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Reviews and Recommendations => Recommended Pubs & Restaurants => Topic started by: Gordy on May 14, 2004, 05:06:23 PM

Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Gordy on May 14, 2004, 05:06:23 PM
I'm moving to Marple and was wondering.....

Whats peoples opinion on which are the best restaurants to go to in Marple.

Plus which are the better boozers and the ones to avoid!

I know different people like different things but lets have your opinions
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 14, 2004, 09:05:46 PM
I would strongly recommend the KINARAY on Stockport Road for eating in or home delivery.

They always produce top quality food, top service and pull a great pint.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Howard on May 15, 2004, 09:16:19 AM
I'd second the comments about the Kinnary Indaian - also I find the Italian "La Romantica" (I think) on Derby Way excellent - better food than the much bigger Dolce Vita opposite the cinema.

Food in the "Ring O'Bells" isn't bad, but it was better a year or so ago - new chef? And Midlers on Brabyns Brow is very good indeed but also very pricey.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 18, 2004, 12:55:05 PM
The other Sunday lunchtime, I went into the Railway at Rose Hill.I had a most enjoyable snack lunch consisting of a cheeseburger accompanied by side salad. It was really delicious, soft fresh barm cake, fresh cheese and well cooked meat. The pub was immaculately clean, the air was clear and the customers all seemed jolly decent types.

The was an extensive lunchtime menu and I shall certainly go again.

Some landlords are missing out.


Yes I have also enjoyed a meal in the Kinnery Indian, but I would not say it is fantastic and it has been rather late when I have been in PM ish, and I had to put up with bad language, smoke and sick on the floor of the gents.

So by choice I will have a meal delivered by the Exotic Balti


Murillo's the Spanish was very nice as was "the edge" both quite expensive but the price was commensurate with quality.

Romantica is my preferred Italian.

Brambles tries hard, its a pity it is not more supported.

The Chinese restaurant is very nice, but that early evening menu keeps creeping up in price.

Chippy's.

I cant honestly say that I enjoy the Marple fish and chips

I had chips from opposite Texaco they were not enjoyably hot

I will not go into the Chinese at the lights until they clean up that awful mess that shows through the frosted glass in what seems a storeroom, it looks awful.

The Derby chippy does not open in the evening apart from tea time on Friday.

I have not been to the one in the Hollins ever, as a result of something that was once said to me.

The Magic Wok is pretty good
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Deniseam on May 18, 2004, 03:14:52 PM
The Edge is good for celebration meals (quite pricey).  Murillos - hmmmm - nice food, shame about the appalling service - at least it was on the sunny Saturday a couple of weeks ago.

I like Dolce Vita - good service, been going there for years.  

Brambles, when I last went in was unbearable due to people smoking, can't say much about it since it changed hands as pushchairs are banned.

Coffee Med - nice for snacks.  

That cafe on Derby Way opposite the chippy - not sure about the hygiene standards in there as the display never looks very clean and I saw something covered in mould once.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 20, 2004, 11:38:19 PM
Pubs & Restaurants:- I must mention that the coment mentioned by LOOKING IN, re; the Kineray on Stockport Road, pull a good pint does not no what a good pint is. These restaurants in Marple,other than public houses only sell Keg beer, which is actualy just a big bottle
Member of CAMARA.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Howard on May 20, 2004, 11:53:11 PM
Ah, but if you're halfway through a mouth-scalding vindaloo which is so hot your eyes are watering and you're sweating your nads off, ANY beer will taste like a good pint.

I agree though - I'd consider the Railway, the Hatters or the Ringers to pull the best pint. Any other offers?
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 25, 2004, 12:56:14 PM
Just to add a few comments about beer in Marple.
As good a beer as Robinsons undoubtedly is,some variety in the choice of cask conditioned real ales in Marple centre  would be more than welcome.Currently six pubs, but all Robinsons.

However for those who would like a bit of variety now and then the Sportsmans in Strines has a changing range of different real ales and the Hare and Hounds at Otterspool has Hydes beers on offer.

Yet another longstanding and ageing Camra member.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Deniseam on May 26, 2004, 11:18:12 AM
The Oddfellows in Mellor has guest beers. :p
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 26, 2004, 01:42:26 PM
I can certainly recommend The Devonshire.

A friendly welcome, good beer, extensive menu with ample portions, beautiful food and all very reasonably priced.

Another good thing - no smoking in the eating areas.

