Self-described as distinctive, stylish, confident and impulsive, as we pull up at Parea, greeted in full floral force by beautiful outdoor blooms, flower walls and contemporary rose gold signage, we couldn’t agree more.

Just a few months old, Parea is the new hotspot for Cheshire’s rich and famous (complete with paparazzi on the high street).

In Greek culture, Parea means ‘friends who regularly gather together to share experiences, philosophies, values and ideas’. This is the concept behind the bar and restaurant, owned by Peter Hunter, James Golden and Chantelle Heskey, wife of ex-Premiership footballer Emile.

We lunched here on a busy Saturday afternoon, but that didn’t impact the service. We started with cocktails (obviously). The Parea & Paradise is perfect for fruity gin lovers, and whilst Falling Stars – a mix of vodka, blue curacao, aloe vera and lemon – is the drink of dreams and a major taste throwback to the ‘Brain Licker’ candy of our childhoods.

Food wise, we started with flatbreads, hummus and olives, followed by tasty Pork Fillet Gyros with Tzatziki and an 8oz Sirloin Steak with fries and salad (there’s the popular option to upgrade to sweet potato or halloumi fries too). Indulgent and oozing Chocolate Fudge Cake with ice-cream completed our meal… along with another Falling Stars cocktail!

We’re certain Parea will continue sending the hospitality industry into a floral frenzy.


34 London Road

Alderley Edge


01625 586186