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Watergate Deli

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49 Watergate Row South, Chester CH1 2LE, England
+44 1244 320543
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Have now visited the Watergate Deli on several occasions. They are very accommodating, have gluten free bread as standard, and can make any sandwiches gluten free that are on the menu. I have taken rather a shine to the pate with gluten free toast as a quick, easy lunch. You get a little glass jar full of pate - about... More 

Thank cathilj
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Popped in for breakfast of toast and coffee. They got the order wrong and delivered (more expensive) tea cake. (Found out later it was for another table). I accepted the tea cake as I did not want it to go to waste, and it did look nice. At the till they charged the full amount (an extra £1).. It was... More 

Thank JaWte
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I stumbled across this place whilst in Chester one Saturday during the Diwali celebrations. The minced beef pie had sold out (it's obviously popular) so I chose the spicy Indian soup, which came with a decent sized chunk of bread. The soup was bursting with flavour. I rounded things off with a slice of homemade Victoria sponge, which was just... More 

Thank Philip M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

as they were all gone, instead had a very tasty beetroot and parsnip soup with a big chunk of brown bread and butter.......my friends sausage roll was a good un and an enormous pot of tea washed it down very nicely.....good atmosphere and service.

Thank sailorbird
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The title says it all. We had lunch there twice and it was really good both times. Nice friendly atmosphere, good choices and good value, Excellent choice of teas particularly.

Thank DavoRutland
Binfield, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Tucked away at the top of the high street but worth the visit. Good selection of cakes and fresh sandwich selection made to order. Plenty of space and good service. Would recommend.

Thank Kevin D
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch here while we were working on refurbishing Booth Mansion. Great lunchtime spot. We both had a great lunch, will of course be back. Great to be part of the Watergate Street community.

Thank RichardJ-Home
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to this lovely little deli cafe. I chose the hot Ham, Black Pudding and Mustard Cream pie. It came with some home made Slaw and salad. It was nothing short of stupendous and right up my street. My wife chose a chicken salad and mayo sandwich that had so much filling, it was fit to... More 

Thank Glyn W
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a light lunch. Nice and clean with friendly staff. Sandwiches were very good, a bit on the pricy side, but ok considering the quality. Wish I'd tried the pie special so will have to go back another time.

Thank rvdrive
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Have previously had very nice lunches here .... Rare lunch with my husband during his work lunch break and was very busy. Placed our order and when it eventually came after being in the cafe for 40 minutes .... It wasn't our order. We then pointed this out and the waitress and kitchen staff seemed confused.... Turns out they'd given... More 

Thank Angie R
George D, Manager at Watergate Deli, responded to this review

Hello Angie. As you may well know we are a small family business which tends to get incredible busy during the lunch rush, every order is made fresh (not just pulled out of a fridge ready made) so when a order does go missing or is sent to the wrong table we do try our best to make it again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Watergate Row South, Chester CH1 2LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 320543

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