New food destinations open on Water Lane

Water Lane looks set to become a dining destination in Wilmslow with four new restaurants coming to the town centre as a major sector of the economy re-opened for business.

Having been closed for four months, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs were able to partially re-open today (Monday 12th April) to serve customers outdoors.

Whilst there was a chill in the air, the sun was shining and many local residents gathered with friends and family in Wilmslow to enjoy some food and drink after months of lockdown.

New additions to the scene on Water Lane include Juniper which has opened in the premises previously occupied by Camarena and prior to that it was a Slug and Lettuce.

Juniper, which also has brasseries in Bramhall and Hale, serves all day breakfast along with brunch, lunch and late lunch.

Just down the road a Mediterranean peri peri charcoal grill called Kalos also opened its doors for the first time today in the premises which has been empty since Paperchase closed in August 2019.

Whilst Roost is preparing to open shortly, in the larger premises which has been empty since the Argentinian restaurant CAU 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.

Additionally, Unagi, which serves street food and sushi in Didsbury, Manchester and Altrincham, will be opening across the road in another vacant premises which was previously occupied by the Unicorn Gallery.



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

David Pearce
Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 8:07 am
Not to mention the announced Authentic Chicken Cafe and restaurant due to open in what was Paperchase & farther down Water Lane into Altrincham Road the soon to open Hickory Smoke House. Combined with on Grove Street the revamped The Grove bar & restaurant plus soon to open Just Between Friends cafe the future's certainly looking bright for new grazing & refreshment venues around town.
Nick Jones
Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 11:07 am
The High Street Report ( ; undertaken by local business guru and entrepreneur Sir John Timpson, reminds us that "As life becomes more dominated by digital technology, there is an increasing need to encourage social interaction. Face-to-face communication has an important part to play in wellbeing ".. So lets support these new ventures survive to ensure our small town remains vibrant ,diverse and appealing for all.
David Miller
Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 7:36 am
Great to see! Went past at the weekend and they were both busy, well done to both of their teams for getting these up and running, exactly what Wilmslow needs.

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