Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 10.30pm
Thursday 9am - 10.30pm
Friday 9am - 10.30pm
Saturday 10am - 10.30pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Coffees & pastries served from 9am
Lunch menu served from 12pm-2.30pm weekdays
Evening menu served from 6pm-9pm Wednesday-Saturday
Brunch served Saturdays & Sundays from 10am-2pm

To reserve a table please call 01606 882 101 or email us at reservations@definefoodandwine.com.

Deli

Details coming soon.

Wines

An award-winning selection of over 1200 wines and sprits, supported by an ever-changing selection of 32 wines are available by the glass or just to sample on our Enomatic tasting machines. DeFINE Food and Wine offers a thirst-quenching range to take home or dine in.

On-line wine shop coming soon in 2018. in the meantime, please view our special offers here.

Taste

Taste

Our Enomatic tasting dispensers offer customers the chance to taste up to 32 wines. Tasters can choose either a 25ml, 125ml or 175ml serving of each wine, by inserting a Define card which they can top up with credit as required. Notes can be provided for guidance, with staff on hand and eager to offer advice if required. A great way to broaden your wine repertoire, with the selection changing monthly. A few trips a month and you could get to taste 384 wines by the end of a year!

Wines currently available to taste:

In addition to our Enomatic machines, we also offer a range of fine and rare wines by the glass using our state-of-the-art Coravin gadget. A great way to try some of the most fabled bottles on the planet at very keen prices.

Customers can also choose any of the +1000 wines from the shop to enjoy on the premises, with a small corkage fee of £7.50 per bottle applied to the shelf price of the wine. This goes some way to cover the costs we incur in providing the setting, seating, glassware (let alone the high quality staff!), representing great value compared to standard restaurant mark-ups.

Events

Define’s themed events have already attracted a loyal band of followers, with tickets frequently selling out soon after their release. We’ve been fortunate to attract a number of high-profile, A-lister winemakers in recent years, and we now have the talent and facilities to prepare dishes to compliment a line-up of wines.


Forthcoming Events


Sunday 11th November 2018
THE GRAND TASTING
From 2pm-6pm. Tickets £25 each

We’re delighted to confirm the details for our annual showcase event, to be held at the Sandiway store on Sunday 11th November. A chance to work your way through over 100 of our greatest wines, with a host of reckless offers and limited release parcels to tempt you. As ever, we’ll have a number of experts alongside DeTeam to talk you through the range, as well as a host of delectables from the deli to tuck into. The perfect way to prepare for the festive season ahead.

Tickets cost £25 each. If you place an order on the day for over £250, we’ll refund the cost of your ticket.

Sunday 11th November 2018
THE GRAND TASTING DINNER
From 6.30pm. Tickets £65 each

Our Head Chef Richard has come up with a fine menu to finish the evening off in style which I’ve matched with a few of my favourite wines. Tickets for the dinner will be capped at 60. As last year, we’ll need a good hour after the tasting finishes at 6pm to prepare the tables for dinner. We’ll serve the Taittinger Champagne at 6.30pm alongside the canapés from 6.30pm, and sit down at 7pm. As ever, it should be fun.

MENU

Canapés
Comté Gougères ~ Grissini wrapped in serrano ham
Served with Taittinger Champagne

Fish Course
Cod Veronique with sage creamed leeks
Served with Le Long Bec Chenonceaux Blanc, Loire

Main Course
Venison Bourguignon with Pommes Puree and baby winter vegetables
Served with Chateau de la Negly La Cote

Cheese Course
Served with Niepoort 10 Year Old White Tawny Port

Dessert
Diplomatico Babas

Dinner Tickets £65pp

As it will be Remembrance Sunday, we'll donate £5 per ticket to the Poppy Appeal.

Get in touch to reserve tickets
Click here to view the tasting brochure

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018
DeBUBBLEFEST
From 12pm-6pm. Tickets £20 each

From 12pm-6pm A weekend dedicated to magic bubbles. £20/ticket, 20 different sparkling wines and Champagnes to taste. With reckless pre-Christmas offers to tuck into.

Get in touch to reserve tickets

DeNYE
Monday 31st December 2018, Starts 7pm

Let’s face it, 2018 has been a pretty dismal year. Time to bid riddance in considerable style and enter 2019 with renewed faith in humanity and the restorative power of fine food, drink and Company.

