Your complete guide to Chester’s bars and restaurants grand re-opening

Super Saturday is upon us so we have collated your complete guide to who is open, scroll down to find out what’s happening and what measures will be in place to ensure our return to a semblance of normality is safe and super enjoyable for all and can long continue!

Family and friends will gather, laugh, party, and feed off the buzz of Chester’s vibrant food and drink scene, Stilettoes will beat out a flamenco on the cobbles of Eastgate Street and party people will fill Northgate Street.  The choice of venues and menus and craft beers and cocktails is laid out before us like a carvery for a King, a buffet for a billionaire. This weekend is finally about merriment and not about furlough!

Yes, we must be careful and sensible. Yes, we must let only our shadows brush against each other in the fading Summer light, but we can do that.  We can observe the new social etiquette as we all embrace the delight of the once again entering the pubs and restaurants of Chester.

It is not about food and drink, it is about food and drink within the historic walls of this city, within Chester. It’s about the energy which crackles in a room where food is not cooked, it is crafted; where drink is not poured but instead the glass is infused with liquid and love; it is about embracing the human condition which thrives on the joie de vivre.

This Saturday is a tiny piece of super with an enormous wedge of fantastic. A calorie-loaded slice of superb, a pint glass of perfect, a bubbling maelstrom of marvellous, a cobble clipping, street singing, city satisfying, sector saving, people gathering, menu meandering, wine uncorking, barrel binging, jokes aplenty, joy abounding, love confirmed and love conceived, festival for us all.

It is a confirmation of togetherness. It is a tribute to those we lost but will never forget.  Pull out those party clothes and cha-cha slide into our super Saturday…

By date order here are all the magnificent Chester hospitality businesses opening up for our enjoyment, choose your favourite and get back to the important business of connecting and celebration…

Joseph Benjamin

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Joseph Benjamin located on Northgate Street can’t wait to welcome you back from 4th July.

When  Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.

How   Book online or call 01244 344295 to reserve your table.

What’s Happening   With reduced restaurant capacity, make sure you book your table early to avoid disappointment. You can still order JB at Home. Last orders for same-day collection is at 4 pm. Sunday Roasts can be collected from Saturday afternoon at 2 pm. Takeaway service available Wednesday to Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm.


La Fattoria

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La Fattoria, located on Lower Bridge Street, Chester is opening the doors to the restaurant again on 4th July.

When   Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 11 pm.

How   To reserve your table please call 01244 317330.

What’s Happening  With strict social distancing measures meaning reduced capacity a reservation is imperative, so If you had a reservation prior to lockdown, then please contact the restaurant to confirm your booking.


The Chester Fields Country Pub & Restaurant

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The Chester Fields Country Pub & Restaurant located just outside Chester has been working hard preparing to re-open on 4th July.

When   Monday – Sunday between 11 am and 11 pm (12 am Friday and Saturday)

How   You must call 01244 303100 to reserve your table.

What’s Happening   With a large garden, indoor space and many private areas, they are perfectly placed to enable social distancing between tables. If you have enjoyed the Pub to Porch home delivery and collection service, don’t worry this is going to continue so you won’t miss your Hot Sunday roast Service or your chilled ready to cook roast dinner. Call 01244 303100 between 12 pm and 8 pm.  Payment by card will be taken over the phone (no cash).


The Suburbs

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The Suburbs located in Hoole can’t wait to welcome you back on 4th July.

When Thursday – Saturday 2 pm – 9 pm and Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm

How  You must book your table in advance either online or call 01244 344325 even if it is just for drinks (a £20 deposit will be taken)

What’s Happening   Make sure you arrive on time and your party is not made up of more than two households.  Use The Suburbs app where possible to order food and drinks (make sure you have the latest version).  For all you social butterflies, tempting though it may be to join your friends in other groups, at the moment you just can’t do it – you will be reminded!  For those of you who are not prepared to venture back out just yet, fear not The Suburbs will still be offering a takeaway service from Thursday to Sunday.  Call 01244 344325, order online or email [email protected]


1539 Restaurant & Bar

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1539 Restaurant & Bar located on Nuns Road are opening their doors to this fantastic location overlooking Chester Racecourse on 4th July.

