9 places to eat in Chester, England

Ever wanted to know some of the places to eat in Chester and what they are like?

I have eaten at all the places below and I have rated them out of 10 based on food, atmosphere and service.

The £ at the end shows how expensive they are for a 2 course meal for 2, without drinks.

£-upto £25,


£££– £41+

1. Alchemist 9/10 – A new addition to Chester’s bar / restauatant scene. Great atmosphere, brilliant cocktails and reasonable food prices £££2. Picolinos 9/10- Recently this Italian Restaurant  has been refurbished. The service is always super, and food excellent. Call ahead as it gets busy. Try the Calamari and then Spagehtti Carbonara ££

3. Chez Jules 8/10 – Very popular with visitors and locals with a good fixed price option. Food is always hot and never had a bad meal here ££

4. The Architect 9/10 – Great pub come restaurant situated near the racecourse. Gets very busy on race days so book ahead. Great Sunday lunch, good food and a lovely outdoor garden for the summer ££5. Opera Grill 7/10 – One Of Chester’s new restaurants with good food but on two occasions I have been the service (not food) has been off the mark. Great atmosphere , great drinks. I must have been just unlucky. £££

6. Old Harkers Arms 9/10 – Perhaps my favourite place to eat and drink in Chester. It has a good Gastro pub food menu and a fine choice of beers. No children allowed but young teenagers are generally OK. ££

7. The Cross Keys Pub 9/10 – Great place for Sunday lunch and fixed price for 1, 2 or 3 course meal. Good quality food and very generous portions £8.Carluccios 8/10 – Part of the national chain and based on Bridge street. Great place for brunch and breakfast. Lunch and dinner are OK and typical Italian choices. ££

9. The Albion Pub 8/10 If you want food with a historical theme try here. It’s located on Albion Street right in the city centre. It’s crammed with memorabilia from the last 100 years. Note that this pub does not accept children. £

If you want to know more about Chester then why not visit my Real ale tour post.

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