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Gary Usher’s small bistro in Hoole, a little outside the city centre, has found fame not just because he’s so adept at plugging himself on social media – but also because of its “decent value” cooking, “really interesting wine list”, and “lovely” ambience.
Garry Usher’s “lovely”, little Hoole bistro “surpasses all expectations” for a local on the fringes of the city, combining service that’s “so helpful and professional” with “reliably original” food and a “lively” atmosphere. He’s a whizz at social media promotion too, as demonstrated by his new venture, Burnt Truffle (see also).
An “excellent” Hoole bistro which has “gained a lot of publicity recently” and “justifiably so”; Garry Usher serves up “fantastic, locally sourced dishes” (which “major on long, slow cooking”), twinned with a “very approachable” wine list.
Tucked away in Hoole, a short cab ride from the town’s picturesque centre, this “intimate and friendly neighbourhood bistro” wins high praise for its “very-well prepared cuisine”; there is the odd critic, however, for whom it’s become “very average”.
Sticky Walnut Restaurant Diner Reviews
"The feather Blade was sooooo good. The whole meal wasvbeautifully and consistently presented, served and cooked. Lovely relaxed dining atmosphere. Brilliant."
"Yet again this was a great place to eat - lovely staff and interesting food - the puddings are excellent but we don't rate the truffle chips"
"Great food and prices. A gem of a local bistro."
11 Charles St, Chester, CH2 3AZ
Last orders: 9 pm, Fri & Sat 10 pm