Top 10 restaurants in Chester

To celebrate Clicky’s 10th birthday this year, the team have been given the task of creating their own Top 10’s. This week,  Lead Digital Designer, Hayley shares her top restaurants in Chester!
When I’m not busy working as a designer here at Clicky, I love going out to culinary hotspots to sample what they have on offer and to populate my Instagram account with foodie snaps.
Here in Chester, we are blessed with some amazing restaurants, cafes and coffee shops. It has been really tough to whittle it down to just 10, but in no particular order, here we go…

1. The Chef’s Table

This multi-award winning gem is nestled away on Music Hall Passage just opposite the Cathedral. The restaurant is small and personal with the view of the chefs cooking away right in front of you. They pride themselves in serving up fresh, seasonal food which is absolutely exceptional and looks like art on your plate.

Amazing lunch at the Chefs Table #chester #foodporn #instafood #food

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2. Sticky Walnut

Just outside of the city centre in trendy Hoole, or “Notting Hoole” as it is now being referred to, is the delightful Sticky Walnut. It is cosy and welcoming with romantic wooden candle lit tables and chef’s aprons hung up on the walls. Here you’ll find imaginative, truly delicious dishes made from the heart.

3. Porta

This is my favourite place to go on a sunny evening. Dining al fresco on the wooden benches down a cobbled street, you almost feel as if you’re in Barcelona. Order your Spanish style tapas and watch the world go by.

#tapas at Porta #Chester #foodporn #food #instafood #summer #spainish

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4. The Flower Cup

This Italian influenced florist doubles up as a cafe too. Sit down amongst the beautiful, sweet-smelling seasonal flowers whilst enjoying a freshly made coffee and a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast.

5. Hickories

If it’s American style burgers, ribs or mac n cheese you’re after then Hickories is the place for you. Located along the picturesque river Dee, Hickories serves up authentic barbequed American style food with great hospitality and service to go with it.

#macandcheese #getinmybelly #foodporn

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6. Atina Kitchen

This cute and quirky family-owned restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. It serves fresh and tasty Italian inspired food, homemade burgers, and smaller plates ideal for sharing.

7. The Botanist

The botanist is a bar that’s full of life, serving an excellent range of botanical themed cocktails and yummy food to go with them. Bicycles, antiques and trinkets hang from the ceilings and the walls are adorned with gardening themed objects.

#cocktail time ????

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8. Urbano 32

Urbano32 serves up incredible sourdough pizzas straight from their clay oven. The cool, rustic and industrial interior makes this place the perfect social meeting place.

Ricotta #pizza mmm

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9. The Architect

The Architect is a traditional pub situated across from the Roodee Racecourse. It boasts a giant beer garden perfect for enjoying a glass of Pimms and tucking into one of their yummy sharing platters on a sunny day. The interior of the pub has a traditional and cosy feel to it and serves up British classics with a modern twist.

Alfresco dining

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10. Restaurant 1539

We enjoyed Clicky’s 9th birthday party here and the food was divine! 1539 situated right on the racecourse offers brilliant views of the oldest racecourse in the UK, if you manage to catch a sunset here then you’re in for a real treat. The menu features regionally sourced, seasonal dishes presented all so elegantly.

Lovely meal at #restaurant1539 #clickyis9 #foodporn #instafood #food #dessert

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Want to hear more about Hayley’s foodie adventures? Check out her blog –

Loved Hayley’s Top 10? Take a look at Jonney’s Top 10 Food Experiences or Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment – all to celebrate Clicky’s 10th birthday!

Written by Hollie Hines

Content & Social Media Specialist

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