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Hans Farina, the previous owner of some of Cheshire's most successful restaurants, has come back to the Downs where he began his culinary career.
The cuisine is traditionally Italian with chef’s speciality dishes, displayed on the blackboards, including seasonal favourites and some truly spectacular desserts! These are changed frequently, to keep your dining experience fresh!
You can also choose from a full a la carte menu or at quieter times a carefully selected house menu which includes a complimentary glass of wine.
The restaurant is spacious and comfortably relaxing. The décor is based on the theme of a flour mill, from which the name “Farina” (flour) comes. You can dine to the sound of the stream trickling over the mill stones. There is a basement Bar area which is perfect for a relaxing cocktail or a leisurely drink after your meal. Come, eat and stay! Parties are welcome and can gather in comfort and spend time socialising away from the other diners!
Farina Restaurant open 7 nights a week from 6pm to 10.30pm and from 12pm to 9pm on Sundays.
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21, The Downs
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Altrincham Cheshire . WA14 2QD
0161 929 4008
Fixed Price Menu
All Week (except Sat)Special Three course house menu, inc a glass of wine for £16.95. House Menu available: Monday to Friday 5.30 - 7.30 pm, Sunday 5.30 - 7.30 pm
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We've lived in Altrincham for 6 years yet never really noticed this restaurant, based on the reviews here I thought I'd give it a go and took a friend who was visiting for the weekend and I have to say it was really fantastic! The food was lovely, there was a good range of choice on the menu and reasonably priced. The staff were so friendly and attentive and haven't had such good service in a long time, there was also a good atmosphere in the restaurant. My friend said as we left 'that was the nicest most friendly restaurant I've been to in the UK in a very long time', high praise indeed! I will most certainly be be back and want to support my local restaurants.
Lovely early evening food with my wife and son on Father's day. Very friendly staff, and owner was typically Italian. He even stole our son to show someone in the kitchen his blond hair and blue eyes, very funny! Will definitely be back for more.
First visit to Farina last night, first class food, excellent service from friendly staff, can't wait to go again. EXCELLENT!!!
Visited last Saturday (03.03.12). Another fantastic meal, I had the T-Bone steak which was cooked to perfection, my wife had the Monkfish which was very tasty. We're regular visitors and Farina never fails to impress.
We return to Farina time and time again, why? First and most important is the food, consistently good, clearly fresh ingredients, good size portions, variety and well priced. Secondly the people, we always get a warm welcome and the very professional staff are attentive but not fussy. Finally the facilities, no bling just very down to earth and comfortable surroundings generating a nice atmosphere. This is a restaurant that should be a regular for foody families in the area.
Karen Flower, Altrincham
We held a surprise 70th Birthday party for my Mum at the weekend for 50 people at Farina's and it was excellent. The customer service was superb, hot and cold buffet delicious, everyone had a great time and my Mum had a Birthday she'll never forget - thanks Farina's!
Paul Kennedy. Timperley.
Having visited Farina many times i felt compelled to write just a few words (why use hundreds when a few will do) ! Hans and his staff, Agga, Chef Gils make you most wonderfully welcome. The excellent food, wine, decor, service and overall ambience of this restaurant will make you want to come back again and again.
Joanne from Timperley
We were at Farina on Saturday 23rd July for my daughter's birthday. The staff could not have been more accomodating with everything, they were brilliant and the food was delicious. I had been once before and both times had the fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. My daughter had the lasagne and loved it. Thank you to all the staff for helping to make it such a special day.
Had a great meal in Farina last night. 2 of us, 3 courses and 6 clean plates. That says it all. It's nice to see the chef in the restaurant talking to the diners. We will certainly return. I would highly recommend the fillet steak medici.
malcolm & julie altrincham
As lovers of good food we cant stay away from this wonderful restaurant, the food is fantastic and is matched by the service you receive as soon as you walk through the door. If there is something you want to try and its not on the menu, no problem just speak to the chef Giles, and you will not be dissapointed. The shoulder of lamb is fantastic, you must try Altrinchams best family run value for money restaurant.
Took my parents and inlaws out for a birthday celebration on a Saturday night. Even before knowing that we were celebrating a special occasion the staff made us feel like a million dollars. All the food was beautiful - I particularly recommend the monkfish provencal and the veal romana. And then to top it all, it transpires that the owners wife is a member of an acapella choir - the Cheshire Chord Company (www.cheshirechord.co.uk if you are interested - I looked them up afterwards!) and when were having a private party downstairs. When they found out that my mother was celebrating her birthday they came upstairs to give an impromptu rendition of Happy Birthday, and then their version of Rihanna's 'Umbrella'. The rest of the guests in the restaurant were just as enthralled as us by the amazing sound and clearly thrilled to have a mini concert feature as part of their meal experience. I am sure this wouldn't happen every night, but it was indicative of just how much this restaurant is determined to make every effort to ensure its customers feel special.
Jenny Pennell, Nantwich, Ches.
