Keeping Safe

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The Courtyard in the News

Earlier in the month we were featured in a Knutsford Guardian piece citing local businesses that have been lauded for corona virus safety measures. We have been in full compliance with all of the government recommendations since we reopened in July.

What people are saying about the Courtyard and our safety precautions :-

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You can read the full article here

2020 has been, and continues to be, an exceptionally demanding year for all of us in the hospitality trade but we are continuing to battle through and look forward to better times in the near future.

Re-opening 4th July

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The recent months have been quite a challenging time for us all but we are delighted to be able to re-open the restaurant on the 4th of July; after what feels like an eternity!

The safety and welfare of our customers and staff is, of course, always paramount and so we are taking all necessary precautions to comply with recommendations for “distancing” and sanitation.

There will be a hand sanitation point at the main entrance and all must use this facility before being admitted to the cafe. We have also installed a high-tech thermometer to check your temperature. We can not allow anyone into the cafe if they have a raised temperature or any of the other symptoms of the corona virus.

Well what a time it is, during these strange few months we were also awarded a Best Outdoor Seating in Knutsford award from Restaurant Guru and as ever we look forward to being able to take full advantage of our lovely courtyard again. See you all soon.


Springtime Catch Up

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Blue Tit

During the lock-down we have had some very pleasant weather – typical! – So we have taken the opportunity to do a bit of sprucing up in the courtyard. I think many other businesses are doing the same? We have seen a lot of painting and gardening activity in the nice weather.


Recently, a blue tit was nesting her eggs close to the refurbished water pump and we have been planting up the borders. It is so pleasant and encouraging to see nature flourishing and thriving in our little courtyard.

How is everyone getting on? The ‘lock-down’ feels as if it has been going on for some time now but we may have to continue with this for a little while longer. However, we are already looking forward to our eventual re-opening. We certainly miss all of our customers and the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. Keep watching our social media, and this blog, for any updates on the reopening or any additional activities and services we may be able offer in the near future.

Courtyard Curiosities

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Are you looking forward to spring, warmer weather and the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing alfresco breakfast, lunch, or just a quick coffee in our lovely courtyard. I wonder what will be on the barrow this year? A selection of fresh herbs or some home grown fruit and veg perhaps?

The Barrow

The old Costermongers barrow has been a feature of our lovely courtyard for several years now. We don’t know how old the barrow is, but it is typical of a design that was common in Victorian times. Such barrows were typical at Spitlefields in London where young men ran around with these very heavy contraptions loaded to the hilt with spuds and other items. Though the Spitlefields barrows were usually painted green with red wheels.

Many of our visitors find the variety of curiosities both inside, and out, to be a charming and intriguing aspect of the cafe.

You may like to visit our museum to see our collection of penny farthings

What To Look For With The Best Breakfast In Knutsford?

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When you decide to treat yourself to a breakfast out, choosing where to dine can be a struggle. If you are planning a breakfast trip with friends, family or colleagues, then picking the best breakfast in Knutsford is a must. Furthermore, if members of your party have dietary requirements, then you need to make sure you find a place that caters for all tastes such as The Courtyard Café.

When you are looking for the best breakfast in Knutsford, whether that is a gluten-free breakfast in Knutsford, a vegetarian breakfast in Knutsford or the best place for dining with kids, we can help. There are a few things to consider when choosing the best breakfast in Knutsford for your group and at The Courtyard Café, we have it covered;

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If you are planning a breakfast with friends or family, then you will need to think about the best location for everyone to reach. For the best breakfast in Knutsford, it is often easiest to keep it central, as travelling too far out could be an issue for some.

The Courtyard is an ideal location for breakfast in Knutsford, as we are located just off of King Street in the centre of Knutsford. We are perfectly located for a bite to eat before shopping in Knutsford, exploring Tatton Park or a visit to Knutsford Heritage Centre.

Expansive Menu Choices

When you are in need of a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free breakfast in Knutsford then be sure to check the menu before deciding where to go. The best breakfast in Knutsford will be able to cater for all dietary requirements and even the fussiest of eaters.

At The Courtyard, our breakfast menu is vast, making us the ideal place for a gluten-free or vegetarian breakfast in Knutsford. For full English lovers our signature dish, The Courtyard Breakfast, is the top choice, with all the usual favourites. We also offer warm croissants with preserves, oven-baked ciabattas and freshly toasted teacakes.

Family Friendly

It is important to think about who will be joining you for the best breakfast in Knutsford. If there are going to be children coming along, then be sure to choose the best kids’ breakfast in Knutsford. The Courtyard features a cute model train which keeps the little ones entertained , and they can also marvel at the koi carp and waterfalls in the award winning cobbled courtyard.

Our menu can cater to all your prefrences to ensure the whole family enjoy their visit

Whatever The Weather

No matter the time of year you are heading out for breakfast, you need to choose a place that will be a special treat all year round. When you visit The Courtyard for the best breakfast in Knutsford, you can enjoy the cosy blazing log fire during the cold days and the beautiful cobbled Courtyard in the summer. You are sure to get the best breakfast in Knutsford no matter what season you visit.

Book your table for breakfast

Call us on 01565 653974 to book your table for breakfast at The Courtyard.