Being a local taxi in Chester we get to hear first hand about diners experiences at Restaurants in and around Chester, so we decided to create the Cabbies guide to Restaurants in Chester. We will of course update the guide over time to include any new openings and must visit restaurants.
Whether you prefer five-star dining or a quick casual meal with a drink at a local pub, your local cabbies have a suggestion for you to try. Bon Apetit.
The Chef’s Table
Kicking off the list first is The Chef’s Table. It is located right in the heart of Chester and is known for its very well yet seasonal dining experiences that it offers its guest. Although they provide fresh produce daily, they also offer a wide variety of dishes based on the flavour of the season that food lovers enjoy. From roasted Lamb Loins with a pistachio crust to their rolled and stuffed Lamb-chetta, The Chef’s Table provides succulent meals for meat lovers and veggie lovers alike. Their duck egg with duck egg sabayon will leave you yearning for more.
Moules A Go Go
Jammed packed with both loyal customers and first-time visitors, Moules A Go Go is one of the oldest independently ran family restaurants in the Chester area. Founded in 1999, they offer the freshest selection of seafood and grilled meat items that includes mussles as well as delicious steaks and burgers. With something special offered almost every night, Moules A Go Go has food and drink specials from wine Wednesdays to lobster Fridays. This bar and bistro is a longtime favourite of both the locals and visitors from afar.
For the Italian food lovers visiting Chester, The Yard is a must try family owned and operated Italian restaurant that is also located in the heart of Chester. Known for its succulent Italian food that is made with a flavourful twist, its Italian cured meats and cheeses are bursting with flavour. Offering some of the finest pasta that Chester has to offer, Italian food lovers will enjoy their beetroot ravioli combined with mixed beets and celery leaves, or their famous squid ink pasta with salami and shrimp. It’s all cooked to perfection by their head chef which you’re sure to enjoy. You will be drawn to this popular Italian restaurant as it’s undenying Italian aroma captivates guest while it fills the air.
Not your traditional pancakes, the Hanky-Panky Pancakes offers a wonderful option to the many dining choices offered in Chester. Their savoury pancakes range from The Nippy, served with smoked salmon, lemon and cracked pepper to The Fun Guy
served with mushroom pate and baby spinach, Hanky-Panky Pancakes has something for everyone. For those who enjoy succulent dessert, you can try the Honeymooner served with honeycomb ice cream and apple compote. Or you can try their Fully Monty served with vanilla ice cream, maple syrup, and banana. Although it is not what you would consider a fancy restaurant, you’ll be amazed at all the ways they serve up delicious meals combined with pancakes that produces one of the most indulgent meals in all of Chester.
Edgar’s Riverside Eating
If you enjoy dining by the river in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, then Edgars Riverside Eating is a great choice for you. It provides some of the most flavourful teas and is known for their well sought after popular Sunday lunches. They also offer brunches as well as late lunches during the week. The locals refer to it as the Edgar House; a Georgian property that features a beautifully landscaped garden that’s also ideal for picnicking as well.
For those who enjoy more formal dining while overlooking the river, you can have your meal outdoors. If you prefer to dine inside, you will be surrounded by their beautiful marble fireplace and their breathtaking chandeliers in their elegantly decorated library.
Their menu consists of Proper Homemade Afternoon Tea, Cream of Portobello Mushroom Soup, Gloucester Old Spot Pork, and Ham that includes Liquorice Carrots and Homemade Ketchup along with several other main courses that make up their Sunday menu. Private dining is offered exclusively for private parties and special occasions. If you are in the Chester area, you’ll certainly want to stop by as the head of chef is constantly working on a newly featured, yet amazing dish for all pallets.
LA P’Tite France
Have a taste for French cuisine? Let La P’Tite France satisfy your appetite with their savoury yet traditional French meals. Owned by Pantxika, you can rest assure that only the freshest ingredients are used to make only the choicest selections in French cuisines. Diners will enjoy a wonderful atmosphere filled with the sound of the best selection of classic French music in the area. In addition to some of the best French wines that you can find, La P’Tite France also serves carefully selected crisp French wines for diners to enjoy with their meals.
There’s a wide choice of selections of tasty French food, however, you may consider starting your meal with their most popular menu items. Such as their mussels cooked with garlic in a white wine, or if you have a taste for seafood, enjoy their perfectly cooked King Prawns made with carrots, fennel and onions. You will also enjoy their grilled meat that includes either a Rib-Eye steak or their roasted Duck Leg made with a succulent orange sauce. But don’t leave without trying their famous homemade Creme Brûlée made with the richest ingredients that yield the greatest flavour. When you dine at La P’Tite France, you’ll understand why it’s the best traditional French restaurant in Chester.
The Stables Bar and Grill
Just as its name suggests, the Stables Bar and Grill is centrally located in the Chester Crown Plaza, right next to one of the oldest racecourses in Britain. Carefully themed as a racing horse, the environment provided is very contemporary with a hint of glamour. They offer a wide choice of Mediterranean style menus and other extravagant meals that satisfy a wide variety of pallets, such as wild boar and choriso burgers and more. So whether you are ready to unwind and rejuvenate in an atmosphere containing fine dining or a casual meal with a drink, the Stables Bar and Grill will be right there waiting for you when you arrive.
Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor
Referred to as the jewel in Chester’s crown, Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor is the restaurant that has Chester’s only Michelin Star. Repeatedly listed in the top 20 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants, Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor has had the star since 1990 as well as four AA rosettes. As far as wine is concerned, it ranks even higher in many prestegious categories.
Their menu items have been crafted to perfection with the exact precision required for each meal. Not only do they offer freshly baked bread, but they also allow their guest to experience the taste of the season with their delicious eight-course tasting menu.
Their wine cellar is considered the most extensive and one of the finest in all of England. They have more than 1000 bins and offer the choicest wines from all around the world. Their Sommeliers are always friendly and available to make sure that the correct wine and food pairing is taking place. If you’re in Chester, you will not want to miss the Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, as it is sure the talk of the town.
Siam Thai & Teppanyaki Restaurant
If you enjoy Asian food, then you will enjoy all that the Siam Thai & Teppanyaki Restaurant has to offer. It is an independent, family operated business that started in April 2006. Overlooking the Shropshire Union Canal, this restaurant has had its share of transformation. It offers fine dining on three different levels with each level offering his own unique experience. The ground floor offers Chester’s first Japanese Teppan-yaki restaurant, while the upper levels offer an authentic Thai restaurant and bar. This restaurant features some of the best food that Asian food has to offer, including lobster tail with garlic and beef fillet with peppercorn sauce, spicy tuna rolls and a countless amount of sushi and sashimi. It also offers slow-cooked lamb curry, chicken coconut cream soup as well as the best vegetable spring rolls in the entire Chester area.
Owned and operated by the same brothers who own Joseph Benjamin right next door, Porta was Joe and Ben Wright’s idea come to life for a wholly Iberian tapas experience. The Porta in Chester opened its doors in 2012, and a second Porta quickly followed in 2016, located in Altrincham. In contrast to Joseph and Benjamin, Porta’s goal is simplicity. The idea was to have a small, cozy locale to sit and enjoy meticulously hand-crafted (yet simple) tapas and a substantial list of beers and wines. Sit back, soak in the music, and relax at Porta.
Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HT
Tel: 01244 344 295
This restaurant guide to Chester is a small sampling of what you can find in the city of Chester. Visitors can be taken to one of these fine restaurants for the dining experience of their choice. Just contact us for more information and we’ll be more than happy to assist.
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