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Italian restaurant, Pesto at The Davenport Arms, has got off to a flying start at its new home in Marton.
Since opening on Congleton Road on 13 February after a 12 week renovation, the restaurant has welcomed over 4,890 people through its doors and served a staggering 20,893 piattini – Italian small plates.
Topping the list of popular dishes are Calamari fritti, Spiedini chicken skewers and Arancini – delicious deep-fried balls of saffron risotto rice with mozzarella, with over 1,899 of the dishes collectively sold.
Central to the renovation of the 18th Century building, which saw over £600,000 invested in the former tavern, is the much-loved bar, which continues to be a popular meeting point for locals looking to enjoy a relaxing drink.
Over 1,750 pints, 871 glasses of wine and 357 cocktails have been poured in just over four weeks, with Pesto cocktail, the Peach Berry Burst, proving to be the most popular with customers.
Speaking on the restaurant’s success, Pesto at The Davenport Arms general manager Mike Hirst said: “We’ve enjoyed a fantastic first month in our new surroundings and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our customers, many of whom have already become repeat visitors.
“The response to the menu has been incredibly encouraging with a number of firm favourites already established, alongside a number of best-selling ales and ciders. As the warmer weather approaches we’re looking forward to throwing open the doors to our extensive garden and inviting customers to embrace the beautiful surroundings from inside or out over a drink or light bite.”