Situated in northwest England, Chester is a charming, historic walled city. The old city features a great shopping district called the Rows, with covered arcades and half-timbre buildings, plus there numerous delectable dining options located throughout the city, with something for every budget and every taste. The Culture Trip has put together a list of some of the must try restaurants.
It’s is all about local ingredients at The Chef’s Table. Working with local purveyors, the culinary team procures nothing but the best seasonal offerings, giving discerning diners a true taste of the area. Within an intimate setting, complete with artwork by local artists adorning the walls, guests can visit for a laid-back, casual cup of coffee, tea or lunch during the day or savoury seasonal dishes at night. Recent highlights include the duck breast, leg and liver with purple broccoli, spiced pineapple, whiskey, passionfruit, turnip and vanilla and the comforting pork ramen.
The Chef’s Table, 4 Music Hall Passage, Chester, Cheshire, UK, +44 1244 403040
Situated in the heart of Chester on Northgate Street, Marmalade is a delightful café. A friendly place with a great atmosphere enhanced by music, it’s a wonderful locale to meet up with friends to enjoy a good conversation and an array of tasty eats made from local ingredients. If you’re visiting for breakfast, the menu has options like breakfast sandwiches, the classic full English, and a veggie breakfast. As for lunch, you’ll find sandwiches like the beef pastrami sandwich, goat’s cheese and red pepper panini, and croque monsieur, plus a variety of jacket potatoes, salads and soups. And you mustn’t leave without trying something sweet, past highlights have included vanilla cheesecake, raspberry cheesecake, and coffee-walnut cake, to name but a few.
Marmalade, 67 Northgate St, Chester, Cheshire, UK, +44 1244 314565
Sticky Walnut has received numerous accolades and awards since its inception. In addition to its modern European cuisine, Sticky Walnut is also known for it friendly, relaxed atmosphere and its cosy, rustic environment. Focusing on seasonal ingredients, Sticky Walnut’s menu does change often. You might find such deliciousness as cashel blue arancini with creamed spinach, port-poached pears and toasted walnuts and the chateaubriand for two with green beans, honey roasted carrots, truffle and parmesan chips.
Sticky Walnut, 11 Charles St., Hoole, Chester, Cheshire, UK, +44 1244 400400