Oct 11, 2017

Autumn brings a menu makeover – available NOW!

We’re head-long into autumn now, and that means it’s time for a menu make-over! We can’t wait to share our fantastic new dishes with you. To whet your appetite here’s an idea of what could be hitting your plate!

Bruschetta Caprese

Fans of our meatball dish will be over the moon, as we’ve added Bruschetta alle Polpettine, is a smaller version of our classic dish on toasted ciabatta.
Or if you go mad for mozzarella, you’ll love our Bruschetta Caprese (pictured left) with buffalo mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, finished with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and fresh basil.

Pizzette con gorgonzola e pere

We’ve updated our pizza dishes and proudly introduce our Pizzette con gorgonzola e pere, a gorgeous mozzarella and gorgonzola pizza with pear and rocket.

For those looking for something a little lighter, why not try our new Insalata Panzanella. This little beauty is our version of the 16th-century Tuscan salad, with tomatoes, ciabatta bread, red onion, basil leaves, green olives, roasted peppers and Gran Moravia shavings.

And it’s great news for our seafood fans, who will be in their element with two new dishes, Spiedini di gamberoni alla griglia, which is a skewer of king prawns, peppers and red onion, chargrilled and dressed with a mouthwatering lemon butter.

Spiedini di gamberoni alla griglia

Also the power of the people has won us over and we are very proud to be reintroducing (by seriously popular demand) a huge favourite. Farfalle al salmone affumicato e asparagi. This sumptuous favourite features farfalle pasta tossed with smoked salmon, asparagus, garlic, white wine and double cream. You’re welcome.

Click here to view menu Autumn Menu 2017
The new menu is available from all restaurants!


May 11, 2015

Sweet Treat for Wirral Walkers!

Our Bromborough restaurant has launched a very special offering for May, inspired to help walkers and hikers refuel during the Wirral Walking Festival.

The team at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn on Dibbinsdale Road are offering a slice of cake plus a tea or coffee for the special price of £3.95 to anyone dropping in this month, giving walkers the perfect chance for a break after the various guided group hikes taking place across the region.

Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn will offer a variety of cakes throughout the month for customers, depending on availability, and the current special is a succulent carrot cake.

Deputy Manager Graeme Brown at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn Bromborough

Deputy Manager Graeme Brown at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn Bromborough

Pesto Assistant Manager Graeme Brown comments: “We know a lot of families enjoy the many walks on our doorstep during May, in fact many of our employees have also taken part in the Festival in previous years.

“This year we wanted to get involved in a different way and we felt this was the perfect time to launch our cake and coffee offering, as an energy-boosting treat for those taking part.”

The Wirral Walking Festival is a series of exciting and varied walks in the parks, open countryside, coast and heritage sites in Wirral throughout May each year.

Hikers taking part in the special event can choose from over 100 varied walks for a variety of difficulty levels with walks nearby to Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn including the Port Sunlight River Walk taking place every Tuesday at 10.30am and Wednesdays at 5.30pm as well as one hour stroller walks for families in Heswall on 22nd May and Eastham on 29th May.

For more information on upcoming walks and details on meeting places, visit http://www.visitwirral.com/whats-on/festivals/wirral-walking-festival

The cake and coffee offer is available at Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn, subject to availability, exclusively throughout May and to book a table you can call 0151 334 9818.

Aug 27, 2013

Pesto Picks: Wolvey

This week we take a peek at what’s happening in and around Wolvey, home to the recently opened Pesto at the Axe and Compass.

If you consider yourself to be a budding craftsman and are looking for an opportunity to showcase your skills we reckon you should check out the Wolvey Produce and Craft Show.

Handmade jewellery, knitting, needlecraft and farm-animal photography (for those of you who like their photography to be as specific as possible) are just a handful of the categories contestants can choose from and there are categories just for kids!

The show will take place on Saturday 7th September, so there’s plenty of time to make something extra special to show off – who knows, you might even bag a trophy!

Downton exhibition near Wolvey restaurant

Visit the ‘Dressing Downton’ exhibition near Pesto Axe & Compass

Now unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you’ll know that Downton Abbey is the most talked about period drama to hit the small screen since the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (yes, the one with Colin Firth).

So if you’re a fan of the show you’ll be delighted to know that over in Nuneaton (just five miles from Wolvey) the Dressing Downton Costume Exhibition is currently running!

The exhibition features ten costumes from the show, including those worn by Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and that handsome devil Dan Stevens.

The exhibition, which runs Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am – 4:30pm and Sunday 2pm – 4:30pm will finish on Sunday 15th September, so there’s plenty of time to book your tickets and plan a great day out around it!

The exhibition offers group-booking options – perfect if you fancy a day out with family and friends followed by a meal out at Pesto at the Axe and Compass. To make a reservation for Pesto at the Axe and Compass Wolvey click here

Aug 16, 2013

Pesto Picks: Cheshire/Wirral

This week Pesto’s Picks takes a peek at the best of what’s on in Cheshire and the Wirral.

Throughout August and September, day and evening fixtures will take place at the UK’s oldest racing site, Chester Racecourse.

The site, which dates back to 1539, has hosted some of the most thrilling races in British sporting history and prides itself on offering “an unquestionably fun atmosphere’!

