A STEAKHOUSE is to close within days.

Miller and Carter Wilmslow will shut for good on Saturday (April 6) ahead of a refurbishment.

If a planning application is approved, the restaurant on Station Road will be transformed into a different chain, Browns Brasserie and Bar.

A spokesperson for Miller & Carter said: “We’re officially entering into our last week of trade as Miller and Carter Wilmslow as we close our doors to the public on April 6 for the last time.

“We would love to see you this final week for one last tasty steak or pint in the beer garden so please be sure to secure your space.”

Knutsford Guardian: Miller and Carter could soon be turned into a Browns Brasserie and BarMiller and Carter could soon be turned into a Browns Brasserie and Bar (Image: Cheshire East)

Mitchells and Butlers, the firm behind Miller & Carter and Browns, submitted a planning application to Cheshire East Council back in September.

A target date for a decision on this application is listed as Tuesday, April 9, on the council's website.

If approved, the building known as the Old Rectory will be turned into a Browns Brasserie and Bar.

Browns started out in Brighton in 1973 and now operates dozens of venues across the country.

A design and access statement submitted as part of the planning application reads: “Mitchells & Butlers Retail Ltd, which owns and operates the building, proposes to refurbish the existing operation in order to keep it relevant to its market.

“The main elements of the scheme include a comprehensive refurbishment of the modern interior and the replacement of an existing walled yard with a further extension.”

Knutsford Guardian: Visual of what the entrance to Browns could look likeVisual of what the entrance to Browns could look like (Image: Cheshire East)

The Old Rectory is a Grade II listed building, which was converted into a public house in the mid-1990s before being refurbished as a Miller & Carter in the early 2010s.

Mitchells & Butler is looking to develop the property, which dates back to the 1800s, by building a single-storey flat-roof extension.

This will result in a larger kitchen which would help the restaurant serve a 'higher quality and expanded' food menu.

New signs would also have to be installed.

“The extension is required in order to allow the operation to become more efficient and provide a wider and improved menu,” the planning application adds.

“It is key to the company’s investment proposals.

“The new addition will be seen against modern additions and will have no adverse impact on the heritage significance of the building. It is on the historic ‘service’ side of the building.

“Whilst the interior is of no heritage significance, the refurbishment works are sympathetic to, and in keeping, with the building’s character.”