Now it’s no secret that I love food; I’m either thinking about food or eating it a good three or four hours a day, and on the odd occasion I even dream about it (I live a sad life I know). The closest town to where I live is Chester; granted it hasn’t got the food choices that somewhere like Liverpool and Manchester have, but it has a fair few chain and stand alone restaurants that I enjoy visiting.
106-110 Foregate Street, CH1 1HD
One of my favourites for a quick but tasty meal (with an inventive menu) is Revolution; the privilege card entitles you to 50% off food on a Wednesday, as well as an array of drink offers (that keeps the other half happy). The food here really is amazing, we’ve tried everything from burritos to burgers and pizzas to steak sandwiches. But you really need to get a side of the deep fried pickles with blue cheese. I didn’t even like pickles until I tried these bad boys!
Souter’s Lane, CH1 1SD
Oh so you like BBQ? Well Hickory’s is your place to visit in Chester, big chunks of meat, an exciting drinks menu and a huge array of hot sauces and BBQ sauce await you once you get over the river views. go hungry and you wont regret it. You’ll just struggle to get back up the hill to town afterwards. My best picks are the Pulled Pork, Brisket, Burnt Ends and Ribs to name but a few. For soft drinks skip the Coke and slurp on a peach iced tea or a homemade lemonade, and booze wise? Try one of the american beers or one of their whisky cocktails, or an alcoholic slush. Tables book up quick so it’s worth making a reservation, especially if it’s a special occasion!
Hanky Panky Pancakes:
20 Commonhall Street, CH1 2BJ
Pancakes are having a minute lately and Chester’s finest can be located just off the main street in town, build your own sweet plate or pick from one of the wholegrain crepes filled with gooey cheese and salad. It’s not the biggest so be prepared to wait a little on weekends or in the school holidays but the wait is completely worth it. The ice cream is also sourced from a local farm so it’s keeping business within the county. Bravo, for more about Hanky Panky you can see my post here.
Off The Waffle
4 Rufus Court, CH1 2JW
Another american style establishment here with waffles that are bigger than your face (no joke) has recently opened it’s doors in a quieter part of the town centre, offering both savoury and sweet waffles or crepes, it’s a nice place to stop and have a break if you’re enjoying your day shopping or seeing the roman parts of the town. Again it’s not very big so seating is limited but you can also get a waffle to go if you’re in more of a rush. The waffles are really light and melt in the mouth, just go hungry because boy I wasn’t expecting anything close to the size that arrived! Thinking about it we probably should of shared!
Shout out’s also go to The Botanist, The Church, The Architect and La Fattoria, they also do amazing food but I don’t seem to have any pictures of them on my phone (shock horror!) If you’re local to the area do you have any ideas where I should visit next? Or do I keep expanding out to Liverpool?