From traditional English to Turkish, Chester offers an extensive range of food and drink from around the world. However, when it comes to experiencing distinctive European flavours, its selection truly excels. Read on for three places to try for a taste of the continent.
Greenhouse at Rufus Court
Focused on European street-food, Greenhouse creates concept tapas with dishes inspired from all over the continent. Try German beef stew, Italian charcuterie and arancini, Moroccan-style salad and a Spanish plate of Patatas Bravas all under one roof at this celebrated restaurant.
The Cavern of the Curious Gnome on Bridge Street
For a true taste of Belgium, “The Gnome” is easy to find above the Paysan wine bar and has an impressive selection of Belgian beers. Here you can enjoy strong dark and golden ales like Chimay Grande Réserve and La Chouffe Blond Belgian Strong Golden, as well as the mighty Straffe Hendrik Brugs Tripel Bier 9°, and hot snacks are available on the side.
Zuger’s of Chester on St John Street
For sweet treats and mouth-watering cakes, Zuger’s is a coffee shop run by a Swiss family. Ideal for speciality coffees or afternoon tea, it has a hidden garden where Cestrians and city visitors can enjoy breakfast and baked delights from Switzerland, as well as savoury treats, smoothies and cocktails.
Whether you’re in Chester for a day or week, consider some of these restaurants, pubs and cafes when you’re yearning for a European experience.