When   Friday. – Saturday 12 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm

How  Tables must be pre-booked by either telephone on 01244 304611 or email

What’s Happening  On 4th July join the Away Racing Action on the Roof Terrace and on Sunday 5th one of Chester’s stapes returns with a celebratory1539 Sunday roast.


The Church Bar & Restaurant

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The Church Bar & Restaurant located on Newgate Street can’t wait to welcome you back on 4th July.

When  Wednesday – Sunday.  Closed Monday and Tuesday

How   An online table reservation must be made, no telephone reservations

What’s Happening   Tables are limited to 6 people and are bookable for a maximum of 2 hours.  No specific online booking is available for outside tables, however, at the time of booking you can request an outside table (weather dependent).


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Urbano32 located on Bridge Street is firing up the pizza oven to welcome you back on 4th July.

When   Wednesday to Sunday from 11am.  Closed Monday and Tuesday

How  Reservations can be made online or by calling 01244 311487

What’s Happening   There will be a slightly reduced menu and a change to opening hours (closed Monday and Tuesday) and only card payments will be accepted.  There will be an option to order from a web link on your phone or alternatively staff will be on hand to order in the usual manner. If you are not ready to return to the restaurant, you can still enjoy the great sourdough pizzas with a takeaway and a whopping 25% off!  Call 311487 to order.


Commonhall Street Social

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Commonhall Street Social located on Commonhall Street is opening on 4th July at Chester Racecourse.

When   Fridays (3 pm – 9 pm), Saturdays (12 pm – 9 pm) and Sundays (2 pm – 7 pm)

How   Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis

What’s Happening   Commonhall Street Social is taking over the Winning Post at Chester Racecourse on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays while they prepare for their re-opening.  Enjoy a drink in Chester’s largest, legitimate open air, beer garden.


Ring O’Bells

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Ring O’Bells located in the heart of the village of Christleton is ready to welcome you back on 4th July.

When  Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday

How   Book your table online or call 335422.

What’s Happening  In order to ensure the strictest health and safety measures some changes have taken place including a reduced menu, but you will still find all your favourites including Sunday Lunch and great 241 offers.  The pub will also be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you don’t feel ready to come back to the pub yet, don’t worry the Bells2Go delivery service will be carrying on from Friday to Sunday.


The Pheasant Inn

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The Pheasant Inn located in Higher Burwardsley will welcome you back to this stunning location from 4th July.

When   Monday to Sunday

How   Booking is encouraged and can be made online or by calling 01829 770434.

What’s Happening  Indoor bookings of up to two households and outdoor bookings of 6 or less people from different households or over 7 people from no more than two households.  Reservations are recommended to avoid waiting outside should no table be available.  Card only payments are accepted.


The Fishpool Inn

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The Fishpool Inn located on the edge of the beautiful Delamere Forest is waiting to welcome you back on 4th July.

When   Monday to Sunday

How   Booking is encouraged and can be made online or by calling 01606 883277

What’s Happening   Indoor bookings of up to two households and outdoor bookings of 6 or less people from different households or over 7 people from no more than two households.  Reservations are recommended to avoid waiting outside should no table be available.  Card only payments are accepted.



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Vinological located within Chester Market can’t wait to welcome you back from 4th July.

When    Monday – Saturday

How    Reserve a table by email or contact via social media.

What’s Happening   Bookings are available for table service in 1 hour slots from 3pm – 8pm (you are welcome to book more than 1 hour at a time).  No bookings are available for more than 4 people.  Due to Government restrictions there is not standing or seating at the bar area.  Email to reserve your table or if you should have any questions.  Don’t forget Vinological are open 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday for both Click & Collect and purchasing in store.


Dough Dough

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Dough Dough located on Northgate Street is getting the pizza oven ready to welcome in-dining from 4th July.

When  Monday – Sunday

How  Book online to reserve your table or call 01244 314016

What’s Happening   Please check the website and social media for reduced opening or collection times as these new changes are implemented. Card only payments are now accepted.  If you are not ready to dine-in, you can still get your delicious Dough Dough pizza by Deliveroo.


