Places to eat in Chester

  • Old Harker's Arms, Chester
    Old Harker's Arms, Chester
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  • Old Harker's Arms, Chester
    Old Harker's Arms, Chester
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  • Old Harker's Arms, Chester
    Old Harker's Arms, Chester
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    Old Harker's Arms: Old Harker's Arms

    by Airpunk Written Jan 13, 2014

    Found this place after a recommendation from Lonely Planet – though it was not place correctly on their map in my issue. This place is successfully trying to find a good balance between a gastro pub and your well-known old-style boozer. The interior and the menu with many traditional dishes are surely inviting, many of them are from the usual Brunning & Price menu. Prices are about average. A number of guest ales are regularly on tap. The pub is located close to a canal which means that you can have a nice view from it. There are also some tables outside during summertime.
    The place may get busy on any evening, especially in the weekend. Therefore, prepare to queue or reserve ahead. If you are for longer time in Chester, ask for their stamp scheme where you get a meal for free after a couple of visits.

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    The Roast York: Mouth watering window display

    by alancollins Written Jun 21, 2012

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    We were walking past this shop when I spotted the mouth watering roasts in the window. We went in and decided we would sit inside as opposed to take away. I thought at first it was waited tables but spotted the notice telling you to order at the counter. The seating area is small and can only seat about 20 people. There are some offers and we choose one of these which included a roast pork sandwich, roast potatoes and a can of drink. I ordered these at the counter and then waited for them to be served up. I love roast potatoes and they were cooked to perfection. This is my first experience with this company and if I spot another shop during my travels I would certainly have another meal.

    Favorite Dish: A mouth watering roast pork sandwich with apple sauce and crackling with additional roast potatoes.

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    Red Lion: Great Pub

    by Balam Written Apr 3, 2012

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    The Red Lion has recently been aquired and renovated by Nicholsons, The same chain as other great pubs like The Old Wellington and the Bank in Manchester'
    It operates the same menu as these and you will be sure to have a great meal oor just a few drinks in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

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    The Boathouse: On The Riverside

    by Balam Written Apr 3, 2012

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    The Boathouse is a great Lees's Pub that is right next to the river, If you sit near the window there appears to be no gap between building and river, You can get some great views of Boats and people going up and down the river while you have a drink or some food

    I have been a couple of times, once just for a drink and the last time for some food, I shared a Taste of the Med platter with Evan. it was lovely and on a nice sunny day sat by the river it really felt like we were somewhere on the Med!

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    Hinderton Arms: Chef and Brewer

    by grayfo Written Mar 29, 2012

    Family restaurant that operates under the Chef and Brewer, the Hinderton Arms is a pub that can trace its roots back as far as 1826 when a Turnpike Act was passed which mentioned The Shrewsbury Arms. This was the pubs original name being taken from the Earl of Shrewsbury, a local and the owner. A little later the pub was known as The Hinderton Inn, probably named so because of the neighbouring Hinderton Hall.

    Monday and Saturday: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
    Sunday: 12.00 am to 10.00 pm

    December 2011

    Favorite Dish: 8 oz Sirloin Steak – £11.95

    Sweet Potato Fries (Extra) - £2.65

    Bramley Apple Pie - £3.85

    Lager Shandy - £3.05

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    The Barista’s: Barista's for Brunch

    by grayfo Written Mar 13, 2012

    A barista (from the Italian for "bartender") is a person, usually a coffee-house employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.

    The Barista’s is a family run independent coffee shop, which offers an abundant choice that includes filter coffees from all around the world, decaffeinated coffee or choice of milks including soya at no extra charge. There is also the usual full range of Sandwiches, Panini’s and Toasted tea cakes freshly made every morning. The café is in a Rows undercroft or cellar that probably started life as a medieval store room with exposed sandstone blocks dating from the late 1200s.

    December 2011

    Favorite Dish: Hot Chocolate with marshmallows and cream accompanied by a hand-made cake

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    The Boathouse: Riverside Retreat

    by mickeyboy07 Written Aug 28, 2011

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    the Boathouse lies on the banks of the River Dee offering a splendid location for locals, families and tourists to relax with good food and various beverages ranging from coffee to beer.Standard tables and chairs as well as comfy sofas are available to sit and watch the boats on the river.An outside area is also available for the sun is out.prices are reasonable and the menu is basic.

    Favorite Dish: we didnt eat here having had food earlier just a few pints of beer.

    The Boathouse The Bar Pint of Beer Rowers on the River Dee
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    The Square Bottle: Superb Breakfast

    by mickeyboy07 Written Aug 25, 2011

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    The Square bottle is a JD Wetherspoons pub in City centre Chester.Serving great food and good ales with a within a nice relaxed and friendly atosphere.We stopped here early in the morning for breakfast and both had the Large Full English Breakfast.

    opening times-mon till sun:7am till 12 am

    Favorite Dish: Large breakfast consiting of eggs,bacon,beans,sausage,ash browns,toast and a choice of mushrooms or black pudding,the perfect way to start the day and fuel you up(also great fror hangovers)all this for a reasonable price of less than five pounds.

