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First Look: Victor's Eatery, Hale

L'Oréal Blackett heads to the 'burbs to get a first look at the Hamptons inspired eatery

Written by . Published on August 6th 2014.


First Look: Victor's Eatery, Hale
 

THE HAMPTONS: an affluent collection of villages in Long Island, New York, frequented by wealthy surbanites with a taste for the finer things in life.

Hale: similar, just without the option of cruising around the bays in a Sunseeker Predator 115.

America’s popular vacation resort for the social elite is the inspiration behind Hale's new restaurant and bar venture, Victor's.

As Neighbourhood booms with Spinningfield's bar-hopping partygoers, Victor's intends to entertain with beautiful drinks, casual fine dining and a 'vibrant musical atmosphere'. 

It’s the third restaurant for James and Karina Hitchen, who have struck success in the environs of Spinningfields with Neighbourhood bar and restaurant and BBQ joint Southern Eleven.

While Neighbourhood has attempted to replicate the shiny socialite veneer of New York's Manhattan district, Confidential has been told that Victor's draws from The Hampton's sophistication, relaxed vacationing style and contemporary international cuisine. 

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Inside, light pours into the ceiling high windows of the elegant 120-cover space, enlivening the vanilla hued decor.

In tune with The Hampton's theme, the eatery boasts a bright coastal menu populated with fresh seafood and scattered sushi - and fans of Neighbourhood's lobster tacos can indulge here too.

Hearty appetitites are also catered for with grilled meats and a mighty sized Porterhouse steak.

Confidential sampled Victor's signiture Bento Box of sushi rice, fennel & cucumber with miso soup and was won over by the strong and fresh flavours. The dragon rolls will change daily according to the chef's discretion - a nice touch. 

Victor's also has breakfast and lunch sorted. Surburban diners can expect a wide breakfast selection of fresh fruit, omelettes, pancakes, bagels and benedicts until 1pm.

Creative director of the group, Karina Hitchen, expressed her excitement ahead of the launch on Friday 8 August:

“We’re delighted to be launching our first suburban venue in Hale, we have an impeccable team and we can’t wait to showcase our new restaurant with its creative menu, cocktails and atmosphere.”

 We hear a Neighbourhood Liverpool is next on the agenda. 

Victor's, 169 Ashley Road, Hale, Cheshire, WA15 9SD.

www.victorshale.co.uk

@VictorsHale

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Img_7497Corn-fed chicken breast

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Dsc_0123Bento Box with dragon rolls

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Porthouse SteakPorterhouse steak

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14 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousAugust 7th 2014.

I'm sure Victor's is very good, but it is sad to see what has happened to Hale over the last 15 years or so. Many old shops have closed and the place is like a ghetto for the allegedly trendy drinker and diner.

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AnonymousAugust 7th 2014.

There's nowhere trendy in Hale.

AnonymousAugust 7th 2014.

If you think you're trendy you probably aren't. Hence the woeful standard of food in Hale.

AnonymousAugust 7th 2014.

Looks amazing! Best of luck

Hero
GordoAugust 8th 2014.

Is that not a (very well done) T-Bone steak in the picture?

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pollolocoAugust 9th 2014.

That steak is fucked

AnonymousAugust 9th 2014.

A waste of a decent piece of meat

AnonymousAugust 8th 2014.

Why is Hale / Altrincham so rubbish compared to Chorlton and Didsbury?

1 Response: Reply To This...
pollolocoAugust 11th 2014.

Same reason Alderley and Wilmslow equally bereft, full of fake tits and real arseholes.

AVOAugust 8th 2014.

T bone looks a bit dry to me.

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AnonymousAugust 9th 2014.

Very

Pam RigbyAugust 10th 2014.

Wonderful lunch on Friday.

AnonymousAugust 11th 2014.

Earle and Yara are the only decent eateries in Hale / Altrincham. So many places are failing its sad to see but the quality just insnt there. Piccalino's amazingly continues to buck the trend serving at best mediocre pub food although I'm sure its more about being seen on the terrace on a friday night (in the shade).

AnonymousAugust 18th 2014.

Went yesterday for lunch (4 adults and 2 kids) and the bill was £280!! Although the food was nice, it didn't justify that... The menu is difficult to choose from so we ended up ordering quite a few starters to share (as advised by the waiter... this is what people tend to do apparently!) and a "main" each which was very small. All the sides are extras and the wine list is expensive... I'm glad I went there but wouldn't rush back....

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