The bistro in a coastal village with no sea serving breakfast with a stunning view

No 1 Parkgate is one of the beautiful white buildings in Parkgate. Centuries ago this picturesque village was a thriving port on the Dee, serving as Cheshire's gateway to Ireland.

By the 1800s the estuary had begun to silt over and now this quaint 'seaside' town has no sea at all. But what it lacks in paddling options, it more than makes up for with stunning views across the coast to North Wales.

No 1 Parkgate opened its doors just over a year ago. The building, which sits on Mostyn Square, just off The Parade has large windows which allow diners to make the most of the beautiful view - and those choosing to sit upstairs get an even better vantage point.

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At night you'll find chilled wines, beers and small plates being served. But when we walked through the doors at 11am on a Sunday morning there was only one thing on our minds - breakfast.

And we were just in time grabbing a table by the window as we perused the menu. The breakfast selection is small but tasty offering, among other things, a signature granola, with maple syrup, yoghurt (or acai) and macerated berries for £6, eggs - poached, fried or scrambled on toasted sourdough for £6.50, or French toast with maple syrup, smoked bacon or berries for £8.

As tempted as I was by the sourdough, I was delighted to find my breakfast favourite - eggs florentine for £7. My partner opted for an eggs benedict priced at £8, and we ordered two glasses of orange juice to wash it all down. It didn't seem too busy when we visited, and the food was delivered in super-quick time. Piping hot, the hollandaise was rich and buttery, perfectly smothering the poached eggs perched on top of the golden, toasted muffins.

The delicious sauce on my florentine lifted the bed of slightly bitter cooked spinach the eggs sat on. The eggs themselves were gently poached, the golden yolks spilling and mixing beautifully with the delicious sauce when I cut into them.

The bacon on the eggs benedict was crispy without being stringy, the slight smoky flavour boosted by the creamy hollandaise. With a tip, our bill came to £20 which, considering the obvious quality of the ingredients, we felt was good value for money. Then it was off for a stroll along the parade.

No 1 Parkgate serves breakfast until 11.30am, then moves to an all-day menu. On Thursday evenings it serves small plates until 10pm and until 9pm on a Friday and Saturday.

You can find it at 1 Mostyn Sq, Parkgate, Neston CH64 6SL.