After the success of last year’s event, we’re delighted to announce plans for this year’s extravaganza. Time to dust down your tux and fluff up your frock for a spangly black tie extravaganza. The plan:

8pm Arrival

Carefully grab a glass from our Taittinger Champagne tower and circulate amongst the Cheshire glitterati. Ooh and aah as a selection of fine canapés waft before your eyes. Grab what you can.

Tuck into our Grand Buffet, laden with feastly delights, with a magnificent full rib of the finest beef centrepiece.

Save space for DeDessert Trolley Dash, with a number of confectionery creations to choose from.

From 11pm, you can attack a regal cheese table, regaled with accompaniments and cracker action.

We’ll furnish you with another glass of Taittinger in time for the countdown to 2019.

Carriages at 1am

We’ll have live music and some fine toons if you fancy a bit of a jig.

A slight change in plan from last year, in that you can book separate tables for your own crowd, with a limited number of tables for between 6 and 10 people. For those of you that prefer a more communal affair, booking for groups of 4 or under, will be sat together as one happy bundle. Either way, you’ll be up and off for the banquet, so a much more fluid affair than last year.

Your ticket covers the cost of all food, plus the glass of Taittinger on arrival and for the countdown. We’ll have a drinks list available from which to purchase further drinks throughout the evening.

£100 per person
Dress code: Black tie

Get in touch to reserve tickets

To be the first to hear about future events, please join our mailing list here.

Trade

Details coming soon.

School

DeWINE School was launched in early 2017, delivering a range of Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certificates. The course is delivered with style and great wisdom by Miles Corish, one of only 369 Masters of Wine on the planet. Quality wines from the DeFINE range are used to explore grape varieties and regions, and the classroom’s not too shabby either, with the main atrium dining area quickly converted to seat our students. Thanks to the quality of Miles’ teaching, we have a 100% pass rate, with a number of students achieving 100% scores.

Course Fees

Level 1 Certificate: £225
Level 2 Certificate: £350

Please contact us for further details and dates for the next 'intake'..

Meet the Team

Jon Campbell
Owner & Managing Director

Jess Chen
Front of House Manager

Dave Raftery
Wine Manager

Vicky Assinder
Deli Manager

Richard Rowley
Head Chef

Sean Basnett
Sous Chef

Tom Munro
Chef de Partie

Anna Cooksey
Assistant Manager

Nic Hill
Retail assistant

Sarah Dailey
Jonney Coates
Martina Plevkova
Restaurant Supervisors

Helen Thompson
Accounts Clerk

Pat Leslie
Deli Assistant

Tom Esser
Logistics Manager

Temporary Staff: Danni Munro, Lauren Dimbelow, Holly Butler, Ari Roucoule, Luke McCauley, Carter Kenworthy, Francesca Campbell, Honor Campbell.

About Us

Define was founded in 2000 by Jon Campbell, a then spritely soul, battle hardened by a stretch with a respected Champagne house. Having worked in and supped his way through France, Jon set out to offer a stage for the types of wine that inspired him into the trade in the first place. Years of travel and hard tasting have resulted in an enviable collection of over 1000 labels, showcasing the breadth and glory of artisan wine made with passion and purpose. The business has evolved over the years, becoming a magnet for enlightened drinkers in the North West. Visitors embrace the range, the expert advice on hand, and the chance to taste 32 cracking bottles whenever they like from Define’s sampling machines. An unerring dedication to quality and the creative approach of the team was recognised at the highly regarded International Wine Challenge, with Define winning the coveted Regional Merchant of the Year award.

The trade division of Define supplies a number of leading pubs and restaurants in the North West as well as a long list of the most celebrated Michelin restaurants and eminent foodhalls in London with a number of wines, spearheaded by the rare, cult Champagne from Jacques Selosse, represented exclusively in the UK by Define. Please contact jon@definefoodandwine.com if you would like to discuss how we might enhance your current wine offering.

We also run the DeFine Wine School from the Sandiway premises, with Level 1 and Level 2 WSET accredited certificates presented by Master of Wine Miles Corish. With a 100% pass rate to date, it’s a wonderful way to develop your appreciation of wine and is open to both members of the public and to our trade customers.

