Where to eat and drink in Chester

14 September 2018 Fun and Event

Deals, meals, shots and hot spots
Where to eat and drink in Chester

- Written by Rachel

Moving to a new city is a very exciting experience, it gives you the perfect opportunity to start fresh. There are plenty of ways that you can make new friends, gain new experiences and have the best time ever, especially in a city like Chester; but where do you start when there’s so much to choose from? Everyone on our team has been in that position, so we’ve put together a short list of places to eat and drink that you may not have visited yet to hopefully make things a bit easier for you!

Cheap / Mid-Range / Expensive


Ring O’Bells- Located just out of Chester in Christleton, this friendly pub serves tasty, homemade pub grub with a modern twist. A great place to take the family when they inevitably come to visit!

La Fattoria- This family owned restaurant is authentic Italian at its finest. It has a wide variety of dishes, and if you’re feeling indecisive you can get a ½ pizza, ½ pasta combo. What’s not to love!

Urbano 32- The perfect place to come with friends, this social restaurant offers classic Italian dishes with their own twists. They also offer 2-for-1 on pizzas on a Tuesday!

Haute Dolci- If you’ve got a sweet tooth, this is the place for you. Indulgent desserts are what they do best, and they have plenty of options to choose from. Anything from hot cookie dough and waffles, to gooey brownies and even chocolate shots are available! There’s also vegan and gluten free menus

The Cheshire Cat- This traditional country pub is also located in Christleton and comes with a gorgeous view which is perfect for those summer evenings.

Olive Tree Brasserie- Located in the heart of Chester, the Olive Tree Brasserie is perfect for those looking for something a little nicer. It’s great for date night with your other half, or just a nice catch up with friends; the interior is very insta worthy.

Opera Grill- This grill restaurant is also great for those nights where you have a bit more of your loan left than you anticipated. Often frequented by the Real Housewives of Cheshire clan, the food and drinks here as just as good as its stylish and sleek interior.

The Blue Bell- The Blue Bell is a half tapas, half pub located towards the centre of town. Downstairs you can find heart-warming, homemade classics, whereas upstairs you can find exotic Mediterranean tapas dishes.

Siam Thai and Teppanyaki- If entertainment is what you’re looking for, Siam is where you need to be. The teppanyaki chefs really do put on an impressive show, getting everyone involved. In this authentic Thai restaurant, you’re always guaranteed good laughs, good food and good times.

Picanha- Picanha is the perfect place to come if youre celebrating or in a large group. With something for everyone, they serve up traditional Brazilian cuisine and the finest cuts using their famous continuous table service method to ensure everyone is satisfied.

Upstairs at the Grill- Saving the best till last, Upstairs at the Grill is a hidden gem tucked away in the centre of Chester. Steaks are their speciality and we can’t find a single fault with them! High class service in a polished yet intimate atmosphere ensures every customer feels like royalty, they’re truly onto a winner here. (Our favourite is the Chateaubriand and lobster mac n cheese! *drool*)


Fiesta Havana- The ideal place to warm up for your big night, the drinks are good but cheap and the music is great. On a Friday and Saturday night, get down onto their dance floor before you head out and enjoy the vibe that this place provides.

Kuckoo- If you’re looking for more creative and out there cocktails, Kuckoo is the place for you. The music is a mix of indie and alternative, with the occasional banger thrown in there for good measure. Also, did someone mention cocktails in a coconut??

Red Door- Red door is great for those nights where ‘one drink’ gets a bit out of hand! If you’re feeling jolly but not really in the mood for a full on Rosie’s one, Red Door offers the same vibe but on a much smaller scale. The dancefloor is always full of people having a good time, which isn’t surprising because the music is on point.

The Architect- Although they do serve really nice food, this is one of the nicest places to go for a bev in the sun. They have a large outdoor area overlooking the race course with lots of seating, or you can just sprawl on the grass and soak up the sun. Drinks are reasonably priced, and they have a large selection of gin (if that’s what you’re into!)

Liquor and Co- The low lights and sleek décor both add to the ambience of this bar, and the staff all know what they’re on about. It doesn’t get massively busy either, which makes it great for a sophisticated cocktail or two.
Telford’s Warehouse- Located next to the canal (more on the Garden Quarter side of town), Telford’s is a popular place for students to meet up for a few drinks. It has both indoor and outdoor seating so is suitable for any weather, and they host weekly quiz nights and live music.

Riley’s Sports Bar- If there’s a football match you’re dying to watch, or you just want to do a bit of ping pong whilst you drink, Riley’s is the place for you. They have a large projection screen which shows all the sports you could wish for, as well as ping pong tables, darts boards and pool tables.

 The Church Bar- The Church Bar is set in an old church (shock) in the centre of Chester, which is a popular place for people to go for pre’s on the weekends. They do nice, simple cocktails, and have a lovely heated outdoor area which is covered in fairy lights.

Prohibition- Prohibition is a hidden, secret bar tucked away in the centre, on the same street as Rosie’s. It’s very small and intimate and has a 1920’s theme (hence the name…). The cocktails are creative and well-polished, however they do sell normal spirits and other drinks if that’s not your style.

Piccolino- First things first, the décor is on point. Bang it straight on the gram. The food’s amazing (their lobster linguine is DIVINE) but its still a nice place to go for drinks. You can sit at the bar or in their lovely outside area and try and get through their extensive cocktail and drinks menus.

Oddfellows- Last but not least, we have the Oddfellows hotel located in town. The bar and restaurant area is open for all during the day, and their beer garden is one of the nicest around, and they do the best espresso martini’s we’ve ever had. High quality drinks in a high quality establishment, a winning combination.