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The Checkers

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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
+44 1686 669822
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Hong Kong, China
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187 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this restaurant everyone is seated at once, which does lead to a bit of a crush in the waiting area on arrival. The amuse bouches were excellent, with a little Asian twist. A pea veloute was very good, possibly the best dish of the evening. Halibut was nicely cooked but not wow. Beef was nice with good mashed potato.... More 

Thank Domirwin
Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a fresh and modern look but still warm and cosy - albeit the temperature inside was anything but warm upon arrival. As far as Michelin starred restaurants go we were not convinced. Don't get me wrong the food was good but there were little mistakes everywhere. I had a slight variation on the usual tasting menu due... More 

1 Thank WMCMatilda
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb meal, excellent staff, totally perfect! Also stayed in one of the 5 rooms above, very spacious and well appointed

Thank Timothy M
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners and staff were friendly and helpful, though the more junior staff seemed intimidated by their roles. The atmosphere in the 'lounge' where canapes were served was somewhat stilted, but the ambience of the restaurant itself was relaxed and comfortable. The imaginative savoury courses were, without exception, so salt as to overwhelm the food flavours, but the grapefruit and... More 

1 Thank melvinr
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ambience from the moment you enter. Decorated in neutral colours I immediately felt relaxed. A warm welcome by friendly staff. Food was excellent, a tasting menu. Two of us had the wine flight. The wines accompanied each course brilliantly however it would have been nice to have been told a little more about them. My only other criticism was... More 

1 Thank Fiona H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here this weekend and brought my parents for a treat. Had lovely rooms and a truly delightful weekend. The food is great and I can't recommend it enough. We had the taster menus for 2 nights and enjoyed everything. The food here is as good as anywhere I have eaten and considerably better value than where we live.

Thank cmart72
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had the tasting menu and we were pleased that they had listened to our dietary requirements ! The food is exquisite just melts in your mouth and the flavours are divine The restaurant is spotless and the staff are amazing You will NOT be disappointed with a visit here I can assure you !

Thank Louise L
Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Another visit to Checkers and it did not disappoint. Lovely spacious room, Agen, very clean with great furniture, cookies were lovely. Would definitely stay again. Food was excellent and at least one course was changed for me. Great service and I can't recommend it highly enough. If you lIke very good fine dining you need this on your must visit... More 

Thank Lynette r
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant in a party of eight for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday evening with a lovely buzzy atmosphere. The decor is clean simple and modern promoting a bistro style ambience. Despite the full house of diners that evening, the service was excellent and very friendly. Attentive - but not fussy, as some... More 

Thank winter1blues
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and service good just not sure the tasting menu is for us as would probably prefer more choice of how many courses we wanted to order. It did seem strange that everyone was being serve at the same time, and eating the same meal. The restaurant decor was Ok but not that comfortable really.

Thank WaleshappyShopper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Welsh, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: +44 1686 669822

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?