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The Steam Mill 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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went in Artichoke with my partner on a busy saturday night to celebrate my 50th birthday, on spec.....Nev the manager welcomed us with open arms as always and found us a table at short notice. The food was brilliant as was the atmosphere. We have dined here at lunch-time on several occasions and it never disappoints the food is spot... More 

Thank Jen F
La Llagonne, France
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243 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

Artichoke is a very fine place serving good food in a nice location (in the old steam mill). Pizzas and salads were really tasty. Fair prices and friendly staff but they need to work on the noise level.

Thank llagonne66
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2015

On the groud floor of the old steam mill. The cafe bar bistro offers diners a good selection of wines and beers.As well as cocktails. It is a popular venues and would recommend booking. There is an extensive range of food on offer from steaks , pitza, salads and fish. Vegans are also caterd for. All the food is freshly... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2015

We are very fortunate to live very close to Chester and we pop in quite regularly, and for a good lunch, we always prefer Artichoke. The food is well presented, the staff are friendly and efficient and the flavoured beers are very nice. We have partaken of the amazing 3 course Sunday lunch, be prepared, it is very large and... More 

3 Thank tudin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm gutted to be writing this review, I was expecting big things after reading all the reviews about this place. I went with a friend for a special occasion but ended up feeling a bit let down. The restaurant is a in a lovely setting, love the décor and furniture. It was quite busy for a Friday night but I... More 

Thank MissHughes
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Located on the canal, The Artichoke is in a real great spot of Chester. The menu is really impressive, it makes for a difficult decision as I wanted to try everything! I went for the homemade soup of the day with freshly baked bread for starters. Beautiful. Lovely presentation as well, which is key for me! I then opted for... More 

1 Thank T L
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food was great and child friendly up to 7pm,food cooked in front of you and they do smaller portions for children.great location next to the river.modern and clean.the staff are very polite and can't do enough for you,thankyou for a lovely mothers day meal.

Thank Stuartgpreston
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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368 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice pub. Very spacious with nice Italian type of food and good selection of beers. Went there with my business collegue who has been here already several times. Apparently is his favourit when ever he is in town. I went for his recomendation. Confit of Duck and Haggies - mixture of meat with leavers and spices formed in to burger... More 

Thank George1133
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

The best sunday lunch we have had in ages..excellent food, service and atmosphere..will be going again.

Thank opal4chris
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2015

Visiting Chester for the first time and walking along the canal thought the Artichoke menu looked interesting. Enquired about a reservation and got the last table for that evening. On our return, warmly welcomed by name, service was excellent (attentive, but not intrusive), menu was indeed interesting and the food was excellent. We were seated in the bar area which... More 

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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
Bar, Pizza, British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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 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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