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Summary

“A great sense of energy and enthusiasm for the cooking makes a visit fun and very satisfying”, when you visit Gary Usher’s original venture – “a cosy” and “relaxed” bistro in Hoole, “just on the outskirts of the city” (beyond the train station). Having opened in 2011, it’s “still the best eatery in Chester” (unless you are determined to spend a bomb), and – to an impressive extent given the expansion of his north western empire – “standards have been maintained over several years”: particularly the “excellent modern British cuisine” (“with dishes to suit all tastes”). Top Menu Tip: “do try their signature starter of beetroot and sticky walnuts”.

£55
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4
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4
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

If there was an award for self-publicity, owner Gary Usher would take first prize, and his force of personality has helped create a national reputation for this cute, small venture in Hoole (just outside the city centre). Its popularity doesn’t rest on hype alone though – it’s a “perfect neighbourhood bistro”, with a “very welcoming and comforting feel to the place”, plus “switched on and engaged service”, “simple and delicious food” (for example “chateaubriand cooked to juicy perfection”) and “a well-priced wine list”.

£53
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4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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.

£50
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4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

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).

£49
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4
Very Good
5
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Sticky Walnut Restaurant in CH2, Chester by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sticky Walnut restaurant.
Ivor S
Imaginative menu. Not long but all designed...
Reviewed 16 days ago

"Imaginative menu. Not long but all designed to show the chef's talent:beetroot salad with sticky walnuts - equals honey -and a yogurt cream; a thick wedge of back bacon grilled to a crisp crust with cooked mushroom as an accompaniment. The monkfish tail was sliced and served in a lush sauce. Decent wine list all moderately priced.Excellent focaccia."

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Benjamin H
Lovely little local restaurant in the Hoole...
Reviewed 1 months, 10 days ago

"Lovely little local restaurant in the Hoole area of Chester. The food, service and ambiance are fantastic. This is a fairly small intimate venue so booking is advisable "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £17.00 £20.00
Dinner £18.00 £21.00
SundayLunch £20.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £22.00 £4.00 £7.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.50
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
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-2:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm

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