The Aiden Byrne Blog

News, events and recipes from Aiden Byrne and his restaurants.

Arrival for 7pm on the Monday 11th May 2015, followed by 3 course dinner at 7.30pm.

Especially designed by Aiden Byrne.

Purchase tickets at £35pp from The Church Green or by calling 01925 752068.

Raffle and very special auction in aid of Brainwave.



The New Year is well and truly upon us and we are very pleased to announce our January sale has now begun. Throughout this month we are offering our five course tasting menu for just £40, an incredible third off! Aiden and his team have put together this superb menu for your enjoyment which will be running Monday to Saturday all this month and next.

Goats milk brioche, chestnut soup
Cape coral, Circumstance Estate, Mouvedre, S Africa

Chicken liver and foie gras parfait, hazelnut sponge, Jerusalem artichoke
Keith Tulloch, Botrytis Semillon, Australia

Roasted monkfish tail, red pepper, almond, chorizo and brown shrimp
Cloud Factory, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough/Fromm la Strada, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Breast of Goosnargh duck, duck egg, parmesan potato mousse and pistachio
Emiliana, Pinot Noir Reserva, Chile/Bourgogne, ‘Chapitre’ Machard de Gramont, France

Chocolate panna cotta, rum soaked pineapple, lime and coconut
Casta Diva, Moscatel, Spain

£60 per person £40

Accompanying wines £25/£40
This menu must be ordered for the whole table.

We are expecting a lot of demand for this offer so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Just a reminder for all those who haven’t taken advantage yet, our great offer for the Tasting menu during January and February is only available until this Sunday, 7th December.

We are selling a voucher for the five course menu which can be redeemed from Monday to Thursday for the first two months of 2015 for just £40 (per person). This is a massive 33% of the usual price and would make a great gift idea for Christmas.

  • Goats milk brioche with chestnut soup
  • Chicken liver and foie gras pate with hazelnut sponge and Jerusalem artichoke
  • Roasted baby monkfish tail with red pepper, almond, chorizo and brown shrimp
  • Breast of Goosnargh duck with duck egg parmesan potato mousse and pistachio
  • Chocolate panna cotta rum soaked pineapple lime and coconut

Contact the restaurant on 01925 752 068 and press 1 for reservations to buy your voucher today.

We can also announce the second winner of our tasting menu for four people in partnership with Henning wealth management. This month’s lucky customer is…

‘Sarah Ward, from Newton-le-willows’

A big Church Green congratulations to Sarah and her guests, we look forward to welcoming them in to the restaurant soon.

5th Birthday of Brainwave

November 16, 2014

Last month we had the privilege to attend a lunch with HRH Sophie the Countess of Wessex to celebrate the 5th birthday of Brainwave, The Church Green’s official chosen charity. Over the years we have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the charity through our annual Gala dinner events and auctions, and it is very close to our hearts, so it was fantastic to be part of the celebrations for this landmark. Our tireless fundraising efforts were recognised by Her Royal Highness, who is the president of Brainwave, as she personally thanked Sarah for our work. We would like to extend this thank you to everybody who has been involved and attended our events and contributed to the money raising that we have achieved, and long may our association with the charity continue. Visit the website here:

In other news this week, we are pleased to announce that we have drawn the first winner of our monthly competition to win the tasting menu for four people, in association with The Partner Practice and St James’s Place Wealth Management plc.

If you are interested in winning this great prize next month simply fill in your details on the flyer at the end of your meal and we will be drawing one lucky entry out at the beginning of December to win the fantastic prize, worth £240. So without further ado, the inaugural winner of the tasting menu is…

*drum roll*

Mr M Tandy, of Higher Lane, Lymm.

Huge congratulations to him and the fortunate three he decides to treat, we look forward to welcoming you and your guests soon!

Winter is well and truly on it's way and before we know it will be Christmas - so now is the time to get your gatherings and celebrations organised!

Whether it is a night out with friends, the annual work party or a family get together, The Church Green is the perfect venue for all your needs. Our fantastic festive menu will be available from the 1st to the 24th December.

Reservations are already flying in so please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Once again we will be hosting our ‘New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner’ featuring a sumptuous six course menu of classic Church Green dishes specially selected by our team of chefs. This will be preceded by bubbles and Canapés on arrival, and then we will be seeing the new year in with style as phenomenal swing singer ‘Steve Cole’ will be here to amaze and entertain throughout the night. For more on the talented Mr Cole, check him out at

It is all set to be yet another memorable holiday season, and we look forward to celebrating it with you.

