A real treat for your elderly friend or relative can simply mean taking them for a meal at a nice restaurant: and there are plenty to choose from around Leek.
Our Care Professionals at Home Instead Leek and Moorlands know how important it is for older people to get out and enjoy different sights, sounds – and also tastes. A healthy meal can be as enjoyable as a lovely view and can be a place where you can hopefully chat freely with your loved one, without any awkwardness.
That’s why we’ve produced a shortlist of some of our favourite restaurants in the area, located in different places such as Tittesworth Reservoir, Biddulph, and Leek itself. We hope you enjoy trying them out.
The Leek Bar and Grill is a modern, contemporary Mediterranean restaurant at the end of Leek’s Getliffes Yard – an early 19th century yard that’s been transformed into a shopping and dining experience. The restaurant is in a covered courtyard at the end of Getliffes and is wheelchair-accessible. It’s a great place to take your loved one for high-quality food and drinks in a relaxing atmosphere (which includes sofas and comfy seating, as well as a more formal dining area!)
The Bar and Grill are committed to using locally sourced food – and all the fresh food is made to order. It serves breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals. Its main menu features many meals with a distinctive Turkish flavour and includes a wide range of lamb, beef, chicken, and fish dishes as well as grills and vegetarian and vegan mezzes. The restaurant has achieved a rating of 4.5 out of 5 on Facebook. It’s closed on Mondays but is open from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on Thursdays; 9:00 am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays; and 10:00 am to 10:00 pm on Sundays.
Somewhere where you can enjoy a lighter meal is Tittesworth Waterview Restaurant, which can be found at Tittesworth Water Visitor Centre. Tittesworth Water is well worth visiting with your older loved one, and there are several areas with paths that are suitable for wheelchairs. There are plenty of wildflowers in the meadows by the reservoir, and birds such as snipe, curlews, and oystercatchers can often be seen. Then you can pop into the restaurant and relax and take in the scenic views – which can be enjoyed from all of the tables – as you eat.
The Waterview Restaurant offers afternoon teas, snacks, and main meals. The meals include fish finger sandwiches; butternut squash and chickpea tagine; garlic mushroom flatbread; quiche; roast chicken and vegetable pie; and daily specials. There are also lighter options, including sandwiches and paninis. There are plenty of hot and cold drinks to choose from and if you or your older person fancy a tipple, there’s a choice of beers and wines. There’s plenty of parking at the site, which is open every day (except Christmas Day), from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from February to October and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm from November to January. The restaurant is on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible, and there’s usually plenty of space around the tables. Disabled toilets are also available.
A delightful restaurant to visit with your older loved one is The Talbot, which can be found on Grange Road, Biddulph. This country pub has plenty of rustic charm and charisma and dates back to at least 1818 when it was first mentioned as an inn (it was then called the Talbot Arms). If you want a stroll before your meal, you’ll find the beautiful Biddulph Grange Garden nearby, a Grade 1 listed historic Victorian garden run by the National Trust.
The Talbot offers a range of mouth-watering meals, accompanied by a selection of cask ales and fine wines. The food includes such tempting dishes as beef chianti casserole; seared fillets of sea bass; chicken and smoked pancetta pie; puy lentil, sage, and red wine lasagne; chicken and vegetable penang curry; and the duo of lamb. There are also steaks, pizzas, gammon, and burgers available, as well as a good selection of desserts. The inn is wheelchair-friendly, and there’s seating outdoors as well as indoors. If you have a wheelchair and prefer to sit inside, ring the doorbell and someone will let you in. Everything is on one level and there’s room for a wheelchair at the tables. There’s also a disabled toilet. The Talbot is open from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm on Mondays to Thursdays; noon to 11:00 pm on Fridays; 9:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturdays; and 9:00 am to 10:30 pm on Sundays.
We hope our suggestions have tickled your tastebuds – and will also tickle those of your older relative or friend! Whether you want a light meal or something more substantial, we’re sure you’ll find it at one of our favourite haunts.
And if you want to know more about our philosophy relating to home care in Leek and Moorlands and the range of services we provide, why not give us a call?
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