Moules a go-go

Address: 39 Watergate Row South, Chester, CH1 2LE, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01244 348818

- Mid-range

4.3

Style a go-go, plus good value city centre dining.

Despite the ridiculous name, this restaurant in The Rows is stylish, friendly and consistently good, with grilled meat dishes and kilos of mussels to keep diners happy.

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.3
90%
Location
4.5
90%

Food and drink

Simple, some might say unadventurous; the menu rarely changes, but the food on offer is done well. It’s not fine dining, but I’ve never had a less than superb experience. If you like mussels, you’ll love Moules a go-go.

Recommended dishes

Every time I visit I make a pledge to myself that I’ll try something different. But 87% of the time (yes, that accurate) I fail: it has to be the Italian kilo pot of mussels, with a white wine, basil, pesto and cream sauce, a snip at £10.50. Drool.

I also can’t resist the tree bark garlic and rosemary flat bread starter (I’ve no idea why it’s “tree bark” either) for £2.95.

Ambience

Couples, after-work groups, larger parties with an occasion to celebrate, the informal air attracts all kinds of customers.

Service

Excellent, and always with a smile and extra menu information, should you require it.

Location

Tucked up on Watergate Row, it can be an eerily quiet spot at night, but don’t let that put you off.

Price advice

Though the beat the clock offer has ended (what a shame – bring it back! The price you paid, between 6pm and 7pm, was the time you arrived), there's still a decent daytime menu that allows you to indulge on a budget. Choose two courses for £8.95 (Mon - Friday noon until 3pm and 6pm - 7pm, Sat and Sun noon - 6pm); the starter menu is limited but the mussels make up for it as a main dish.

Prices on the main menu average at £5 for a starter and £10 for a main course.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Special occasions
  • Trendiness

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