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!

Pesto at the Davenport Arms 2    Pesto at the Davenport Arms 4

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.


Oct 18, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016 at Pesto Sutton Coldfield

nye-pos-suttonEnjoy a spectacular night of Italian dining and music with West End star & Big Band favourite Miranda Wilford.

The celebrated singer will sing a range of swing and jazz classics as well as pop and soul favourites with a special male guest performer to make this a wonderful evening to remember.

Miranda has played lead roles in London’s West End, including Rizzo in Grease, Sheila in Hair and portrayed the iconic Doris Day in the world premiere of Ol’ Blue Eyes. In the UK, she performs regularly with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra with the “World’s Biggest Big Band” and will be starring in next year’s UK tour of the Fred Astaire Tribute ‘Remembering Fred’.

Tickets include a fabulous Pesto dinner, entertainment and your table for the evening.

With only limited tickets available, booking is strictly in advance only.

Click here to view our special New Year’s Eve menu.

To book now call 0121 329 3203

For more information on Pesto including a map and address details, click here.

Oct 07, 2016

Join us for free pumpkin carving!

We’re giving local kids the chance to carve their own spooky pumpkin for free ahead of Hallowe’en at some of our restaurants.

Pesto Cabbage Hall, Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn, Pesto Sutton Coldfield and Pesto Widnes exclusively will hold this ghoulish giveaway from 24th to 31st October between 12-6pm each day when children with families dining at the restaurant can have a go at carving their own design into a pumpkin – and even take their scary creations home with them.

In order to take part parents need to bring in a special voucher to exchange for one pumpkin, whilst stocks last, which they can download here.

As pumpkins are very limited and given out on a first come first served basis, parents can also book ahead by calling their local restaurant to reserve a pumpkin and help avoid disappointment.

Families taking part can then send a picture of their finished pumpkin to our facebook, twitter or Instagram page for their chance to be named the best ‘Pesto Pumpkin’ and win a family meal. Those without social media can email their picture to

Ts & Cs: Please note there is very limited availability of our free pumpkins which will be given out on a first come first served basis, one per voucher, whilst stocks last. To avoid disappointment you can book ahead by calling your local restaurant. No cash alternative or alternative product can be offered. Pumpkin carving kits will be given out which are not suitable for use by children under 4 years old. These contain tools with functional sharp edges and points which may cause injury if misused. Adult supervision is required. Please note Pesto Restaurants accepts no liability for any accidents that occur from taking part in this activity. Please hand your pumpkin carving kit back to a server once finished with.

Aug 15, 2016

Competition winners!

Last week we gave diners an even better reason to treat themselves with our special ‘Golden Teacup’ competition! We launched our competition to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week and gave two customers who booked an Italian Afternoon Tea at a Pesto restaurant the chance to win their afternoon tea for two for free.

The lucky winners were Anne Harper and Jean Perchard, on Thursday, and Vicky and Ted Wilton, on Friday. Thank you to everyone who visited us for afternoon tea last week! Watch this space for more competitions and events.


Anne Harper and Jean Perchard – Thursday’s Winners – with Pesto’s Megan Garnett


Vicky & Ted Wilton – Friday’s winners – with Pesto’s Laura Shannon (centre)

Our Italian Afternoon Tea includes a range of Italian savoury and sweet treats including mini bruschettas and a tiramisu served in an espresso cup and costs £12.95pp including unlimited tea or Americano coffee. It is available everyday 2-5pm and pre-booking with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is necessary by calling your local restaurant direct.

May 20, 2016

Race for Life runners to get tasty rewards!

Race 4 Life at Blackheath 2014 5k and 10k events Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick /

Runners taking part in this June’s Race for Life in Wigan will be treated at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms with some special ‘race-runner rewards’ once they complete their run.

Anyone that crosses the finish line on June 12th at the 5K event in Haigh Hall will be able to drop in at Pesto at the Dicconson Arms and, on showing their medal for participating to a member of staff, will be able to have a complimentary cake.

Not only will the race participants get to enjoy some sweet treats at the restaurant on Appley Lane North, but they will also be able to enjoy the £8.95 or £10.95 menus not just at lunchtime when the offers are usually available, but all day and evening exclusively on the 12th when showing a ‘Race for Life’ medal.

A team from Pesto at the Dicconson Arms, including Assistant Manager Melanie Mooney, Operations Manager Kath Powell & Assistant Manager Kayleigh Clark, will also be taking part in the race to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Melanie comments: “We’re really excited about donning our running shoes and giving other participants like us a few nice incentives to look forward to after they finally pass the 5K mark!

“There will be a limited amount of cakes to give away so we’d recommend if you want one of our sweet treats to get here early!”

Apr 29, 2016

This May enjoy our £8.95 & £10.95 menus anytime Mon-Thurs at Pesto Sutton Coldfield

Here at Pesto in Sutton Coldfield we’ll be commemorating our second birthday with a number of special events over the next month.

We’ll be extending our daytime offer promotion throughout May so that customers can now enjoy three piattini from our special £8.95 and £10.95 menus all day and evening Monday to Thursday.

Click here to view our lunch menus.

We’ll also be launching our anniversary celebrations by saying thank you to customers with a ‘Golden Grazie’ giveaway, giving them the chance to win some delicious prizes at the restaurant.

The limited edition golden envelopes will be given out to everyone that dines with us at Pesto in Sutton Coldfield from May 1st throughout the month (or until the envelopes run out). Customers can then bring the envelope back in unopened the next time they visit to see if they are a lucky winner. Prizes include 25% or 50% off your food bill – or even your meal on us!

Book now on 0121 329 3203.

Apr 28, 2016

We’re saying thank you with ‘Golden Grazies’!

Envelope with hearts- valentines holiday background

At Pesto Sutton Coldfield we’re saying ‘Thank you’ to diners with our ‘Golden Grazie’ envelopes! When you dine with us from May 1st you’ll be given a special golden envelope which may contain a very special treat- prizes include 25% or 50% off your food bill – or even your meal on us!*

To redeem all you need to do is bring your golden envelope with you UNOPENED the next time you dine with us, after your meal when your bill arrives just hand the envelope to your server who will open it and reveal if you have won one of our special prizes.

If you haven’t won a prize – don’t worry, you’ll still be put into a special prize draw to win a meal for 2.

*Terms and conditions: Our limited Golden Grazie promotion will see anyone dining with us (until we run out of envelopes) get one envelope per table after requesting the bill. Golden Grazie envelopes are subject to availability – first come first served! Top prize of ‘Your Meal on Us’ is to be up to the maximum value of £100, cannot be redeemed for cash and no change. Envelopes cannot be redeemed on 19 June 2016. Once redeemed all vouchers become null and void. Promotion is only valid at Pesto Sutton Coldfield. If the voucher is opened or presented before the bill – and not opened by a manager – it also becomes null and void. Other prizes for 50%, 25% and 10% off are all off food only on the bills. Management reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. Prize entry draw deadline 30 June 2016. Prize draw information: One prize to be won of a meal for two people up to the value of £40 on food only. As part of our marketing we would like to publish the names of winners on our website – if you would not like to take part in this, please tick the appropriate box on your winning voucher.