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The Checkers

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Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
(01686) 669 822
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Second visit as good as the first

We were lucky to get into Checkers on the long weekend and having visited it in October, our second visit may have been even better than the first. The service was friendly, the food was excellent, the ambience stylish and the company exhilarating. I can highly recommend this restaurant. The menu... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Stalex24
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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172 reviews 172 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to get into Checkers on the long weekend and having visited it in October, our second visit may have been even better than the first. The service was friendly, the food was excellent, the ambience stylish and the company exhilarating. I can highly recommend this restaurant. The menu was difficult to choose from (too may appealing options)... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I could really write a very long list of how good the food is at this pub. But the best of all I can say call & book & you will certainly not regret it. We have been eating with most celebrated, talented multi starred chefs. But the Checkers food is better & without London prices. I wish we lived... More 

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Oswestry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The evening started with a delightful array of canapés. Among them was a fantastic melt in the mouth beetroot meringue with horseradish cream. We opted for the taster menu at £75 per person. We started off with a pea velouté with pancetta and quails eggs and a mint cream, it was exquisite to say the least. It was followed by... More 

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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The previous reviews pretty much say it all. My wife and I were treated to a meal and overnight accommodation together with breakfast as a Birthday treat. All was excellent with the 6 course Spring Taster Menu although as ever with my limited experience of Michelin starred establishments the wines are vastly overpriced. The only negative aspect I have to... More 

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was our first visit to Chequers having previously eaten at several Michelin star restaurants (some excellents and some not so good). We can now say that Chequers trumps them all. We had the taster menu including an absolutely superb scallop course and a tremendous rhubarb suffle. In fact we enjoyed every single course - each with carefully balanced flavours... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stayed at The Checkers for my birthday and had the 6 course taster menu. I seriously cannot fault anything. The staff were lovely and attentive throughout our stay, and the room was absolutely spotless and really comfortable. It was possibly the nicest meal I have ever eaten - it was an expensive treat but worth every penny.

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Shropshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We arrived early with friends, made to feel very welcome and not rushed at all throughout the evening. We chose from the a la carte menu having enjoyed the tasting menu a few months earlier, and were not disappointed in the least. The service was attentive without being intrusive, and the food beautifully presented as well as delicious and not... More 

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UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The taster menu we had on our recent trip to Checkers was outstanding. The service and attention to detail excellent. It had been organised as a surprise lunch to celebrate our twins 21st birthday and everything I had emailed Kathryn before hand was organised without any fuss. Each course was explained and for the non drivers of our party a... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was amazing ,my wife and I both elected to have the seven course taster menu I can honestly say that we could not fault any one of the courses ,certainly merited a Michelin star for each courseThe restaurant and rooms are a lovely blend of modern and old with a very cosy feeling .wine list is extensive without... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Agree with previous reviewer that this place could easily contend for a top place in London as well, but it is a magnificent culinary gem. Tables may be available as walk-ins, which was teh case for us, but bookings advised. Has the Winer Menu, excellent food and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Broad Street, Montgomery SY15 6PN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Montgomery
  • Phone Number: (01686) 669 822

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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