An independently run, family-owned restaurant that cooks up some truly charming Modern English cuisine, Tom at 101 is a vibrant spot with delicious food, eye-catching décor and an enchanting ambience.
Usually a restaurant with food that is as stunning as it is sumptuous needs no dressing up, yet Tom Rogers and his sons have worked hard to ensure every base is covered. A modern yet welcoming décor greets everyone who steps through the door and on Thursdays the sound of live music rings out, which is present every week.
There’s plenty to sample as an appetiser, all of which are utterly divine. From the smaller plates section of the menu there is a rich miniature venison pie, served with Marrowfar peas, veal jus and H. Greaves black pudding, as well as a delectable honey and juniper Kiln roasted salmon, made with Tom’s own homemade honey. Perfect for groups or couples are one of the more engorging starter options, such as one of Tom’s monstrous sharing boards or the luxurious Cornish assured oysters, which are available raw on ice, Rockefeller baked or tempura fried.
The entire menu is filled with exquisite seafood, vegetarian and classic British dishes, yet the true highlights come in the chargrilled section; a selection of succulent steaks all sourced from locally reared, grass fed livestock from Baret in Warrington and Old Dairy in Clitheroe. Large rump, sirloin, rib eye and fillet steaks make up the selection, along with the gargantuan Tomahawk steak, which is essentially a larger cut of the French classic Cote de Bouef. A highly recommended addition to any of these steaks are to convert them into a surf and turf dish, with either garlic king prawns, hand dived seared scallops and pancetta or half a lobster available as exemplary sides.
Located along the A56, which splits off the M6 and the M56, Tom at 101 is easily accessible via car and well worth Warrington locals exploring the fringes of their city, especially as diners can enjoy everything Tom at 101 has to offer even on bank holidays and celebration days like Valentine’s Day.