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The Steam Mill | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
+44 1244 329229
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Ranked #33 of 414 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Booked for my partners birthday as we have enjoyed this restaurant several times. We weren't let down, very friendly effortless service. Excellent food. Ham hock was delicious and corn fed chicken with ratatouille was superb. Every time we have been we have never been disappointed. Please don't change, keep doing what you do.

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Frodsham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sunday dinner for four, with a vegetarian in our party too. Food was bistro style, I had pork and crackling, others had beef and a salad. Creamy onion soup was delicious, as was the taste of chickpea, beetroot and chorizo that I stole! Vegetables and sauces were delicious too. Very good value. Service was excellent too. I would recommend.

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South Wales
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My friend and I were in Chester for a weekend and were attracted to eat here as it was serving a Christmas dinner. Unfortunately the turkey was the sliced processed breast variety and the stuffing cold and tasteless. The veg were edible but we were so disappointed we didn't bother ordering dessert but skipped off to Waitrose and bought ourselves... More 

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Ellesmere pirt
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Gorgeous food every time, good wine and I've always found the staff very friendly and efficient. Lovely location and I can take my dog in the bar. Fantastic 😀

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Was in the area house hunting, so decided to call in for coffee & cake. Friendly staff took our order within a few minutes. Tea's & Coffee's arrived quickly, followed by the cakes - victoria sponge & carrot cake. Immediately noticed on the carrit cake that the cream filling/topping was melting, and that the cake was warm....ahh the good old... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A pleasing start to the new year visiting artichoke. The menu never fails to please, and the portion sizes are substantial. I did enjoy the variety of gins available (3 pages of the drinks menu). Meal was amazing, pheasant breast and tempura haggis. Dessert menu would benefit from some expansion, but on most of us were too full to consider... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Delicious food, my vegan diet was well catered for & understood. Seasonal veggies. Great service. Trendy atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Highly recommended friendly restaurant in converted warehouse by the canal. Great vegetarian (& non-vegetarian) Sunday roast (seems to vary but beetroot/ Lancaster cheese strudel on week we attended). Briefly thought the veg looked slightly meagre UNTIL huge separate sharing plate arrived... Veg were actually seasonal too. Amazing cakes on counter. Solid range of local real ales. In addition to thoughtful wine... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Chester. Consistently good food, good service and great selection of beers. Pizza's better elsewhere but the rest of the menu is great. Nice location and busy feel without being rammed.

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Chose to eat at Artichoke after reading the good reviews and we were not disappointed. By chance went on the night when the pizzas were 2for1. There was a good variety to choose from with different toppings to the usual fare. Pizzas were a good size and were value for money without the offer. The staff were friendly and it... More 

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Additional Information about Artichoke

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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