Two new restaurants coming to Water Lane

Work is underway to enable two new restaurants to open in Wilmslow town centre.

Kalos, a Mediterranean peri peri charcoal grill. will open at 10 Water Lane which has been empty since Paperchase closed in August 2019.

Firat Altindag owner of the Zalos Group, has over 15 years experience having worked in Gusto Alderley Edge before moving on to open a cafe in Knutsford and further a field to Stockton Heath and Latchford.

The restaurant will occupy the ground and first floor of the vacant property and the proposed opening hours are 12pm until 11pm Monday to Saturday and 1pm to 11pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Just a few doors down another new restaurant is preparing to open in larger premises which have been empty since CAU, the Argentinian restaurant which opened in March 2015, closed after the company went into administration in July 2018.

Roost, which also has a restaurant in Heaton Moor that opened in 2017, will serve rotisserie chicken, wood fired pizza and burgers along with a range of craft beers, cocktails and milkshakes.



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

David Miller
Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 9:41 am
Terrific to see! It would be great to see lots of new restaurants and bars making use of the empty shops. In reality most retailers have adapedt to online sales during Covid so it is hard to see how traditional retail will make use of all the available space in Wilmslow. It would be great if Wilmslow had more of a Didsbury type feel with more young professional people out enjoying themselves with their young families
Julian Barlow
Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 11:08 am
Great news for the town centre, the very best of luck to them.
Nick Jones
Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 12:09 pm
Concur with above.. Now lets demonstrate our support for these new ventures !
Simon Worthington
Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 3:11 pm
Mediterranean Peri-Peri Oh deary me!!!! No geog/history at school!!
Young professionals with their young families - maybe if they have a job they could afford it but then they would only have weekends. Therefore the problem. These eateries along with the Juniper (Slug) due to open will be deserted Monday to Friday after an initial taster.
Nothing to buy and plenty to eat and drink then the usual suspects will complain about the drunks, puke, noise and litter.
Good luck! A rent free period. Financed fit out and.....
Steve Abse
Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 4:22 pm
Fantastic to see new businesses opening ... good luck
David Miller
Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 5:08 pm
Simon, I believe your views of young professionals to be outdated, we actually enjoy mid-week family meals and would love to support local businesses. If you need to check, and only when things get back to some sense of normality re Covid, pop your head into Wood Fire Smoke at say 5pm, full of young families enjoying a family meal.

Also, we are lucky to live in an area whereby eateries offering breakfast and lunch can be very well serviced by again professionals seeking to make the most of flexible working arrangements. We all now have portable devices and can work just as effectively from Juniper than we can from home or the office. Just look at Juniper's in Hale when it was allowed to open, to me it seemed to be always busy and have had many calls with colleagues working from there remotely.

I do agree that unfortunately you usually get people complaining about the late hours and the impact that can have, but this is a necessary evil to have what we want in Wilmslow, a vibrant centre with restaurants that welcome all. It is a town centre and not a village, noise will undoubtedly come at closing time and some young people have little respect but on balance we need the vibrancy businesses like this could bring.

I find your last comment cynical, we need to get behind these new businesses, back them and support them and so they succeed. Again, look at Wood Fire Smoke and their owner Sam, what a shining example of what we need more of in Wilmslow.
Fiona Doorbar
Wednesday 10th March 2021 at 9:09 pm
Couldn’t have put it better myself David.....We prefer to go out mid week and will continue to do so when permitted. Best of luck to all new ventures mentioned.
Simon Worthington
Saturday 13th March 2021 at 11:06 am
Hmm. Well over 20 eateries/restaurants open all day every day plus numerous coffee bars, takeaways, sandwich shops and supermarkets flogging plastic sandwiches for the non resident workers. Plus another three on Water Lane and two at least on Grove Street (I hear that Cibo's attempts to bully Holland and Barrett isn't going too well) and the Boddies Arms money pit to open is there enough business to go round?
Sure many of us chose (before the year long fiasco) to eat out midweek to avoid the tourists, racket and appaulling service on a Saturday night but most are empty and a few closed all day during the week. A few "professionals" with their kids at 5pm won't pay the bills.
Some like Wood Fire Smoke, Smoke and the Italian kitchen have taken a good look at successful models and made a success, some have struck lucky like Suburban Green while others, Potato and Cake and the failed Camerena experiment and get it wrong!!
When some normality is resumed will we be happy to pay £80 for two for a couple of pizzas, drinks and a bottle of plonk, £50 for the £12 bottle we have been enjoying at home, £300 for four for an average meal with wine and drinks at Cibo whilst being sneered at for not spending more.
Too many think the streets of Wilmslow are paved with gold and they will "smash it" without understanding that most people actually work. Maybe variable hours and home working will help, lost jobs won't, but saturation point will be reached then those with a successful formula will survive and the average won't. That's business and why catering has always had a very high failure rate.
Vince Chadwick
Saturday 13th March 2021 at 3:04 pm
It's very sad that The Oakwood on Brook Lane, Alderley was an early victim of the pandemic and closed for good. It offered good food at a reasonable price, and the staff were excellent.

In 'normal' times it's quick,easy, and relatively risk-free to bake pizzas to order. More difficult, I'd think, for a restaurant like The Oakwood to survive.