Chester Restaurants & Pubs With Outdoor Seating

We have all been waiting for lockdown to come to an end. Under the Governments plans the first relaxation of lockdown rules begins April the 12th when restaurants and pubs can open outdoor seating again.

Restaurants & Pubs with Outdoor Seating

** Please contact the restaurant or pub first to make sure they have opened their outdoor seating.


The Botanist Chester

Venue for dishes inspired by delis/rotisseries/grill, with craft ales, botanical cocktails, live music and walled garden.

Address: 13 St Werburgh St, Chester CH1 2DY

Tel: 01244 408100

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One of the busiest spots in town is this bistro-style bar that serves up good burgers, pies and a particularly tasty beer-battered haddock and chips. There’s a heated outdoor terrace for al fresco drinks.

Address: 75 Watergate St, Chester CH1 2LB

Tel: 01244 327394

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Authentic Italian wine bars boasting quality wines and tempting Italian food with outdoor pavement seating.

Address: 52 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HA

Tel: 0124 4340068

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Telford’s Warehouse

Telford’s Warehouse is an independently run freehouse/bar/restaurant and a renowned music and arts venue serving real ales and pub grub.

Address: Tower Wharf, Raymond St, Chester CH1 4EZ

Tel: 0124 4390090

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Treat yourself to a freshly prepared lunch or hearty dinner from our Winter menus. With a spacious seating area outside for alfresco dining, and a stunning interior where you can enjoy a candle-lit evening meal and a few drinks. The menus are filled with beautiful warming dishes, classics and offer a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes, and the prix fixe menu is perfect for evening dining with cocktails.

Address: 10-12 Godstall Ln, Cheshire, Chester CH1 1LN

Tel: 01244 401869

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Swiss family run run business serving Chester for 10 years. Serving breakfast through to dinner with afternoon tea in between.

Address: 2 St John St, Chester CH1 1DA

Tel: 01244 348041

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Porta Wine & Tapas Bar

The aim at Porta is to keep things really simple. A relaxed, totally informal environment inspired by the tiniest independent tapas bars of Barcelona and Madrid. Lots of bar stools and casual tables create a busy, buzzing atmosphere. The menu is enthusiastically Iberian, representing many tapas bar classics – all of which are handmade in-house. No need to book, just come along and grab a space. Simply put, Porta is the kind of place to relax in – unpretentious and comfortable with good music, beer, wine and food.

Address: 140 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT

Tel: 01244 401178

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Open everyday of the week… all day long serving the very best of seasonal produce and delightful drinks. There’s no formality at Oddfellows with outside in the secret garden, where the spectacular walled garden offers the most unique setting in Chester.

Address: 20 Lower Bridge St, Chester CH1 1RS

Tel: 01244 345454

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Hickory’s Smokehouse

Hickory’s Smokehouse menu is packed with smokehouse classic and barbecue favourites, and impressive drinks list is bursting with interesting mixes and classic cocktails. Family-friendly located on the banks of the River Dee with outside seating and a stunning Walled Garden, open from 11am 7 days a week.

Address: Souter’s Ln, Chester CH1 1SD

Tel: 01244 404000

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Bollicini is one of Chester’s favourite Italian restaurant and cocktail bar – with traditional, delicious food cooked and served by Italians and outdoor seating.

Address: Rufus Court, 2 Abbey Green, Chester CH1 2HJ

Tel: 01244 329932

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The Architect

The Architect is a classic pub restaurant within Chester’s city walls overlooking the racecourse at Roodee. The new garden room you’ll find a spacious open plan room with a large bar at its heart and a buzzy, pubby feel to things, with glazed doors leading out to the dining terrace.

Address: 54 Nicholas St, Chester CH1 2NX

Tel: 01244 353070

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Coffee shop and grilled cheese sandwiches with some outdoor seating.

Address: 14 Queen’s Park View, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7BU

Tel: 01244 659528

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Cote Brasserie

Modern, all-day French brasserie chain, serving regional specialities and traditional classics with some outdoor seating available.

Address: 36 Bridge St, Chester CH1 1NN

Tel: 01244 567232

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Commonhall St. Social

Wholesome, honest food and hand selected beers in Chester’s City centre. Sharing platters and sandwiches are offered in this hip bar with exposed brick walls and a terrace.

Address: 10 Commonhall St, Chester CH1 2BJ

Tel: 01244 313258

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The Moorings

A traditional English Eatery with everything that you would expect, located on the banks of the River Dee and outdoor seating.

Address: 23 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD

Tel: 01244 322481

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Marmalade is an intimate licensed cafe on Northgate Street in the heart of Chester’s independent scene. They offer a full breakfast and lunch service as well as delicious homemade cakes and great coffee with some outdoor seating.

Address: 67 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HQ

Tel: 01244 314565

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Hanky Panky

Without a doubt, Chester’s best Pancake & Curry House. Easy-going, informal all-day stop specializing in pancakes plus ice cream, coffee, beer & wine with outdoor seating.

Address: 20 Commonhall St, Chester CH1 2BJ

Tel: 01244 319225

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Alexander’s Live

Lively cafe-bar venue staging music, cabaret and comedy shows, with dining and Sunday roasts with outside seating.

Address: Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW

Tel: 01244 401402

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The Boathouse

Pub grub in an updated riverside inn, with beach huts and a fire pit on a heated terrace.

Address: 21 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD

Tel: 01244 328709

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The Bouverie Bar & Restaurant

Is one of Chesters most popular beer garden locations.

Address: 51 Garden Ln, Cheshire, Chester CH1 4EW

Tel: 01244 381423

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The Lock Keeper

Classic canal side pub offering pizza, sandwiches and cocktails with outdoor seating on the river.

Address: 1 Canal Side, Cheshire, Chester CH1 3LH

Tel: 01244 980773

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Et Alia at The Red House

Italian riverside restaurant features an incredible contemporary 100 foot, two-storey glass gallery looking over the banks of the River Dee. Featuring a sloping riverbank garden with timber decking areas for a glorious sun trap, you’ll get breath-taking views of the River Dee and lowland meadows.

Address: Dee Banks, Great Boughton, Chester CH3 5UX

Tel: 01244 320088

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** If you know of or find other restaurants, cafes or pubs with outdoor seating, let us know and we will add to the list so we can all help Chester get back on its feet.


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