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Alexander's Live

) #104 of 391 Restaurants in Chester $$ - $$$ , British, American
Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
+44 1244 401402
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

We can't say enough good feedback about the venue, staff, food and night as a whole. Jamie and his team were fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble for them, they dealt with our endless requests with a smile and efficiency. Jamie and his team laid...More

Thank Jemma S
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thanks Gemma for your lovely comments and so very glad you had such a fab evening. Look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Second visit in a month decided to stay longer and have a spot of lunch . Friendly welcoming staff . Good choice of drinks & enough to choose from menu for 2 vegans & 2 vegetarians! Simple tasty food . Live music started - just...More

Thank LadyMande
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thanks for your comments and pleased that you had a good time with us. Caroline

Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We had our Wedding evening reception at Alexander's on Easter Sunday. Jamie the new owner has really smartened the place up and was really helpful through out the process. The staff on the night were great and lots of fun, the food was amazing. It...More

2  Thank Jen H
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

Thank you for your comments. Congratulations on your marriage I'm glad we could play a small part in the celebrations.

Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

A really pleasant Sunday afternoon. The Sunday roast (beef) was very tasty. Beef cooked properly, good traditional Sunday lunch. A blues band was on today (check their website for who is on) so we stayed on for a drink and listen after lunch. It was...More

Thank Andrea B
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you. We are very pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and the entertainment. Do come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 10 April 2016

Lovely rustic venue with good food. Interesting artists appear regularly and good value for money. Would certainly return for music and food.

Thank slightlydisapp0inted
caroline n, Manager at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you for your comments. We hope you will join us again sometime.

Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

I visited last night with my fiancé for a meal and to watch a band play. The deal allowed us to choose between 2 starters and 2 mains.I was a little worried about limited choice but when the food arrived it was delicious!I had a...More

Thank jgjg13
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Thank you for your comments, we are very glad you enjoyed your evening. I will pass on your comments to the staff.

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Had never been to Alexander's until the new owners took over, and with the new refurb, this is one of my favourite places to pop in for a drink. I never realised how good/big the beer garden in, which is something Chester doesn't have many...More

Thank TomSunley
caroline n, Owner at Alexander's Live, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Thanks for your comments Tom and happy that you enjoyed you're visit. Carolie

Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Alexanders has greatly improved since being in the hands of new management. The venue has recently been refurbished and modernised with a new variety of drinks available and tasty menu options. We had a great night here with a warm friendly atmosphere and fantastic live...More

Thank Diane R
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I have always been a fan of this place but with the recent refurb and the change in management it's even better ! The food is tasty and the variation in types of music and events is second to no other place in chester. Try...More

Thank Louie R
Reviewed 17 March 2016

As a musician, I can honestly say that this is a great venue for live music. Jamie and all the staff are considerate, helpful, professional, and fair. They do a great job organising varied, quality entertainment, and they treat musicians with respect. A great place...More

Thank Ashley M
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neil w
15 March 2017|
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Response from Jamie N | Property representative |
It'll all kick off at 8:30pm! Hope you can make it
Sioned J
22 January 2017|
Response from caroline n | Property representative |
Hi Sioned, Rock of Ages are new to the venue so I can't say for sure how loud they are however bands do tend to be on the loud side. We would hate for you to come and not enjoy your evening so can I recommend that you visit... More
Sarina J
21 July 2016|
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Response from caroline n | Property representative |
Hi. Children under 16 years are welcome in the venue, courtyard or garden from 11am until 9pm if accompanied by an adult. However we do ask them not to sit or stand near the bar, youngsters between 16 & 18 similarly, however... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Bar, British, American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northgate Street | Rufus Court, Chester CH1 2JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 401402
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WELCOME TO ALEXANDER’S FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR FULL LISTINGS OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS, OPEN MIC, COMEDY GIGS, POPUPS, MENUS AND BOOKINGS. ALSO HEAR OUR GIG GUIDE ON DEE RADIO EVERY DAY. Here we are; in the heart of the city alongside the stunning Roman walls near the Cathedral. We’re open all week with a fabulous bar, live music and an imaginative menu. OUR OFFER **BAR**COURTYARD**GARDEN**ALFRESCO DINING** **TICKETED EVENTS**LIVE MUSIC **COMEDY NIGHTS** **COFFEES**TEAS**CAKES**DAILY LUNCHTIME AND EVENING MENUS** **SATURDAY AFTERNOON TEAS AND SUNDAY ROASTS WITH FREE LIVE MUSIC** **POPUP EVENTS**VEGAN MENU**GIN/WINE/BEER TASTING **WEDDINGS**PRIVATE HIRE** **GARDEN FESTIVALS**COURTYARD GIGS** A huge range of music from every genre with a professionally run sound and lighting system ensuring you get the best possible experience. We are proud to promote local talent and work closely with local music groups. We host Chester’s longest running Comedy night and Open Mic night as well as theatre, burlesque, poetry, 20s dance and more… we seriously want you to have fun … Join us during the day for lunches snacks cakes Jaunty Goat coffee, teas and a selection of food from the daytime menu. If you need a quick lunch or working lunch please let us know. SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DAYTIME We offer live music from our resident acts alongside food from our menu including a Saturday afternoon tea and Sunday roast. POPUP EVENTS Events include: vegan/vegetarian menu evenings with music, specialist wine, gin, whisky and beer tasting evenings and much more. WEDDINGS Why not come to us for all your requirements including the main marriage ceremony in the stunning courtyard or inside the venue. FESTIVALS The festivals include live music, food and outside bar running from noon till midnight. The format for these varies and typically involves; the big outdoor stage, the intimate indoor stage and the courtyard stage with many acts over the day. COURTYARD GIGS Running throughout the year, there is live music and food alongside the usual indoor bar. PRIVATE HIRE Let us know what your needs are as we can offer a wide range of options both inside and outside for both private and business events. OPENING TIMES: Mon – Sat: 12am till Late. Sunday: 12 noon till 8pm* Parking is available nearby at the new Delamere St carpark (no entry after 9pm but can exit), at St Anne’s St (24hr) or Garden Lane (24hr) – charges may apply *Opening times vary, depending on gigs, festivals and private hire.
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