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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, British, Contemporary
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited artichoke on a boozy afternoon in the sun , huge list of gins and sat by canal side watching the world go by - perfect

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice afternoon cream tea, lovely scone. Service was excellent. Pleasant seating by canal. Clean toilets. Will go again

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Trip43109215480
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been regulars since the place opened and have always enjoyed the food. The new menu, based on tapas style has been a revelation. We dined there this evening and enjoyed the food so much. Excellent service. Nev and Rob, well done you guys.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting Chester, and we had a good look around town at the many restaurants, a few looked good, but felt a bit claustrophobic on the inside, we like the look of the Artichoke, as it looked more spacious with the...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Radiantkitty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Claims it’s got the best roast in Chester - clearly not been to ring o bells - have been there for other food and was nice - recommend the scone! Just never trust a place it says it’s got the best because it’s always wrong-...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank ozton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Sunday roast in Chester. The beef was cooked to perfection, the vegetables were nice and crunchy. We all had sticky banana cake with ice cream for dessert which was heaven. I would definitely go again. There was one minor problem that the people I...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank charlt89
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Set on the canal side just outside the centre this is a lovely place with great service and food. There is also an excellent range of beers and the espresso was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

Our most recent visit is probably the 6th time we've been to this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. The staff were most helpful & the menu choices quite extensive. The food was excellent, quite large portions for a small eater, but whose complaining! Not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Janet M
Reviewed June 11, 2019

Always find this a great place to take friends. We went for Sunday dinner and it didn't disappoint. The beef and the lamb were lovely and the vegetables here are among the best cooked. Great Italian red to wash it down.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Margaret G
Reviewed May 21, 2019

The Artichoke is a lovely restaurant / bar , which is close to where we live. On Monday they a 2 4 1 pizza offer , and we have been a couple of time. Must say the pizzas are just amazing , i would say...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Simon F
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from KnowAll | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we had a busy Easter and I didn't see this. We were staying in the hotel opposite the station and used the car park through the adjacent archway. I hope you found somewhere and enjoyed your meal
December 6, 2017|
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Response from aelloy | Reviewed this property |
I’ve just had another look and if you get on the website it’s so easy to see the menu. Try again!!
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