Poynton is a well-heeled village in Cheshire, close to Marple, Stockport, Macclesfield and the Peak District. With its own distinct atmosphere and friendly community, it has a vibrant town centre with plenty of shops, cafes, eateries, bars, galleries and live music. One of its most interesting features is the Shared Space architectural concept, with slow driver speeds, easy crossings and wide pavements. The village prioritises pedestrians, which makes it easy to browse. Key attractions include Hockley and Brecon parks, the picturesque canal, Middlewood Way and nearby Lyme Park. You'll also find superb restaurants in Poynton serving everything from lazy brunches through to fine evening meals.
Hankering after some spicy South Asian fare? You'll find excellent Indian restaurants in Poynton, often with unusual house specials if you're keen to switch away from your usual chicken tikka masala and naan. Thai venues are wonderful for discovering fresh, fragrant and surprisingly hot and zesty dishes, such as classic pad thai or som tum, a spicy green salad made with fresh papayas. For warming comfort food, nothing beats fresh pasta alla carbonara at a local Italian, followed with a scoop or two of home-made gelato. Otherwise enjoy sociable tapas at a local Spanish venue, or traditional fish 'n chips at a walker's gastropub. With plenty to choose from and superb quality at this friendly dining spot, Poynton's restaurants will keep you well looked after!.
If you're visiting the area you'll find eateries serving up great food throughout the day. The village centre cafes and bakeries open in the morning to serve fresh coffee and tea with paninis, muffins and rolls straight out of the oven. Try a local gastropub for a sustaining lunch if you're considering a walk along the canal or a little further out in the Peak District and round off the day with a delicious a la carte dining experience at one of Poynton's European restaurants. If you're going to see live music, a play or enjoy a few drinks in the area, you'll find that some of the popular Chinese and Indian restaurants in Poynton stay open late at weekends to accommodate social diaries!
The Farmers Arms is located in the centre of Poynton's restaurant quarter and it's a particularly classy venue that has been serving food to happy locals for decades. Enjoy a light bite or a hearty main meal with a traditional English pudding for dessert, all served with excellent service and some enticing local ales on the menu. The Purple Pakora is another local institution and reputed to be one of the best Indian restaurants in Cheshire, with a sister venue in nearby Disley. It is highly original and boasts the finest work of award-winning chefs, including the caramel korma – a signature dish that must be tried at least once. Just remember to book ahead as weekends can get very busy at Poynton's restaurants.