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“Disappointing cream tea”
Review of Alfresco

Alfresco
Ranked #43 of 46 Coffee & Tea in Chester
Cuisines: Cafe, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Cheshire
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Disappointing cream tea”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Great location close to cathedral and tempting deal for afternoon drink with a cake at just£3.99.However it's popularity has perhaps meant the environment is looking a little tired and some re varnishing of the table tops and a touch up of paintwork might help ! We were disappointed by the whipped cream which looked and tasted like the sort that comes out of an aerosol,not what we expected with a traditional scone. Good value and attentive staff service.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very impressive”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

I visited with my friends on a Saturday lunchtime we were all very impressed, i had a hot cibatta which was very enjoyable, my friend had a very nice jacket potato. The selection of cakes is brilliant. I have visited on previous occasions and have always had a good experience usually i order soup which is spot on. The staff are friendly especially the girl with the black hair who took our order and was very polite and hardworking. I recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank stephanniie
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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Rude staff”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I thought the staff were rude, well in particular the man, who may well have been the owner/manager - certainly the most senior person there. I had ordered a can of diet coke (as I don't like draught). When he brought draught coke, I asked for a can. He very rudely slammed the can down on the table. Then when I found a piece of hard plastic in my food and I told him instead of an apology he just said 'oh I'll look out for that'.

I have eaten in here many times but after todays rudeness I think I will give it a miss - plenty more good places to eat in Chester with staff who actually have some degree of customer care.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Loulous_girl
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“First rate cafe”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited here on a recommendation from a friend. I had a hot Italian chicken ciabata and partner had cooked full english breakfast. Both meals were excellent - tasty and great value for money.
Glad we came and would recommend it to others.
The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great - a real hubbub though a bit on the small side.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Elsie B
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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“Avoid for Breakfast”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Sadly disappointing, unrecognisable mushrooms, overpriced, undercooked, thankfully it was small for the price! Worst meal we had in Cheshire.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jenny M
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