As a nation we love burgers and to celebrate National Burger Day on 23 August, we have put together a selection of restaurants offering this culinary favourite.
All you have to do is decide where to eat, so get your taste buds ready Chester and prepare to tuck in …
Commonhall Street Social
Situated in the City Centre, Commonhall St Social is a hidden gem down one of Chester’s side streets. Serving wholesome, honest food including the famous Commonhall Cheese Burger and an interesting drinks selection, including craft beers from small and artisan breweries. Their sun trap out back is the place to be when the sun shines and the chilled out atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, will make you not want to leave! Originally an old mill, the bar has a hidden room upstairs that is available for parties, get-togethers and any night of the week that you’re looking to celebrate. On Sundays the bar offer free dinners for four-legged, furry pups when their parents enjoy a roast.
The Ring O’ Bells is a warm welcoming pub, set in the heart of the charming Cheshire village of Christleton. Combining upscale dining with the finest wines and beers. Renowned for fabulous Sunday roasts and hand- stretched stone-baked pizzas, plus a weekly 2 for 1 burger offer every Monday. To celebrate National Burger Day the 2 for 1 burger offer will run from 12 noon to 9pm. Open every weekday morning from 9.00am, serving tea, coffee and home-made cakes, with hearty breakfasts served on a Saturday morning, you’ll always be sure to find a favourite dish.
Find your perfect spot, from the village bar to the glasshouse, with unique tasteful interior and a large garden, creating the perfect ambiance that compliments the pubs quaint surroundings. The fabulous sun terrace adorned with al fresco picnic tables, family lawn and a children’s play area, perfect for those hot summer days.
The Fishpool inn
Idyllically positioned on the edge of the enchanting Delamere forest in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, The Fishpool Inn is a cosy, characterful inn dating back to the 18th century.
The award-winning inn features a cutting-edge open fronted kitchen where the passionate, talented chefs work their magic as they cook freshly prepared meals using only the finest, locally sourced ingredients. The seasonally changing menu features traditional home comforts and modern British and European dishes. Celebrate National Burger Day with a Fishpool Inn steak burger, one of The Fishpool Inn’s tantalisingly tempting Burgers.
The Fishpool’s impressive bar boasts 8 real ale hand pumps featuring quality, distinctive cask-conditioned beers from various local micro-breweries, along with a range of premium brand spirits, 16 single malts and an eclectic and interesting selection of wines from around the world.
Whether enjoying a light snack and refreshing beverage on the outdoor terrace during the warmer months, or a hearty meal by one of the cosy log fires come winter, all guests, including our canine friends, will experience a warm welcome and the highest of standards in unique yet ambient surroundings. The charming Fishpool Inn is, without doubt, one of the county’s most popular gastro inns and is sure to be a memorable choice for all visitors.
The White Horse
The White Horse is set in the centre of the Chester Racecourse grounds, where you can enjoy the vista across the racecourse and famous city walls as as you tuck in to a Welsh ground beef burger on National Burger Day..
Always a popular choice, the outdoor barbecue area and Pirate Ship playground, is perfect for summer evenings and weekends, whether enjoying traditional beers, familiar wines and quirky minerals in the open air or dining and enjoying aromas from our wood burning charcoal grill and stone pizza oven. Children can even make their own pizzas at their table, which are sent straight to the pizza oven.
With nibbles, sandwiches and lighter bites on the menu, daytimes are popular in The White Horse, so too are coffees and catch ups with friends. This daytime menu compliments some hearty pub classics and delicious desserts, some of which are available as part of mid-week offers. A comprehensive child menu includes the option to build a pizza from scratch at the dining table. At weekends, hearty Sunday lunches are served all day, perfect for post dog walking before stretching the legs on the open course.
A relaxed and glamorous all day venue, offering an eclectic interior with a modern vibe, this spacious grand brasserie and late-night bar features electric blue velvet seating, tables laid with silver tableware and sleek white cloths and stunning views of the racecourse and countryside beyond.
Offering great value, all day dining, including the delicious Brasserie Burger, the menu is crammed with popular favourites cooked from the freshest of ingredients. Guests can enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner and cocktails with the all-day menu featuring £9.95 plats du jour including classic Coq au vin or Fish pie, alongside Crustacea, oysters and steaks and a great value Prix Fixe menu offering two courses for just £15. Generosity and value are at the heart of every dish; Sunday lunch is overflowing with trimmings, dishes feature plentiful sides and every cocktail created by resident mixologists comes with something to nibble on.
Open all day, every day, Brasserie Abode is located on the fifth floor, together with the Champagne and cocktail bar.
The Pheasant Inn
Tucked in a peaceful corner of rural Cheshire, yet sitting high atop the Peckforton Hills, The Pheasant enjoys some of the most magnificent panoramic views in the area stretching across the Cheshire plain to the Welsh hills. Here you can get far away from it all… but remain astonishingly close to the city whilst you feast on a Steak or Veggie burger.
The Pheasant serves good, honest wholesome food using fresh, local produce awarded for its quality with an AA Rosette award. During winter months you can enjoy cosy meals around open fires, whilst in the Summer you can dine ‘al fresco’ and admire the panoramic views of the Cheshire plains. The bar features four real ales and a fantastic selection of renowned wines from around the world. And for those who wish to make a night of it, The Pheasant Inn offers twelve en-suite bedrooms housed in delightful Cheshire sandstone buildings.
Nestling in the Peckforton Hills, this is a rambler’s and hiker’s paradise. The Pheasant sits centrally on the 32 mile sandstone trail and is an ideal stop off point for all walkers and ramblers. Located a stone’s throw away are the Cheshire Candle Workshops and Cheshire Fishing and for those with a sweet tooth, Cheshire Farm Ice Cream. Of historic interest, sitting atop the Peckforton Hills alongside The Pheasant Inn, is Beeston Castle.
