Argentinian restaurant coming to Wilmslow


A Buenos Aires inspired restaurant group is set to open a branch in Wilmslow which will be their first site in the North of England.

CAU, the sister restaurant to the Gaucho group, will be bringing a flavour of the Argentinian capital to Water Lane in February 2015.

CAU launched in 2012 and currently operates eight sites including Bristol, Guildford, Cambridge and Amsterdam as well as three London restaurants.

The Wilmslow restaurant will be located at 22-24 Water Lane, in the premises previously occupied by Strada, seat 130 covers and include an open kitchen on the ground floor and outside terrace for al fresco dining.

Unsurprisingly Argentinian beef is prominent on the all-day menu at CAU, which also includes twice-cooked pork belly and pepper crusted seared tuna steak amongst the dishes. Breakfast with an Argentinian twist will also be served as well as Sunday roast and five CAU own brand wines.

CAU intends to bring something new and genuinely different to the casual dining market in the area.

CAU Operations Director Graham Hall says: "Our speciality cuts are obviously something very special, quite unique for the high street but it's the attention to detail and the ethos of making everything fresh on site that really sets us apart from the rest."

CAU has submitted an application for a variation to the premises licence to amend the layout. Plans include to creating a finishing kitchen on the ground floor, adding a disabled toilet, moving part of the dining room to the basement and relocating the bar and servery.

CAU, Restaurants, Water Lane


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Mark Russell
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 9:34 am
Fantastic news!! Something new to the area, creating jobs. See you in there!
Steph Sankey
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 4:33 pm
Looking forward to that seared tuna! But can we also have an authentic Mexican restaurant in Wilmslow (ie NOT chiquitos or other chains)? And an equivalent to the Botanist would be good too! I'm not asking for much!!?
Clive Cooksey
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 4:46 pm
Yum Yum~ Nay ~ Triple yum! As a meat man fan, I really look forward to that.
Barry Buxton
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 5:01 pm
A great addition to the scene. A Vietnamese restaurant next please - we don't need 2 Thai.
Steve Kennedy
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 8:10 pm
It's great news for my street and the town. But please realise, there are no magical lists of what you want or need in this town, if you want Vietnamese, you have to get out there, find them and attract them. As individuals, there is nothing to stop you doing this, nothing at all... So go for it, help promote our town, try and get businesses in... if you rely on others and assume someone else will do it, it probably wont happen. I think i can say that because i try, my friends try, the business group tries.... and we are all enabled to help our town, but please dont assume its someone elses job.

This excellent website puts out all the Town Council meetings, agendas etc, please go to them with your ideas, its a starting point.
Carole Burton
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 8:34 pm
This is great news. Somewhere else to go to eat without having to go out of Wilmslow all the time.
Bob Bracegirdle
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at 10:43 pm
I'll give it a try when I'm back there. Rather be in Buenos Aires though.
Stuart Redgard
Thursday 4th December 2014 at 6:04 am
Well said Steve Kennedy.
Oliver Romain
Friday 5th December 2014 at 1:44 am
Barry, if you want a Veitnamese restaurant or indeed any other kind go ahead and say so.
Don't let Steve Kennedy put you off. Just saying what you want on social media or in the paper can bring about change but if it doesn't so what? Your entitled to your view. And after all if you cant cook the stuff, it might actually be someone else's job!
As for this new one I hope they have done their research. I wish it well but whilst Wilmslow has a few quid knocking about it is nothing like Guildford or the other locations in terms of population. Chain restaurants don't seem to do well here.
Colin Jones
Friday 5th December 2014 at 10:44 am
Yes, of course you can say which sort of restaurant, or shop, you want in the town but Steve Kennedy is right to suggest that you should try to make it happen by influencing decision makers. It's not very likely that Vietnamese restaurant owners are reading this newsletter website, excellent though it is. I recently enjoyed a very good meal - and service - in the Stratford on Avon branch of Carluccio's. I was sufficiently impressed to write to them, via their website, asking them to consider opening in Wilmslow. I was pleased to receive a reply from their Site Acquisitions Manager saying he would be spending some time here to gauge the potential market. I know they already have a branch in Hale so they might decide that's sufficient in this area. But at least we've got them to come and have a look!