RestaurantsCheshireChesterCH1

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Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the shadow of the Eastgate Clock, this glam pavement-side brasserie (the second restaurant in a fine old hotel in the city centre) makes a luxurious spot to break from retail therapy in this shopping-mad city. There’s a “varied menu”, and although results have been “up and down” over time, locals say that “of late it’s much improved”. Top Menu Tip – “always oysters” (served with a selection of Champagnes).

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

It’s “always a pleasure” to visit this plush hotel, where the more relaxed, pavement-side Brasserie is “great for lunch” in “beautiful surroundings”; and where you’ll be looked after by “attentive staff with an eye for detail” – whether you’re after “casual dining (homemade soup and roll are delicious)” or an “à la carte menu (fish dishes are good)”. For the Grosvenor’s famous afternoon tea, head to the plush Arkle Bar & Lounge.

Summary

£76
 ££££
2
Average
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In the shadow of the Eastgate clock, this streetside brasserie makes rather a glamorous, if not inexpensive, lunch-stop after retail therapy in the surrounding streets. It’s far plusher than is typical in a small town hotel. At afternoon tea, head to the Arkle Bar: “a real treat for you and your partner, or for that matter your mum!”“a delightful, special, if expensive” experience “in luxurious surroundings, with fantastic pastries and cakes: what more could a girl want?”.

Summary

£66
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hotel brasseries don’t usually hold much appeal”, but this “big, slightly blingy, and certainly buzzing” operation provides an unusually high level of polish for a venue in a small provincial city. The food? – from a “fairly standard” menu some reporters feel results are “terrific”, but others say “while prices weren’t awful, I expected more from the place, so the bill felt like it was heavy without delivering”. Top Tip – “fabulous afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings”.

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Eastgate, Chester, CH1 1LT

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No dress code
80

La Brasserie, Chester Grosvenor Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Brasserie, Chester Grosvenor Restaurant in CH1, Chester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Brasserie, Chester Grosvenor restaurant.
Janet P
Christmassy ambience didn't hit the mark, a...
Reviewed 7 months, 8 days ago

"Christmassy ambience didn't hit the mark, as it has on previous years.. same goes for the waiting staff, who I assume are taken on just for the busy Christmas period. Their knowledge of the menu and attention to detail was lacking. Happily, the food was up to scratch."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.30 £26.00 £0.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.00%
Eastgate, Chester, CH1 1LT
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑8:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑8:30 pm

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