Define’s Deli offers a wide selection of British farmhouse cheese, charcuterie and pâtés, as well as a mouth-watering selection of rare treats sourced mainly from Spain and Italy, much of which is used to inspire a range of dishes prepared by the Define chefs. Last October saw the launch of a wonderful new dining area at the Sandiway premises, with an atrium room housing yet more wine and a stylish dining area. Customers can now enjoy this wonderful space at various times of the day, with award-winning coffee, breakfast items and fine French pastries served from 9am, delicious lunch options through the week, and a mouth-watering array of meditteranean tapas and small plates served on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. With 32 wines available to try by the glass, and a further 1000 available by the bottle, it’s a great way to explore the world of wine alongside fine produce in a refined, relaxed environment.

We also frequently host wine-themed dinners with visiting winemakers, matching dishes to a range of wines. To hear about future themed lunches and dinners, and other events and offers at Define, please sign up to our email club here. Or better still, pop into the store for a chat and a browse and soak up all that Define stands for: great taste.

Cheers!
Jon & DeTeam

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Table Reservations

The Grand Tasting

Sunday 11th November 2018
From 12pm-6pm. Tickets £25 each

We’re delighted to confirm the details for our annual showcase event, to be held at the Sandiway store on Sunday 11th November. A chance to work your way through over 100 of our greatest wines, with a host of reckless offers and limited release parcels to tempt you. As ever, we’ll have a number of experts alongside DeTeam to talk you through the range, as well as a host of delectables from the deli to tuck into. The perfect way to prepare for the festive season ahead.

The tasting will run from 12pm-6pm. To avoid potential riots, we’ve decided to split the tasting into two sittings, so you can choose to come from 12pm-3pm, or from 3pm-6pm. Like the swimming baths- please don’t be offended when we kick you out of the pool!

Tickets cost £25 each. If you place an order on the day for over £250, we’ll refund the cost of your ticket.

Sunday 11th November 2018
THE GRAND TASTING DINNER
From 6.30pm. Tickets £65 each

Our Head Chef Richard has come up with a fine menu to finish the evening off in style which I’ve matched with a few of my favourite wines. Tickets for the dinner will be capped at 60, and we’ll reserve a corresponding number of tickets for the 3pm-6pm tasting session. As last year, we’ll need a good hour after the tasting finishes at 6pm to prepare the tables for dinner. We’ll serve the Taittinger Champagne at 6.30pm alongside the canapés from 6.30pm, and sit down at 7pm. As ever, it should be fun.

MENU

Canapés
Comté Gougères ~ Grissini wrapped in serrano ham
Served with Taittinger Champagne

Fish Course
Cod Veronique with sage creamed leeks
Served with Le Long Bec Chenonceaux Blanc, Loire

Main Course
Venison Bourguignon with Pommes Puree and baby winter vegetables
Served with Chateau de la Negly La Cote

Cheese Course
Served with Niepoort 10 Year Old White Tawny Port

Dessert
Diplomatico Babas

Dinner Tickets £65pp

As it will be Remembrance Sunday, we'll donate £5 per ticket to the Poppy Appeal.

Get in touch to reserve tickets

Taittinger Seafood Festival

Wednesday 25th October 2018
Starts 7pm, Tickets £75

Very excited about this. Once again we welcome Kevin McGee, Taittinger’s UK ambassador, to present the range of Taittinger Champagnes. This was the highlight of last year’s events, so not to be missed. A slightly different approach with this one...

7pm Arrival
Canapés served with Taittinger NV Champagne

Starter
Smoked Haddock Gratin
Served with Taittinger Prelude Grand Cru

A taste of Caviar
Served with a 50ml serving of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2008

Main
Fruits de Mer Grand Buffet
Served with Taittinger Rosé

Cheese Course
Served with Avant Garde Pinot Noir, California

Dessert
Tarte aux Fraises
Served with Taittinger Nocturne

Get in touch to reserve tickets

Thank You for your reservation enquiry, your booking will be be added to the diary. If for any reason your table can not be reserved, we will be in touch to let you know.

Unfortunately, your reservation enquiry could not be sent. If the problem persists please call us on 01606 882 101