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The Architect

) #51 of 391 Restaurants in Chester $$ - $$$ , British,
54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
+44 1244 353070
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (16 reviews)
“duck” (24 reviews)
“burger” (40 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:30All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always good service, atmosphere and food. Tucked away near the racecourse the Architect offers a menu with something for everyone. It's always good value and I'd class it as an upmarket chain. Recommended for brunch, lunch or dinner. Great for groups and parties. Theres the...More

Thank dac446
Reviewed 5 days ago

On your way along the Chester Wall, stop by the Architect! We had drinks outside, sitting in the gardens. The weather was lovely and you feel out of time while the sunset comes. Definitively to stop by. And because it's good; it may be quite...More

Thank ML_Travels140
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You know what to expect, good pub food (some dishes a little pricey) but staples like burger great value. Lovely staff. Negative is that tables quite close together so when full can be noisy

Thank Graceal
Reviewed 1 week ago

My meals at The Architect have always been incredible, and I especially love the fish and chips. Everything is fresh and tasty there. In the hot weather, there are plenty of places to sit down outside. The service is not excellent and there is sometimes...More

Thank elizabeththatcher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked here for our first anniversary meal on 11th June, when I booked I informed the architect it was our anniversary and requested a chilled bottle of prosecco and a nice table. When we arrived there was no prosecco and we had a rubbish...More

1  Thank manchesternurse
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Architect is a lovely pub overlooking Chester Racecourse it has a great garden area, I was there yesterday being such a lovely day but the queues for the inside and outside bars were ridiculous. The outside marquee staff did their best there was only...More

Thank PaulineS953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a light lunch this week and sat outside in the garden. Friendly fast service and food was very good. Large indoor and outdoor seating well spaced from each other.

Thank RMcI1999
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now been here a few times since moving back to the area, and must say I love the place. It is a typical Brunning and Price establishment, but there is nothing wrong with that as they seem to have a winning formula. We...More

1  Thank takenocrap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the first time I have visited but I was very disappointed with service this time around. We were a party of 18, whom had pre-booked and each paid a deposit of £10 each. Food took well over an hour to come out and was...More

Thank LBBlondie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a meal with friends in a large party and service was very Google for the number of us. I shared the mixed meat platter which was nice but over priced at £18 . For mains I had the lamb shank which was excellent...More

1  Thank wwfc1877
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 353070
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