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The Chefs Table

4.7
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2326 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Welcome back! Our doors our now open for table service but with social distancing availability is more limited than ever. No tables available? Contact us directly by phone or email and we will be happy to check availability or add you to our waitlist- if you are flexible with time we can sometimes squeeze you in, so always give us a ring! If your preferred time is not available please make a note on your reservation and we will try our best to accommodate you in the event of a cancellation. Please note that the largest table we can currently accommodate is 6 guests reflecting current government guidelines.
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We are a small, independent restaurant in the heart of Chester offering microseasonal, produce-focused menus without the pretence.
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Meat / Game / Pescatarian / Vegetarian / Vegan / GF / DF
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Lunch Offer: Two Courses for £20// Three for £25. Supplements may apply.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 2326 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food for the price of the set menu, the food was stunning to look at and tasted equally good.

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SarahM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient, friendly but unobtrusive service. Good atmosphere, lively without being overwhelming. Food was really lovely, the appetisers were a lot bigger than anticipated as were our mains, this meant we sadly had no room for desert!! The food is visually appealing and very fresh and tasty, good veggie and vegan options. Also really fairly priced - would absolutely visit again when in Chester.

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NancyM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great menu. Friendly staff. Food and wine excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Mich
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th or 5th visit, it’s becoming a firm favourite. The food is outstanding every time, portion sizes are brilliant.... not a fan of restaurants that serve huge portions so these always allow me to enjoy three courses.

Cocktails are always amazing too ❤️

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Chester
Cheshire
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal & my friend was very impressed on her first visit. You’ve got a new fan!

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EnjoyingLife
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Chef's Table, the food is always unbelievably tasty. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend that you visit. You won't be disappointed

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ChrisB
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Lovely food and friendly helpful service. Been here lots of times and never disappoints. Very well set up for Covid and felt very safe.

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MD666
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were shown to a table in the corner of the room which was right next to the bar, my head was literally on the bar, too close for comfort really. Waitress brought menus took drinks order all very nice etc, but it wasn't until later a different waitress served a table next to us and produced a specials board, unfortunately we had already ordered, otherwise I would of chosen a main from the specials, somewhat disappointing. Service felt a little rushed, as if to get through the order as quick as possible, food was very nice and enjoyable, just those few things took the edge off a celebration evening for us. Unlikely we'll be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is gorgeous every time we have visited! Staff were great and really nice! We felt really safe too with this covid situation. We always recommend to friends to try there and we are already looking forward to booking again

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Susan
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Service was also very good and will be returning soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a fabulous lunch here and were made to feel very welcome on arrival. The food was amazing accompanied by a very nice bottle of wine. Service was great with friendly staff. We both felt that cleanliness and social distancing measures were adhered to and can’t wait to go back

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AndreaB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as always was fantastic! The belly pork starter melted in your mouth and the sweet corn purée accompaniment was lovely. Service was great and really friendly. Restaurant small and relaxed. Fine dining with decent portion sizes and at an affordable price. We’ll be back....again.

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Nicky
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely stunning. Catered very well for coeliac diner.
Diners need to try all the different food\flavour blends, as they have got it just right.

Wine list wasn’t great and had a lot of “sold out”.
No port for the cheese afterwards either ~ “sold out”.

Not sure we were 1 metre apart re Covid but then again guidelines keep changing!

Wishing this independent restaurant the best of luck in these challenging times.

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DavidE
Wales
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well organised for health and safety in the situation we are in.
Staff very pleasant and efficient even though having to wear face coverings .
Food was very tasty and appealing,even tried frogs legs which I had never tried before and will now have again .Overall Excellent.

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TonyM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be back. Food and service the best Chester.

