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Bar Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barlounge.co.uk
  • Phone: 0124 432 7394
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Sunday: 11.30am - late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English
  • Executive Chef: Darren Bradley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 01244 327394 and speak to John Welsh for further information on outside catering opportunties.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bar Lounge
Barlounge is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre

Open daily from 11.30am until late, we offer our guests the opportunity to drink, dine and socialise in informal surroundings.

Relax in the bar, catch up with friends on our sun terrace (heated & covered in winter) or enjoy a meal in the restaurant - there's something to suit everyone on any occasion.

We hope to see you soon!
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was really nice, well presented and the cocktails were amazing. I found the atmosphere very friendly and service was at good standards. Definitely will be returning."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Little bit noisy for us 60 something's who wanted to chat but when one of our party mentioned this to the waitress she immediately turned down the music. Everyone enjoyed their meals apart from myself. Think I just made a bad choice and found the peppered tuna far too hot for my taste. Also, it came with tomatoes and olives and not much else, whereas my fellow diners had salad and chips included. Again probably my fault for not reading the menu properly. Two of our party chose the lobster and really enjoyed it. We all enjoyed the puddings, with the lemon posset and fruit trifle going down well. The place was buzzing on the outside terrace and had been during the day as well. Obviously a popular choice in Chester."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "We made the restaurant booking through this site prior to visiting Chester for an overnight stay for a celebration weekend. We chose this restaurant due to the great reviews and we were not disappointed at all. The food was great and the very attentive service topped it off. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked again for a Sunday lunch in a few months time. The roast beef dinner is scrumptious and I can highly recommend the chocolate orange cheesecake!! I can't wait to return"
    dined on 27/07/2014
  • "Booked for my wife's birthday, we arrived early and enjoyed a bottle of wine outside, great atmosphere and outdoor seating options. (Few smokers but such is life) We got seated at a table for two with a good chair layout, not directly opposite each other if that maes sense... Worked really well with the space and environment. Starters we went for a mix of 3, all the starters looked great and prices we good for the selections. Mains my wife had a Hugh burger and loved it, I had tuna and it was great also. Service was great, water topped up regularly and all staff very friendly and personable. We both really enjoyed Bar Lounge and would recommend it to anyone visiting chester looking for a cool place for food and drinks."
    dined on 24/07/2014
  • "We had the rump & red offer for £10 (Wednesday only) . We've had this offer before, some time ago, and I remember it being delicious the first time around. We were not disappointed second time either. Great cut, tasty chips, and lovely wine. Their service is always top class too."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "Food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Couldn't recommend it more highly."
    dined on 14/07/2014
  • "We booked for Bar Lounge on a recommendation from friends and we weren't disappointed. We opted for a bottle of Pinot which was kept chilling and we were topped up frequently. My husband had the steak and Guinness pie. And I had the Ham hock both were beautifully cooked. I couldn't decide on my dessert so went for the Terry's chocolate cheese cake on the advice from the waitress and wasn't disappointed. A lovely meal attentive knowledgeable staff .I would recommend and definitely go again"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "We visited for dinner for my wife's birthday and we were really happy with the whole experience. The food was fantastic, and with a great selection of cocktails and different beers as well, there was something for everyone. The outstanding part was the service though. Our waitress was excellent and when i mentioned towards the end of the meal that it was my wife's birthday she arranged a (delicious and complimentary) choc orange cheesecake with a couple of candles in which was a very nice touch and capped a perfect evening."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "Really enjoy eating here, as a romantic occasion. Great food, great wine, good ambience! Value for money. Is a little restuarant gem in Chester!"
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "We visited Chester almost two years ago & found Bar Lounge by accident. We had a wonderful meal, great food, service & atmosphere, making it a wonderful experience. We returned this week & if anything it was even better. One of the best meals I've ever had! Thoroughly recommended & we most certainly will return the next time we are in Chester."
    dined on 10/06/2014
  • "We love this restaurant the food is so good best Sunday dinner for miles-around we have travelled all tge northwest and nothing beats this Sunday dinner cannot recommend highly enough,staff are very good,we love it hence the reason we go most Sundays."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Fantastically presented, spot on service. Roast dinner was awesome, just the right portion size. Deffo be telling all my friends and family"
    dined on 11/05/2014
  • "Had a fabulous meal with a couple of friends - the atmosphere was fun and relaxed and the food was excellent as was the service. Will definitely go again. Thanks for a great evening."
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "We love to visit Bar Lounge whilst in Chester as it is one of our favourite restaurants. The staff are not only polite and friendly but also very knowledgeable about the food and drink they are serving. My husband and son love to try the different real ales on offer and my daughter loves the cocktails. The menu is modern and extremely good, with great sharing platters if you can't make up your mind. We were so full after our meal we could hardly drag ourselves out. Excellent."
    dined on 05/05/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the restaurant. Staff, Ambiance and food presentation/quality were all excellent. All our party (four) agreed and we will be returning. "
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Really good food, wine lovely and the service was outstanding. Outside area wonderful if you don't mind smokers. Whole experience there was lovely and would go back again in a flash."
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "The most amazing Sunday lunch for £10 including a glass of wine. Restaurant was steady and staff very friendly! Love the place! X"
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "My husband and I came for lunch and we certainly weren't disappointed. The service was excellent and the waiter was very attentive throughout the meal. The food was all freshly cooked and was beautifully presented. We shall definitely be visiting again."
    dined on 18/04/2014
  • "Nice ambience, very good food, reasonable prices, service was excellent. "
