Ok so it’s April, it may not last, but we have another warm sunny day forecast and all our fingers crossed for a lovely summer.
Opera Bar & Grill - gorgeous rooftop restaurant ideal for a cocktail or a glass of fizz, people watching, live music and great food. A real treat! http://individualrestaurants.com/bar-and-grill/opera-grill/
The Moorings - beautiful little riverside cafe equally good for breakfast as it is for afternoon tea or a glass of wine in the sunshine. http://themooringschester.co.uk/
Porta. Open from 5pm every night this small and intimate tapas bar has outdoor seating up against Chesters Roman city walls. The food is excellent and comes when it’s ready. A great atmosphere here, and no bookings. https://www.portatapas.co.uk/
The Architect - a Brunning & Price pub with huge beer garden and terrace overlooking Chester Racecourse - the oldest racecourse in the UK! The food is good British gastro pub, great wines and a huge selection of gin! This pub gets very busy on race days. https://www.brunningandprice.co.uk/architect/
Carluccios Italian. One of the many restaurants on Bridge Street (pedestrianised to the Chester cross) with outdoor seating. Most are chains with the exception of Urbano32 (great pizza) and The Burger Shed. This area is great for people watching in the sunshine or a lunchtime shopping break.
Hickories Smokehouse - authentic American Barbeque on the banks of the River Dee. A great spot for children! https://hickorys.co.uk/venue/chester/
Snugburys on the River, our Ice Cream Cafe. This cafe opened at the beginning of the year and has been a huge success - as well as award winning ice cream there’s great coffee, delicious cakes and a lovely range of sandwiches. In the winter there’s hot puds! Dog friendly too. If it’s a great day it can run out of all food but ice cream… definitely a destination when I’m in Chester! http://www.snugburys.co.uk/2019/02/18/snugburys-on-the-river-chester/
Covino. A gorgeous little wine bar with food, the chefs are linked to our wonderful restaurant The Chefs Table, so the quality of the menu and wine is fantastic. There’s a tiny little courtyard at the back but I’ve not got a photo - yet! https://www.covino.co.uk/
The White Horse, Chester Racecourse - this is a great pub for Sunday lunch, just lunch, dinner… with kids (there’s a play area), with grown ups, for a big celebration or just for pizza. The setting on the racecourse is stunning and the food delicious. https://www.thewhitehorsechester.co.uk/
Et Alia is a little way out of town but worth the trip for the lovely Italian food and views back to Chester and over the meadows towards Handbridge. Arrive in style by boat to the jetty at the end of the garden. http://www.etaliachester.co.uk
The Mount Inn - again a little walk out of town but not far. This delightful local pub serves a limited menu of good food, has fires in the winter, sport on the telly, and that view. https://www.mountinnchester.co.uk/
The Pheasant at Burwardsley - a drive out of Chester into the surrounding countryside. If you are thinking of exploring Beeston Castle, visiting The Ice Cream Farm or walking the Sandstone Trail this is a great destination pub. The Pheasant is famous for its spectacular views over the Cheshire plain towards Liverpool (on a clear day you can see both cathedrals) and the Snowdonian mountains. http://thepheasantinn.co.uk/
Or, grab a sumptuous picnic from www.lacucinadipaola.it, a rug and a bottle of something delicious and and go for a wander!