Jul 31, 2017

This summer enjoy our £8.95 menu all day, every day at the Trafford Centre!

Here, at Pesto at the Trafford Centre, we’re now offering our ever-popular £8.95 menu all day, every day from Monday 31st July.

For £8.95 you get to choose three of our delicious piattinis – the biggest problem you’ll have is deciding which three to have!

Click here to view our lunch menus.
Choose 3 piattinis for just £8.95!

Choose 3 piattinis for just £8.95!


Jul 25, 2017

Footballer Andy Woodward celebrates wedded bliss at Davenport Arms

Pesto at The Davenport Arms played host to celebratory drinks following the wedding of English former professional footballer, Andy Woodward, and partner Zelda Worthington.

The pair rounded-off their celebrations with close friends and family at the Marton-based Italian restaurant, after the nearby wedding ceremony.

Guests, included BAFTA award-winning journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire and award-winning sports journalist for The Guardian and The Observer, Daniel Taylor.

Happily ever after at Pesto at The Davenport Arms, in Marton.

Happily ever after at Pesto at The Davenport Arms, in Marton.

General Manager of Pesto at the Davenport Arms, Mike Hirst said: “We were delighted to welcome Andy and Zelda at the restaurant on their special day. It really was a fantastic day for both them and their guests and we wish them every happiness in their marriage.”





Pesto purchased and reopened the 18th century building in February 2017, retaining many of the building’s original features, including the low oak beams and open fires, the 120-cover dining space boasts a spacious and relaxed feel.

Renowned for its Italian small plates or ‘piatinni’, Pesto boasts over 40 dishes full of big flavours. Giving a true taste of little Italy, dishes include Pizzetta picante con salsiccia with spicy Italian sausage and Penne con pollo al dragoncello with chicken breast, fresh tarragon, mascarpone and pecorino cheese.

To make a reservation at Pesto at the Davenport Arms or to enquire about wedding packages available, please call 01260 224 269 or for further information visit:


Pesto at The Peacock is off to a flying start!

Our newest restaurant, Pesto at The Peacock, has got off to a flying start at its new home in Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire.

Since opening on Chesterfield Road last month, the Italian restaurant has welcomed more than 8,500 people through its doors and served a staggering 26,313 piattini – Italian for ‘small plates’.

Topping the list of popular dishes are Polpette di manzo (spicy meatballs in garlic), Spiedini di pollo (marinated chicken skewers wrapped in ham), and Frutti di mare (king prawns and scallops in white wine) with hundreds of these Italian delicacies being enjoyed by our diners.

Pesto at the Peacock is our tenth opening and follows a six-week refurbishment of the former tavern, which saw over £400,000 invested and the recruitment of 48 new team members. The new restaurant features a contemporary, relaxed interior with state-of-the-art facilities and spacious dining area for 160 customers.

Pesto at The Peacock off to a flying start

Pesto at The Peacock off to a flying start

Speaking on the restaurant’s success, Pesto at The Peacock general manager Russell Bennett, who previously headed up Pesto Sutton Coldfield, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed with the positive response from diners, both to our menu and the design of the interior which has a completely modern look, while retaining key historical features of the building.

 “A number of dishes have already been established as firm favourites and we’re looking forward to welcoming more customers through our doors over the summer months – whether it be for a special occasion, light lunch or a drink while soaking up the sun on our outdoor terrace.”

Renowned for its Italian small plates or ‘piattini’, Pesto boasts over 40 dishes full of big flavours. Giving a true taste of little Italy, dishes include Pizzette picante con salsiccia with spicy Italian sausage and Penne con pollo al dragoncello with chicken breast, fresh tarragon, mascarpone and pecorino cheese.

To make a reservation please call 01773 832 088 or for further information visit



Mar 15, 2017

Join us for Mother’s Day!

Join us at Pesto this Mother’s Day and indulge in our brand new afternoon tea menu whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles (or two).

The refreshed menu is enough to get everyone’s taste buds tingling and is the perfect thank you treat for mums.

To spread the Mother’s Day magic a little further, guests dining with us at Pesto at Cabbage Hall and Pesto at the Dicconson Arms on the 25th and 26th March will be given a secret envelope – but Mum’s The Word! It cannot be opened until your next visit, when you will discover if you’ve won an Italian afternoon tea for two.

Be sure to book in advance if you plan to share the special day with us and you could be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.

Ts and Cs: Top prizes of ‘Italian Afternoon Tea for two’ to be up to the maximum value of £25.90, cannot be redeemed for cash.  If the envelope is opened or presented before the bill – and not opened by a manager – it becomes void. Only available at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms or Pesto Cabbage Hall. Management reserve the right to withdraw this promotion at anytime. Only redeemable at the restaurant you originally visited. 

Feb 15, 2017

New menu available now!

Spring is nearly here – and that means it’s time for a menu make-over! We can’t wait to share some of our fantastic new dishes with you. To whet your appetite here’s an idea of what could be hitting your plate very soon.

Our brand new Verdure al forno is a tasty way to help towards your five a day! We lightly season and simply roast in the oven a range of fresh colourful, seasonal vegetables.

Public - Verdure al Forno

Our Melanzane is back by popular demand. We’ve improved and refreshed this tasty dish. We build a tower of sliced aubergine, with tomato, herbs, Gran Moravia and mozzarella cheese and top it with breadcrumbs. It’s a popular (and delicious!) option for vegetarians.

Public -Melanzane Parmigiano

We’re introducing two new pizzas. The first is a hot and spicy pizza with a ‘njuja topping. Beware – it’s spicy! The second is a delicious pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, tuna and diced red onion. We’re sure this pizza will make waves with all you fish fans.

