12 Best Restaurants in Chester
Renowned for its incredible variety of restaurants, a trip to Chester won’t be complete without enjoying a bite to eat!
To make things even easier for you we have put together some of the best restaurants in Chester that will be perfect for every meal of the day. Whether you are after a British classic dish, Italian and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.
1. Sticky Walnut
Situated on the up-and-coming high street in Hoole just outside Chester city centre is the award-winning Sticky Walnut Chester, known for its bespoke & quirky design & fantastic atmosphere. The interior of this neighbourhood bistro is decorated with rustic features.
This extremely popular location will be sure to make you feel right at home the second you walk in the door. If you’re looking for somewhere out of the ordinary for a bite to eat whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, then this is the place to be.
11 Charles St | Website
2. La Fattoria
Receive a warm Italian welcome with a family-friendly atmosphere at the authentic La Fattoria Chester. With a mixture of both modern & traditional Italian menu items ranging from fresh fish to classic Italian pizza & pasta dishes.
This vibrant restaurant features a tasteful interior design that will make you feel as though you aren’t in Chester and instead a city in Italy. The perfect place to head whether you are after some lunch or dinner.
25 Lower Bridge St | Website
3. Istanbul BBQ
If you are after some authentic Turkish cuisine then there is only one place to go in Chester, the Istanbul BBQ! Right in the centre of Chester, this Turkish restaurant can offer you a variety of Turkish dishes that come from a huge charcoal BBQ!
Everything is prepared on site by their Turkish chefs and you can watch how they make your food with the glass surrounded BBQ which just adds to the overall feel to this place!
You can’t get much better than treating yourself to a drink in a real ale pub in Chester after some deliciously mouth-watering grub!
85 Brook St | Website
4. The White Horse
Probably the most unique place you will find a restaurant in Chester is the Racecourse, and that is exactly where The White Horse is based. Offering a huge range of comfort foods to suit all different tastes along with a great selection of traditional beers, real ales and wines.
All of their guests have the benefit of free parking right on the Racecourse which means if you fancy enjoying a bite to eat here, you can make a day of it and explore the Chester walls or a spot of shopping!
Chester Racecourse | Website
5. Ristorante Sergio
If you are after an authentic Italian restaurant that is family run, then Sergios Chester is the place to go. With high quality food, Sergios was the first Italian restaurant in Chester! Ran by Sergio and his son Gianni for over 30 years now.
They find all of the freshest ingredients they can to make their dishes, everything is made fresh to order with a delightful open plan kitchen, so you can watch all of your Italian dishes come to life! Perfect for all group sizes too!
18A St Werburgh St | Website
6. Upstairs at the Grill
If steak is on your mind, then we highly recommend Upstairs at the Grill. Located in Chester city centre you will find a two storey Manhattan-style steakhouse that will cater for all of your steak needs.
Whether you are after some lunch, dinner or even a Sunday roast you will find some delicious dishes that will cater for a range of tastes. Don’t worry if steak isn’t your thing there are some other incredible dishes available. Check out the best bars in Chester for a working lunch if you are heading out with the team.
70 Watergate St | Website
7. Chefs Table
Chefs Table is a hidden gem snuggled in the heart of the city just round the corner from the cathedral. This small restaurant paved the way for independent, local cuisine and has held firm as one of the best restaurants in Chester. The price point of the ever-evolving menu reflects the locally-sourced, high quality food that will grace your table.
4 Music Hall Passage | Website
8. Opera Grill
If you are after something extra special head over to Opera Grill Chester, a huge Grade II listen building that is extremely impressive to look at. Inside you will find a 400-seat restaurant that serves a variety of dishes cooked in their theatre charcoal grill and wood burning ovens.
Whether you are after a risotto, steak, burger or fish, Opera Grill can cater for everyone and anyone. On Friday there are live acts performing on the stage and a gospel choir every Sunday so if you are after some entertainment whilst you eat we suggest you book in advance! Check our best restaurants in Windsor if you are heading over there.
3 Pepper St | Website
9. Moules a Go-Go
Are you a seafood lover? Then Moules a Go-Go is a must-visit while you’re in this little historic city. This restaurant is home to the best mussels in town, with a bunch of Mussel Pots to compliment the flavour of the favourable shellfish. They also offer a generous lunch menu if you’re stomach is grumbling through the day, and the location is perfect for a pitstop.
6-12 Cuppin St | Website
A restaurant with a contemporary and elegant interior and incredible menu offering a range of different delicious Italian dishes is Piccolino Chester. Known for being Chester’s first Prosecco bar, they offer a diverse range of classic meals that are perfect for all.
Located right next to the Grosvenor Shopping Centre you will be able to enjoy a bite to eat whether that be for lunch or dinner whilst enjoying a shopping spree around the city!
33 Pepper Row | Website
11. Hickory's Smokehouse
With a beautiful view of the river, Hickorys Chester can offer you everything you need from smoked and grilled meats, amazing shakes and beers. With a Texas and Louisiana vibe throughout the whole venue, you will be greeted and taken to your table where there will be some popcorn and water.
On their menu you will find slow cooked meats, corn dogs, fried chicken and not to mention their homemade sodas and lemonades! We recommend The Hickory’s Grape Soda, known as an authentic American classic and their best seller!
Souter’s Ln | Website
12. Siam Thai & Teppan-Yaki
After enjoying soma Asian and Japanese Teppan-Yaki dining? The Siam Thai & Teppan-Yaki will be the perfect place to go, in fact, they were the first Japanese Teppan-yaki restaurant in Chester! It is an independent family run business that has been open for over 10 years.
The first floor of the restaurant is Japanese and upstairs you will find a Thai restaurant and bar. It is right on the Canal Side which means whilst inside you will be able to enjoy delicious food and amazing views.
32 City Rd | Website
No matter what your plans are during your hen weekend in Chester, a good restaurant is always appreciated as well as being a great way to start the evening with whatever hen party experiences you have planned!