Tom at 101
Retaining loyal, regular custom is one of the many challenges that faces small, family-run restaurants like Tom at 101. Thankfully, Tom excels at this, owing to consistently outstanding fare and genuinely warm, welcoming service. Located in the charming Warrington suburb of Stockton Heath, this light and airy first-floor restaurant boasts smart, contemporary decor with lofty ceilings, handsome wooden wall panelling and an open bar. Classic bottle green, studded banquette seating stretches across one aspect, with the restaurant’s impressive wine collection dominating another.
The varied evening menu features grills and seafood predominantly, but also lists nibbles, oysters, sharing boards, small plates, classic comforters such as the steak, mushroom and Guinness pie, and a selection of vegetarian dishes. Amongst the grill selection, Tom’s 28-day-aged steaks – locally reared and served with hand-cut triple-cooked beef dripping chips and watercress – come highly recommended. For the truly carnivorous members of your party, Tom’s 560g tomahawk, an amplified take on the classic French côte de boeuf, will come as a welcome challenge.
In addition to the evening à la carte, a reasonably priced two-course menu is served from 4pm until 7pm Monday to Thursday and noon until 6pm on Friday and Saturday, while a roast lunch is available on Sunday. Whether you’re popping by for a hearty meal, afternoon tea or cocktails and a catch-up with friends, Tom at 101 has the perfect offering.