RestaurantsCheshireChesterCH1

Breaking news

October 2021: the venue finally announced its return via Instagram and its website: “You may have noticed some building work taking place over the last couple of months…we are beyond excited and thrilled to finally announce that we will be back in the New Year… We have some exciting plans to transform our iconic home in the Olde Custom House Building… Our team of chefs and bartenders are already hard at work behind the scenes developing an exciting new food and drink menu… don’t worry your old favourites will still feature!”

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

USDA steaks and other meaty treats – alongside a Manhattan-esque vibe – have won local renown for this swish steakhouse in the city centre. Closed for much of the pandemic, in October 2021 the venue finally announced its return via Instagram and its website: “You may have noticed some building work taking place over the last couple of months…we are beyond excited and thrilled to finally announce that we will be back in the New Year… We have some exciting plans to transform our iconic home in the Olde Custom House Building… Our team of chefs and bartenders are already hard at work behind the scenes developing an exciting new food and drink menu… don’t worry, your old favourites will still feature!”.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Good all-round ratings again (if on limited feedback) for this swish steakhouse and cocktail bar in the city-centre. It offers an unusually comprehensive range of cuts, with a variety of Aberdeen Angus and USDA options, plus a big selection of sides.

Summary

£52
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Good all-round ratings again (if on limited feedback) for this swish steakhouse and cocktail bar in the city-centre. It offers an unusually comprehensive range of cuts, with a variety of Aberdeen Angus and USDA options, plus a big selection of sides.

Summary

£50
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “best steakhouse” in these parts is a classy and buzzy sort of spot, spread across two floors and also featuring a cool cocktail bar.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu
10
No dress code
50

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.00 £19.00
SundayLunch £14.95  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.95 £16.50 £3.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
70 Watergate St, Chester, CH1 2LA
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑9:30 pm

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