The AA Awards 2014

September 25, 2014

It doesn't feel like twelve months since the last awards but it has come round again and we are proud to say that we have retained our rosettes at the Church Green for another consecutive year, so a big pat on the back to our whole team for their continued efforts and high standards in food and service.

We also extend a big congratulations to Aiden and the team at Manchester House for earning three rosettes at the first time of asking. This is the maximum a restaurant can be awarded after its first year of business and an incredible achievement.

All in all, another very successful year at the awards for our camp; long may it continue!

We are pleased to announce our second BBQ of the year will be taking place on the 17th August. After the success of last month’s event we are bringing the ‘Inka’ grill outdoor again and will be serving our famous prime burgers, steaks, peri peri chicken, lamb koftas, and more from one o’ clock in our beautiful beer garden. For those that missed the last BBQ, all this will be accompanied by a vast array of salads and breads for you to help yourselves to. It is all set to be a great day so fingers crossed for the weather!

If we do get a scorcher of a day don’t forget our ice cream parlour is now up and running so if you have enough room left you can cool down with one of Kelly’s finest Cornish ice-creams. We will also have our full grill menu and Sunday roast available, so there promises to be something for everybody. We look forward to seeing you then!

Aiden visited a Birchwood charity he has helped to the tune of £8,000.

The owner of the Church Green in Lymm dropped into Brainwave recently as part of the town’s Disability Awareness Week. A firm supporter of the charity, Aiden met some of the children the centre helps.

Brainwave, the Warrington Guardian’s charity of the month for June, helps children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence Aiden said: ‘Family is very important to me and my wife Sarah, as is our community and the people within it.

“When we were looking for a charity to support, we knew we wanted something that had some association to all of those elements, and Brainwave was the perfect choice. It’s always an inspiration to visit Brainwave and see first-hand the great work they do.”

Brainwave community manager Joanne Freeman said: ‘On behalf of the families we support, I’d like to thank Aiden for all his hard work and generosity.

“His fundraising is making a huge difference to the children who visit our Birchwood Centre.”

Aiden, who recently opened a new fine dining restaurant in Manchester, helped raised £8,000 after making Brainwave his charity of the year. This is enough to help two new children onto the programme.

During his visit, Aiden met the Brainwave team who support children through therapy programmes that are tailored to meet their needs.

He also had a chance to meet the families of three young children attending on the day: 18-month-old Sophia Holmes, two-year-old Eva Abbrell and nine-year-old Lilly Halam.

Exciting times at the Church Green as our highly anticipated ice-cream parlour has opened to the public. Situated on our large decked area next to the pub the parlour is now serving an extensive selection of fine Cornish Ice-creams every Saturday and Sunday for the rest of summer. We have a great menu of flavours ranging from classics such as rum and raisin or mint choc chip, to wacky and wonderful creations; candyfloss ice-cream anybody? The ‘little Byrnes’, Lauren and Harrison put in the first shift on Sunday and did a fantastic job taking a roaring trade. Get down this weekend to see what you’re missing out on!

Lymm ice creamIt’s not just our ice-cream menu that is new, as Ben has freshened up our ever popular British grill menu with a great selection of original dishes, alongside some old favourites and returning Church Green classics. I’m struggling to pick a personal favourite dish but can heartily recommend the ‘Crab and chilli beignets’ starter, and the ‘Cider braised pork cheeks’ with bubble and squeak and mustard sauce is simply to die for. I also have to mention our stunning veal fillet, served with boccicini and confit tomato. Using high welfare British rose veal from Cumbria, it has to be tasted to be believed, just amazing! We still have our famous 25oz wing rib of beef for two amongst many other popular choices, so why not check out the full menu for yourself.

With so much going on at the moment there really hasn’t been a better time to pay us a visit, so I hope to see you soon!

Aiden and Sarah Byrne hosted a fantastic gourmet night at the Church Green in Lymm for Brainwave Northwest.

The dinner which was to help support young George who has Cerebral Palsy and developmental delay was a huge success.

Guests enjoyed a glass of Prosecco on arrival which was kindly sponsored by Draught Prosecco and then sat down to enjoy a fabulous three course meal, designed by Aiden especially for the evening, which included a wonderfully flavoursome and tender lamb main course and a truly delicious dessert of iced banana parfait, peanut crumble and caramelised pineapple.

Thanks to the enormous generosity of the guests, Aiden and Sarah , the donors of the many raffle and auction prizes and our very kind sponsors Matt Greenhalgh and Simon Henning from St. James’ Place Wealth Management consultancy in Lymm Village, the event raised just over £5,700 for young George’s on going treatment and education.

For more information about the work of Brainwave, please go to

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