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“It's ok but not the best.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Artichoke

Artichoke
Ranked #24 of 548 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It's ok but not the best.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We went for sunday lunch it was very busy, our veg was boiled to death and the lamb was overcook. The staff were ok but nothing fantastic. I will try it again as I think we may have had one poor meal.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere,food,value and staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

First time - Sunday lunchtime for four. Staff immediately responsive insisting I sample beers at the table before choice!
Food great value and quality - special mention for home made deserts (wife request).
I notice the cheese - a small plate available featuring the best of
the famous cheese shop in Chester. Open kitchen with chefs who obviously know what they're doing. This lot make it look easy - an example for other pubs restaurants and bistros in the area - attention to detail and relaxed but effective service. Will definitely return - will be on the list of favourites for Chester.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank greatexpectations180
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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Ate at Artichoke for the first time this weekend. There was a group of 12 and it was excellent. Service was friendly, perfectly timed and attentive without being intrusive. We were served drinks quickly, the meals arrived in good time and the atmosphere was relaxed and fun. The food was gorgeous - we all had main courses and desserts and each and everyone of us enjoyed them all. Will be visiting again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy S
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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Fantastic atmosphere, very relaxed staff... go here if your wanting a relaxing atmosphere and to enjoy the food and drink without being hassled ...

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danni G
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Hartford Cheshire
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cocktails, atmosphere and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were a group of 7, the setting is good, old mill building by the canal. Informal relaxed dining, nice atmosphere, service on the whole was good. Food was good, I had the Clams for starter and Bream for main.The only gripe was the 25 mins it took to serve the cocktails, however they were very good, almost worth the wait

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike S
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Artichoke2011, Owner at Artichoke, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
cheers for the review... i'm sorry for the delay with the cocktails - it was a weird / busy moment when 4 large tables all ordered cocktails at the same time as well as already being busy. i'm glad you liked them though! we don't use pre-mix junk or cut any other corners when making drinks so they should taste great, though on this occasion take longer to arrive than acceptable. thank you again for your kind review.
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