Popular Stockton Heath restaurant Maison Fleur has closed for the last time.
The restaurant, on Walton Road, opened at the time of the first coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.
It is understood that he served his last meal in December 2021 and fixtures and fittings have now been removed.
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Run by Frodsham-based restaurant boss Kenny Valentin, it offered deliciously cooked small dishes and cocktails.
When it opened, it promised “tapas with a twist”, the touch not being Spanish but more international thanks to a chef with Portuguese and Asian origins.
Appetizers and a main menu were divided into sea, land and ground alongside signature cocktails, wines and a very good selection of gins. Wine Wednesdays and cocktail happy hours have added to its appeal.
It is unclear what is happening with the restaurant, which is now for rent and is described as having “a number of potential uses subject to planning”.
But fans have speculated about his future.
The restaurant had a distinctive flower-covered sign outside and an illuminated flower wall inside, making it popular with diners who liked to Instagram photos of their food bathed in a cherry-pink glow.
It has earned a loyal following and 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor.
One reviewer described it as having “top quality cocktails and tapas”, with each other saying “the food at Maison Fleur really has the wow factor”.
Despite several requests, Mr. Valentin did not respond to messages from CheshireLive.
However, Mr Valentin’s popular restaurant, Artisan Green, in Frodsham remains open.
The building is currently for rent at £40,000 per year and would be:
- Suitable for multiple uses subject to corresponding planning
- Stunning location in the heart of Stockton Heath Village
- Roadside facade
It is described as being “situated in the heart of Stockton Heath Village, an affluent and much sought after area of the North West in an established shopping area within 100 yards of its traffic light controlled junction with the A49 London Road , about three miles south of downtown Warrington.
“Occupants in the area include: Costa Coffee, Piccolino’s, Slug and Lettuce and Olive Tree Brasserie.”