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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Restaurant
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“Fantastic independent restaurant serving excellent food, great to celebrate a special occasion but be sure to book as it gets very busy!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Busy bustling noisy Italian restaurant on Lower Bridge St. Ideal for families. Theres a great range of pizza and pasta - not the place to go for a romantic dinner for two!”
  • 10 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Laura and James dined riverside here in August 2019 and liked the "amazing food and lots of choice for veggies and vegans too! Their cocktails are amazing too (recommend the frozen martini & the hard cherry cola)". A week or so later, Nate and Christa agreed - "We had an amazing dinner at Hickory's our first night here. It was so good that we ate there again on our second night!"”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“The perfect spot for people watching day or night. Barlounge always has a great atmosphere and impeccable service. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic restaurant and bar offering delicious food and fantastic cocktails. Located in the canal quarter just a 5 minute stagger to Mia's Place, even in the highest of heals. One of the best brunches in Chester.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Guests Andrew and Carole told us that they "found a restaurant with a silly name, 'The Sticky Walnut', in an area which was only 15 minutes walk from your cottage. Although the cost was somewhat startling, the food and ambiance were pleasant, and we would recommend it to any of your guests, if they are prepared to pay premium prices for an interesting and unusual menu.'”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“Just around the corner, it’s a live music venue which gets quite busy, space to sit outside in the sunny afternoons, it’s a bar and restaurant too. Great pub. Night and day”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A stunning building and well designed inside, this place serves up top notch food with a real busy atmosphere. Its a popular place to eat and is always busy. Table bookings essential at weekends. This is a fine dining experience and meals are on the expensive side. Located on Pepper street, about £5 in a cab, or 40 minute walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Perfect for a casual drop in - you can't book. This restaurant is tiny and you sit where you can. Ideal for couples and small groups, its dark and intimate. Tapas is served as and when its ready and is always excellent. Great outdoor seating area in front of the restaurant for summer nights. Located right at the top of Northgate St next to the Roman Walls. Open from 5pm daily.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“This pub/restaurant is lovely on a sunny day as it has a large outdoor garden which overlooks Chester Racecourse. It's very busy at the weekends and during race days. It has a small car park but it's far from the city centre so you can walk to it if you prefer. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely Bar with great food. live pianist. Please ask Amy for special offer for guest of Mia's Place. large groups may need to book. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Live music, inside and out, comedy shows, huge beer garden and family barbeques in the summer”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our go-to favourites for excellent food, atmosphere and pre-theatre, as featured in The Good Food Guide (awarded best local restaurant in the North West) and the Michelin Bib Gourmand (each year since 2012). A busy little restaurant with a focus on excellent local food done incredibly well, whilst being not at all stuffy. Located on Chesters popular foodie destination Northgate Street, just a short stroll from the city's brilliant Storyhouse - theatre, library, cinema and arts centre. Booking essential.”
  • 7 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Highly rated pub restaurant. Every Thursday evening is film night - main course, dessert, glass of wine and a classic film for £20. What's not to like?”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic, family-run Italian restaurant tucked away in a little side street by the cathedral.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Katie and Dean dined here in September '19. "Upstairs at the Grill offered some of the best service and steak we have ever had! The restaurant is very small, so think it is somewhere you need to book in advance, but the bar upstairs alone is worth a visit!" .”
  • 5 locals recommend