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Pizza, British, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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All hours
Sun 09:00 - 09:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Recommended by B&B owner. Enjoyed a G&T (from an extensive & mouth-watering gin menu) beside the canal in the evening sunshine before moving inside the contemporary interior for dinner. Service and food were very good - we shared an antipasti plate to start and I enjoyed the sea bream & clam dish. We were too full for dessert sadly. A... More 

Thank Shezerado
Manchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Passed many times, but on this occasion an early evening get together was on the cards. Decor is distinctly urban with wooden floors and brickwork, not to mention the white seating. Service is friendly, drinks are brought to the table and the menu is varied. The beef and veal burger is very substantial and is served with fries and coleslaw,... More 

1 Thank plauris
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203 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

We were on our way for Saturday lunch at harkers completely forgetting it was the races! We could hear the braying of the hooray Henrys before we rounded the corner as not only the bar was full but so was the canalside. As we stood to rethink our plans a chap was just leaving Artichoke and said it was excellent... More 

1 Thank candirisk
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

We visited this bar / restaurant twice in three days as it had a great feel to it. First was for a full English breakfast which was excellent and slightly different. Home made ketchup, crusty bread for the toast, real butter and great bacon, sausage and black pudding and the best eggs ever. We had booked to eat elsewhere that... More 

1 Thank Robinwood5
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Really nice place, would recommend. We were here in the summer, so sat outside. The staff are friendly and food good. Prices a little to the higher end, but worth it. A bee fell into my drink, and they gave me a free one without me asking - bonus! The interior is well decorated and has character. There's a play... More 

1 Thank babitas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Have visited Artichoke in the past for breakfast, which is always delicious. We decided to give the Sunday lunch a try on this occasion and weren't disappointed. All three courses were lovely and the Sunday deal is great value. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable recommending the perfect ale. Will definitely return for Sunday lunch again - thank you Artichoke!

1 Thank KerrieL
Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Has visited a few times now and service is always fantastic. Ususally seated quickly even without a booking, and the overall atmosphere is great. Food is great but it's slightly pricey compared to it's competition. Pizza's on a Monday are excellent value and the house wine is fantastic.

1 Thank Jayne904
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A really nice place to visit with great selection of real ales and very pleasant helpful staff - close to canal just off City Road. Food looked really nice but we had already eaten so did not sample.

Thank Nev B
Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Popped in for Bank Holiday Monday 2 for one Pizza. As usual food, service, selection consistently good. I cannot fault them. I had a Batshit Gin which was very very nice & my partner had the Budvar which he loves.

Thank hurricaneSam
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We'd spotted Artichoke from the canal bridge and resolved to check it out. On discovering it opened for a (late) breakfast we stopped in a little after opening time and given the reasonable weather, managed to get a seat outside on the canal towpath. Service was very good - with friendly, knowledgeable staff quick to attend to us. The breakfast... More 

Thank MikeGTN

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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
Pizza, British, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 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?