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54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
+44 1244 353070
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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warwick
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

hi i had pleasure of eating at this place last night the food was fantastic best rump steak ive ever eaten at a pub before even though we were squeezed in like sardines which made it eating it less enjoyable ( but there was 14 of us ) as I said food was amazing service was brilliant and would recommend... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous location. Stopped off on the way around the walls. Fabulous food even if we did get the wrong order! Offered what we ordered or full refund so, satisfied with that. However, fabulous weather and they hadn't anticipated being extremely busy and extremely short staffed. 1/2 hour wait at the bar to get drinks and another 1/2 hour wait to... More 

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Thank Patricia Y
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, I'm not sure how to discribe bland more discriptivly, typically british we didn't complain, I mean what if they brought another dish out! we had already got two! COME ON how difficult is it to actually taste the food before you serve it, collect and save type vouchers came with the bill, like your gonna save them and actually... More 

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Thank Wellweird
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location on a sunny day for food and drinks overlooking the racecourse. Good food menu and lovely atmosphere.

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Thank LucyElms
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us dined on pate cod cheeks and pork belly as starters and each was delivered promptly and was polished off with relish. Mains of fish and chips, sea bass and duck equally delicious and well presented. Wine list was good value, £17 for reasonable pinot grigio. Puddings ok, meringue a bit too chewy but tasty. Window seat in... More 

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Thank WorcWheelers
Shelby, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at The Architect on the recommendation of a local friend and we're so glad we did! The surroundings are wonderfully done, the service was great, the food selections intriguing -- and once we'd managed to make a decision, the food was SO good. As we were catching up with an old friend after many years, we lingered... More 

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Thank VolGirl001
Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is good , friendly people, service is excellent, food is amazing, it's a must visit , if in chester

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Thank Paula J
Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been a regular in the architect for nearly 2 years for food and social drinks but haven't been this past year due to work. How I have missed it... The food has always been quality, I ensure I am around for the Xmas beef feather blade. The choice of all drinks is exceptional, ale and gin lovers more... More 

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Thank traynortron
Surrey
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted this place while walking around the city walls and visited on a Saturday evening to enjoy a drink, or two, on the terrace overlooking The Roodee. It was very busy as it appears a popular place for locals and visitors alike. The staff were fast and efficient and I was served in my turn at a packed bar.... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a victim of its own success. Fridays and Saturdays it can get so busy you may find yourself waiting between courses. Not an issue so long as you are not rushing on somewhere afterwards of course. The menu is expensive and the portions are generous. All in all a very good destination for groups of friends, perhaps not so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $23
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 353070

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