Six of us were celebrating the 'special birthday' of a family member. We were encouraged to take our time when choosing from a very comprehensive menu without feeling pressured - and this was a very busy Saturday evening. We all had a starter, mains and a dessert. The food was delicious; the service efficient and unobtrusive. The chef went amonst the diners throughout the evening, making sure everyone was happy with their choice. Everyone was so very friendly - a real family feeling. Cant fault it, and would recommend Farina's to everyone.
Went for lunch on a Friday and had a lovely meal, the menu was comprehensive and the lunchtime offers were outstanding.
Would definitely return.
Probably one of the best restaurants in the area, give it 10/10. On the off chance called (no booking) in with my girl friend (friday 28/1/11) very busy but they found us a table,
Lovely atmosphere, staff were great - just like a small family restaurant and so friendly. The food was excellent
Just enjoy - now thinking I should not have posted this review as may not be able to book.
If you want a nice evening with good food -go.
Vicky - Altrincham
Went on Saturday night and the restaurant was very busy, but the food was outstanding, even under the pressure of the place being mad busy, the food was delicious and hot and the staff were very polite.
It was a very nice way to start my hen night.
Everything I wanted - and more.
The food was fabulous - the risotto with fillet steak was mouthwaterinly succulent and full of subtle flavours. The pizza bread with garlic and rosemary - simple but delicious. Whitebait was perfect - so many places serve it overfried and greasy - this was exquisite. Portions are generous!
The staff are delightfully friendly and attentive without being overbearing. They checked if we needed a break between each course. Whilst the restaurant was rapidly filling as we ate, we never felt rushed. We were treated like guests in someones home.
Children in the restaurant were treated equally well. I was impressed how the staff engaged them as well as the adults.
The evening set menu was also great value for money. One of us had the set menu whilst the other went off the a la carte. Both of us felt we had had value for money in terms of superb food, friendly atmosphere and superb service.
What more could you ask from a restaurant? Go try it. Don't wait for a special occasion. A visit to this restaurant will turn an ordinary weekday evening into a special occasion.
malcolm & Julie, Altrincham
Best restaurant in town,great atmosphere,great service,friendly staff,superb food.You must try this little gem,for the price of a couple of rounds of drinks in the pub, you can enjoy a starter, a main course, and a good bottle of vino
Had some food from their stall in the Trafford Food Festival - Tiramisu was fantastic especially with the Limoncello topping! Will certainly be revisiting their restaurant!
Leigh Edmenson, Bowdon
We loved Farina's. The chef and staff were very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The food was scrumptious. We went back a few times, and would recommend this restaurant to any one else.
The place was decorated well, topical and clean. They even catered for the children, & have a high chair too.
Went with the girls late last Friday evening and absolutely loved it. We were all raving about our meals - the menu is divine, something for everyone, and it's so reasonably priced. Lovely little restaurant and really attentive, friendly staff, who get the balance right without intruding on your meal. The chef even came out to speak to everyone. Would recommend this in a heartbeat and am already planning my next excuse to call in. A real gem, you must try this place!
Hans is an old friend and we were very excited to hear that he was opening a new restaurant. He didn't let us down. Food, service, prices and especially the staff - all excellent. We will be visiting again and again.
Gillian Rowe, Altrincham
We had a lovely evening at Farina. We were 11 in total for a birthday celebration. All meals appeared exactly as ordered and within good time and were all delicious. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. They brought out a dessert (not ordered) with birthday candle for the birthday boy! Would definitely visit again.
well,i dined in farina tonight...friends of mine recommended it to me...i had a wonderful experience.the food was fantastic and the staff was friendly and helpful..i felt relax and nobody rushed us,it was just enjoyable.the chef even came to check if we are happy with our meal..the home made cheesecake was to die for!!!!!one of the waitress told me the place soon is gonna open for lunch which i was pleased about as i work in the area....cant wait for that italian tapas.what a wonderful idea!.great food prices and staff.would strongly recommend it to anybody!!!!joan
First time to Farina and went there on spec. We were met with a friendly service and excellent, well priced food. The atmosphere was one of a popular and friendly restaurant.
Pizza and pasta were excellent - couldn't fault it. Easily the best Italian in Altrincham and Hale. Good priced wine menu as well.
We were just passing on a Saturday night and the menu caught our eye so went on in. Inside was tasteful and clean and we were greeted by friendly staff. Garlic & tomato & basil pizza bread was very good. Mains were mixed tagliatelli carbonara and arrabiata which were both suburb. Not many other dinners were in at the time but this would not put us off visiting again soon
Went on New Years Eve ~ fabulous food and excellent service ~ good value too ~ way better than any of the local competition including Hale!
I'd heard good things about Farina, so I took our first opportunity to try it - a Monday night. There was a few other diners in. We were welcomed by a friendly waitress whom made us feel right at home.
The garlic breads were cracking, big and tasty with lots of mozzerela on one. I opted for a risotto main, and Hans allowed me to tweak the vegetarian dish by adding some chicken. Perfect. My friends agreed their pasta dishes were really nice too.
Its a great relaxed and informal dining experience, would highly recommend Farina - its just what Alty needs!
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