Jan 25, 2018

Pesto Restaurants Joins ‘One Less Straw’ Pledge

One Less Straw pledge

Pesto Restaurants has stopped automatically putting plastic straws in drinks, to help put an end to the ‘wasteful’ practice.

The restaurant will only serve straws upon request in a bid to help reduce the number of plastic straws entering landfill or making their way into the world’s oceans each year.

The announcement comes as a wider campaign known as One Less Straw gathers pace. It aims to reduce the use of plastic straws which are thought to take up to 500 years to decompose.

Owner, Sara Gatt, said: ‘I’m passionate about the environment and I am hopeful, that by ceasing to automatically offer plastic straws, we can do our small part in helping to future-proof our oceans and environment. It’s a simple gesture that could make a huge difference, and I hope that fellow restaurants will follow in our footsteps.”

The Plastic Pollution Coalition which backs the campaign says more than 500 million single-use plastic straws are used each day in the US alone.

Jan 19, 2018

The first rule of Monday Club…

… enjoy your meal!
*Not available for parties of 8 or more.

*Not available for parties of 8 or more.

£19.99 for two to dine with wine!

Jan 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day at Pesto – bring the romance!

We’ll provide the cosy setting, delicious food and drink. All you need to bring is the romance!

We'll provide the cosy settings, delicious food and drink. All you need to bring is the romance!

Nov 27, 2017

Join us for sparkle and good times this New Year’s Eve!

New Year's Eve at Pesto
Here, at Pesto, we know how to throw a great party, and New Year’s Eve is absolutely no exception. We’ve got some fabulous entertainment at our restaurants for New Year’s Eve and we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to spend the evening with us!

Pesto at the Cabbage Hall, Tarporley, is proud to be playing host to platinum-selling classical recording artist Jon Christos and West End/Broadway star Adam Lacey this New Year’s Eve. Known as Il Destino, the duo promises to deliver some incredible vocals, soaring harmonies, spellbinding music and a splash of humour for good measure – what better way to spend the last evening of the year!

Bringing the swing of Sinatra alive, Perfectly Frank by David Knopov as seen on BBC TV`s `The one and only` is without a doubt one of the most successful Frank Sinatra tributes on the circuit. And he’s bringing his brand of Sinatra magic to Pesto at The Dicconson Arms, in Wigan, this New Year’s Eve.

Pesto at Sutton Coldfield is putting on the very best in entertainment and dining this New Year’s Eve, and they’re going to make it one to remember!

Alongside the sensational vintage duo, Brighton Swing Duo, Pesto at Sutton Coldfield will be summoning the swinging vibes of the roaring twenties with a nostalgic 1920s soundtrack.

The Andy Otley Band will be bringing the foot-tapping thrill of swing and current day music to life for this New Year’s Eve at Pesto at The Davenport Arms, in Marton, Macclesfield. Close your eyes and you will swear you’re hearing your heroes live! For just £45 you get your table for the evening, a fabulous Pesto dinner, and fantastic entertainment, for an evening made for memories.

Pesto at The White Horse, in Desford, is putting on the very best in entertainment with one of the original West End Phantom of The Operas! Diners will spend the evening with West End star, Luke McCall, who has acted as understudy for the musical hit ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. He promises to take his audience on an unforgettable journey by performing a range of some of the world’s most loved musicals and opera classics.

Pesto at Widnes is proud to be welcoming the hugely talented Paul Goodall and his swing show to its diners this New Year’s Eve. Close your eyes and you will swear it is ol` blue eyes himself! Swinging entertainment, for an evening made for memories.

Ticket prices can be found here
Contact details for booking and information are here

Nov 23, 2017

Send us your ‘elfie’ and WIN a meal for two!

It’s time to dust off your favourite Christmas jumper and head on over to any Pesto restaurant to take part in our crazy festive jumper weekend (Friday 15th to Saturday 17th December) and you could win a meal for two!

Simply don your best festive pullover for your next visit to one of our restaurants, choose your best side, take a pic and tag us in on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (or send it the old fashioned way by email) before 17th December and we’ll pick a winner!

Xmas JumperTake part in our festive photo flurry and win a fabulous Pesto meal at your favourite Pesto restaurant (we have 10 to choose from!).

Send your ‘festive jumper ELFIE’ pic to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or email selfie@pestorestaurants.co.uk

See www.pestorestaurants.co.uk for updates and news.

The Andy Otley Band Promises a Magical New Year’s Eve at The Davenport Arms

The Andy Otley Band will be bringing the foot-tapping thrill of swing and current day music to life for this New Year’s Eve at Pesto at The Davenport Arms, in Marton, Macclesfield.

Close your eyes and you will swear you’re hearing your heroes live! For just £45 you get your table for the evening, a fabulous Pesto dinner, and fantastic entertainment, for an evening made for memories.