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "Bar Lounge in Chester worth a visit. Had Wednesday offer of steak and chips and glass of wine for £10 and thoroughly enjoyed it and mini ice creams for sweet were so cute! Also serve lovely cocktails. Nice outdoor area which was full on a cool Spring evening - lots of heaters!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "First, the minus points - the cocktails were a rip-off, mine was made with flat Prosecco, while my companion's was 80% ice and 10% ludicrous garnish - sprig of rosemary and a dried apricot, anyone? The restaurant was deafeningly noisy. On the plus side, the food was very good, and also very good value, although the wine was over-priced for what it was. The service was excellent, and we felt very well-looked-after - big thank you to the staff."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly and quick to respond. The food was lovely - and lots of it! Great value, would definately go back again."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Lovely food,brilliant waitress,friendly staff. A bit expensive for only 2 courses. Sharing board was superb.Stylish place,a lot of thought has gone into things,especially the bottles of water and the cans."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "The service at Bar lounge was fantastic! Made our evening even more special than it was!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable meal. Staff were friendly and food was very tasty. The booking process was very simple and the restaurant re-confirmed by phone the day of the meal."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "As usual, I enjoyed very much at Bar Lounge. Very good good and service, energetic ambience and right prices."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Had a very good lunch here, very friendly staff and good value. It was March so didn't sit outside but in the summer/warm weather it would be a lovely venue. Good place to rest after a long walk around a lovely and interesting city."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Very welcoming as soon as we walked in. Staff friendly and service was too notch! Food quality was 10/10!!! Didn't take too long for food to arrive and starter was out in no time! Looks like a great place for the summer with nice outdoor area!"
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Food was good and staff very friendly and efficient"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "We visited var lounge on Saturday after booking our table using top table we had never booked a table this way before, I was a little worried as to whether it would work. However, I need not have worried as it worked out fine. We were seated at our tableu quiet quickly, we were served water immediately, we were celebrating my sons 25th birthday but we didn't disclose that. We ordered our meal which was lovely, served to us with a smile. The restaurant was extremely busy but we were able to sit at our table once we had finished eating which waa great for us ss you could not get a seat anywhere else. We has a lovely time and we would certainly go back there"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on trip advisor and I'm so glad we decided to give it a try! We were greeted by fantastic service from the barman who informed the restaurant we were there and then made our drinks which were delicious. In the restaurant the great service continued, the menu made deciding what to have a little difficult but we went for a sharing board for starters and then the roast beef dinner. It was some of the best food we have ever had!! And a fab price too! If only we lived in Chester we'd definitely become regulars."
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "Saturday night dinner for 4. The place was packed so was very lively - but not rowdy. The staff are on the ball and made sure we were taken to our table at the set time. The waitresses were very helpful and polite. The food was wonderful - we all had something different and all of us were impressed. Our particular table was huge so plenty of room to sit and eat comfortably. Were not hurried in any way. Overall a very pleasant evening and would definitely return - and would certainly recommend."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "bit generic, several errors in food orders and billing"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "The staff at the bar lounge are an absolute credit ! We arrived for our 7.30pm booking at 7:15pm and were told our table was not quite ready so asked to wait in the lovely pub/bar area that had fabulous atmosphere and served some great unusual cocktails. I would definitely recommend the Lemon Kurd Cobain! As our table was going to be A little longer, we were shown to a table in the pub area where we were provided with complimentary bread and olives with lots of apologies !!! The table was finally ready and we sat down at 8pm. Not a huge delay considering it was a busy Friday evening!!!! The waiter was great and went through the menu showing great knowledge of the dishes on offer. Food was great, simple menu cooked very well! RECOMMENDED"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Had brunch there on Sunday with my wife and the quality, value and service is exceptional as always. Will be back soon, again!"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "Super food, good wine choice and attentive staff - what more can I say?!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "I wanted somewhere to take my boyfriend for our first valentines day together and the Bar Lounge was the perfect place - they offered combined meal deals, an excellent service, reminders through email of booking, an easy online booking registration, an aesthetically pleasing looking bar, great atmosphere, and tasty food. In addition being a student I do not own a car so I'd recommend here for people who walk/use bus services as the Bar Lounge is located very close to the bus station and is also located in the city centre. The price was satisfactory although being a student it was slightly expensive for me however still excellent value for money and a place I'd highly recommend for any couples."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "It was our first visit to the BarLounge. The staff were lovely!! The food was pretty good too! I think there specialities are definitely the cocktails! They look and taste amazing!...Its quite small in the restaurant but lovely nevertheless! The restaurant has a couple of sister restaurants that are also well worth a visit!!! One being Hickorys smokehouse which is also in Chester and also Upstairs at the Grill. Overall it was a lovely night! Nice sized portions and good prices! Would go again :)"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for my boyfriends 40th birthday as we originally were recommend hickory and they were full, a staff member rang us to confirm our booking for the day which I felt was a nice touch out booking was for 9.15pm on a Friday night. We got to the restaurant at 9.20 and were confused when we got in as it was such a busy pub, we got through the throng and found a curtained off area which at first glance looked like a store cupboard we entered to find a very nice eating area. The waiter apologised as our table wasn't ready and we told to wait in the pub area, there wasn't a waiting area and we ended up waiting in the tiny corridor & being moved constantly. Our table was ready after 10-15 minutes and we were seated."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Had a very relaxed lunch here last Saturday and the food was lovely too. The staff were great."
    dined on 01/02/2014