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Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor 56-58 | Eastgate, Chester CH1 1LT, England
+44 (0)1244 324024
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Ranked #17 of 384 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, has held a Michelin star for nineteen years running ��� surely a record outside of London. Under the direction of Executive Chef Simon Radley the exceptional modern British menu changes seasonally and uses only the finest ingredients. The cellar is also renowned, having one thousand bins and a sommelier of prodigious knowledge. The dining room itself is as dashing as you would expect with comfy chairs, oriental carpets, fine woods, original artwork, ebony pillars and many-layered tones of gold and taupe. The service is distinguished by its warmth and professionalism. Top marks.
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
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167 reviews 167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We had a package with 3 courses from the a la carte it was first class also some reasonably priced wine available among the very pricy.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We been in the restaurant for our anniversary. Nice place to celebrate. fantastic food, special main course - monkfish cheek. Big selection of the menus, tasting option. Little bit disappointing arriving welcome, not friendly. But very friendly and helpful restaurant waitress from Slovakia.

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North Wales
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here twice, once sampling the tasting menu. Service is efficient but stuffy. Little eye contact or genuine warmth from the staff. Little atmosphere other than hushed formality in the restaurant. Food presentation is excellent but overall fails to deliver the expected flavour or wow factor. The bread basket is superb, however it is a very expensive way... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We ate at this restaurant ,because we were staying at the hotel it was in ,and it was described as being a worth wile visit. Service was very good,staff very friendly and polite,plate removed and drinks topped up at just the right time,not rushed at all. Food was very,very good , since we tried some things we had not eaten... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We dined and stayed at The Grosvenor for a 60th celebration and the meal we had was fantastic. We chose the tasting menu with accompanying wine flight which was brilliant. The meal began with a lovely amuse bouche and bread selection - the red wine and walnut bread was a personal favorite. This was then followed by a variety of... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

arrived at 7.30, booked for 7.30. asked if i could have a pre dinner drink in the bar and was told no because of a few big tables in that evening buy the french waiter and yet waited for 43 minutes before receiving any food. I get that they have times for a reason but i wanted to spend more... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We reserved a table at the Simon Radley restaurant within the Chester Grosvenor hotel. It was the first time that we had dined there, although we had enjoyed outstanding lunches within the dining area behind the main bar previously. The food was delicious, supported by an excellent wine list. This is the first Michelin star restaurant that I have experienced.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Its OK but the price is painful. In a 1 star in London you can eat a lot better, the food is good but the wine is rather marked up. There are lots of better places for food in Chester but its an old hotel so there is a feeling of luxury. Trading on past glories I am afraid, Years... More

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Wales, UK.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have dined at a number of 1 and 2 star Michelin restaurants in this country and indeed around the world. This, unfortunately is not one of them and I'm surprised that it has retained its status. The food was good, not daring and certainly not worthy of a star. Apart from one or two elements on the tasting menu... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We ate at the Simon Radley for a special birthday. The meal was excellent. The food was delicious and presented exactly as one would expect for a Michelin Starred restaurant. The icing on the cake was that although the food was wonderful and the service excellent, the staff were very friendly and not the least bit "stuffy". Their attitude made... More

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