Places to eat in Chester

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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 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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    Gabby's Creperie: chocolate fix!

    by Jonathan_C Written Oct 12, 2003

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    On the advice of a choir girl at Chester Cathedral I walked a short 50 yards or so to find Gabby's Creperie. It's not much more than an enclosed crepe stand but there was a constant parade of what appeared to be repeat customers stopping by. I know I'll be back next time I'm in Chester.

    Favorite Dish: If you're in need of a chocolate fix get the chocolate marshmallow crepe. It was a little messy but oh so delicious!

    Gabby's Creperie
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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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    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.

    The lovely interios Insalata Classica Peroni
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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

    The Groves, viewed from the other side of the rive
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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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    The Office: Good food and a relaxed atmosphere

    by MarvintheMartian Written Mar 27, 2004

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    This place is a trendy looking bar which serves food (at least during the daytime!). It's the kind of place where you lounge about on large leather sofas eating panini or bangers and mash!

    Peak times you'll have to wait 5 or 10 minutes for a table, I've never waited long. In that time you can have a drink at the bar!

    Favorite Dish: It's all good!

    Outside The Office

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    Zizzi: Chesters best Italian

    by Kaysta Written Apr 25, 2007

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    I have been to other Zizzi restaurants - such as the one that were in Harrogate, Leeds and Chester. The Zizzi in Chester was far the best experience i have been to. Whilst all there restaurants are brilliant, i just liked Chesters more.

    I went one time whilst i was here and there was a huge que out of the door. They say you know its a good restaurant when its busy and its true. The atmosphere was brilliant and you could see your food being cooked and pizzas been thrown in the air by the chefs in the open kitchen. There was candles on every table, the lights were low and everyone was having a good time.

    I was waiting a while and when we got seated we were given a garlic bread pizza on the house for being patient. Which i thought was very nice. Our waiter was always asking if everything was ok and gave us plenty of attention - no matter how rushed off his feet he were. I really apprecited this. As always, the food was excellent and so was the service.

    I've been here twice and i will be going again!

    Favorite Dish: Meatballs! They crumble in your mouth and there is plenty to eat...Superb!

    Outside the restaurant
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    Watergates Bar: A Crypt!

    by bugalugs Updated May 3, 2006

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    We had been on a rowing boat on the river and decided it was time to eat and made our way back to the main area of Chester looking for either a pub which served food or a restaurant that sold drink - lol. Found a pub, no food! Asked and were told it was pretty quiet on a Sunday evening! This was only about 7pm! Anyway we found Watergates Bar. Was quiet at first but soon started filling up. Lots of nooks and crannies and a sort of tunnel area where we actually sat and then found it had at one time been a crypt! Didnt put us off our food though.
    People kept walking past us and we could hear them obviously walking up some stairs. I asked where they were going and was told there was a roof terrace.

    Favorite Dish: The food was actually quite good, although I did think my plate was a little overpowering as there was such a lot on it.
    I had Chicken, bacon and cheese brochette with was on skewers with melted cheese and a BBQ sauce with fries. The cost then (May 2004) was £6.45.

    Food was only served until 8pm, whether this was just on a Sunday I dont know.

    Watergates Bar
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    Chez Jules: French Restaurant

    by leecouk12324 Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    Menu changed daily
    No messing about service.
    Good price. Can be a little noisy.
    Easy to find on the top of Northgate.
    Food very good. Service quick
    3 course meal without drinks will set you back about £18 per head - about average for Chester
    Can get very busy - advisable to book ahead.

    Favorite Dish: Only been once - i had the Steak which was ok
    The desert was very nice - i had some chocolate desert with Pecan Nuts and Brandy - went very well with the Red Wine

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    Bella Italia: disgusting!

    by iwys Updated Apr 1, 2007

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    At Bella Italia in Chester I ate possibly the worst meal I have eaten anywhere in the world, in my entire life, barring the dried silkworm cocoons I had in Korea and the cold sheep's brain in Saudi Arabia.

    Spaghetti Marco Polo!*! It was supposed to be some type of Italian-Chinese fusion food, but it all went HORRIBLY wrong. In a misguided attempt to replicate sweet and sour pork mixed with spaghetti bolognese, the "chef" and I use that term very loosely here, doused cold pasta with about half a kilo of sugar. Ugghhh. It was disgusting. I will never forget how bad that meal was as long as I live.

    And I still tipped the waitress! I guess I thought it wasn't her fault that she had to serve food cooked by the worst chef in the world.

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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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    Duttons: Relaxed and friendly

    by bugalugs Written May 3, 2006

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    We had not long arrived in Chester had a little walk when our son and his girlfriend wanted to go shopping (ugh, cant think of anything worse), but I did think of something better. Walking down this narrow alleyway we came upon a cafe bar/restaurant/tea shop called Duttons. Tables outside, and a lovely decor inside. Lovely friendly staff.
    We only had a drink though at the time, but the menu was very nice. Brunch is served until 11.45am. Light meals such as Home made Soup, Salmon Fish Cakes, Sandwiches I thought were a bit pricey at almost £5.00. Wraps, salads, pastas etc.
    Meals are served until about 10.30pm although on a Sunday it is 10pm

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    "La Brasserie" at the Chester Grosvenor Hotel: the ultimate elegant lunch

    by allaboutnice Updated Oct 19, 2003

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    La Brasserie is the restaurant attached to the Chester Grosvenor 5-star Hotel. It is open to non-residents for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea etc.

    You feel very splendid as you go through the main entrance to the Hotel past the doorman - the entrance to the restaurant is on the left.

    The atmosphere is expensive and refined and quite 'french' as suggested by the name. The restaurant is large with a separate area with sofas and low tables for coffee etc and then through to the dining room which has leather banquettes around the perimeter of the room and tables beautifully laid out, a discreet distance from each other. There is a wonderful stained glass ceiling in the centre of the dining room, allowing light to flood through.

    The service at La Brasserie is very high as you would expect for a 5-star hotel. At least four different people will look after you throughout the meal and you will feel very relaxed and pampered. You are allowed plenty of time to make your choices and enjoy the food.

    Although you do not have to be smartly dressed to eat here, it is worth dressing up a little so that you don't feel out of place, so no cut-offs and rucksacks!

    Favorite Dish: I have to say that I nearly always have the same meal here. The 'Traditional Caesar Salad' for 7.50 pounds. It is prepared at your table, which, if you were not expecting it, can be quite surprising. Now, I know what's coming and I sit back and enjoy the show!

    The menu is extensive and unusual, for example, Duck and Beetroot soup at 4.95 to Terrine of fois gras layered with smoked duck, grape jelly and brioche at 12.72 and that's just 2 of the 12 starters. There is also a children's menu from 2.50 to 4.25 and they do appear to welcome children and babies - which is nice for such a fancy upmarket place.

    There is a wide range of prices for the dishes and wines so it needn't break the bank. On the other hand, if you are very rich, it is a good place to take someone you want to impress! "Cote de Beouf" for two at 40 pounds and the highest-priced Champagne is 105 pounds! (I didn't have that to go with my salad!)

    See the menu and wine list for yourself (you will need an acrobat reader)

    Caesar salad- prepared at your table...
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