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Artichoke

The Steam Mill | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
01244 329229
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Ranked #37 of 387 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Lenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed visiting this lively restaurant by the canal while visiting Chester. The food was well presented and nicely cooked. The service was excellent - lovey waitress. Definitely worth a visit for a reasonably priced good meal and great atmosphere.

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Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We live quite near to Artichoke and always have a really nice time when visiting. The food is always superb but what stands out is the selection of gin on offer which is obviously fantastic if you're a lover of the juniper spirit. Always a great atmosphere and the staff are superb!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Good atmosphere, a busy Friday night but didn't feel crowded as tables are laid out with room to spare. Decent choice, including vegetarian choices. Whilst not amazing, food was better than good and a fair portion. We skipped starters to allow room for the all important puds - lots of lovely cakes available and even jam roly poly with custard... More

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Leeds, England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Loved the setting on the canal side. Perfect for a summer evening, although not quite warm enough for us to be tempted. Place is very nicely laid out. Nice buzz but also plenty of space to dine without feeling crowded. Loved the choice on the menu. Had a good steak but not the best I've had. Was a little disappointed... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went back for the first time in a few years, good food, good service, some great beer and generous space. Nice to see it back to the standard set the first time we visited. Very busy at the weekend so do book ahead. Interesting menu, good sized portions and well presented.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here on Saturday. Ordered a ciabatta and sandwich as part of our order. Was a bit disheartened to see half a ciabatta and half a sandwich being served. At £6ish each I'd expect more. Similar on the 2 for 1 pizza, I don't know anywhere that charges £12 a pizza - in fact you can get one handmade in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A group of friends visited this bar on the canal in Chester. An old warehouse with outside seating along the canal. A superb set of beers with guest ales and a wide selection of good wines, cocktails on request. A substantial menu at reasonable prices, just a bit different, try the marmite potatoes or a Sunday lunch special, you will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The interior design is amazing and wellcoming and the sunday roast the best i have ever had. I recommend it to everyone!

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Bangor
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My partner and I visited the artichoke whilst visiting chester today. The establishment itself is nice, with a wide range of ales and other beverages. However, the staff are uninviting and the place smells a bit of stale "last night" beer. Ok, just not great.

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Chester, England
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Why is Artichoke our family favourite? Well we are a family with older 'children' and we like it for being chilled and relaxed and not full of toddlers with crayons - sorry! Been there, done that and when you grow out of it you don't want to go back. I like the gins, my husband likes the wines, our son... More

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