Plans for new Water Lane restaurant and bar

Plans have been submitted to change the use of a retail unit on Water Lane to enable a new restaurant to open.

The owners of The Cheshire Smokehouse, a family owned business which opened in Morley Green in 1907, have applied for planning permission to change 44 Water Lane, which is currently occupied by White Stuff, to A3 use.

The proposal is for a restaurant and bar at ground, first and second floor levels along with an external seating area.

The unit was formerly a wine bar and restaurant called Forty Four prior to the White Stuff shop opening in November 2010.

Smoke restaurant and bar will employ six full-time and six part-time members of staff.

The proposed opening hours are from 8am to 11pm Monday to Friday, 8am to midnight on Saturdays and 8am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 18/1934M. The deadline for submitting comments is May 10th and a decision is expected by June 14th.

Menawhile, the next door property is currently vacant as the Slug and Lettuce has recently closed its doors.

Following a refurbishment, a new bar called Camarena will open at the site towards the end of May and the new owners are now looking for a team of mixologists, bartenders and floor staff, who have relevant experience.

Smoke Restaurant and Bar, Water Lane


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Mark Russell
Friday 27th April 2018 at 8:23 am
Fantastic news, good luck i hope it go's through!!
Sandy Martin
Friday 27th April 2018 at 1:18 pm
fantastic..... it will go down a bomb.... brilliant news x
James MacDonald
Saturday 28th April 2018 at 9:44 am
Is White Stuff relocating to another premises in town?
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 5:09 pm
Half a million fit out and never a punter. I don't know how they managed to hang on so long.
Another smugg London outfit that assumed the streets of Wilmslow are paved with gold (how long Loaf???). Bring back the live bands, dancing etc. and I will try to stay up!!!
Gary Chaplin
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 5:40 pm
GREAT News! Best of luck Darren & Kim!
Christopher Walker
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 at 6:30 pm
Fantastic the smoke house deli and bar..... they can do Pre cinema nibbles and drinks if the cinema makes it back. What bliss