Beautiful food in the heart of Knutsford
Every now and then it's great to escape the city and hunt down somewhere new to try so, with that in mind our travels took us down to Knutsford, to Jacobs, a cute restaurant with a fine dining twist housed within a grade 2 listed building in the heart of the village. We'd spied this place on Instagram before heading down (obviously) and loved the look of the dishes which were all so elegantly plated.
We decided on an early dinner so we could make the most of our evening but after arriving at a completely empty restaurant we quickly wondered if we'd made the right decision and if we should abort the mission, there's something about an deserted restaurant that always makes us uneasy. Thankfully we decided to stay as the restaurant quickly filled to the brim without a spare table in sight.
Like most fine dining restaurants the menu is worded very simply and leaves a lot to the imagination, giving you just enough to whet your appetite, simply stating just 3 or 4 ingredients from the dish. We both love it when a place does this, makes the meal so much more interesting, especially when you can't quite figure out where some of the flavours are coming from. The menu regularly changes depending on what's in season but we imagine the dishes are always a slight variation from one another.
You can tell each plate of food is really well crafted and carefully plated before being set down in front of you, making eating it all the more joyous. For our 3 course we had everything from pigeon and ham hock terrine, to a trio of pork, sea bass and our personal fave; sticky toffee pudding. Really tasty food, in a lovely restaurant within a beautiful village and a set menu of 3 courses currently £16.95 we'd most definitely make the trip back.