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The Steam Mill The Steam Mill Business Centre Steam Mill Street | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
+44 1244 329229
09:00 - 00:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place is in a great location right on the canal but the food is just about OK and the service isn't marvellous either. It looks the part, relaxed and alternative but a bit smart. The first time we tried to go in the evening, we had a delightful 10 year old with us but weren't allowed in. I hate... More 

Thank Rosemary K
Chester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited last night for an evening meal. The restaurant/bar was very relaxed yet vibrant. Customer service was welcoming, friendly and efficient, whilst the food was excellent - so much so that we enjoyed 3 courses. The drinks menu is fantastic and quite special. Would definitely revisit

Thank Gareth B
Yokohama, Japan
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We shared a salad & pizza. Food was excellent quality. Service was good & the building/atmosphere very appealing. Highly recommended & we will return. The canal side location is very relaxing.

Thank Anna B
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Nice location and in good weather a place to sit outdoors. Small selection on the set menu but easy to find something you want. We had roast beef and it was good. Reasonably priced. Service fast and after lunch were able to move to a comfortable sofa to continue chatting. Overall a good experience.

Thank NorthSimon
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

If you're after Sunday lunch in Chester look no further. It is one of the best value for money I've had! Absolutely delicious

Thank RosieLub
Chester, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 for our first visit here with our friends 13/1/17pm Nice welcome on arrival and a great feel to the place Fab choice on the menu and choice of drinks too Waitresses serving us were really friendly and warm Our food arrived and it was so nice , the steak I had was fantastic ,... More 

Thank ahickman6
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We all chose the Sunday lunch with an aperitif of sherry and almonds as recommended The beef was beautifully cooked and so delicious accompanied by a plentiful and varied amount of vegetables and extra gravy The staff were very attentive without being intrusive We had desserts but couldn't finish them as we were full but the rice pudding was great... More 

Thank Gary Y
Chester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I was taken here for my birthday meal and I had a truly wonderful evening. We had the bhaji and the pie and they were both absolutely delicious. The servers were happy and chatty, the food was delivered quickly, and I look forward to going back.

Thank 123ejg
Chester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The artichoke is situated on the canal in an old warehouse. It is extremely cosy and charming and allows children (unlike the adjacent Harkers' Arms). The selection of draft beers, wines and spirits is mind-blowing (pretty much anything you can think of and the staff are very knowledgeable). Dining is relaxed. Three of us all had the veal burger, which... More 

Thank BoccaDiLupo
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited Chester a lot of times and tasted some beautiful. Cocktails over the years at this nice place close to the canal. Thin year we managed to taste their Sunday dinner. We started with some salami salad and some Salmon and bream salad - beautiful! Followed by the nicest Sunday roast (we had beef and pork) I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Steam Mill The Steam Mill Business Centre Steam Mill Street | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 329229
Contempory cafe, bar and bistro.
From Sunday Roast to coffee, tea and toast, cocktails to real ales. Relaxed and friendly service combined with quality food and drinks.
A great range of homemade cakes, real ale from Cheshire breweries, continental lager and artisan beers, modern bistro dining using the finest local suppliers and a wine and cocktail list second to none.

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