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Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa

AA rating

About this rating

Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Classic and modern cuisine amid three golf courses

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At a glance

Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass

The Portal's restaurant has panoramic views of its golf courses and the Cheshire countryside beyond. Comfortable leather banquette seating and unclothed tables make for an unfussy look, and the cooking follows suit with classic steaks and grills supporting forays into the modern British style. The repertoire takes in haggis fritter with a poached egg and hot-spiced tomato relish, and mains such as well-timed square-cut cod fillet in a herb crust with salty kale and samphire and puréed cauliflower, or honey-glazed duck breast with dauphinoise, roast pumpkin and pak choi in anise sauce. Finish with hot chocolate fondant, served with white chocolate mousse and banana ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for lunch: all week
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Mark Burke

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 13
  • Wines over £30: 32
  • Wines by the glass: 11

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from13
  • Dessert from: £6
  • 2-course dinner from: £20
  • 3-course dinner from: £25
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 100
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 45
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

Off A49 in village of Tarporley.

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