The White Horse

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The White Horse located within the grounds of Chester Racecourse will re-open on 4th July.

When   Monday – Sunday

How    Reservations must be made by either booking online, calling 01244 304650 or by email and a £20 deposit will be taken. If you are planning to dine outside then there is no need to book ahead.

What’s Happening   The same friendly welcome awaits you and now the full menu will be served both inside and out.   You will have the option to order via the Qbunk App.  The children’s playground will be open to keep the little ones happy too.


Olive Tree Basserie

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The Olive Tree Brasserie located on Watergate Row can’t wait to welcome you back on 4th July.

When   Monday – Sunday 11 am – 10 pm (10.30 pm Friday and Saturday)

How   Book online to make your reservation or call 01244 956643

What’s Happening   With extended opening hours from 11 am you can enjoy new dishes on the breakfast, lunch, a la carte and dessert menus.  There are also delicious new cocktails and a gin list.


Moules A Go Go Bar & Bistro

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Moules A Go Go Bar & Bistro located on Cuppin Street is ready and waiting to welcome you back from 4th July.

When  Thursday to Sunday 10am – 9 pm

How   Book online or call on 01244 348818

What’s Happening  There will be reduced opening hours throughout the rest of July.  If you’re not ready to venture out yet, Click and Collect takeaway orders will also be available.


Burger Shed41

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Burger Shed41 located on Bridge Street will be opening on 4th July for Takeaway and Deliveroo only.

When   Monday to Sunday

How   Either call 01244 311369 or order via Deliveroo

What’s Happening   For the moment due to the social distancing regulations the restaurant will only be open for Takeaways and Deliveroo.  As soon as possible the restaurant will be back in full swing.


Nelson’s Bar

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Nelson’s Bar located within The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa is re-opening its doors on 4th July

When   Monday to Sunday

How   Booking is encouraged and can be made online or by calling 01244 570560

What’s Happening   Indoor bookings of up to two households.  Reservations are recommended to avoid waiting outside should no table be available.  Card only payments are accepted.


Palm Court

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Palm Court located with the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa will be welcoming guests from 4th July.

When   Monday to Sunday

How   Booking is encouraged and can be made online or by calling 01244 570560

What’s Happening   Indoor bookings of up to two households.  Reservations are recommended to avoid waiting outside should no table be available.  Card only payments are accepted.



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Chip’d located on Northgate Street is offering a delivery service so no matter what you can still have that perfect chip.

When   Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 2 pm and 5pm – 8 pm, Friday  12 pm – 2 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm,  Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm

How   Call 01244 313242 to order a drive-through pick up or via Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber

What’s Happening   Takeaway drive-through or delivery via Deliveroo, Just Eat or Uber. Download the new Chip’d app to save time, pre-order and beat the queues, collect loyalty points with every order and get exclusive offers.



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Artichoke  will be opening the doors on their canal fronting bar and bistro on 9th July.

When  Thursday to Sunday initially returning to Monday – Sunday in a few weeks

How   Book online or telephone 329229 to book

What’s Happening   Bookings are limited to a maximum of 4 people and booking slots are for a 2 hours.  Initially they will be open from Thursday to Sunday returning to 7 days in a few weeks.


Da Noi

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Da Noi located on Bridge Street is busy preparing to re-open its doors on July 10th.


How   A strict reservation policy is in place, either book online or by calling 01244 317793

What’s Happening 

Da Noi will re-open on 10th July.  Tables are available by a strict reservation only policy with a £10 per person (non refundable) deposit required.  Use the Book Now button above to make your reservation.  To manage the reduced capacity, there will be 2 sittings at lunch and 3 sittings in the evenings of 1 hour 30 minutes duration (maximum). Card only payments will be accepted. Card payments only.



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Veeno located on Northgate Street can’t wait to welcome you back from 10th July to enjoy wine that has been carefully sourced from their own vineyards!

When  Monday – Sunday

How  Reserve your table online or call 01244 340068

What’s Happening    You need to make a reservation.   A brand new click and collect will be offered very soon, in the first phase of this new service you’ll be able to order online from the fantastic new menu and collect from the venue.


