Planning an event in Chester? You need to read this
Laced with a colourful history and rich Roman heritage, Chester quite simply, is a beautiful medieval city. Complete with a Roman amphitheatre, main streets lined with picturesque shop rows and a riverside setting, the city’s historic roots are very much still alive today. Despite being almost 2,000 years old, this city hasn’t been left it in the dark ages; chic, boutique outlets decorate the cobbled streets. Whether you’re out for an afternoon of shopping, a day at the races or are planning an event in Chester, there are some key venues we would recommend that you check out for dining:
A petit restaurant, serving classic French cuisine. Formally known as “Franks”, despite the name change and an exterior facelift, the restaurant has still retained its “shabby chic” character. The food may appear of Parisian portion size, but appearances can be deceptive; the full bodied cuisine will not disappoint!
Upstairs at the Grill
Quite possibly THE best steak house I could name – it’s that good I have just booked a table for this weekend after writing this blog! Upstairs at the Grill can only be described as a boutique restaurant; decanter lamp shades, dimmed lighting and Moulin Rouge inspired restrooms! The food and service is simply impeccable - booking highly recommended.
A colourful, eccentric, quirky hangout for the city savvy. The decedent Lounge Bar leads out to the Secret Garden, complete with fake grass, private cabins and bespoke al fresco decor. The Garden restaurant serves great “posh-nosh” and is also a favourite for the resident “Let Them Eat Cake” afternoon tea. The venue also offers 18 boutique bedrooms; think chic urban retreat. Oddfellows is a bit of a jack of all trades, yet masters them all!
A fairly new addition to the city, The Architect is located just up from the racecourse. Owned by Brunning & Price, the decor is synonymous with their style. With roving lawns and its iconic location, this is sure to be the destination of many race goers. Not only attractive for its drinking appeal, The Architect also serves great, British food, sourcing seasonal, local produce for the menu.
The Weighing Room
Having changed names a couple of times over the years, previously Got Wine and The Pelican, this gem is tucked away down the alley leading to Commonhall Street. With a hidden terrace, The Weighing Room is a winner on those rare sunny days; a great place to drink/dine alfresco and enjoy a glass of Pimms (or two!)
Chester isn’t short of hotels, whether you are looking for a local B&B or exclusive hideaway, Chester can cater to all. Famed as the home of The Grosvenor Hotel, which is always an excellent choice, a more boutique hideaway worth a mention is Dragonfly. Set in a Grade II listed building, this exclusive, 5-star townhouse is sleek-chic, yet filled with home comforts.
We are a Manchester event organiser but create memorable events all over Cheshire, the north west and the UK. If you are planning an event in Chester give us a call. Our expert project management team are as creative as they are organised and know Chester as well as our own city!