Res­tau­rant bags top Trip Ad­vi­sor spot

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A PREST­BURY res­tau­rant is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter be­ing named num­ber one out of 11 restau­rants in the vil­lage on Trip Ad­vi­sor and gain­ing a cer­tifi­cate of ex­cel­lence for the sec­ond year run­ning.

The Cho­co­late Box, in the cen­tre of the vil­lage, was opened by sis­ters An­gela O’Leary, 48, and Kate Nut­tall, 50, four years ago when the Per­sia res­tau­rant closed down.

Spe­cial­is­ing in home­cooked food rang­ing from English break­fasts and quiches to home­made cakes, An­gela said it at­tracts ‘a huge ar­ray of peo­ple’, with sev­eral fa­mous faces in­clud­ing Match Of The Day pun­dit and for­mer Welsh in­ter­na­tional Rob­bie Sav­age and co­me­dian Paddy McGui­ness pop­ping in.

An­gela told the Ex­press: “We were ec­static when we found out we were num­ber one.

“I think that our suc­cess is down to the fact that ev­ery­thing is home­made.

“We don’t buy any­thing whole­sale and only use the best in­gre­di­ents.”

A trained chef, An­gela does all the cook­ing while Kate is re­spon­si­ble for front of house.

She said: “Open­ing a res­tau­rant is just some­thing I’ve al­ways wanted to do so I just drafted Kate in with me.

“I don’t find cook­ing stress­ful at all - I love it, es­pe­cially mak­ing quiches.”

She added: “We had a hun­dredth birth­day af­ter­noon tea re­cently for a lo­cal lady.

“They hired the whole cafe and re­ally en­joyed them­selves - it was lovely.”

She added: “We will just stick with what we are do­ing to try to keep our first place.

“We have fan­tas­tic staff too, which helps.”

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