While it’s never tricky to track down traditional fare in Chester like a full English or a Sunday roast, those seeking more exotic eating experiences won’t be disappointed. If you’re visiting Chester and are keen to try international cuisine, here are three venues to check out.
Pars Kahve on Watergate Street
A family business, established by Adem from Istanbul and his wife Holly, Pars Kahve has been open since 2021. Designed to transport Chester residents and guests to Turkey, it offers traditional Turkish hospitality and an authentic menu. Breakfast (Kahvalti), home-style lunches and sweet treats are served every day, while Fridays and Saturdays offer a late night mezze experience. Turkish drinks are also served onsite include beers, wines and tea.
Porta on Northgate Street
Porta Tapas, owned by brothers Ben and Joe Wright, is a group of 3 Northwest-based restaurants, the first of which was opened on Northgate Street. With a stripped-back menu and irresistable simplicity, the restaurant’s success allowed Ben and Joe to open two more Portas in Altrincham and Salford. From tapas favourites such as patatas bravas, to beautiful basque desserts like burnt cheesecake, Porta is a recipe for a lovely night of food.
Artezzan Restaurant and Bar on Pepper Street
Finally, for an honest taste of the Mediterranean, Artezzan offers an inspiring menu packed with fresh and feel-good food served with a modern slant. Popular for wine and pan-Mediterranean dishes driven by flavours from Greece, Italy, Spain and France, it’s known as a chic spot for a bite to eat in Chester and a place to recapture memories of travels and tastes abroad.