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The Steam Mill Business Centre Steam Mill Street | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
+44 1244 329229
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here whilst in Chester recently. My second visit and found the food and drinks to be as good as ever. The choice is varied and interesting. Staff were helpful and friendly too.

Thank Bluesboy52
Middle England
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198 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunchtime dinner with a colleague. A very friendly welcome and super service throughout. Food delicious and a good choice from lunch menu. Would return in the summer and want to sit outside by the canal

Thank MiddleEnglandMan
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here tonight for an unplanned meal with the girlies. Great service as always - staff are always friendly, helpful and genuine. Food was quick and delicious as can always be expected, no matter how busy they are, and the cocktails were top notch! I'm so lucky to have this place within a 5 minute walk of home. I always... More 

Thank Liz B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go whether you are after a drink or something to eat. I've only ever eaten the pizzas as they are so good. The rest of the menu looks very tempting though! Long list of gins if that's your tipple and really good selection of beers on tap. Nice mix of customers in this relaxed bar/restaurant with a... More 

Thank Rebecca T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having nothing to do but wander towards chester from the railway station looking for some where to eat i noticed a place down the canal side under the old steam mill. i thought nothing of it by my ambling about brought me back to the canal and just outside of the bar, Artichoke. inside its is modern and clean and... More 

Thank 194simonf
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice in a weekend (once for birthday dinner and once for cocktails) and was absolutely delighted. Really friendly and helpful staff with an exciting food menu, cocktail menu and plenty of options for Gluten Free diets.

Thank Maria M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Artichoke is at a great location on the canal in Chester. The food is always excellent and the service prompt and courteous. The sticky toffee desert is always a highlight

Thank Steve H
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely building and surroundings, pizza was excellent with creative and unusual gins on offer. Perfect.

Thank snowbug77
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eaten here a couple of times now, and the food has been very nice on both visits. The roasts are fresh, hot, and delicious, and their pizzas are absolutely wonderful. The restaurant itself has a very nice and relaxed atmosphere, and all of the staff are friendly, attentive, and very welcoming. If you see this restaurant on your travels, I... More 

Thank Samuel M
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rich red wine gravy was not there! This spoilt the whoe meal for met hey advertise a rich gravy but it was worse than a bistro gravy

Thank Chadwick123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Steam Mill Business Centre Steam Mill Street | Steam Mill Street, Chester CH3 5AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 329229
Contempory cafe, bar and bistro.
From Sunday Roast to coffee, tea and toast, cocktails to real ales. Relaxed and friendly service combined with quality food and drinks.
A great range of homemade cakes, real ale from Cheshire breweries, continental lager and artisan beers, modern bistro dining using the finest local suppliers and a wine and cocktail list second to none.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?