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The Lord Clyde

36 Clarke Lane, Kerridge, MACCLESFIELD, SK10 5AH

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A stone-built inn on a Cheshire country lane seems a surprising destination for a Cape Towner whose culinary journey is via Copenhagen's Noma, Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons and the Fat Duck. Meet Ernst van Zyl, a prodigiously talented chef spreading his wings here to dazzling effect. Against a contemporary rustic backdrop of chunky wood tables and a smattering of modern artwork, the Lord Clyde is both a local pub and a dining destination, with polished but engaging service in the restaurant. The distinctively presented dishes fizz with innovative energy. The first foray might be a roll of crabmeat and Pink Lady apple, garnished with pickled apple, avocado purée and crisped chicken skin, a plateful of consummate freshness and quality. Most dishes are conceived as two pairs, as though on a dance card, so a main course of venison haunch and toasted spelt, celeriac and kale, offers benchmark pinkly roasted meat with the spelt in a creamy 'risotto', as well as steamed and crisp-fried kale and salt-baked and puréed celeriac. Turbot might link up with chorizo, attended by white beans and broccoli in various textures. Ingenuity at dessert produces a disassembled Alaska of lemon drizzle sponge, mascarpone ice cream and sea buckthorn curd amid melting shards of meringue.

Further information

Tel: 01625 562123
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Days closed: Mon
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Ernst van Zyl
Number of seats: 24
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £16.50
Sunday lunch: £10.00-£14.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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A523 Silic Rd take B5090 Bollington Rd. 1st right onto Clarke Ln
Nearest station: Macclesfield

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