Andy Otley

Andy Otley

You may already know Andy Otley from his TV performances at the London Palladium and his appearance on The Voice UK. Andy Otley has worked closely with legendary comedian, (and his Uncle!) Sir Ken Dodd.

Tickets must be booked in advance.  Click here for the NYE MENU . Please call Pesto at the Davenport Arms on 01260 224269 for more information and to book.

Pesto at the Davenport Arms, Congleton Road, Macclesfield SK11 9HF

Oct 24, 2017

A Dancer’s Dream at The Davenport Arms

If you’ve visited Pesto at The Davenport Arms, in Macclesfield, recently, you might have noticed that one of the waitresses has an extra spring in her step. That’s because Helena Lomas, aged 18 from Buglawton, is a trained dancer who is working at the restaurant to fund her dreams of a life of performing in London West End Musicals.Helena Outside The Davenport Arms

Helena has been dancing since the tender age of three, and she was often to be found practising pirouettes in her bedroom. She later went on to train in ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance.

She is taking a gap year and working at Pesto Restaurants to help fund her dream and the cost of living in London when she is taking part in auditions.

Helena has been part of Youth Dance England where she travelled to Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House. She has been part of the BBC Proms with the ‘Halle Choir’ in 2015 and is soon to be in Cats at the Regent Theatre in Hanley.

Helena said: ‘I love working at The Davenport Arms and it’s helping me to get closer to my ultimate dream to dance. I’ve always wanted to be a dancer, and my family has got used to seeing me, and my moves around the house. I’m taking a gap year to earn enough to fund the cost of auditions, accommodation in London can be very expensive, and so this is a great way for me to make sure I can afford to be in the running.’
For bookings please call 01260 224269. Pesto at The Davenport Arms, Congleton Road, Macclesfield SK11 9HF

See www.pestorestaurants.co.uk for update and news.

Oct 06, 2017

Oh My Cod!

Oh, my cod! Did you know that we buy our cod from Fraserburgh, Scotland, and truck it down to England overnight to make sure it’s as fresh as possible?


The restaurateur behind Pesto at the Davenport Arms, Macclesfield, really does go the extra mile to deliver something special for his customers.

For the last few years, Pesto has been buying its cod at the market in Fraserburgh, in north east Scotland, and trucking it down to England overnight.

Neil Gatt comes from a 400+ year line of Scottish fishermen who risk their lives each day doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.Neil Gatt with his Fraserburgh-caught cod

“My cousin, Paul, goes to the market for me and selects the best freshest cod he can find, then ships it overnight and it is in our business the next day,” said Gatt.

“We really are determined to serve our customers the best possible fish on their table. Most restaurants have no idea where their fish has come from, but I can tell you which boat caught it, where it was caught and what the skipper’s name is.”

“We have traced my family in the tiny fishing hamlet of Pennan, back to 1635 so far, but unfortunately the records before that were destroyed by fire. But we know that there were fishing communities there long before that.”

Peter Gatt on right. 1817-1900Pennan is nestled beneath sandstone cliffs in the North-East corner of Aberdeenshire and was once a village occupied by just three families, Gatt, West and Watt. Sadly, there are no Gatt’s living in the village anymore, with most of the fisherman’s cottages being used as holiday homes today. But the fishing still goes on, and Neil Gatt has three cousins who still go out in whatever weather nature throws at them to secure a living and to bring fresh fish to the market in Fraserburgh.

The Merluzzo Fritto dish on Pesto’s main menu features selected loin pieces from the Fraserburgh-landed cod deep-fried in Pesto’s own Birra Moretti batter and serve with a tangy mayonnaise.

Sep 29, 2017

New Year’s Eve with more than just a little magic!

Here, at Pesto, we know how to throw a great party, and New Year’s Eve is absolutely no exception.

We’ve got some fabulous entertainment at our restaurants for New Year’s Eve and we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to spend the evening with us!

Click below for the New Year’s Eve menus and entertainment:

It's New Year!

 

White Horse, Desford
White Horse Luke McCallThe White Horse present Luke McCall
NYE Menu

Axe and Compass, Wolvey
Axe & Compass presents The Patriot Girls
– NYE Menu

Dicconson Arms, Wigan
Dicconson Arms presents Perfectly Frank
NYE Menu

Cabbage Hall, Tarporley 
– Cabbage Hall presents IL DESTINO
NYE Menu

The Peacock, Alfreton
The Jersey Guys – The Peacock New Year’s Eve
NYE Menu

Davenport Arms, Macclesfield 
Davenport Arms Presents The Andy Otley Band
– NYE MENU

Dibbinsdale Inn, Bromborough 
Dibbinsdale Inn presents The Deltatones
NYE MENU

Pesto Widnes
Widnes presents Paul Goodall
– NYE MENU

Pesto at Sutton Coldfield 
– Sutton Coldfield presents Brighton Swing Band
NYE MENU

 

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:

www.pestorestaurants.co.uk