End of an era at Wilmslow restaurant


The owners of a long running independent restaurant are calling last orders after 19 years in Wilmslow.

Having sold Heddy's to another family run business, the owners of the Water Lane restaurant are preparing for their final week of service.

Heddy and Cathy said "When we started all those years ago, with our three daughters, all under 10, we had no idea quite how much love, happiness and yes, maybe a few tears, Heddy's restaurant would bring to us. Or that our customers would become such a huge part of our lives. We're truly thankful for their friendship, kindness and custom."

They added "Heddy's restaurant was never just a job. It was a passion project. And now, after so long, we're ready to channel our passion for great food and wine into something that allows us even greater freedom of expression. After a short break, we will be back, in another form, and will continue to serve Cheshire with Heddy's food and wine experiences."

"Having taken up the mantle from Alkazar in 2000, we're very pleased that we were able to sell the restaurant on to another family-run business who will be taking up residence at 100-102 Water Lane soon."



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

Anthony Evans
Monday 25th March 2019 at 5:28 pm
Going to Heddys has been a ritual for me, my wife, family and friends since Heddy opened 19 years ago. In all that time we have enjoyed first class food and wine at least twice a month. It won't be the same without you both and your always friendly and helpful staff. Good luck to you both and looking forward to whatever you try next.
Stuart Redgard
Monday 25th March 2019 at 7:44 pm
I wish them well. Many Excellent meals there.
Alexandra Best
Monday 25th March 2019 at 7:45 pm
As a local resident for over 20 years It’s so sad when a truly local company leaves Wilmslow but after many years of experiencing their unique home cooked and delicious food, their superior array of traditional Lebanese wines and their unrivalled personal service I do wish Cathy and Heddy every success in their new venture..
I’m confident they will totally succeed in their new venture
Richard Birchall
Monday 25th March 2019 at 8:47 pm
My wife and I have celebrated our wedding anniversary at Heddy's every year since they first opened and took over from the Alcazar. We have many happy memories of our delicious meals and Heddy's and Cathy's hospitality. We wish them well in the future
Keith Chapman
Tuesday 26th March 2019 at 7:35 am
Heddy’s has been a Wilmslow institution for the past 19 years. I also remember with fondness the distinguished gentleman in the Fez who ran Alcazar. My family have enjoyed many memorable meals curtesy of Heddy and Cathy. My daughter Rosie worked as a waitress in the restaurant. Heddy and Cathy have been fantastic hosts. The memory of delicious kebab in hot sauce accompanied by a glass or two of Chateau Musar will linger long in the memory. My wife Kate and I wish Cathy and Heddy every success in their new venture.
John Clegg
Wednesday 27th March 2019 at 8:19 pm
Keith Chapman, it was Sarkis Srabonian who ran the Alcazar. I'm hoping that I've got the pselling right..
Martin Duguid
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 9:44 pm
Sad to see this institution changing hands. Always great food and attentive service; I'll never forget the night you ran my wife and I home when it was pouring with rain!! Good luck to you in the future Heddy...