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“The most expensive cheap meal Ive ever had and a long wait too!”
Review of Chestergate Bistro

Chestergate Bistro
Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in Macclesfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: We are a small, family owned restaurant situated in Macclesfield, near town centre. Opened in 2009, Chestergate Bistro offers a modern British cuisine. High quality and fresh ingredients prepared each day by our chefs are the basis for each of Chestergate Bistro's creations. Friendly staff and stunning presentation keeps our customers returning. We take great pride in the quality of food we provide and have a reputation for delivering quality menu's at reasonable prices.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I would have rated this restaurant as very good, because the food was good and well presented. However, we were given a small table as it was just for two and the plates that the food comes on are enormous! The meal, particularly the desserts are all plate and less food. It advertised a 3 course meal at a reasonable rate but by the time we had added little extras and drinks it became very expensive.This restaurant is a strange shape and we tried to decided what it had been in a previous life time - maybe a drapers, tailors? It did not feel relaxed and I felt the environment would be more fitting for a lunch time snack than an evening meal. A party of 14 were sat at the top and they took priority so we had long waits between courses and drinks being served. I had to ask for the desserts 3 times and had such a long wait, that we were the last in the restaurant and was given our coffee and a beer free. Whilst we were in the restaurant a fight broke out outside and two men fought against the restaurant/shop window which moved and rippled worringly. The ladies in the party of 14 took it in turns to go out and shout at the brawlers, leaving the door open and leaving us sitting in a draught. The staff were not overly friendly but efficient. The wait was obvioulsy due to the other party. I think that there are probably nicer places to eat in the area.

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Thank Lorrymac
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We were staying with some friends for a few days at their house near Macclesfield when they suggested we go out for a meal at this restaurant. I used to live near here so I know how expensive eating out around this area was. WRONG! We were so surprised the food was so tasty and portion sizes very good and very well presented,the tastes were so different. The staff very helpful and smiling. The prices were exceptional we couldn't believe how they can do it for the price they charge. Fantastic value for money. When we visit Macclesfield or surrounding area we will differently come back to this restaurant again. I would book a table so that you are not disappointed as it was full when we went mid week.

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Thank AnnNottinghamEngland
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

.....and we were not disappointed!! A good seasonal menu with enough dishes to interest bit not too many to question freshness. Excellent wines and warm friendly service what more do you need?

Thank Cliverhill
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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic value for money, try the lunch time specials, you will never leave feeling hungry. All round, this restraunt ticks all the boxes for a fab day/night out.

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Thank misue1205
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Reading some of the previous reviews I don't know whether we are just extremely lucky but we have never eaten anything in this restaurant that wasn't excellent. Tastes differ and sometimes there are elements which might not be perfect but overall the quality and presentation of the food is sensational. On our last visit we had to endure The Beatles playing throughout which was overkill but that was a one off. It can be quite noisy too but nothing to detract from the enjoyment.

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Thank Sue2404
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