Bar Lounge

Bar Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barlounge.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01244327394
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bar Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambience4.4
    Value4.3
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (47)fit for foodies (34)romance (34)sunday lunch (27)group bookings (26)outstanding value (22)outdoor eating (21)business meals (20)pre/post theatre (14)brunch (12)good vegetarian options (6)afternoon tea (5)child friendly (5)disabled access (1)Show More
  • Great restaurant
    Sarah10m
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    We had a much needed romantic meal here and it was lovely. A bit dark had to use the candle to read the menu. The food was excellent and the service was great. Felt a bit cramped in the restaurant it's pretty small. We were moved out of our table fairly quickly but we're given a place at the bar. The bar service was not so good. We order prosecco and they took payment but then walked off and didn't tell us it was coming from the other bar. So we thought we had been forgotten about. But overall it's a very nice place to eat and I would go again
    Special Features:
    romance
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  • Kh
    MissH
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Lovely food, great service, complimentary nibbles, friendly staff
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved it
    gmck
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    First time, great atmosphere, excellent service, delightful menu for food and drinks. Clever interior design
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall excellent
    chesterdiner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Very intimate setting, fantastic atmosphere. Food and service are superb.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • All under one roof!
    Lovinchester
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Reception at entrance was superb, confirmed out booking and were seated straight away. Food was excellent, and on the table within 15mins of ordering! Restaurant wasn't cramped, had a lively and trendy atmosphere without being in your face. Drinks selection was excellent also and cocktails were outstanding although at £16 for two, not a cheap round! Moved through to the bar after our meal where despite a full bar and beer garden, we were served quickly. Thoroughly enjoyed our night here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant
    Kirsty3
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Food and service were amazing in equal measures! Would highly recommend to others! Enjoyed every last minute! The food is well priced and tastes amazing! Will be going back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The most wonderful meal
    Love2Bake
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I ate at BarLounge on a busy Saturday and was very impressed. We were a table of 4 and each ordered something different. Every meal was excellently cooked and my vegetarian meal was superb. The staff were very friendly and very accommodating. We were surprised how good value the food was and would go again for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Evening Anniversary Dinner
    Bradders
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Booked quickly and efficiently through Open Table. We were greeted immediately on arrival and taken to our table. All staff were friendly and unobtrusive. Food was excellent and arrived in good time. As it was our wedding anniversary the house provided the first drinks order FOC this was a nice but unexpected touch. Upon finishing the meal the waitress organised a nice table outside for cocktails. As the weather was good and the resident DJ was playing music outside we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will return and would happily recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Awesome atmosphere!
    Smithy
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    The entire experience was amazing & the staff made it a great night...best calamari & love the sharing platter for starters. Cocktail menu was inventive & great choice
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different
    Grazer
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Must book in advance to avoid disappointment, place is always busy and the outside drinking area has a great buzz and atmosphere, they'll even provide blankets if you are still chilly even though there are plenty of heaters. Like that you are shown to an area to drink with waitress service. Very much a cocktail bar, not much in the way of draft beers, mostly bottled. Good wine choice and funky ideas on how to present the food, the battered prawn lollipops were great and the fillet cooked to perfection. Ate on a Saturday night, bank holiday weekend and come 9pm the outside and bar area was beginning to feel like a club with a lot of well oiled people, fun to watch and gladly this did not spill into the restaurant, which kept its funky vibe!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    gemma95
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    • Ambience
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively
    Chomper1
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MY New Favourite Restaurant
    Maverick
    Dined on 27/7/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Maybells
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Rump & Red
    LoveChester
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply superb.
    chesterdiner
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Food, atmosphere and service were all excellent. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Lovely Meal
    Lizzielunchdate
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions
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  • Always amazes me this restuarant!
    Curiousdiner
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Really enjoy eating here, as a romantic occasion. Great food, great wine, good ambience! Value for money. Is a little restuarant gem in Chester!
    Special Features:
    romance
    • Food
    • Ambience
    • Service
    • Value
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Colin
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sunday roast ever
    Love2eatout
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, child friendly, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • Just as expected
    Hedgey
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Fantastically presented, spot on service. Roast dinner was awesome, just the right portion size. Deffo be telling all my friends and family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fun
    Bugsy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bank Holiday blow out
    Allison24
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Lounge dinning experience
    Eggisteeny
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • You have to go!!
    SamKezFun
    Dined on 27/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    brunch, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch for £10!
    LeeCraigThomas
    Dined on 27/4/2014
    The most amazing Sunday lunch for £10 including a glass of wine. Restaurant was steady and staff very friendly! Love the place! X
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful place for lunch!
    pinkladybird
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Small, but very good
    zboy101
    Dined on 17/4/2014
    Nice ambience, very good food, reasonable prices, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance
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  • Nice restaurant/bar
    nell
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romance, special occasions, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mixed
    Liz47
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
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  • Impressive
    Blondie
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The staff were very friendly and quick to respond. The food was lovely - and lots of it! Great value, would definately go back again.
    Special Features:
    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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  • Lovely food,brilliant waitress,frie
    lucy
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Thornton
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The service at Bar lounge was fantastic! Made our evening even more special than it was!
    Special Features:
    romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' get-together
    GillM
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and ambience
    scarboval
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    As usual, I enjoyed very much at Bar Lounge. Very good good and service, energetic ambience and right prices.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, outdoor eating
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  • Tip Top Chester
    Horsleygc
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding quality
    Griffo46
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Lounge
    Denise23081965
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Food was good and staff very friendly and efficient
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • our dining experience
    caz7109
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.