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The Steam Mill | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
+44 1244 329229
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Ranked #32 of 390 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Contemporary, British, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Contemporary Cafe, Bar & Bistro situated in Chester's Canal Quarter. Offering honest, freshly cooked food, homemade cakes, great coffee, great wine, local real ales, artisan beers, over 50 gins and cracking cocktails.
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

What a fab little bistro on the canal. Went twice in two days, firstly with a friend, then the next day in a family and friends group aged 6months to 80 years! Great ambience. Have to say food was better on the first visit in terms of food presentation but tasted fantastic on both visits. We had the breakfasts on... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Went for Sunday lunch with 4 friends that were visiting, and the food I have to say was faultless (apart from the black treacly sticky toffee pudding sauce but that is a personal preference). However, it was let down by the service. The first thing that happened was that when we sat down a bottle of mineral water and glasses... More

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Artichoke2011, Owner at Artichoke, responded to this review

hello, i see lots of response to reviews that begin with "thanks for the feed back, negative reviews are just as important as positive". what they really want to say is often a little bit different. on this occasion, TA and yourself have achieved exactly what i do want from this site. good feed back, without being a michael winner... More

Cheshire
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We've been here regularly for both food and/or drinks and it has always been great. The staff are laid back and friendly. It's always great to have some banter with Nev! Drink, food, and cake selections are brilliant and very well kept. Keep it up!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Popped in for a quick sandwich with friends and ended up with a fresh crisp sandwich with amazing parsnip crisps. Slightly overpriced but will still be revisiting

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Booked a table on Friday afternoon for early evening meal having heard good things about this restaurant Simply, it was spot on. Staff professional and friendly, knew the menu well, service was excellent from the moment we arrived. And most of all the food was delicious, nice varied menu and the lamb I ate was to die for,, my wife... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Just a delight from starter to desert, my main of rabbit & langoustine was unusual but worked , every mouthful was tasty and moreish! The best part was they gave me custard & icecream with my to die for jam roly poly - didn't have to ask. This restaurant will continue to be the place I take my family and... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We have been several times here for Sunday lunch. They always have two or three roasts on the go, with delicious vegetables. Very pleasant and helpful staff. Really good choice of local beers/lagers.

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went here on a busy Friday night. Really enjoyed the experience, the menu is varied with good choices for vegetarians. I had a wild mushroom and artichoke pizza which was excellent and the large cheese board was enough for all four of us to share without pigging out unnecessarily. Staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely visit again when we... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have been here numerous times now with friends and it never fails to impress me. The food is beautiful and the atmosphere is great. One of my favourite restaurants in Chester.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing food and service. Possibly the best Sunday Lunch in the UK that I have tried. The coffee and cakes are amazing plus the beer selection for my husband is great too.

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Address: The Steam Mill | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 329229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Contemporary, British, Bistro

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