Places to eat in Chester

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    The Shanghai: Great Chinese Food

    by Myfanwe Updated Jan 3, 2011

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    The Shanghai restaurant is situated on Hoole Road just a stonesthrow away from the City Centre. I had a great meal here and would really say it's one of the nicest Chinese Restaurants I have been to. We had a set menu for £25.00 which was basically a huge selection of starters from the menu, duck in plum sauce with pancakes and then we had a selection of main course dishes to share. The food was really delicious and the service was excellent - it was worth every penny!

    I would think you would have to reserve a table if you were planning a visit during busy times (Fridays & Saturdays) as the restaurant area is a little on the small side.

    Favorite Dish: They were all delicious.

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    The Victoria: Comfy surroundings, tasty food

    by Myfanwe Written Jan 3, 2011

    The Victoria is a Gastro pub which is situated right in the heart of Chester City centre. It is a very warm, cosy place which serves a wide variety of meals.

    We visited during the Winter and were in need of a good hearty meal to warm us up. I had the home made Chicken Curry which really did the job! It was a very large portion served with poppadom and mango chutney. Gareth had a rather nice looking meal, I think it was hunters chicken or chicken & bacon melt.

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    Saltney tandoori: Authentic food

    by MacedonianUK Updated Oct 12, 2010

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    Unfortunately this restaurant close few months back
    As Indian is one of my favorite ethnic foods, I can say that it has been long time since I tasted something this good. Very authentic food. Family run restauran with great athmosphere. If you dicade to visit make sure that you book table up front, just in case that they are full.

    Favorite Dish: Chiken corma and lamb balti are my favorite dishes.Highly recomended.

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    Refectory - Chester Cathedral: Dine in historical surroundings!

    by henry14 Updated Sep 15, 2010

    There is a lovely cafe inside Chester Cathedral, the Refectory. You dont have to be visiting the Cathedral to go into the cafe, you can access for free.

    The cafe serves sandwiches and hot and cold dishes (including vegetarian choices), very nice cakes, teas and coffees, soft drinks etc We tried the vegetarian quiche (cheese n onion) with salad, and pork and leek sausages with mash and vegetables. Both were decent portions and tasty. We also shared a delicious homemade pear cake. The only criticism was the coffee was pretty grim. It was busy with a mixture of Cathedral visitors and regulars (and even a tour group shuffling through with a guide admiring the hall!).

    Its set in the former monks dining hall which dates back to the 13th century - how cool is that, you can eat your lunch in the very spot that the monks ate 800 years ago!

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    Lakota: Good value food in trendy surroundings

    by henry14 Written Sep 15, 2010

    Cheap but decent quality food in trendy surroundings. Lots of offers, 2-4-1's etc inc vegetarian choices. Decent tea and coffee available (in real sized mugs!) alongside cocktails and usual bar drinks which also looked cheap.

    We tried vegetarian sausage and mash with onion gravy, and gammon and eggs. Both dishes were tasty, nicely presented and decent portions.

    Great for lunch when visiting the Cathedral or shopping. Seems to attract a mixed age group during the day, saw families, older shoppers and groups of friends. Friendly staff and quick service.

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    Fiesta Havana: Great cocktails!

    by clareabee Written Jun 14, 2010

    I have never actually eaten here (or I could have and not remembered....the cocktails are quite strong!) so can only comment on the drinks which are yum!

    Good choice of cocktails - as well as beer if that is not your thing!

    More of a venue for groups of pals rather than romantic night out!

    Favorite Dish: Strawberry Daquiri - yes i know its not food but it is good....and it does have strawberries in so counts as one of your five a day surely?

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    Slug & Lettuce: great for drinks with the girls (or boys!)

    by clareabee Written Jun 14, 2010

    Don't let the name put you off it is part of a chain and considering this (I am not a fan of them!) it is pretty good.

    The place is quite big but don't even try and get in when Chester Races are on as it is packed to the rafters (infact I would stear clear of Chester full stop if the races are on!)

    Decent bar area and plenty of places to sit.

    Favorite Dish: Smoked Haddock fishcake salad - lovely little bit naughty but have the salad to keep that halo in place!

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    Duttons: great atmosphere

    by clareabee Written Jun 14, 2010

    Duttons is a lovely place to go.....and everybody else thinks so too as on a Saturday lunchtime you sometimes have quiet a wait for a table but it is worth it!

    The food, the atmosphere, drinks and staff are lovely and nothing is too much trouble.

    This is a good place for lunch with your folks, girlfriends or your other half - it is one of those places that makes everybody feel welcome!

    Although it is part of the JW Lees chain you wouldn't know it as it feels totally independant.

