WE ARE OPEN THROUGHOUT with a POP UP RESTAURANT featuring early September!

MAJOR works are underway to double the capacity of one of South Cheshire’s most popular dining destinations. Residence Restaurant and Bar is full steam ahead with a £350,000 scheme to transform an outdoor courtyard at the back of the building into a new attraction in the heart of Nantwich.

The 1000 sq ft single storey-structure, with partially glazed pitch roof, will offer a striking new cocktail bar and theatre kitchen with wood-fired sourdough pizza oven.

Foundations have been laid and works are progressing well ahead of a September opening.

It will be business as usual throughout the scheme which includes a high-end refurbishment of the existing restaurant led by designers behind some of Cheshire’s most trendy venues, including The Botanist in Knutsford and Alchemist in Alderley Edge. A giant marquee, sited on Residence car-park, will offer pop-up dining, socialising and function facilities over the first three weekends in September while work progresses. Customers can enjoy cocktails, live music and tastings of the new autumn menu.

Over Food Festival weekend, September 1-3, the marquee will host a busy programme of fun activities including the National Chilli-Making contest and free gin and cocktail-making masterclasses with guest bartenders from The Ginstitute on Portobello Road, London.

Residence, a Georgian mansion once home to the Lord Mayor of London, has employed more than 350 people since opening as a restaurant in 2007 and has been the launch-pad for many careers in hospitality.

The new-look venue will be officially opened to the public on September 22. Meanwhile Residence remains open for bookings and walk-in trade.

 Anyone interested in applying for the new jobs, which include full and part-time positions for chefs, bartenders and hostesses, is asked to call Residence on 01270 629100