the rest. Located on Park Lane in the town centre, Grade Café Bar is the go-to whether for breakfast, late lunch or evening tapas – you’ll fall in love with it.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Saturday 09:00 - 22:30
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:30
Grade Cafe Bar, 148 Park Lane, SK12 1RG Poynton

Further Information

Coming from a strong Italian family and growing up in her dad’s Italian restaurant, it’s no surprise that Grade Café Bar’s owner, Sarah, ended up with a restaurant of her own. This Poynton delight was built off a passion for good food created from traditional European cooking methods. Sourcing local produce wherever they can, as well as creating their own unique house coffee blend, sets Grade Café Bar apart from the pack. Complete with a stylish outdoor terrace, Grade Café Bar is set in a refurbished English Manor along Park Lane in the town centre, giving it a quintessentially English feeling, where you can wile the day away sipping on a glass of wine or a delicious gin and tonic from their extensive gin menu.

No detail has been overlooked in regards to the menu, ranging from tapas dishes to share, like the salmon skewers, black pudding bon bons or gambas pil pil, to more substantial dishes including the mouthwatering lamb tagine and chorizo and chickpea stew. Or perhaps pop in for breakfast to begin your day with their tasty French crumpets paired with a fresh cup of espresso or locally produced tea. Book a table today to indulge in Poynton’s best European inspired bistro. Conveniently located in the town centre, there’s no reason why not.


40 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 40 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 10:17

Once again a lovely meal at Grade. Excellent service and great atmosphere. I have eaten at Grade at lunch time and evening .....in small groups and large groups and would recommend it to everyone.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 11:33

Amazing food and great service. The staff were really helpful in the choice of tapas we should go for and it all came beautifully presented and tasted delicious! Would highly recommend for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

1 review so far 6
12.07.2017 19:26

Great food - love the tapas menu, which has a varied selection of hot and cold dishes - and friendly attentive service. Perfect way to spend a Saturday night !

2 reviews so far 6
22.06.2017 23:26

Delicious food. Decor relaxing and very clean. Service excellent, friendly and very helpful staff. Would heartily recommend a visit and will go back soon. Want to try the evening Tapas menu.

1 review so far 5
15.07.2017 09:37

Lovely meal and great service . I took my wife here for our monthly date night after a recommendation from my brother in law . We had a tapas style evening meal which was really good . A good selection of dishes were on offer and each one that we had was well presented, hot and very tasty . Very busy but service was very good. Server gave good advice on dishes and how many to order . Fantastic gin menu also !!! Would definitely return in the future !

1 review so far 3
04.07.2017 13:10

We booked a table for six on a Friday lunchtime. The food was very good and my need for gluten free food was easily dealt with as anything on the menu could be adapted for my needs. That's great and still quite unusual in restaurants. We were made to feel very welcome and drinks came quickly. However, we did wait a long time for our food and conversation was difficult because it was very noisy. I'm afraid we added quite a lot of noisy talking ourselves. It was much quieter at other times when we chose to eat outside.

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 16:16

I went to Grade for the first time a few months ago and discovered gorgeous food, friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and great Gin...I have taken new friends each time I've been back and they all love it as much as me. A great addition to Poynton

1 review so far 5
10.04.2017 07:51

Good atmosphere, appealing decor and freshly prepared food which was presented very attractively and thoughtfully. the food was very good quality and taste. Good range of food available for a 'cafe' including hot meals Would visit more regularly if lived near by but will visit again if in the area and would recommend.

1 review so far 5
28.03.2017 15:43

Excellent food, really well cooked and service was very good. Staff were lovely and friendly. Floor underneath table was sticky with perhaps the spillage of a drink,we did dine towards the end of the lunchtime though and I appreciate they had been busy with children as it was mothers day.

1 review so far 3
24.05.2017 21:24

Very disappointed with long waiting time from giving in our orders for mains and desserts. Service was cheery and pleasant until the young man knocked our table whilst attending another party and my red hot coffee splashed everywhere and I all I got was a 'sorry about that ' called from across the room!! Overall it's still a pleasant place to have lunch and the food is good but not as good as our last visit in February. So today was disappointing.

1 review so far 5
23.06.2017 21:44

Had a delicious meal at The Grade. The Tapas selection was good and each dish was really tasty. The decor was bright, fresh and really inviting, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be returning to try the breakfast or lunch menu.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 10:17

Excellent food and service in a lovely environment. The children were well catered for with a child friendly menu and the choice for adults was very good. We will certainly go there again. It's an asset to Poynton.

1 review so far 4
19.04.2017 00:06

The ambiance of the cafe bar was very relaxed and the steak and onion sandwich I ordered was very tasty, I just found the steak in the sandwich a little bit tough. This wouldn't put me off going again, as I have previously enjoyed a meal there and my friend enjoyed the lamb dish she ordered today.

