Food and drink
A pinch of imagination and a rich mountain of excellent produce aid Simon Radley in his perfectly executed delivery of a top-class menu. Choose from a la carte or go for a marathon taste sensation with the eight or so courses of the tasting menu. Delicacies like frog’s legs, rabbit and snails sit comfortably on both menus, which change seasonally, alongside simple ingredients such as chicken, pear and mushrooms. What Simon does with these uncomplicated things is what creates the magic on the plate. All this is backed up by an epic of a wine menu.
Formal, but not stuffy, with a backdrop of warm decor and comfortable furniture. Conversation is hushed but the restaurant doesn't have a cold, empty feel. All that said, the food is what you’ll remember.
Though formality reigns, friendliness is still forthcoming. You’ll never be left wanting for staff, or attention if you require it; as previously mentioned, there’s even a dedicated bread server.
At the heart of Chester’s best hotel, the [node:120430], which couldn’t get more central.
The tasting menu weighs in at a healthy £80, a la carte at £69. Don’t be put off. It’s worth it. And there are special offers to be enjoyed. Get a three course meal, with canapés and amuse bouche, for £45 from Tuesday to Thursday until November 30th.
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
- Special occasions