Only downside, if you live in Marple, somebody probably has to drive.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Dave on May 29, 2004, 12:55:52 PM
Agree with Tom - the best choice of decent beers in this area must be the Sportsmans in Strines - they seem to have an ever changing range of guest beers, and they are usually in good condition nowadays.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: alan@romiley on May 29, 2004, 06:56:58 PM
Robinson's Monopoly:

A good pint of Robbie's is superb, as I experienced in the Windsor Castle last week, but I find this particular brew very temperamental. I understand that Robinson's will not allow other draught beer to be sold in there houses.

I welcome the opportunity to have a change now and again and would like not to have to go beyond walking distance to enjoy a pint of "Boddies" " Hyde's and Holts and even Marstons is there any hope for the future, perhaps a deal between the breweries?
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: on May 31, 2004, 04:38:30 PM
Alan,

The Hare & Hounds, on Dooley Lane, sells a lovely pint of Hyde's, and its within walking distance.  

The food is quite good too.
Title: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Tricky on June 01, 2004, 02:15:11 PM
Compstall social club has JW Lees which isn't bad.

Just undergoing a re-furb too..
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Andy W on June 07, 2008, 12:25:39 AM
I would just like to stick up for Brambles in Marple having read some of the negative comments about it. It is a lovely little place run by a really lovely lady, Nicky. She makes a real fuss over our very young children and treats them like V.I.P's, which they are! So what if pushchairs are banned, we've never found that a problem. The food is delicious,(Gordon Ramsey would be proud!), it is cooked fresh and the menu has just the right amount of choice. As for the coffee,well, that hits all the right notes, gorgeous! We frequent there very regularly and always look forward to it. Highly recommended. :)
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: orangewhip on June 09, 2008, 10:08:50 AM
In terms of restaurants, the Kinaray does a decent curry, avoid Murillos unless you enjoy paying for the experience of being rushed and insulted, Marple House is good for chinese and Dolce Vita is passable for a bit of Italian. 

Best pubs in Marple are The Hatters and The Railway, Ring O Bells used to be great but has gone dramatically downhill recently. 
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Harry on August 24, 2008, 08:42:12 AM
I recently went to Murillos, as part of a group of four, and we all had a marvellous meal.

The staff were attentive, without rushing us. We had the table for about 3 hours.  The food was excellent. Couldn’t be faulted. Well cooked, well presented and generous portions. Oh, and a very varied menu. Definitely spoilt for choice. We will be going back

The Edge has, for many years, been my favourite Marple restaurant. Now I have two to choose from.
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Phil on August 26, 2008, 10:45:24 AM
Just out of interest 'orangewhip', did you revisit the Ringers as proposed on your recent return and do you still have negative views of it? I went there to sample the new Chef's offerings and remain convinced it is the best pub meal in Marple itself (for when I don't want to walk to the Romper or the Sportsmans, both of which make peasant, but not necessarily superior, alternatives).

Personally I wouldn't return to Murillo's after too many unsatisfactory visits but wouldn't put others off going, but by way of a quick P.S. I do like the Kinaray.....
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Mike W on August 26, 2008, 06:17:23 PM
I'm always bemused by the negative reports Murillo's receives on this forum.  I've been going there pretty regularly since it opened (10 years or more?), and I've never had a bad meal and rarely had less than excellent service.  My experiences in most other Marple restaurants - though most are worth a visit - have been much more mixed. 

Mike

Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: orangewhip on August 28, 2008, 12:23:12 PM
Just out of interest 'orangewhip', did you revisit the Ringers as proposed on your recent return and do you still have negative views of it?

Unfortunately Rudolph I have had to postpone my visit to the Ringers due to dalliances too numerous to mention, but I will definitely head over there the next time I return to Marple for a weekend and post a full assessment thereafter.  I posted the truth about Murillos some time back, it may even have been a couple of years now, and from what I hear recently the situation is still the same there.  For shame.

 :-* 
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: Mike W on August 28, 2008, 12:58:53 PM
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I posted the truth about Murillos some time back, it may even have been a couple of years now, and from what I hear recently the situation is still the same there.  For shame.

I'm impressed that you can offer 'the truth', as well as hearsay.  I can speak only from my own actual experiences, which appear to be rather different.  Each to his own. 
Title: Re: Best resturants and pubs in marple
Post by: orangewhip on August 28, 2008, 02:45:33 PM
Touche, each to his own experiences, his own truth, which is 'rarely pure and never simple' to quote Wilde.   

 ::)