I’ve always wanted to try Cranford Cafe. I’ve driven past it so many times while visiting Knutsford but never had the opportunity to stop for lunch. So on a friday in December, once the kids had broken up from school, I went in with my sister in law and our daughters to give it a try.
It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was. It had a good number of tables but still had that cosy feeling.
The menu is massive, and I was really impressed with the choice of meals on offer. It had classic sandwiches, paninis, jackets, and salads. The breakfast really stood out with a mix of traditional and alternatives, including pancakes stacks and breakfast wraps. Some of the speciality sandwiches looked epic. They had posh fish finger butty, minute steak with onions, mushrooms, and peppercorn sauce sandwich and “Hot Finger Lickin’ chicken”
I personally went for their bacon, brie, and cranberry panini, which is a classic but a favourite of mine. It came with a small salad garnish, and I couldn’t fault it.
The children’s menu was equally good with options. With breakfasts, hot mains, cold sandwiches, and salads. My daughter chose to have chicken goujons, chips, and beans. This was just the right size for her at age 9, and at £5.95 it wasn’t overpriced.
The service was great. The lady who took our order was really friendly and went out of her way to check that we had everything we needed. The nice service, along with the great menu options, makes Cranford Cafe a really nice place to stop for lunch.
They also have a sandwich bar on one side of the cafe, which acts as a takeaway. You can go along the deli counter and select your fillings for a sandwich or salad so you can enjoy Cranfords food even if you dont have time to sit inside.
You could easily land there after a walk into Tatton Park or after a play in the park at The Moor.