Sticky Walnut

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£25 and under
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Bistro
Welcome to Sticky Walnut, from the team behind Hispi, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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KD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word needed......amazing!
Food quality, presentation, staff and ambiance was perfect in every way.
Chicken liver pate was sublime, our firm favourite and is just mouthwatering.
Thank you to all at sticky, we just love it there ❤❤

T
Cheshire
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always, highly recommend (or any of Gary Usher's Elite Bistros). 5-star Sunday lunch :)

DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Sticky Walnut following a friend's recommendation. We were a party of 4 dining from the Sunday lunch menu. Our allocated table was upstairs and I was surprised at how basic the furnishings were and how bare the walls were. It was extremely busy and the service was excellent. We were very happy with the waiter. The steps into the Ladies toilet are an accident waiting to happen! The starters were good, however the portion size of the plaice and teeny rings of potatoes was a shock. Good job I am calorie counting as I was well within my allowance. All in all very understated in my opinion.

ST
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely fantastic,I enjoyed every course. It was clear the chef took pride in the food and service was brilliant. Very attentive and obviously know a lot about the menu.

CP
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The company first made the experience amazing!!! But I’ve been to the Sticky Walnut several times now and it has never ever failed me. The food is fantastic! The best in Chester. I’ll keep on coming back for a long time yet.

MM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a fantastic belated Christmas meal with my girlfriend. We both had a great time and got to catch up over a splendid meal.

M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little independent restaurant tucked away in Hoole. More than adequate choice, Particularly enjoyed the innovative vegetarian dishes. Swift service with just the right length of wait between courses. Would definitely return.

TG
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Sticky Walnut never fails to deliver

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A dining experience to savour from the moment you enter the restaurant.
Staff are always friendly and willing to assist, chef happy to adjust dishes to suit individual needs, flavours are exceptional.
The menu on offer this month celebrates their tenth year and has some exciting dishes on offer and I would highly recommend a visit

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try and go to Sticky Walnut at least once a year from Blackpool and it’s usually for our anniversary! Outstanding service from the minute you walk through the door and the food is just incredible! Thank you to all the team at Sticky for making our visit each year so special!

KW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place, the food was so delicious, highly recommend

A
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, the food is excellent and very refined. We had a lovely evening. Would highly recommend.

LS
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exceelent - we've been going regularly for years and never had anything but the best food and service.

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Would love more of a vegetarian option. But can’t fault anything very nice. Thanks

G
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very warm well come and attentive staff. Food beautiful. My starter of beetroot and walnuts was Devine.
A nice touch at the end of meal was a plate wishing my son Happy Birthday piped in chocolate with sweet meats.

G
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience and what a creative menu , loved the varied seven courses.
Service impeccable.
Definitely do this again next year.
One small concern was that we were informed that the table had to be given back in 1hr 45 min but this wasn't necessary. It would have been nice we were told that we could have the table for longer.
Otherwise a perfect evening .
Thank You

B
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, food was delicious. Informal, friendly service was well received - a great way to end 2019

ZM
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal in a lovely setting. Service was excellent, very attentive and lovely staff. Feather blade of beef was amazing!!!!

CT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and brilliant food. A lovely atmosphere made for a great catch up with friends. Hadn’t been for a while, but was reminded why it’ll always be a firm favourite!

JS
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a very nice evening. The service was very good. I didn’t like my choices this time as much as on previous visits- liver pate starter and cauliflower main, but my companions enjoyed theirs.

HM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have Sticky Walnut (and the others). The restaurant is so welcoming and our meal was absolutely lovely in every respect, as was the service. Thank you to everyone and well done all.

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely cosy atmosphere, knowledgeable waiting staff. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I have visited here in the past and although I do think the food was good, my fish was overcooked. When spending £30 on a main meal, fish should not be dry.

AA
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant meal! Went for a birthday and they were incredibly kind and helpful to organise a birthday treat!

N
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always; food was delicious and service very friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing flavours. The braised feather blade was so succulent and had amazing flavours and as always the parmesan chips were superb! If you like chocolate have the After Eight sweet!!

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was perfect and wine was superb! Service was excellent!

OT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good without being great. Brilliant service and good menu choices. We’ll definitely be going hack.

AS
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far not our first trip to the Sticky Walnut. Happy to report that the bar is still very high and it's still one of our favourites in Chester. It's also the only place around that does amazing desserts.

RJ
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again fantastic food and great service. Would recommend it to anyone

LC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was a bit disappointed with the layout, the tables are very close together and not what I imagined really. The food was ok but I had to send back my beef as it was very very salty, they said it was the gravy. Had to wait for another dish to be made but my husband had finished his. Wine is reasonably priced but the food isn't cheap when sides are extra. It was ok but we wont go back

LP
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Unfortunately success of the chain has resulted in what was once a delightful, innovative restaurant to metamorphose into somewhere that no longer has the allure it once did. Service still lovely, but set menu choice, portion size and price have all changed which is a shame, to the extent that I doubt we will return.

S
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I thought there was very little choice on the lunch menu. But my choices were excellent and, actually, sometimes less is more. Really high quality food, beautifully presented. I would recommend Sticky Walnut without hesitation.

SJ
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, as always, will definitely book again

A
London
23 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family birthday meal / Sticky was fantastic as always!

j
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and yet again did not disappoint. Looking forward to our next visit. It is well worth the 30 mile drive as this restaurant is not our local restaurant

MS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch, great value and always make an effort to visit this place whenever we come to Chester ..... If you haven’t been then go !!!

W
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the most wonderful dining experience. Cannot wait to come back.

H
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Incredible food in lovely surroundings with brilliant staff who were so accommodating with us and our young family. Thank you.

LC
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always! Great Xmas lunch, wish I could do toasties as good as this!