    Entrance Inside Large breakfast
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    The Famous Blue Moon Diner: The original American 50s Diner, super music

    by chesterdavid Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Famous Blue Moon, on the banks of the River Dee in Chester City Centre is a Chester institution being there for over 40 years, a jukebox plays all the hits from the 50/60s all day.
    Sit by the river and let the world go by, but inside like a museum to the 40/50/60s, loads of pop history, signed posters of all the biggest names in music, 50 annuals and newspapers.
    But it is the drinks and food that keep it winning awards, from thick Italian chocolate smothered in cream and marshmallows, to a huge choice of coffee, and teas.
    Fresh baked cakes, cream teas, plus a mouthwatering selection of food, huge hand made burger stacks, soups, curries, sandwich! choose from a huge menu.
    And of course the big thick milkshakes, beers, wines.
    If you visit Chester without a Blue Moon visit, you have not lived

    Favorite Dish: Sardinian seafood stew, brilliant, lentils, tomato, and mixed seafood, a big wedge of fresh bread and mayo does it for me everytime

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    The Fat Cat: Brilliant burgers and stunning salads!

    by Rachael71 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The restaurant is in the cellar of an old townhouse, just outside the main shopping area of Chester but well within walking distance of the centre. It is a relaxed and sophisticated place, and not as packed as the places in the heart of town. Snacks and full meals are served, or call in just for coffee - the sofas are very inviting if you need a rest!

    It's open 10am - 11pm (10.30pm on Sundays)

    Favorite Dish: The home made burgers are excellent, but probably not great for the diet! The salads are also very good - a pleasant change from the usual limp lettuce and tasteless tomato that you usually get in this country.

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    Chezjules: Fine Dining at affordable Prices

    by sandysmith Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Chezjules is a not so expensive place that offers fine cusine - much like our favoured Green Room close to home in West Kirby.

    Favorite Dish: Good choice of adventurous menu with tasty options for veggies - curried cauliflower soup, parmesan polenta, venison ragout, seabass..lots of options.

    Chezjules

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    Cafe Tsavo: Coffee, cakes and wildlife

    by gordonilla Written Feb 5, 2011

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    After a fairly long day ( about 4 hours) walking around the Zoo, on a Friday afternoon in late January. It was time for a coffee and something else.

    There was a real mix of people in the cafe and the menu was equally eclectic.

    I can imagine that in the summer this place will be very busy and noisy. However, there was a low mumble of noise from the visitors during my visit.

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    The Barista's: Coffee in Watergate

    by gordonilla Written Jan 30, 2011

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    I was in need of a coffee, and decided to see what this coffee shop was like - it was warm and welcoming!

    It seems there is wifi available and has a mixed clientele.

    Favorite Dish: coffee of course and I had a piece of Almondy Cake.

    Exterior (1) Signage Almondy Cake and Americano Interior (1) Interior (2)

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    1539 - Fifteen Thirty Nine: British and Contemporary

    by gordonilla Updated Jan 27, 2011

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    The restaurant was advertised in the hotel, and it looked as if there was an interesting menu. Additionally during my visit (January 2011), they were offering a two course dinner for £15.00; however there was also a meal supplement depending what main course you selected. My fillet steak attracted a £10 supplement.

    The restaurant and bar has an excellent atmosphere and appearance with staff who truly seem interested in making your visit a great experience. It was busy, and I can imagine it is even busier when the Chester Racecourse Fixtures begin - May to September each year. I had not made a reservation, and it was struggle to get a table, but finally did. A great an uninterrupted view over the racecourse itself.

    They pride themselves in using local suppliers and local produce - so from my meal, the most distant ingredient was the Goat's cheese which was sourced 120 miles from 1539 - and the nearest was in fact the herbs used in the kitchen which came from 0 miles away! Yes 0 miles - the Head Chef works with the Racecourse grounds staff to cultivate an in-house herb garden.

    Favorite Dish: Bread; Beetroot Risotto with a Goat's Cheese and Watercress salad; and a Fillet Steak with Pepper Sauce.

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    Cafe Naj: Yummy food

    by Myfanwe Updated Jan 3, 2011

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    Cafe Naj is situated at the beginning of Hoole Road, just minutes away from the City Centre. As we were staying in a just down the road we decided to give this restaurant a try. The food here was lovely although due to my brain being like a sieve I can't remember what I had! I do remember it being really good though., the waiters were really helpful and service was prompt. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would eat there again given half the chance! Since doing some research for this tip I have learned that Cafe Naj was voted Best Asian Dining Experience in the Chester Food & Drink Festival 2010.

    Open times;
    Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 12:45am
    Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 1:45am

    Free home delivery (Min order £15)

    Special Banquet
    Thursday 5:30pm - 10:30pm Adults £7.95 Children £4.95
    Sunday 3pm - 10pm Adults £6.95 Children £3.95

    Cafe Naj Cafe Naj Curry at Cafe Naj
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