Finally our penne all ‘arrabiata is simple but classic edition to the menu. We serve penne pasta with a spicy tomato and chilli sauce and finish with Gran Moravia cheese.


To view the new menu click here.

Pesto at the Davenport Arms is open!

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Our new site, Pesto at the Davenport Arms in Marton, is now open!

We’ve transformed the former tavern with an investment of £600,000.

The design of the project has been led by Neil Gatt, co-owner of Pesto Restaurants. commenting on the development, he said: “It has been a pleasure to work on the transformation of this traditional pub. The building is a key local landmark and we want Pesto at The Davenport Arms to continue to be a valued part of the community.

“This has been achieved through the combination of an inviting exterior and a relaxed, contemporary interior, creating a welcoming dining experience for all.”

We’ve incorporated an outdoor beer garden and central bar, offering a broad range of cask ales. The 120 cover dining space also features open fires, low beams and bright, spacious areas, giving the restaurant a laid back feel.

Don’t just take our word for it! Come and visit us and experience for yourself!

Jan 30, 2017

We’re looking to treat a special couple this Valentine’s Day!

We’re looking to spread the love this Valentine’s Day by inviting our customers to nominate a couple or partner they feel are deserving of a special treat.

The lucky couple will receive a romantic meal for two and an overnight stay at the cosy Dibbinsdale Inn in Bromborough for a Valentine’s occasion to remember. A further two couples will be treated to an Italian afternoon tea at a restaurant of their choice as runners up.

To submit your nominations, simply visit your local Pesto restaurant and complete a nomination form by the 15th February.

Terms and conditions: Completed entries must be handed in by 15th February. The judge’s decision is final. The prize cannot be exchanged for the cash equivalent or an alternative and is not transferrable.  Booking of the Dibbinsdale Inn is subject to availability.

Contact details are required in order to notify winners. The winner agrees to the Promoter using their names and comments in publicity including, but not limited to the Promoter’s external website, social media pages, local press or within promotional emails.


Dec 28, 2016

We’re a Christmas card recycling donation station!



As the last of the mince pies are digested and the Christmas clean up commences, we’re helping local people put their old Christmas cards to good use with a recycling station at our restaurants throughout the month of January.

With the special donation stations, you can tidy up and do good in the process by turning your festive waste into woodland. We’re supporting the M&S Christmas card recycling scheme with the Woodland Trust and hoping to make it easier for our customers to donate with the local collection points.

We’re encouraging our customers  to take their cards to the restaurant or send them along with friends or relatives. This simple act will help create habitat for wildlife.

All donated cards will be taken by the restaurant to a local M&S where money generated through the recycling scheme will fund the planting of new trees throughout the UK. One tree will be planted for every 1,000 Christmas cards handed in, so every card counts. Since 2012 more than 32 million cards have been collected and 32,000 trees have been planted.

Drop your cards off at any Pesto by the 28th of January and help the Woodland Trust keep our countryside beautiful and wildlife-rich into the future.



Nov 28, 2016

Wear a Christmas jumper & send us an ‘Elfie’ for your chance to win!

Join in the fun by wearing a festive knit from 16th-18th December at Pesto for the chance to win a meal for 2 at your local Pesto.

Simply send us a picture (an ‘ELFIE’!) of you wearing a Christmas jumper at Pesto between 16th and 18th December to be in with a chance of winning!

Send your ‘festive jumper ELFIE’ pic to our facebook or twitter page or email selfie@pestorestaurants.co.uk

Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, Appley Bridge, will also be supporting Joseph’s Goal with their Christmas jumper weekend. Do your bit by dropping in wearing your festive jumper and making a donation to support this amazing cause!


Terms and conditions: Only pictures received by Pesto from Friday 16th to midnight on Sunday 18th December will be deemed valid. One picture will be chosen as the winner from all entries received and the winner will receive a gift voucher for a meal for two (up to the value of £35 on food only plus a bottle of wine) which must be handed in to the restaurant to be redeemed. No exchanges and the voucher has no cash alternative. 

Nov 19, 2016

We’re a donation station!

This year many of our restaurants will be supporting Christmas appeals by becoming gift donation stations for needy children this festive season.

Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn, Bromborough, and Pesto Widnes will be supporting Radio City’s campaign.

The radio station’s appeal hopes to help give thousands of local children across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Wirral a happy and memorable Christmas by asking ‘secret santas’ from across the region to donate a gift to a child in need at a local drop off point like Pesto.

Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, Appley Bridge, will be a donation station for Rock FM. This is the second year that Pesto has been a donation station for Mission Christmas which last year saw the overall appeal raise over £654,000 in gifts and cash supporting over 12,500 local children.

Pesto Cabbage Hall, near Tarporley, and Pesto at the Trafford Centre are both acting as a donation points for  the Lalley Toy Appeal. The Toy Appeal receives requests for support every year from schools, adoption centres, social workers and more. Each child the appeal helps will receive a bundle of around eight presents including a main present, books and board game, meaning the charity needs to receive over 15,000 donations to achieve their goal.

New and unwrapped gifts are needed for children and young people aged from 0-18 years old – with main presents for children aged 8-11 years old and older teens particularly wanted. Books, board games, play items, teddy bears, arts and crafts gifts, selection boxes and teddies are all welcome donations as well as age appropriate main presents or toys.

Pesto at the Sutton Coldfield is also looking for donations of toys or gifts that can be given to child patients at Good Hope Hospital, in particular the Child Assessment Unit and Children’s A and E department, festive period.

If you would like to help out and donate an item please feel free to drop off your gift (please note it must be new and unwrapped) at any of the restaurants mentioned above anytime throughout the week when the restaurant is open.

Thank you for your support.