WHAT better way to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary than a meal out with family and friends?

A delicious three course meal cooked by a talented team of chefs that you can enjoy in beautiful surroundings.

We’re spoilt for choice in Warrington when it comes to fabulous restaurants but which is the town’s premier eatery?

Which is your favourite restaurant? Which restaurant in the town can you enjoy the best meal?

In our Best of 2023 campaign, we’ve given out 22 awards so far in Warrington for hair, nails and beauty as well as tattoos and independent shops and businesses and many more.

Next up we wanted to find Warrington’s best restaurant.

After reading all your nominations, we’ve shortlisted the top 12, who will battle it out to be named Best Restaurant 2023.

Now we need your help to choose an overall winner from our shortlist.

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s Warrington Guardian as the coupons inside count for five votes!

There are three ways to vote:

1. Search for the Best Restaurant posts on our Warrington Guardian Facebook or Twitter pages and comment under the post with the name of your winner = 1 vote

2. Name your favourite in the comments section on this article via our website = 2 votes

3. Purchase a copy of this week’s Warrington Guardian (September 21 edition) and fill in the entry form = 5 votes

(*NB For newspaper entries, email a screenshot of the completed entry form to heidi.summerfield@newsquest.co.uk – please note that only original copies will be accepted. More than one entry can be submitted per person but you will be asked to provide your own unique reference code for each entry to avoid duplication eg if your name is Smith you may wish to write Smith123 or HS21! as your code. You will need to provide a different code for each different voting coupon submitted. For full terms and conditions go to newsquest.co.uk/terms-conditions)

Voting officially opens today, Thursday, and closes at midnight on Monday, September 25.

We will be announcing the winner next week.


San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo, Palmyra Square South, Warrington

One nomination for this venue said: “This is a great venue with lovely food and a wide variety of dishes on the menu.”

Another said: “Fabulous food and excellent customer service.”

For more details go to facebook.com/SanLorenzoItalian

Spirit Restaurant

Spirit Restaurant

Spirit Restaurant, Park Manor, Victoria Park, Knutsford Road, Warrington

One happy customer said this is “the best restaurant around”.

They added: “Fabulous five star gourmet food and a well thought out menu.

“The building at Park Manor is such a beautiful setting.”

For more details go to facebook.com/SpiritRestaurant



Vandal, Palmyra Square South

The quality of food and service at this establishment is “awesome” that “never falls short on delivering fantastic value for money”.

Another said: “The food and staff are superb.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085363973430



Tao, Baldwin’s Terrace, Padgate Lane, Warrington

This fabulous Cantonese venue took last year’s Best Restaurant in Warrington – can they defend their title and take home the 2023 award?

The prawn toast is to die for and king prawn dishes are a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

For more details go to facebook.com/taopadgate



Donatello’s, Orford Lane, Warrington

One nomination said: “This is a great restaurant and we’ve had consistently wonderful meals here in a great atmosphere, especially when the family get together for special occasions.”

This popular place won Warrington’s Best for Pizza earlier this year – can they add a second title to their collection?

For more details go to facebook.com/DonatelloRistorante



Zeytin, Bridge Street, Warrington town centre

This newly opened restaurant on Bridge Street serves up top quality Turkish and Mediterranean dishes.

One review on Facebook said: “The staff were welcoming, attentive and funny - nothing was too much trouble.

“The food was incredible and everyone was pleased with their menu choices.”

For more details go to facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089727297206

La Boheme

La Boheme

La Boheme, Mill Lane, Lymm

One review on their Facebook page said: “Oh this place just gets better and better!

“I don't know how they do it - we've been coming here for years and it never fails to deliver fabulous service with top notch food.

“Highly recommended!”

For more details go to facebook.com/labohemelymm

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas, Palmyra Square, Warrington

This venue ‘underground’ at The Treasury Building is a must for Spanish tapas fans – every dish is mouth watering.

The paellas are made from scratch to order but the 30-minute wait is definitely worth it.

For more details facebook.com/lasramblaswineandtapas

Il Cortile

Il Cortile

Il Cortile, Common Lane, Culcheth

One nomination said: “Beautiful food that’s not too expensive and there’s always a great atmosphere.”

Bottomless brunch with unlimited prosecco and unlimited pizza or Cicchetti plates is a great way to spend a Saturday.

For more details go to facebook.com/ilcortileculcheth

The Church Green

The Church Green

The Church Green, Higher Lane, Lymm

One review on their Facebook page said: “Lovely food, friendly atmosphere and very professional service.”

Another said she’d eaten here twice in one weekend to celebrate her birthday!

For more details go to facebook.com/TheChurchGreen

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, Golden Square, Warrington town centre

This new addition to town centre dining is proving popular with meat lovers as their specially trained gaucho chefs serve “exquisite food”.

A word of warning – don’t fill up too much on the salad bar!

For more details go to facebook.com/riowarrington

Kingsway Lounge

Kingsway Lounge

Kingsway Lounge, Kingsway South, Latchford

One review on Facebook said: “Absolutely amazing food as always.

“A great atmosphere and fantastic service.

“So much better than a 10/10 and I cannot wait to return!”

For more details go to facebook.com/KingswayLoungeRestaurant