Stockport is a borough of Greater Manchester, located to the south-east of Manchester City Centre. It is the home to Britain's original hat industry and has plenty of visitor attractions including the Hat Works, more than 380 listed buildings, an iconic viaduct, Peel Hall, Bramall Hall and no less than 14 nature reserves. One famous reserve is Etherow Country Park, one of the first of its kind in England sprawled over 32 acres of SSSI land. Visitors also head to Mersey Vale Nature Park, Abney Hall Park and Reddish Vale Country Park. If you love to shop, then make your way to the Merseyway Shopping Centre, the Peel Hall centre and the Market Place, which boasts 50 independent retailers selling everything from craft beer to buttons! When you're ready to recharge and refuel from the activities, you'll find a great range of restaurants in Stockport too.
Greater Manchester prides itself on being a leading foodie destination. Stockport's restaurants are varied, numerous and of excellent quality. You'll find places to eat all around the town, as well as the Metropolitan borough's outlying areas of Bredbury, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Marple, Reddish, Romiley and Woodley. This part of Greater Manchester borders on the Peak District so you'll find Stockport restaurants which are urban in feel and housed in restored historic buildings or renovated industrial spaces, as well as more rural feeling gastropubs and other country-themed Stockport restaurants. The diversity of this area is a huge draw for visitors, who benefit from international cuisines from every corner of the world.
If you're going to hear live music at the Stockport Plaza, see a play the Garrick Theatre or watch a film at the Cineworld, you'll want to enjoy a delicious meal first to set the tone of the evening. Stockport's restaurants certainly won't disappoint. You'll find award-winning Indian restaurants in Stockport, experimental vegan cafes, stylish French bistros and chic little Italians. Enjoy a lavish feast in one of the Chinese restaurants in Stockport or treat yourself to a steak at one of the American themed diners. You'll find restaurants all along Wellington Road Street, on St Petersgate, Millgate and Spring Garden, as well as in the shopping centres. Look out for small venues which are more hidden in the winding, historic side streets too - many are kept a careful secret by the locals!
The Quandoo community has shared some great reviews on the restaurants across Stockport. Aamchi Mumbai on Gatley Road in Cheadle Hulme is extremely chic and modern inside, and it has a menu that manages to combine South-Asian street food with fine-dining credentials. The Purple Pakora in Marple is known for being one of the best curry houses in Cheshire and its tasty jingha bhuna (spicy fried prawns). For gin cocktails alongside your food, head to the Grade Cafe Bar in Poynton. It's family-run, offers excellent service and a delicious European-inspired menu with plenty of tapas for the evening crowd. Just remember to book your preferred restaurants in Stockport ahead of time as they can get very busy in the evenings and at weekends. With Quandoo, you can book Stockport restaurants up to two hours before you plan to dine. Leave a review too for your fellow diners - it all helps to build our foodie loving community and gives Quandoo users the unbiased, honest information that they need to choose the best Stockport restaurants!