Macclesfield is a traditional market town in Cheshire, with the Peak District on its doorstep. There's plenty for visitors to enjoy here, from great shopping, museums, entertainment and food, through to landscaped parks, rolling countryside, woodlands and waterways. Head to Tegg's Nose Country Park, the observatory at Jodrell Bank or Capesthorne Hall, then when you get hungry, treat yourself to a meal at one of the excellent restaurants in Macclesfield. The locals love their food and there are eateries to suit all tastes, groups and budgets.
The town centre is very attractive, with plenty of great shops, busy little cafes, converted warehouses and cobbled streets to wander along. There are great restaurants in Macclesfield's centre to explore, too. Diners have rated Shalimar very highly for its mix of traditional and new fusion Indian and Bangladeshi dishes. Try the hash bhuna, which combines diced duck with spices, tomato, onion and ginger, grilled in the tandoor oven. Aristo is another hot favourite with diners and a lively Greek restaurant with superb service. Make sure you try some of the delectable homemade baklava with a scoop of vanilla or honey ice cream.
The suburbs of town are also great places to look for quality restaurants. The Viceroy Indian in Bollington, for example, has been delighting the locals for over 15 years. It serves a mouthwatering range of sumptuous curries and spicy Bangladeshi specialities, with plenty of changing house specials. For traditional British food, head to The Legh Arms in Prestbury, which is one of the oldest pubs in the area and packed with charm and original features. Enjoy hearty portions of traditional dishes such as gammon and chips or steak and kidney pudding with a pint of local ale.
Macclesfield has quite the roster of local events with fixtures including the annual town festival, Rewind festival, various beer and food festivals, the Bluedot Festival and even the Potato Riot Street Theatre Re-enactment. The cafes and restaurants in Macclesfield do tend to get busy when there are extra visitors in town, but they also tend to put on special deals, menus and even themed evenings to support the celebrations. Don't worry about having to queue if you book your table at Macclesfield's restaurants in advance via Quandoo. This way, you're guaranteed your spot and a hassle-free evening.