Tomfoolery at 34, a new restaurant billed as a ‘cousin’ of Manchester’s Vermilion, is set to open in Alderley Edge on Tuesday 28 July. The restaurant takes a playful direction, heavily inspired by retro, vintage and DIY – both in terms of design (incorporating video games and comics) and its food provision – which management describe as a ‘fun, nostalgic, DIY, home-made, wordly, ever-changing’ small menu. Highlights are set to include a Korean Chicken Burger, featuring home-made kimchi and daily-baked sourdough brioche buns, plus Hanger Hash, using a hanger steak Cheshire new potatoes and free-range hen eggs, and Scallop & Quails – served in a brown paper bag for a street food twist. Tomfoolery’s dedicated ‘cake-tenders’ will also be creating Cereal Milk & Cookies, Liquid Nitrogen Ice Creams, Dime Bar Cakes and Giant Choux Buns (pictured), among other dessert offerings. The drinks menu, meanwhile, features the restaurant’s own juices, syrups and cordials. Tomfoolery at 34 has already made appearances at Parklife Festival and Friday Food Fight this summer, and will be at Tatton Park’s Foodie Festival this weekend (Fri 17 – Sun 19 Jul). Last month it presented a selection of small plates at Vermilion near the City of Manchester stadium.

Opens Tue 28 Jul, Tomfoolery at 34, 34 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JT, Tel: 0161 641 3070,, @tomfooleryat34

Tue 28 Jul
Chris Horkan
Published on:
Thu 23 Jul 2015