    Favorite Dish: any of the sandwiches are good!

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    The Living Room: nice cocktails!

    by clareabee Written Jun 14, 2010

    This is part of a chain of what i would call bars with restaurants and although Living Room chain sometimes seems quite pretentious (especially their doormen!) this seems less pretentious than the rest - some of them do seem to be only for the beautiful people after a certain time - so unless you are a footballer or their wife, or dripped in D&G, I would give it a miss!

    In the day though it does have a nice relaxed atmosphere and is a nice place to stop for a bite to eat and a drink.

    Favorite Dish: good wine selection - steak sandwich is yummy!

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    siam-teppanyaki.co.uk: wonderful and welcoming thai restaurant

    by clareabee Updated Jun 14, 2010

    this is both a Teppenyaki restaurant downstairs (bit more of a party feel and good for groups!) and a Thai restaurant upstairs which is what this review is about.
    The early sitting menu is incredibly good value for money offering a good choice. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful in providing further information on dishes on assisting with choice.

    There is a good selection of beer and wines as well as soft drinks for those that are driving!.

    The decor is lovely and would be nice either for a romantic meal or group of friends.

    Favorite Dish: I had the steamed dumplings which were to die for and the thai green curry - one of the best I have tasted.

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    Baristas: amazing Coffee!

    by clareabee Written Jun 14, 2010

    This is a new coffee house that has opened on Watergate street in Chester city centre, not far from the cross.

    The coffee and cakes here are wonderful and they staff are really helpful.

    Cosy little place to stop off for a coffee and take the load off your feet - or as in our case get out of the rain!

    Favorite Dish: Americano coffee - lovely flavour!

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    The Pied Bull: Chesters Oldest Inn

    by Balam Updated Apr 27, 2010

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    The Pied Bull dates back to the 11th Century and it was once a coaching inn. In 1533 it was known as Bull Mansion and in 1784 a coach and four horses started to run from here to Birkenhead.
    The Pied Bull is said to be the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester and has a colourful history including its fair share of ghosts.
    The cellar is said to be haunted by the ghost of a cellar man from 1609 and two of the guest rooms are haunted by a chamber maid from 19th Century.
    These days it is an oak beamed town centre pub that offers some great value food and competitively priced accommodation. We called in and had a couple of drinks while looking at the menu, we decided not to eat here but that was only because it was still a bit early.

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    Ye Olde Custom House Inn: Great Value Food

    by Balam Written Apr 27, 2010

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    We called in here for something to eat after a tiring day walking around Chester.
    The Building is a Black and white timber framed building that used to face the Old Custom House a building that would have been very busy in the days that Chester was a thriving port.
    It is unclear when the building was built but it was extensively restored by Thomas Weaver (A Chester Draper) and his wife Anne in 1637. Their initials still appear on the gable facing Watergate Street.

    The Food was typical pub food but was reasonably priced and quite good. I had a nice Steak with chips that was well worth the money.
    Drinks were cheaper than a lot of places aswell.

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    The Groves: A lovely setting

    by Evenith666 Written Jun 2, 2009

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    The Groves is a nice pub on the banks of the River Dee. They serve American food, although I have only ever been in for drinks. It has lots of out door seating, but if you go on a sunny day this is likely to be all taken up, but it does offer fantastic views of the boats on the river.

    Favorite Dish: N/A

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    Zizzi: An amazing and authentic Italian resteraunt!

    by Evenith666 Written Jun 2, 2009

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    Well what can i say about Zizzi. It was a perfect lunch for a perfect day out. It is one of the least expencive of the 'upper class' resteraunts in Chester, and must be one of the best. The meal was no doubt helped by the beautiful weather, whcih made it feel all that mroe authentic.

    We were waited on by Michelle, who was extremely friendly and chatty, a true first class waitress.

    Favorite Dish: I had the Insalata Classica, which is a rocket based salad with tomato, buffalo mozzarella and radish, with freshly ground salt and black pepper, extra virgin olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar, served with two pieces of garlic bread. It was absolutely delicious, and well worth the money. My girlfriend had the Spaghetti Pomodoro, which was equally as delicious, however the mozzarella cheese was just a little bit too chewy and bland, but the taste was helped by the amazing tomato based sauce. We also each ordered a side portion of garlic bread, thinking it would be just a couple of slices of ciabatta, but what we got was a lovely wooden board, with an entire sliced garlic pizza bread, EACH! We could easily have had one portion between us.
    To drink, I had a small (330ml) Peroni Nastro Azzuro, my girlfriend had a sprite and I had a glass of Limoncello at the end of the meal.

    All in all it came to £30.50, which I think was well worth it for the quality of the meal.

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