The Yard

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The Yard located on City Road are excited to open their doors again on 10th July with a new look restaurant.

When   Tuesday – Sunday

How   Booking is highly recommended due reduced capacity with the removal of some tables.  A £20 deposit will be taken.

What’s Happening   Groups cannot be made of more than two households.  A £20 deposit will be taken at the time of booking, which is redeemable off your bill.   Please arrive on time for your table, to assist with organisation.  You will be asked for details (which will be kept for 21 days) on arrival to comply with government guidelines.  If you see some friends on another table, tempting though it may be, please be mindful of social distancing.

Alexander’s Live

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Alexander’s Live located with the delightful courtyard Rufus Court are delighted to be re-opening on 10th July.

When  Friday 4 pm – Close, Saturday 1 pm – Close and  Sunday 1 pm – Close

How   Please email to book a table, you will be required to provide information according to current government guidelines and no reservations can be made without this.

What’s Happening   When making your reservation, you will be required to provide information according to current government guidelines and no reservations can be made without this.  You will be given a 2 hour slot, but if you require longer please advise at the time of booking.  Tables available up to a maximum of 6 adults within the same household bubble.  Woodfired pizza and snacks will be served from Saturday from 1 pm – 8pm and Sunday 1 pm – 6 pm.



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Twenty2 located atop the city walls and overlooking the River Dee will re-open on 11th July.

When   Monday – Sunday

How   Make a reservation online or call 01244 347007.

What’s Happening   Brunch is available every day  (8.30am – last table 11 am) and homemade Afternoon Teas on Saturdays (from 12 noon – last table at 3 pm).  If you have a voucher please call 01244 347007.

Chez Jules 

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Chez Jules located on Northgate Street is excited to be welcoming you back from 14th July

When      Tuesday – Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm

How   You must make a reservation by either calling 01244 400014 or booking online.

What’s Happening   Menus will be available from 7th July.  You can still order takeaway from Chez Jules to You from Thursday to Sunday.  All orders are to be placed online. Collection will be made directly from the restaurant – if you would like your takeaway to be put directly into the boot of your car, then you can add your car registration into the ‘ORDER NOTES’ on the checkout page.


The Botanist

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The Botanist located on St Werburgh Street, are getting everything ready for the re-opening on 20th July.

When  Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 10pm  (Friday and Saturday  12 pm – 12 am)

How   Make an online reservation.

What’s Happening   There will be mobile contactless ordering from your table.  Card payments only.  The kitchens will be closing in the afternoons to adhere to strict cleaning policy.  Kitchen opening times 12 pm – 3pm (4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and 5 pm – 9pm (10.30 pm Friday and Saturday).


La Brasserie


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La Brasserie located within The Chester Grosvenor Hotel will be welcoming guests back from 27th August.

When    Monday to Sunday

How     Reserve your table by booking online or call 01244 895618

What’s Happening   Strict hygiene regimes will be implemented however, the same personal service, attention to detail and our famous Grosvenor Magic will be waiting for you.



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Porta located on Northgate Street is staying Portable with a takeaway service from Wednesday to Sunday as well as offering table service once more.

When  Wednesday to Sunday, order from 5 pm.

How   No booking system for dine in. To place your takeaway order just call 01244 401 178 and then come and pick it up 15-20 mins later.  If there is likely to be any delay, you will be informed at the time of ordering.

What’s Happening   A table service has now returned and a Portable Takeaway service will continue on Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm.



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Paysan located on Bridge Street is continuing to offer food and drink take away or delivery service.

When   Closed Monday – Tuesday, 4 pm to 9 pm Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 pm to 6 pm Sunday

How   Call 07561388006 to place your order

What’s Happening   Delicious rotisserie chickens, beer and wine is on offer with local delivery which is free on orders over £25 (£5 for under) (approx 2-mile radius)

Shrub Takeaway

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Shrub is preparing to open their new restaurant and have put their takeaway service on hold until they officially open.



What’s Happening

There’s more …

The Brewery Tap, 9 Elephants Drink Thai Drink & Dine and Brewhouse and Kitchen are all still working on their plans to return and we will keep you updated as soon as we know.




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