Three Options for Outdoor Autumnal Eating in Chester

Autumn is a much-loved time of year in Chester.

Its parks become populated with trees turning red and gold for the season, and the air is clear and crisp with a hint of woodsmoke.

With countless attractions to take in and activities to enjoy, it’s easy to work up an appetite in Chester. To keep the autumnal atmosphere going while you dine, we’ve listed some perfect alfresco options around town.

Hickory’s Smokehouse Chester

Serving authentic barbequed meats American-style, Hickory’s is built on the banks of Chester’s resident river, The Dee. As a result, you and your friends or family can enjoy stunning riverside views within the shelter of its impeccable walled garden.

Shrub Chester

If meat isn’t on your ideal menu, Chester offers alfresco experiences for all diets. Shrub serves plenty of plant-based plates and cocktails that can be enjoyed from its attractive covered terrace, perfectly designed for the changeable autumn weather. Its tables overlook The Cross, and are considered some of the best outdoor tables in the city.


Based within the iconic Chester Rows, Carbonara celebrates the city’s history with a focus on uniquely Roman food. Specialising in a variety of pasta, meat and fish options, try Carbonara if you want to experience a delicious taste of Chester’s famous heritage in one of our city’s most beautiful buildings.

When your travels take you to Chester over the autumn months, be sure to consider these alfresco options when you wish to dine in the fresh open air of our historical Chester.

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