Eating & Drinking
Menus that Move with the Seasons…
Our iconic bar and restaurant is located in the heart of Knutsford and offers a wide range of dining options that cater to all tastes. Whether you’re looking for a casual lunch with friends, a romantic dinner for two, or a celebration with family, our menu has something for everyone. Our chefs use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that are full of flavour and goodness.
When you dine at the Courthouse Knutsford, you can expect a dining experience that is both inventive and familiar, with dishes that are designed to showcase the best of what each season has to offer. From the first sweet strawberries of spring to the hearty root vegetables of winter, our menus are crafted to take you on a journey through the flavours of the year.
We ensure a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is perfect for any occasion. Our cosy bar and restaurant area complete with a domed glass ceiling brings the outdoors inside to create a modern yet elegant vibe, we’ve created a space that’s perfect for intimate dinners, business lunches, or a night out with friends.
If you’re in the mood for a cocktail or a glass of wine, our knowledgeable mixologists will be happy to create something special just for you. We also have a carefully curated selection of beers and spirits that are perfect for any occasion.
At the Courthouse we believe that good food should be enjoyed by everyone. That’s why we offer a range of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options that are just as delicious as our meat dishes. We want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable dining with us.
So come and join us, whether you’re a local or just passing through, we’d love to welcome you to our table.
Christmas at The Courthouse
Christmas Eve The Courthouse
At The Courthouse, Christmas Eve is a truly enchanting experience for all! Santa will be giving out presents between 11am-2pm, children will have the opportunity to head into our snowy Santa’s Grotto to meet Father Christmas himself. Our legendary Sunday Roasts and All Day Dining menu are available. Christmas Carolers will be singing around the Christmas tree, accompanied by a brass band 4-5pm, followed by live scene 6-late.
Indulge in a festive experience like no other on Christmas Day at The Courthouse as our talented team of chefs present a delectable three-course meal that is sure to delight your taste buds and satisfy your festive cravings, not forgetting the little ones with a special present from Santa.
No Turkey or trimmings in sight. Here at The Courthouse, we think you’ll want to wind down after the big day, but as the cheer of Christmas carries on, we invite you to indulge in our all-day dining menu without a turkey in sight. Enjoy live music from 1-4pm creating a chilled atmosphere with your friends or family.
New Years Eve / New Years Day
Raise a glass of fizz to toast to new beginnings with The Courthouse. Tuck into our carefully crafted all day dining menu, enjoy evening entertainment with a DJ from 7pm-late. Book from 7pm onwards and have the table for the entire evening. £10 per ticket & toast prosecco at midnight. Make a night of it and book a NYE overnight stay and banish those hangover blues.
Join us every Saturday in December as Santa himself graces The Courthouse, spreading holiday cheer as he merrily gives out presents to our delighted young guests. To see the man himself, book a slot on any Saturday in December, for just £5 per child. Every present donated by visiting families is matched By Flat Cap and given to the incredible children’s ward at Leighton Hospital.
Our legendary Bottomless Brunch but better, with a Christmas Crafty twist. Join us Thursday through Sunday throughout December for our bottomless brunch with your very own bauble to decorate. Sip on cocktails while you get crafting, complete with one brunch dish from our brunch menus. £35 per person, including 1.5 hours of bottomless drinks* and a bauble to decorate and take home to hang on your tree.
*Selected drinks only, ask your server for more information.
2 Courses plus Mulled Wine & Mince Pies from £20
Feast on a two or three-course selection of festive foodie goodness available throughout
December Thursday to Sunday.
Delicious Seasonal Menus
Our delicious menus are carefully curated by our talented chefs making use of only the highest quality, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Whether you are looking for small plates or something more substantial our varied menus are sure to tantalise your tastebuds. Please note the menus shown are for indicative purposes and can be subject to change.
The KNUTSFORD community
Suppliers & Community
At the Courthouse Knutsford, we’re passionate about showcasing the very best of British cuisine, and our suppliers are at the heart of that mission. We work closely with local farmers and butchers to source the freshest and most flavourful seasonal produce, and we’re proud to champion local suppliers who share our commitment to quality and sustainability.
Our responsibility extends beyond our employees and guests, and we’re dedicated to supporting the local community in which we operate. That’s why we’ve implemented a corporate social responsibility program that goes beyond our hotels’ individual engagement in socially responsible initiatives. We strive to make a positive impact on the communities we serve, and we’re committed to working with local organisations to create a better future for all.
When you dine at the Courthouse Knutsford, you can rest assured that you’re not only enjoying delicious, seasonal cuisine, but you’re also supporting a restaurant that’s dedicated to making a positive impact on the world around us. Come and join us to discover the very best of British cuisine, sourced from local suppliers who share our passion for quality and sustainability.
Our Local Suppliers
Here at Flat Cap Hotels, we are proud to champion local suppliers and fantastic, locally sourced ingredients, from eggs to veg, meat to fish all of our ingredients are sourced within 20 miles of our properties. From countryside to coast we are certain our seasonal menus serve your tastebuds the very best of British ingredients. Flat Cap focus on supporting local suppliers as they are the pillars of the community.
Tea From The Manor - James
Tea from the Manor was one of our first suppliers and his story is very special indeed. After serving in the British Army alongside the Gurkhas on the Indo-Nepalese border, James discovered a passion for the tea leaf harvest. He then started a small supply chain between himself and the tea farmers that he had served alongside and started up Tea from the Manor. Tea from the Manor is a tried and true family owned business, a small supply chain and no middle man ensuring the farmers receive the fairest price for their product. James not only supplies Flat Cap but over a hundred venues across the UK and has over 96 varieties of tea and with 20 years of experience, he really knows his stuff! We our proud to have James as one of our suppliers and to watch his business grow.
Established in 1856 in the heart of Morecambe, family-owned Althams Butchers have worked hard over the centuries to deliver the finest quality cuts of meat. They supply Flat Cap Hotels with our incredible melt-in-the-mouth steaks, organic, free-range chicken breast and much more. Althams are now in their fifth generation of butchery and have been serving the local community ever since they opened their doors in 1856. Flat Cap Hotels is proud to partner with such an established supplier and support local farmers in the process. James and Rick now manage the family business and have been working there for over 20 years, meaning their knowledge of meat is second to none!
MyFish is a family-owned business, established by Gary Apps over 10 years ago, with a passion for providing the finest seafood from coastal suppliers up and down the British coastline, sourcing many of the items from local fisheries and sustainable sea fishers. Gary wanted to provide seafood that could be provided wholesale without compromising on quality. Gary and his excellent team only source seasonal fish, which supports Flat Caps commitment to providing the highest quality seasonal ingredients.
Amato, the family-owned food supplier was established thirty years ago by Bob and Delores Amato, providing incredible Mediterranean ingredients from the heart of Manchester, just a stones throw from the Flat Cap properties. Since then, they have expanded to source an incredible selection of international ingredients and of course, returning to their Italian roots whenever they can. Their knowledge of fine ingredients is why Flat Cap keenly supports this supplier and helps to create their innovative, carefully curated seasonal menus.
Fancy a feast with friends or family? We accept group bookings of 8 or more people with a deposit of £5 per person. Browse our selection of carefully crafted menus and dine out on legendary, locally sourced ingredients.
Looking for the perfect space for an intimate dinner setting? Look no further than our private dining rooms – complete with their own sound system, a menu bursting with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and a capacity of up to 10 people in the Judges Chamber or 50 people in the Moneypenny Suite. Enjoy the ultimate dining experience at Flat Cap.
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