The 5 star Pheasant Inn is without doubt one of the most picturesque inns in Cheshire. Delightful 300 year old Cheshire sandstone buildings, open fires, breathtaking panoramic views, a flower filled courtyard for a drink as the sun goes down… they all add up to magic. Whether you come to drink, dine or unwind for a few days, this atmospheric location will quickly have you under its spell!
BarLounge has been a Chester institution for almost 20 years and was the first bar of its kind in the city, bringing a unique mix of classic cocktails, superb British food and extraordinary service. On National Burger Day choose from the Steak Burger or KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) burger.
Nestled close to the rows on Watergate Street, it’s perfectly positioned for a quick pit-stop to enjoy a sharing board after shopping or sightseeing. Whatever the weather, the iconic terrace is always busy and is the place to be on race days. If you want to extend your evening, particularly at the weekend, the atmosphere changes from relaxed bistro to the place to party.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, catch up with friends and enjoy freshly prepared food from the extensive menu and on Sundays enjoy a classic BarLounge Sunday roast with a glass of wine.
Burger Shed 41
You’ll be spoiled for choice here!
Burger Shed 41 is a US-inspired UK-take on a New York Burger Bar with an industrial upcycled interior, located in the heart of Chester on Bridge Street.
All burgers are locally sourced brisket and skirt from David Joinson Master Butchers and served in Wallis the Baker Brioche Buns. Burger Shed 41 are renowned locally for their selection of burgers, from the Classic Cheeseburger to the Hot and Spicy Shed Burger & there is always a burger of the week available.
If you fancy something a little different then try one of the Hot Dogs, German Imported Kurz and Lang Frankfurters. There are plenty of sides to accompany your burger or dog, with the chilli cheese fries or burnt end brisket balls being popular choices.
With a varied drinks list, there are fabulous Shakes (hard & soft), Floats, craft beers & wines to accompany your meal. Burger Shed 41 is a full-service restaurant, however, takeaway is available & delivery through Deliveroo. If you are looking for a bargain Burger Shed 41 has plenty to offer; every weekday lunchtime you can get a Shed Burger for Cheeseburger for only £5, Mondays are Dog Day Mondays (hot dog & a side for £9), Wednesdays are 2 for 1 Burger Day & Thursdays you can get chicken wings with dips & a can of beer for £6.
All in all, Burger Shed 41 is a must visit when you are in Chester!
Although cocktails are the beverage of choice at The Alchemist, a delicious selection of burgers can be found on the menu, including a cajun halloumi burger.
Chester, founded as a Roman Fortress and rich in all the mystery and mythology that goes with it, just had to be the perfect location for The Alchemist’s very special brand of molecular mixology and devilishly delicious menus. In fact, there couldn’t be a better place for the 10th Alchemist venue.
So prepare to be bedazzled by The Alchemist in Chester. Right where the mighty Roman Centurions once trained for battle and the less fortunate are rumoured to have reluctantly taken their chances with some rather peckish lions. But don’t worry, they rarely carry on with those traditions.
Olive Tree Brasserie
National Burger Day with an Olive Tree burger Greek style!
Delivering traditional Greek cuisine and mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes, the Olive Tree Brasserie is located on the historic Chester Rows. Enjoy a drink in the upstairs bar with views over Watergate Street, before dining from the carefully developed menu with produce sourced from regular visits to Greece, served in the stylish restaurant. Lunch, evening menus, early dining and pronto lunch menus are available with vegan and gluten-free options
A selection of authentic Greek/Cypriot beers is available with wines, spirits, cocktails and the rare Greek spirit Mastiha, which the Olive Tree Brasserie are proud to supply.
Not one, not two but a veritable feast of burgers to choose from including the XXXL Roadhouse burger, if you can handle it!
Located on the bank of the River Dee, Hickory’s Smokehouse is Chester’s authentic American BBQ. Years of travel to the Southern States have inspired every last detail and you can enjoy a traditional style of cooking that has its roots in the US, but is now firmly rooted in Chester. You are assured of a Southern hospitality family friendly welcome, from the complimentary popcorn on arrival, to the host of family-friendly facilities.
When the sun shines, the large terrace is the place to meet friends and relax while enjoying the flavours and hospitality of the Deep South.
Located in Chester’s vibrant Canal Quarter, Artichoke offers relaxed and friendly service combined with quality food and drinks, including the tasty beef and veal burger.
Catch up with friends over coffee and a delicious selection of homemade cakes or enjoy real ale from Cheshire breweries, continental lager and artisan beers. The cocktail list is second to none and for gin lovers, the list on offer is a delight!
The modern bistro style restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and evening menus with the Artichoke Sunday Roast a firm favourite. The restaurant uses the finest local suppliers and the cheese selection is from the fabulous The Cheese Shop on Northgate Street.
Enjoy Monday night at Artichoke with the popular 2 for 1 pizza offer, available from 5pm.
For family dining, the restaurant is child-friendly every day until 7pm with high chairs available for younger diners.
The Botanist have some tasty burger options whether you’re a meat lover or not – falafel burger anyone?
It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion…
Super chic restaurant, bar and music lounge located in a Grade 2 listed building on Pepper Street, Chester. Your burger choice includes Aberdeen Angus beef or spiced jumbo shrimp amongst others. The restaurant features raw bar, cold counter, charcoal grill and wood-fired oven as well as The Music Lounge. The restaurant is committed to serving seasonally inspired cooking and providing exceptional service and also offers a glamorous all-year round roof terrace.
Our experienced team of chefs prepare all of the dishes in our restaurants daily from scratch, using carefully sourced ingredients. We pride ourselves on our food, our service and our people.