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The French Connection for Nutters

Nutters is a modern British restaurant yet with classical French influences. Due to Andrew Nutter's passion for French cooking, it began life under the brand French Connection. At just 21, and with the backing of his family, Andrew launched his new restaurant on the former site of the New Inn pub between Norden and Edenfield. Along with Andrew's television work, the restaurant went from strength to strength. However, after two years it was decided to rename the restaurant Nutters.

The move to Wolstenholme Manor

After ten very successful years at the original site, the building was almost bursting at the seams. In order to accommodate the restaurant's growing needs, several attempts were made to obtain planning permission for an extension. But this proved impossible and in the end a choice was becoming increasingly obvious; either to open a second restaurant or relocate altogether to somewhere larger. Fortunately, fate stepped in to provide the perfect answer...

During a winter's evening in 2003, Andrew's father Rodney began a conversation with a restaurant customer who turned out to be the area director for the Whitbread Group. And when Rodney mentioned The Manor - a Whitbread property around a mile further along the Norden to Edenfield road - he was told that this building was due to be sold, and that offers for the property were closing at 12 noon the following day.

So the very next morning, Rodney Nutter put in an offer for the historic-yet-almost-derelict Wolstenholme Hall. With nothing more than a gentlemen’s handshake the deal was done. Thus, only a fortnight later, Nutters Restaurant was relocated to the building it proudly sits in today.

Our restaurant premises in Norden, Rochdale, Lancs

(Wolstenholme Manor - Home of Nutters Restaurant)

Beautiful & historic surroundings

The move shocked a few people, but most were thrilled by the new location. With its six and a half acres of groomed park land, panoramic views, gothic arches and sumptuous surroundings, the new venue provided a perfect backdrop for Nutters fine cuisine. (Read more about our building's history here >>)

The awards keep coming

Within a year of the move, Nutters had won the Restaurant of the Year, had been rated in the AA's Notable Wine List top 100, and voted by The Times as one of the top ten 'celebrity-chef' restaurants in the UK.

The perfect wedding venue launched

A year later, the Ashworth Suite and the Joseph Perrier Champagne Suite were launched, providing the perfect venue for civil weddings, cocktail parties and lavish receptions - for up to 120 people. The two suites each have a private entrance and patio overlooking Ashworth Moor. On a clear day, one can enjoy views right across to the centre of Manchester and beyond that to Cheshire's giant Jodrell Bank radio dish.

Word of mouth

Nutters Restaurant has never advertised itself; word-of-mouth and hard work alone have allowed the restaurant to be the the success it is today.

Nutters - A family affair

Despite the success of Nutters it has remained a family affair. Rodney Nutter - Andrew’s father and a successful butcher originally based in Prestwich - retired from his business to look after the restaurant's enviable reputation for fine wines. Andrew's mother Jean joined the team too. As an ex home-economics teacher - and perhaps one of the first to teach cookery to boys - Jean has brought her expertise and wisdom to the restaurant and now looks after the accounts and administration.

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Nutters Restaurant - Awards and Accreditations
Nutters Restaurant is recommended in Hardens Guide
Nutters Restaurant - Winner of the Lancashire Life Food & Drink Awards 2016
Nutters Restaurant is recommended in the 2016 Michelin Guide
Andrew Nutter voted Chef of the Year 2012
Nutters is recommended by the Good Food Guide
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Nuts About Food: The Art of Seriously Good Cooking [Hardcover] - Available from Reception for £20.00
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