To book a table, please visit: https://www.resdiary.com/restaurant/cornichon or call us on 01829 741 391
NEW LUNCH MENU: Wednesday to Saturday; see menu below. We’re also opening a little earlier from 11am for coffee, cake & a limited brunch menu.
CHRISTMAS 2018: Our Christmas party menu is now live; please see the link below. It’s available with a pre-order only, and is available to all but compulsory for tables of 8 or more. We will be open for drinks only on Christmas day 12-2pm, and closed Boxing day.
Cornichon is a bar and bistro in Tarvin, Cheshire, about 4 miles from Chester, run by husband and wife Ben and Lisa, along with friend Jamie – who all relocated from Nottingham to open the restaurant in September 2015. The Gunnery is a Grade-II listed Georgian building that was once a family run corn merchants and grocers, the original shop fittings & one of the shop counters are still intact.
Our menu is devised from what is in season & inspired by what we love to eat. We make everything we can in house, including our ice creams, sourdough bread & burger buns, bacon, black pudding, soft cheeses, cordials & syrups. We source our coffee through Adams & Russell, a small batch coffee roaster based in Birkenhead. Our meat is from Farmer’s Meats in Chester, our real ale is from Weetwood & our frequently changing draught beers are usually from Wild Horse in Llandudno, Loka Polly in Mold & Mad Hatter in Liverpool. Much of our wine is sourced by the lovely Christopher at Covino (Rufus Court, Chester) who is an advocate of minimal intervention winemaking.
Alongside our main menu we run a set menu lunch & dinner Wednesday to Saturday, 12-2 at lunch and 5.30-6.45 in the evening. We have a specials board which is constantly changing and tend to run quite a few specials at the weekend. Sunday lunch is served 12-4 every Sunday, and our ever popular burger night happens every Wednesday 5.30 til 9.
We received the award of “Best Newcomer” at the Taste Cheshire Food and Drink Awards 2016, and in 2017 we went home with a silver award in the ‘Best Small Restaurant’ category.
Answers to FAQs:
Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
We unfortunately don’t have any designated parking, but free, no-restriction on street parking is always available.
Whilst we don’t have a huge amount of vegetarian & vegan options on the menu, we can always provide more options. If you give us a few hours notice we’ll devise a menu for you.
Booking is always recommended as our little restaurant can fill up pretty quickly.
Choose two or three courses from our classic set menu, available Wednesday to Saturday 12pm-2pm / 5.30pm to 6.45pm.2 Courses £15 / 3 Courses £18
A more extensive burger offering, including vegetarian / pescatarian options & weekly specialsFrom £11.50
Weds - Sat 5pm -7pm
Our Classic cocktails are just £4.5