Rooftop Gardens in Knutsford, Courthouse’s highly anticipated launch, will officially open to the public on the 28th of July 2018. The venue will be a sun terrace by day, serving seasonal small plates and afternoon tea, and by night it will turn into an elegant champagne and cocktail bar.
In addition, the launch marks the Courthouse’s 200th anniversary. Designed by owners, Dominic and Oliver Heywood, with furniture from Ikon Furniture in Manchester, the Rooftop Gardens will be an oasis of seasonal flowers, fragrant pots and plants. There will also be a chef’s garden with specially selected botanical herbs for use in bespoke cocktails and seasonal dishes.
The Gardens will open at 11am, with the staff serving a selection of loose leaf teas by Tea from the Manor and Arabica coffee from local company Jaunty Goat, and close at midnight, seven days a week. The Courthouse’s famous afternoon tea will also be served daily.
The Rooftop Gardens will be open for all day dining, serving an exclusive menu created by Executive Chef Steven Tuke. With the majority of ingredients sourced from within a 50-mile radius, guests can enjoy a selection of British seasonal small plates including light salads, sharing platters, meats from the Inka Grill, traditional burgers, pizettas from the clay based oven, market fish and steak of the day.
Fish is sustainably sourced from My Fish Company in Fleetwood, while the beef is 100% grass fed from cattle raised in England or Wales and supplied by artisan butcher Glynn Bros. It is hung for a minimum of 21 days and then matured locally. Potatoes are locally grown by the Massey family, just 25 minutes from the Courthouse.
By night, the Rooftop Gardens will be transformed into a stylish champagne and cocktail bar, with a humidor and smoking terrace. There will be a large selection of gins, whiskies and international wines on offer, as well as botanical and garden-themed signature cocktails created by the Rooftop team and exquisite champagne from Perrier Jouet.
A beautiful and magical events space, the Rooftop Gardens can be booked for private parties, wedding receptions, product launches and filming events