Sticky Walnut

4.8
1350 reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Welcome to Sticky Walnut, from the team behind Hispi, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Support Sticky Walnut during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1350 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.7
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Bazza
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at 9pm but it still had a good atmosphere with a few tables still eating and 2 more tables filled while we were there. Great service friendly staff.

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SimonM
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvellous Saturday lunch here with my mother. The food was superb and the service was absolutely first class. We were with my mother who is in her 90's and the staff looked after her extremely well. Great wine list as well. The atmosphere is great and I wouldn't hesitate to book here again. It is always completely reliable.

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CheshireSage
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service once again which is why Sticky Walnut is the restaurant I have been to the most .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, very friendly service. Fully recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my husband as a special treat. Food was delicious and service fantastic and very attentive. Lucky to have such a wonderful restaurant on our doorstep

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DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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AdrianH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We think it would help your customers if they were advised, either when booking or discreetly on arrival of the time for which the table was available.We had enjoyed three courses and finished our drinks but felt we were being ushered out, which jarred with what was otherwise an enjoyable meal.

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vipSophieB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely first experience here! Amazing food, fantastic service and just a lovely calm atmosphere. We especially liked the added touches of complimentary focaccia at the start of the meal and fudge at the end! All brilliant value for money, we will be back soon:)

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dhns
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our starters (mackerel and cheese dumpling) were superb. They were so tasty , and plentiful.
We both had the same main course - braised featherblade of beef and parmesan chips was its usual magnificent self.
Our drinks - Negroni and G&T were great aperitifs and the wine - Shiraz - went beautifully with the beef.
The waitress who served us was extremely helpful in many different ways.
Another very pleasant evening at The Sticky Walnut

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Naomi
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant food and great selection of wine choices

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food the Featherblade Beef was amazing fell apart when cut into delicious!!!

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CaiR
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food as ever. The sea trout starter was miraculously beautiful. Staff charming and attentive. Never been let down. Always a treat beyond (high) expectation. Merci!

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CatrinJ
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food as ever beautiful and just a delight to eat - the limited time on the tables is a real shame - only allowed 1 hour 45 to complete which did not feel very relaxed - we were late so even tighter - so good and service really great but I wish more time - even whole 1 hour 45 does not give time to relax

DJ
DavidJ
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, relaxed atmosphere with a cosy feel. Starters were lovely, I was disappointed with my choice of mains. Paid an extra £5 for Skate Wing, big mistake, All bones or cartilage, very little flesh and tasteless. My wife had the Blade of Beef which was lovely. Paid extra for the veg which was cooked to perfection. Both of our sweets were really good. We will return and we do recommend for you to try.

NH
NeilH
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Everyone enjoyed it so much. First time back since lockdown and fully lived up to expectations. Thank you all.

JP
JamesP
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Chester - hidden away in Hoole. The food was excellent and the staff friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, understated but faultless cooking, superb attention to detail. The restaurant equivalent of getting a big hug from your mum when you go home. Perfection.

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keenfoodie
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

welcoming, brilliant food, the new menu is excellent and very good value. Will be visiting again

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matt
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time from walking through the door to leaving! Amazing food, staff are brilliant.

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simplefisher
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleased with my first visit. Pleasant clean interior. Attentive and friendly staff. Great tasting food presented well. I'd visit again.

CG
ClaireGP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent lunch - couldn’t fault it and really friendly service

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Perhaps after reading previous reviews, we were expecting better. Our Sunday lunch experience was disappointing. The roast potatoes were the highlight of my roast Sunday meal. Hubby chose the sea bass fillet and only scored his meal 2/10. I thought my score of 7/10 was on the generous side. Some of the vegetables come as pureed with added oils which ultimately add an unwanted acidity to the meal. The deserts however were both enjoyable - sticky toffee and crumble and rescued the overall experience. As a couple we enjoy exploring eateries in all forms when away, however our honest opinion is that despite the breads which are served when you are looking through the menu and the good service, £26 for the 2 courses is overpriced. Would not recommend to others, it's ok at best and I think would not survive if it was located outside of Hoole.

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ChristopherS
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch in Cheshire ! Well worth the wait !

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MarkS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our first visit to Sticky Walnut. It was a long wait but worthwhile. Service was great; food lovely and the house Malbec finished it off nicely. Maybe it was us, but we found the ambience a little lacking…… maybe something to consider.
Will we return, yes we will

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Joll
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant vegan prix fixe menu, for which they charge an extra tenner for some bizarre reason.

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PETERP
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time at the Sticky Walnut and what an amazing experience food brilliant staff fantastic and so chilled out.
We will definitely be doing the experience again.

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Dave
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely and good value food. Beetroot starter particularly good.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent friendly service. I had a trout starter which was perfection personified. The chief’s combinations where excellent. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were booked in here by our hotel - we had not heard of the restaurant before. Incredible value, amazing food and fantastic service. Michelin star quality food and drink. Knowledgeable service. Amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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FrancoP
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality good, very friendly staff, lovely evening

JS
JennaS
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite restaurant for special occasions. It doesn’t matter what you order from the menu, it will always taste amazing. The staff are always so friendly and make you feel very welcome.

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Littlelaw
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely bistro style cafe with excellent service and a unique menu. The food was served with a smile, all cooked to order.

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SaraM
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very poor experience unlike usual. Burnt chips, uncooked fish and creme brûlée with just sugar on top

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JosieM
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal for a special occasion. Staff were lovely - attentive, knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious, portion sizes perfect to be able to eat starter, main and a pud! Our waitress suggested a wine to go with my main and it was perfect! I loved the small and intimate vibe of Sticky Walnut. Will certainly return to this beautiful restaurant.

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RobertC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining lunch for under £25 each. Remarkable quality. Remarkable value.
This is possibly the best value for quality restaurant I've ever visited. Go there. Now!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and ambiance.
COVID safe distancing didn’t detract from a lovely lunch.

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WilleminaL
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with some innovative dishes as well. Staff was very attentive, and we did not feel rushed at all. Intimate setting, an amazing place to have a nice dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at Sticky Walnut having lived in Chester for nearly 10 years but never visiting what is considered one of the best restaurants in the area and one of the top 100 in the country. The food did not disappoint, the interior was lovely, the price was very reasonable and the staff were perfectly pleasant. We were served up butter instead of mayonnaise at one point and that same member of staff insisted she’d given us our desserts the correct way around when she hadn’t which was comical more than anything but otherwise - a perfect visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent value for money. Great food.

JJ
JoanneJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding. Food to set your tastebuds alight

FAQs

Sticky Walnut is rated 4.8 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

Sticky Walnut does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.elitebistros.com/product-category/gift-vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.