RestaurantsCheshireChesterCH2

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Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We had heard the hype and were very pleasantly surprised that it lived up to it!” – Gary Usher’s original venture in his nowadays-famous Elite Bistros group occupies the gentrified suburb of Hoole outside the city centre. “A small menu of reliably tasty food is provided by engaging and knowledgeable staff”, “It’s only small, so it could get a bit awkward if it was quiet, but it always seems to be bustling. I really like it here!”

Summary

£65
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A very special place indeed” – this modest-looking backstreet bistro that chef Gary Usher opened 13 years ago in the Chester suburb of Hoole has achieved cult status and set the template for his crowdfunded Elite Bistros group, which now has six venues across the North West. “Always our choice for celebrations, delicious meals and superb service”, it’s “guaranteed to give you a great time”.

Summary

£64
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4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A gem of a place, don’t miss it” – the original link in Gary Usher’s niche northwestern chain Elite Bistros, this is a “relaxed small restaurant” in the Chester suburb of Hoole, known for its “high-quality” modern bistro cuisine. “Tables are limited, so do book – you won’t want to miss the ever-changing menu”. Top Tip: “roasted beetroot salad, which has those famous Sticky Walnuts”.

Summary

£64
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Gary Usher’s increasingly famous Elite Bistros chain started with this “lovely neighbourhood bistro” in Hoole – although it’s “only small”, and it’s in what might seem like “an unlikely location”, being a low-key residential suburb of Chester, whose main claim to fame is that it’s not far from the railway station. The venue bears all the all-round formula that’s driven Gary’s success though: an “intimate” yet “bustling and lively” atmosphere; “warm, humorous service”; and “generous portions of very well-cooked food” from a “slightly unusual” menu that’s “very reasonably priced”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No dress code
50

Sticky Walnut Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sticky Walnut Restaurant in CH2, Chester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sticky Walnut restaurant.
Adrian W
The evening did not get off to the best sta...
Reviewed 28 days ago

"The evening did not get off to the best start; we arrived a little early and our table was not ready, with the small size of the restaurant meaning there is nowhere to wait. Things improved greatly once the meal started. The reduced price for the short menu was a pleasant surprise. It is also good that nearly all of the wine-list is available by the glass, making it much easier to marry wine with food. The food itself was good, the starters were the pick of the three courses and the desserts the weakest. Service was friendly, efficient and enthusiastic. The ambience might depend on the clientele for that evening, and upstairs was very quiet on our visit, but it was easy to have a conversation with your companions without too much other noise."

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Janet P
Sticky walnut in Chester… Warm welcome fr...
Reviewed 6 months, 24 days ago

"Sticky walnut in Chester… Warm welcome from staff. Tiny (downstairs) about 5 /6 tables - just right for a lunchtime session. Beetroot salad excellent, as was the watermelon & prosciutto salad. Gurnard main course was disappointing, very small piece of fillet, overcooked and dry. Ortzo accompaniment tasted good, however, it was lukewarm. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.00 £25.00
Dinner £24.00 £37.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
11 Charles St, Chester, CH2 3AZ
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑5 pm

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