Clearly the two most attractive places will be both Opera Grill and Piccolinos because you have a £30 card to use in either of these two places. They are great and they will be busy so you need to book. Both are 6-7 minutes walk from the racecourse and opposite each other on Pepper Street. The details of how to book are on your Club Individual special members card so make sure you do that to ensure you get a table and can take advantage of your card. The list below is some other top quality places in Chester that are all walking distances from the racecourse. They cover many different types of food and venues and by clicking on to the name you will be taken to their entry on the Taste Cheshire site which shows details, reviews, pictures and booking info. Chester gets very busy on the Easter Festival weekend so we recommend booking at all times.
Everyone of these places is independently owned and is a Taste Cheshire recommended venue.
Hickorys – a great family Southern American style diner on the river. Fab indoor and outdoor seating and they show all the sports in their sports bar area, from all over the world.
Brasserie Abode – Spectacular views of the city from their 5th floor Bar and Restaurant. Great food and they do outstanding meal deals. Take a look at their entry on Taste Cheshire and check out their special deals.
Bar Lounge – at the top of the road 3 minutes walk out of the racecourse and Chester’s number one bar for the last 15 years. Great service, great drink, superb outdoor area and fab bar snacks.
Burger Shed 41 – In Bridge St, 5 minutes walk to the city centre. Specialises, as the name says, on Burgers but do great hot dogs. Its a good family eaterie and quite trendy in a shabby chic kind of way. Kids will love it. Food tastes great and very reasonable price.
Oddfellows – Lower Bridge St, again 5 minutes walk towards the river. This is fabulously quirky, the best beer garden area in Chester, great food, they do top end, down to bar snacks and it has a unique feel. Worth a visit.
Moules a Go Go – As the name implies they specialise in Mussels but they do so much more. It’s again 5 minutes walk and they have a bar and do great meals from all over the world. They have some fabulous deals as well.
Urbano 32 – Bridge St – 5 minutes walk. They specialise in authentic pizza and Italian food. Has a bar kind of feel to it but great service and really tasty food that is the real deal. Great offers as well.
The Coach House – Lovely pub in town hall square. Good choice of ales, proper pub prices and quality pub food. Family run and has a great feel. Nice outdoor area on Town Hall Square if the weather is good.
The Ship Inn – Handbridge, the perfect pub to take the dog for a walk. Firstly they welcome dogs, secondly you can walk to the far side of the course, follow the path by the river back under the big bridge and then over the Old Dee Bridge where the Ship sits on the other side of the river. It will take 5 minutes of flat walking on a footpath and it is ohh so scenic. Good beers, good food and good prices. Perfect for you and the pooch.
The Suburbs – As the name implies this is out of the city centre in Hoole, but its just £5 in a taxi. It is a great bar with great food. Take a look at their reviews on Taste Cheshire. These guys do it as well as Bar Lounge and regularly win Best Bar awards.
The Chefs Table – Has won best small restaurant countless times in the Taste Cheshire awards. Take a look at their reviews and if you want to treat yourself to a gastronomic sensation then book a table here. You need to book well in advance as they are always busy but it is so worth it if you love your food.
The Faulkner – This is Hoole’s best pub. Again £5 in a taxi. Huge range of beers and wines, pub prices, outstanding food at all levels, pizzas, sandwiches, lamb roasts, etc. Great service by people who care.