Our guests love eating out in Chester so we always ask them which places they’d recommend to other visitors.  Here’s what they say:

Photo: inside the Ship Inn, Handbridge
Ship Inn - excellent food, atmosphere & staff - Sunday roast perfect as is the beef bourguignon!!
Beverley O, December 2023
We recommend the Chester food market hall, Exchange Square
John & Julie H, November 2023
We recommend Artezzan Restaurant (Pepper Street)
John & Julie H, November 2023
Good food at the Ship Inn - very friendly staff.
Karen & Martin W, October 2023
Photo: La Fattoria Italian restaurant in Chester
La Fattoria but book well ahead
Caroline P, October 2023
Photo: The Arthouse café
Try out the Arthouse Café
Jacob H, July 2023
Marmalade restaurant, The Ship pub all very good, as is the Porta tapas bar.
Hilary & Mike A, September 2023
We had lunch in Oddfellows one day which I wouldn't recommend. I think it is fine if you want a cream tea but we didn't so it wasn't a good choice for other food.
Deborah C, July 2023
Had a lunch at Côte. So nice we went back for dinner which didn't disappoint. Also, supper at the Lock Keeper was good.
Wendy M, June 2023
Photo: The Boathouse by the Dee
Lovely evening meal at the Boat House restaurant - we did need to book
Pam R, May 2023
Photo: Ristorante Sergio in Chester
Ristorante Sergio very good for families.
Vikki G, April 2023
Photo: The Ship Inn, Handbridge
We enjoyed a really good Sunday lunch at The Ship.
Vikki G, April 2023
2 Crepes Away, 27 St Werburgh Street (opposite cathedral). The crepes were delicious.
Frances D, April 2023
Photo: Café 1092 in Chester Cathedral
The Cathedral Refectory was lovely for tea and cake.
Poppy C, March 2023
Photo: The Ship Inn
Had a lovely meal at The Ship, highly recommended.
Mel W, March 2023
Ship Inn - very good
Alan S, March 2023
Photo: The Little Chef's Table restaurant
We enjoyed The Little Chef's Table, Music Hall passage (now relocated to Pepper Street).
Christine M, February 2023
Photo: The Coachworks Arcade leading to the New Chester Market
The New Chester Market with a central seating area surrounded by food 'shacks'. You can mix and match starters, mains + puds. Tables cleared and cleaned promptly for a good first impression on arrival - V good 🙂
Ian & Jacqui D, February 2023
Photo: La Fattoria Italian restaurant in Chester
Italian restaurant - La Fattoria - recommended by two locals and did not disappoint. Superb food reasonably priced and friendly - then pop over the road to the Spitting Feathers Brewery Tap (second favourite pub).
Ian & Jacqui D, February 2023
We enjoyed the meal we had at the Ship Inn.
Margaret B, October 2022
Enjoyed a lovely meal at The Ship Inn
Fiona H, September 2022
Recommend the café in the cathedral.
Frances D, May 2022
Recommend ice cream from the Cafe at the Walls
Frances D, February 2022
Photo: The Boathouse, Chester
Recommend Sunday lunch at The Boathouse
Frances D, February 2022
Photo: The Flower Cup café in Watergate Row Chester
The Flower Cup Cafe has excellent service and great coffee
Janette L, October 2021
Photo: The Moorings
The Moorings for light lunches
Chris & Liz P, September 2021
Our favourite Italian - La Fattoria - must book well in advance
Mary B, September 2021
Photo: The Architect bar and restaurant
We had a lovely meal at the Architect, by the racecourse - booking was essential.
Anne D, August 2021
Photo: The Siam Teppanyaki restaurant
Siam Teppanyaki Restaurant - very good display and good food, good fun
Claire B, July 2021
The Architect, next to the Abode. Named after the architect who designed the Grosvenor Bridge and lived here during its construction. Also the Sticky Walnut, Hoole.
Christine McD, July 2021
We enjoyed our meal at La Fattoria
Sara H, June 2021
Photo: The Architect restaurant in Chester
We have eaten at The Architect which I would recommend
Celia L, May 2021
Good coffee in Panna
Audrey L, April 2021

Lorna K, who stayed in April 2019, has a tip for visitors: “Make sure you book at the restaurants, we missed out mid-week”. If you have somewhere specific in mind you’ll definitely need to book ahead to be sure of getting a table on a Saturday night, for Sunday lunch or on a race day. Racing dates are on the Chester racecourse website.

The most popular places can get booked up weeks ahead so don’t wait until you’re in Chester to reserve your table!