If you’re thinking of treating someone to a unique day out, or you just fancy a flutter with friends click here for more information on tickets and race times: http://www.chester-races.co.uk/

Upcoming fixtures are set to take place tomorrow on August 17th, 30th, 31st and September 14th and 28th.

Italian Restaurant Tarporley

Cabbage Hall Tarporley

Chester Racecourse is just a short distance from Pesto Italian Restaurants Tarporley, which is ranked as one of the top three restaurants in the area on Trip Advisor! To make a reservation for a pre or post Chester races meal with family and friends call 01829 760292 to discuss your reservation with a manager.

If a day at the races isn’t quite enough, you could always make a hotel reservation with our team at the four-star AA- accredited Dibbinsdale Inn and indulge in a weekend away! Click here for more information on what Pesto at the Dibbinsdale Inn has to offer: https://pestorestaurants.co.uk/location/pesto-at-the-dibbinsdale-inn

If horses aren’t fast enough for you, how does a day at Oulton Park Circuit sound? The HSCC Oulton Park Gold Cup takes place over three days from Saturday 24th – Monday 26th August.

This international competition is the North West’s most prestigious and historic racing event, attracting countless racing stars year after year.

The event will feature classic racing cars, rare racers, classic car displays, trade stands and fairground rides – so there’s definitely something for the whole family to enjoy at Oulton Park!

The circuit is located just a short distance from Pesto Italian Restaurants Tarporley, where recently a classic VW Campervan was snapped outside the restaurant – click here to see the snaps! http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g499522-d802946-Reviews-Pesto_at_the_Cabbage_Hall-Tarporley_Cheshire_England.html

Lastly we have the Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre hosted in the grounds of – yep, you guessed it – Grosvenor Park.

The uniquely horseshoe shaped theatre is surrounded by sycamore trees and a thick wall of holly, nestling the 320 seat venue away from the outside world to create a ‘secret garden’ effect.

Three productions are running throughout the summer; Shakespeare classics ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Othello’ in addition to the story of ample-beaked Cyrano de Bergerac, the infamous French dualist and dramatist.

The shows will run until August 25th, weekday shows begin at 7:30pm, Saturday shows are at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday shows are at 12pm and 4pm.

Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is located a short distance from Pesto Italian Restaurants Tarporley and Pesto Dibbinsdale, Wirral, making both restaurants perfect for pre and post theatre meals.

Cabbage Hall Italian Restaurant Tarporley lunch menu

Pepperoni pizzette – one of the dishes on our Cabbage Hall lunch menu

If you’re planning to catch a weekday show, our £8.95 daytime menu is available until 7pm Monday – Friday at Pesto Italian Restaurants Tarporley and we have a £7.95 menu Monday – Thursday til 7pm and until 5pm on Fridays at Pesto Dibbinsdale.

Further information, including online ticket reservations and location information for Grosvenor Park can be found here: http://www.visitchester.com/whats-on/grosvenor-park-open-air-theatre-p116891#2

If you’ve got an event you’d like us to cover in Pesto’s Picks why not let us know via Facebook, Twitter or through our online contact form?

Jul 23, 2013

Pesto Picks: Manchester

Say goodbye to summer boredom, because this month it’s all go in Manchester!

Our fave picks for the month include the kids favourite Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom live at the Palace Theatre and a host of family–focused events taking place throughout July at the Trafford Centre. Hurrah!

First up, from the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation for the first time ever live on stage! Families can now join Ben and Holly, and their friends on this exciting musical adventure packed full of games.

Only on for two days this coming weekend on the 27th and 28th July, this is sure to be a great family day out so book your tickets quickly!

For families with older children, why not pop into the Trafford Centre for a spot of shopping and ‘dive into a world of adventure’?

From July 20th to September 1st the Trafford Centre will see Barton Square transformed into a beach, with a high ropes adventure course, Paradise Island Golf course and a massive display of underwater creatures at the Sea Life Centre.

If you’ve already made a trip to the beach in this strangely sweltering summer, perhaps the experience was – dare we say it – too hot? Well, that needn’t be the case with the Trafford Centre’s indoor beach; walk-on-water trampolines, teacup rides, deckchairs, bungees and sand (yes, real sand!) are all contained within the centre, and best of all, it’s air-conditioned and has free entry!

Full information can be found here: http://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre/event/the-beach-in-barton-square

If you’re more interested in sea life than the seaside, the brand new Sea Life centre offers amazingly close-up views of their 5,000 creatures in addition to underwater tunnels, feed shows and diving sessions.

Further information, including opening times and prices can be found here: http://intu.co.uk/traffordcentre/leisure/sea-life

And finally, for anyone who might be new to the area (or has been living under a rock in the North West!) the Trafford Centre is one of Europe’s biggest shopping complexes, offering all of the best high street brands and a host of family entertainment under one roof.

The Trafford Centre is also home to the second Pesto Italian Restaurant ever opened – the only restaurant in the Trafford Centre to offer Pesto’s unique piattini dining concept!

To make a reservation enquiry for Pesto Italian Restaurant Trafford Centre call the restaurant directly on 0161 749 8228.