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5.2 /6 Excellent 55 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.


55 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 55 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: great value
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1 review so far 6
18.09.2017 14:56

The food was lovely, great choice and served with a smile in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We will definitely return again and know that our children will be welcome.

1 review so far 6
03.09.2017 07:09

Fantastic food, service a little poor food came out but no plates had to ask 3 times for them. But would recommend, great place, clean bright and comfortable. Food best I've eaten for a long time. Defo go back.

1 review so far 6
26.08.2017 20:35

Amazing place. Great food and a really nice setting. Staff very friendly and great with the kids. Good value for money. We will be going back!!!

1 review so far 6
25.08.2017 18:55

Great atmosphere and service. We ordered 2 tapas each and then ordered a couple more. Everything was well cooked and tasty. Would go back again.

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
21.08.2017 01:51

Great food. I think everyone had arrived almost at the same time so food a little slow coming to the table and no promptly asked if we wanted a drink. Didn't get the table we had requested either as the other party had booked via the phone. So lesson learnt there! :(

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.

2 reviews so far 5
20.07.2017 22:20

This is one of my favourite eateries. The staff are friendly, attentive but equally not in your face. I had the chicken Caesar salad today, not a stingy plate of food as with some establishments, and totally delicious. Well done Grade keep up the good work

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.

2 reviews 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
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 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!