Chester’s food isn’t about pushing the boundaries so much as doing everything to the highest standard. We’ve answered all your questions about restaurants in Chester. So let’s cut to the chase.
You can’t go far wrong with traditional British cuisine in Chester, but that doesn’t mean you should only stick to the British classics. Here are three of Chester’s finest restaurants:
Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor has retained its Michelin star for coming up to 30 years now – having been awarded it back in 1990. The restaurant also has four AA rosettes.
The Michelin Guide notes the restaurant’s “classically elegant feel”, excellent cocktail lounge and incredibly well-stocked wine cellar. The menu changes seasonally, but the sample tasting menu includes options such as ash-fried and smoked oyster jelly, apples and peas. Another highlight is the sheep’s milk blancmange, candied figs and hazelnuts and an iced honeycomb sabayon with pickled Nashi pears. Nom nom.
Dining here is without doubt an upmarket affair that won’t disappoint.
The restaurants in Chester city centre and beyond cover everything from Brazilian to Indian, and it packs in a fair number of eateries for such a modestly sized city. According to the Food Standards Agency there are around 700 restaurants, cafés and canteens in Chester.
There are several homegrown Cheshire favourites you’ll find in Chester’s British restaurants. These include:
Brunch is the most important meal of the most important part of the week - the weekend. Lazing and grazing is the only way for some weekend mornings or to kickstart a slow weekday. Right now, London loves brunch. And there are so many options, from super meaty to Antipodean (and lets be honest, they do lead the way). New Yorkers say we don’t do brunch properly, but really it’s just that we don’t do it like them. Brunch for us is more breakfast style; you’ll never see pasta on a brunch menu. And that seems right to me.
Cuddle up with Thai food and a movie or head out for a prix fixe meal and candlelit conversation? Here’s some ammo for your next date-night decision.
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas... That’s right, nothing says seasons greetings quite like the warming aroma of orange, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. You can keep your pungent pot pourri because I’m all about the home baked goods. If I could bottle the smell of this baking, I would surely be able to retire and spend the rest of my days