1 review so far 6
14.03.2017 07:47

Been several times now, and we love this place. ,The tapas was superb as always, the only one I didn't like was my friends Anchovy choice, but that's because I don't like anchovies. Staff friendly and efficient

1 review so far 3
12.07.2017 20:53

The food was very good. Kids meals in particular were very tasty and great value. Unfortunately there was a really long wait for the food, and it didn't even seem that busy. There was no apology for the length of time we had to wait. If I'm being honest, I think the service could have been a bit friendlier. The people who served us showed minimum politeness but there was no enthusiasm there.

1 review so far 5
04.07.2017 22:28

Great food although not cheap. Glad we booked as although very quiet when we got there opit was packed by 8pm. Service got slower through the evening but drinks not hard to come by. My husband enjoyed the gin!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 15:32

Great service, amazing drinks choices, love all the gins and gorgeous food. Great ambience and we will definitely return. My friends came over for my birthday and they want to return soon!

1 review so far 5
01.07.2017 13:00

Excellent Tapas. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It was very busy and it took a while for the food to start arriving, but when it did arrive it was hot and freshly prepared

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 14:48

Lovely lunch, lots of choices and staff are friendly and attentive. Modern decor and contemporary English food. Would recommend for breakfast and lunch and dinner. Will defo be returning.

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 11:29

Thought we would give Saturday night tapas a try at Grade Excellent night, food, wine and staff wonderful. Couldn't ask for more. Will be back again for sure

1 review so far 6
20.04.2017 21:07

New experience, Great food, Lovely service will be back as now our new favourite place to eat in Poynton. Recommend the sweet potato, feta and spinach roulard..

1 review so far 6
25.02.2017 10:09

Unlikely to get a table unless you've booked. Great food. Great service a great night had by all. Couldn't have asked for more for my partners birthday.

1 review so far 6
15.04.2017 21:12

Excellent food, wine, and service. Will definitely go again. The only complaint was the table was very small, but we can live with that. Overall very enjoyable.

1 review so far 5
24.03.2017 22:15

Lovely meal tonight , very good quality food and nice staff. Chilled out dining room , this was our second time. Will return with friends and leave room for a dessert 👍

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 17:38

Great food, good quality and very fresh and tasty. Very nice ambience. Staff helpful and polite. Good value as well at £40 for 2 of us

1 review so far 6
11.05.2017 10:01

Absolutely lovely, we have been there a number of times and haven't had a bad meal yet. Excellent food and excellent service. Definitely go again 😁

1 review so far 6
21.04.2017 08:09

The food was lovely food, I went with my girl friends for breakfast. A cute little place, will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone

1 review so far 6
11.03.2017 07:49

As a vegan eater I found the experience very good. Exceptional food and the cleanliness of the premises was excellent. We shall be returning soon

2 reviews so far 6
08.06.2017 07:46

Great food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. We've been to Grade a few times and the food is always very good. We are now regulars there!

1 review so far 5
21.05.2017 17:49

First time at this restaurant for me and my friends...lovely relaxed atmosphere in the afternoon. Food absolutely delicious, and even provided a candle on a pudding for the birthday girl!

1 review so far 4
06.04.2017 16:09

Very nice food , nice place , but the experience was spoiled when we were asked to change table before we had finished our lunch , as they wanted our reserved table for someone else !

1 review so far 5
30.04.2017 18:20

Very good food, very friendly and helpful staff, fair prices and nice relaxing decor. Car parking a problem at busy times especially for disabled customers. Would definitely recommend.

1 review so far 5
03.06.2017 07:46

Good food. Good selection of dishes. Great service. A really great place for lunch with good comp nay. We all enjoyed our experience and will go again.

2 reviews so far 5
04.07.2017 10:06

Excellent food - very tasty and decent sized portions. We had tapas and loved the lamb tagine and Parmesan potatoes. Great atmosphere too which was a bonus.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 22:12

Great food and service. Limited menu but we found enough for two vegetarians and a meat eater. Great taste and presentation. Amazing gin. Small parking spaces....

1 review so far 5
02.06.2017 10:02

Great food in a relaxed environment. Not too pricey either. Just a shame it's not open late more often! Morretti on draft is a massive bonus!

1 review so far 5
26.02.2017 13:57

Helpful staff offering gluten free options. Relaxed atmosphere and freshly cooked food. Nice coffee. Reasonable price of £40 for lunch for 3 people. Will go again.

1 review so far 5
03.07.2017 15:29

Good hot food. Pleasant staff. Service good. Nobody asked if we would like coffee after the food. We would have, but left without bothering .

1 review so far 4
21.02.2017 07:30

Great food from the breakfast menu but the service slow. Some of our group of 7 had finished eating before others were served. Lovely atmosphere.

1 review so far 1
20.03.2017 13:09

Teeny tiny portion of tapas. Really not worth it. Very disappointed as have enjoyed the food in the day. Staff were friendly and atmosphere lovely but food a real let down.