Alderley Edge Gets a Taste of Parea
A new all-day mood food eatery in the heart of Alderley Edge has opened, complete with late bar offering and a colourful yet relaxed space for breakfast, brunch, dinner and dancing.
Wife of ex-premiership ace Emile Heskey, Chantelle Heskey and business partners and friends, Peter Hunter and James Golden are the new owners of Parea Alderley Edge, which is set to send the hospitality industry into a floral frenzy.
‘Parea’ in the Greek culture is a group of friends who regularly gather together to share their experiences about life, their philosophies, values & ideas and is the concept behind the three friends’ partnership.
The new restaurant and bar is spread over two floors and is able to accommodate 120 covers at any one sitting. The vision of its new owners was to create an environment where nobody wants to leave and every aspect from food to furniture finishes are instagramable.
Design work on the restaurant was undertaken by Fasciato Architects. Speaking to Premier Hospitality magazine about the project, Ian Scullion an Associate at Fasciato Architects said:
“The site was a restaurant previously so our approach was to not throw the whole design out, but to add touches that would have maximum impact.
“The Client wanted something which worked with their food, which is quite fresh, bright and healthy. The Client’s colour scheme is bronze, brass and white and we had the idea of adding extra colour and enhancing the existing decoration by using flowers, intertwined with the existing interior elements such as to the rope installation. In this area we suggested that the lighting be kept simple yet should enhance the pitched roof and celebrate the building’s height. We wanted to keep it as simple as possible with the accessories creating the atmosphere and ambiance so if in the future, the owners do want to change their minds, it is not a big job and is just really about changing the accessories.
“Being Architects and Interior Designers based in the North West and near Alderley Edge, it is important for us to be associated with restaurants and commercial ventures which want to make their mark in a creative and inventive way as it aligns with our approach to design. We are a creative studio that works hard to meet our client’s briefs and we felt that we worked well collaborating and exchanging ideas with the team at Parea. It is good to see the impact that they are having on the local economy.”
Parea will serve breakfast from early morning complete with vegan and gluten free choices through to lunch and dinner off of their Mediterranean menu.
Chantelle Heskey said: “Since having my fourth baby, Mendez, I have found it increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle and I know many other women find it hard too. If you’ve been training you don’t want to feel guilty when having lunch and many places don’t offer a wide selection when it comes to being healthy.”
James Golden added: “We wanted to keep our menu options simple but not be boring. With all three of us having big personalities, our focus has to be on the fun. Chantelle and I have worked together closely for many years with charity events and more recently with Pink Tiger, so being able to offer live entertainment to people within one venue all week will be fantastic.”