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GAWPER
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes it's the little touches that add to a meal- the shape of the wine glass, the napkin or the white gloss of a plate. The Chef's Table gives you these little touches. A member of our party is gluten allergic, and she received her own menu. Another telling little touch.
This is even before we explore the food's quality, its bomb-like effect on the taste senses and the presentation. Between us we had aubergine soup, sea bass and sea bream. Each cooked to provide a culinary surprise-the pomegranate seeds with the soup- the small onions under the fish. We cannot discuss the puddings-sadly, we were too full to order any.
The restaurant was COVID aware. Cleanliness was paramount. The staff ALL wore masks. The tables were far apart,
On top of this the price was little more than you'd pay in a far less aware restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, hope to go back again soon

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SaraJ
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, portions were much larger than we expected, felt clean and airy, good space between tables (much more so than anywhere else we've eaten since covid19), would highly recommend!

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grahamm
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Finally reserved a table in our favourite restaurant in chester, always first class food, never disappointed,

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Rossi
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an outstanding experience. Loved every minute.

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CaroleD
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been waiting for this restaurant to open back up. We had a lovely experience,nice and relaxing atmosphere, fab g&ts, brilliant food and such good value. We went at lunchtime.
Only one small point... only 2white wines to order by the glass and did not like ether, so had to make do with water.😔
Would recommend anyone to go that likes excellent food for a good price.

MJ
MalcolmJ
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef’s Table was it’s usual high standard and it’s a joy to eat here. The Sea Bream ceviche starter was wonderful in terms of taste and artistic arrangement.

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HelenT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value lunch, food is unusual, delicious and beautifully presented, highly recommend

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Vicky
Cheshire
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink, delightful staff. Tables very well spaced and clearly adhering closely to Covid rules, lots of cleaning & hand sanitising evident in the kitchen and restaurant

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KarenL
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. Never had a bad meal and the kids menu was fab too, just smaller portions for the most part.

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JohnF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect, as usual. Great location especially after a walk around the cathedral. All felt very relaxing . Service and staff outstanding.

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Mangemulo
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our 1st visit since they reopened. Sumptuous innovative food. A warm welcome. So glad they are still open. We will go back v.soon

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wonderful meal as always, keeping standards up over many years.

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chuffy
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my anniversary delayed 6 months due to lockdown. I am so please Chefs Table is back and running and just as good as before. The service and food was truly outstanding. I opted for the aracini, Stonebass and Cheesecake. Absolutely perfectly presented and full of taste. Thank you for great night

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JackyD
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious the staff were friendly & welcoming it’s a small but cosy place. I’ve been before and have booked to go again

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sarar
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic, the staff helpful & friendly. Such a treat to be able to go back again. Really exceptional as always. Thank you to all the staff. It was like seeing my husband reunited with an old friend when the chocolate fondant appeared. A lovely lunch

JM
JohnMac
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Chester. Consistently 10 out of 10 for every plate. Great cocktails too. Recommended.

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MariaT
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always, everyone needs to try the electric daisy.

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AngelaH
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as usual was excellent. Thanks to all the staff.

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Suzy
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal with excellent quality wine served by friendly and helpful staff

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Carol
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner for my partner, the ladies who served the food and drink greeted us as soon as we walked in through the door and their service was very attentive.
The food as it is every time was wonderful, we enjoyed every mouthful. My partner had the key lime cheesecake for pudding and said it was the best desert he had ever had.
Well done Chefs Table we will be back 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ChristineB
Staffordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a beautiful meal here. Lovely atmosphere, excellent service and delicious food. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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HelenC
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic place! The food is fabulous, exciting combinations & very tasty .

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pmpfoodie
Cheshire
24 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Lunchtime dining for our anniversary, small choice of food but very nice but chips had black bits on. Wine special not available as last bottle bought only 12.15.

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Foodlover1959
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Chef’s table open again. The food seems even more exquisite with an exciting menu, good portions and delicious ingredients and flavours. The staff cope well with the new restrictions and still offer the same outstanding service. Thanks for a lovely evening it’s good to see you back.

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The Chefs Table is rated 4.7 stars by 2326 OpenTable diners.

The Chefs Table does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://chefstablechester.vouchable.co.uk/.

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