When this is all over, which it will be, put Chester to the top of your weekend getaway list, but just make sure you pack some elasticated trousers when you venture to this foodie city.
This year’s Michelin Guide mentions a fantastic 8 city centre restaurants and of course you’re spoiled for choice as there are plenty more high quality restaurants in and around Chester not mentioned to tantalise your tastebuds no matter your taste and preference. A mention in the Michelin Guide is a coveted reward for any chef or restaurateur whether it be the ultimate star, a Bib-Gourmand or a Michelin Plate entry you know that you are going to be served good food. Chester even has one of only 20 restaurants with a Michelin Green Star awarded for operating at the forefront of their field with sustainable gastronomy practices and protecting the environment.
MICHELIN STAR Award– coveted by many and only achieved by few (only 143 awarded one-star status)
Awarded to …
Simon Radley at Chester Grosvenor has maintained it’s one star status for an incredible 30 years (22 years under Simon Radley) and is the go-to restaurant for special celebrations across the North West.
BIB GOURMAND Award – exceptionally good food at moderate prices (only 108 awarded)
Awarded to …
Joseph Benjamin an intimate restaurant passionately run by brothers Ben and Joe Wright has been offering modern cuisine of seasonal local produce on unfussy plates packed with flavour since 2006.
MICHELIN PLATE Award – simply serve good food (only 939 awarded)
Awarded to …
Da Noi an authentic Italian restaurant in Chester located in the city centre on Bridge Street, established in 2018 by Chef Valentina Aviotti and her husband Fabrizio Gobbato.
Porta a tapas and wine bar in Chester tucked away at the top of Northgate Street and the brainchild of brothers Ben and Joe Wright (responsible for Bib Gourmand entry Joseph Benjamin, located right next to Porta) – think the best of Barcelona and Madrid.
Hypha a vegan restaurant with seasonally changing set menu offering sustainable dining using micro seasonal produce and sustainable food systems. Awarded MICHELIN GREEN STAR.
Covino a restaurant and wine bar located on Northgate Street in the heart of Chester, serving seasonally inspired small plates with a focus on simplicity and flavour.
Chef’s Table a small restaurant located in Music Hall Passage delivering microseasonal cuisine that has delighted diners since 2014. They work closely with equally passionate local suppliers sourcing seasonal ingredients for the changing menu.
Upstairs at the Grill a comfortable Manhattan style steakhouse restaurant located at the bottom of Watergate Street offering a seasonally inspired menu and the best locally sourced steaks.
Wherever you choose to dine in Chester, rest assured your tastebuds will be delighted with so many high quality restaurants and cuisines to choose from. Whether you’re vegan or vegetarian or need a crowd pleaser for the family and with plenty of offers and deals available your wallet will be delighted too!