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The Chefs Table, Chester, Cheshire

The Chefs Table

4.8
4.8
3510 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Please note that from 4th December, we will be open seven days per week.

We are an independent restaurant in the heart of Chester offering microseasonal dining with menus designed around what's growing on our farm in Daresbury. Menus change every four to six weeks.
Happy Hour is available in our lounge from 4-6pm on Monday-Friday.

Please note we have recently moved to a new premises at 7 Pepper Street Row. We are currently card-only and unable to accept cash.

Meat / Game / Pescatarian / Vegetarian / Vegan / GF / DF

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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. If you don't see the time you would like, please email us at info@chefstablechester.co.uk with the preferred time, party size, and telephone number and we will check our availability.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Fusion / Eclectic, Modern European
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:30–15:30 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01244 403040 x1
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Liam McKay
  • Private party contact
    Katie: 01244 403040
  • Area
    Chester
  • Cross Street
    Pepper St and Bridge St
  • Parking Details
    As we are located in the historic City Centre, there is no on site parking. The closest paid parking area is the Princes Street Market Car Park, located next to the Town Hall about two minutes walk from our restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Fizz on Arrival

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Select this option when booking to surprise your guests with a round of fizz for the table. Whether you're celebrating a milestone occasion or simply treating yourselves to an evening out, it's a great way to make your meal a little more special. Price includes one glass of crémant per person, served just after your party is seated. Drinks will be served after all guests are seated so that everyone can enjoy a toast together. If you are dining with a larger table and would prefer this to be served as each guest arrives, please let us know in the notes at the time of booking.

What 3,510 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire

    Best Food

  • Cheshire

    Best Service

  • Cheshire

    Best Value

  • Cheshire

    Innovative

  • Cheshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Cheshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cheshire

    Healthy

  • Cheshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cheshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cheshire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheshire

    British

  • Cheshire

    Most Booked

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Food

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Service

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Value

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for business meals

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Innovative

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Healthy

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Great for fine wines

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Romantic

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Good for special occasions

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Lively

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Most Booked

3,510 Reviews
  1. RebeccaH

    Cheshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic starter and dessert but the main felt rushed and not to the usual standard. My husband’s pie that accompanies the beef had a paperclip attached to the potato ring. My duck was nice but the sauce lacked the depth of flavour i have come to expect when coming here. One of the main servers smelled of sweat. We’ll have a long break before coming back in the hope it’s all sorted.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff were lovely, food was nice but I didn’t like the ambience/lighting & just the two of us were sat at a too large a table.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is beautiful inside , it feels as if you are in a capital city. The food and service were excellent.

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  4. MelC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious inventive food served with care. I ordered vegetarian dishes which are often below standard in other restaurants. The same care and attention had been applied to my food as my husband’s who ordered meat dishes. The service was just right and we didn’t feel rushed. We will definitely be back.

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  5. NICKB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The roast sirloin of beef was a bit tough to cut and chew and had some white undercooked fat. The roots and tuber starter was excellent.

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  6. LeeL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, Sunday roast sirloin of beef with amazing Yorkshire pudding stuffed with shredded brisket. Absolutely scrumptious. Great service from friendly attentive staff. Thank you.

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  7. KarenN

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food wonderful staff would definitely come back again

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  8. Gabe

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the best food I've ever eaten, the staff were really nice and took our coats. They brought out something for my girlfriend's birthday too. The only fault I can realistically find is that they added a 10% tip to the bill automatically which did annoy me a little. However, I did pay it as the service was outstanding and would've tipped more. Overall, perfect.

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  9. JodieL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit and it won’t be our last. A really good vibe throughout and the food was amazing!! All of the team were really friendly and helpful. Cino the sommelier was really tuned in to what we wanted in our wine and it was delicious! A perfect evening where everything was just right……we will see you again soon!!

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  10. PaulH

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited the old restaurant on numerous occasions and always thought the food and service the best in Chester. First visit to the new location and disappointed,sommelier pushing wine before we even had sight of the food menus and then kept pouring as soon as the bottles were delivered, could have finished the wine before the main course ! Wine was very expensive for what it waste food was good but very expensive for Chester. Restaurant seems to have lost its heart and soul.Pity.

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  11. Nick

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply one of the finest meals we’ve ever had, too class food and outstanding service

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The staff were attentive and very polite. Our sommelier on the evening was fantastic and this really added to our whole experience. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  13. Phil

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for a delicious meal . We all loved it. Nice to visit for our 10th anniversary treat . Cheers

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  14. JonathanB

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is an excellent restaurant with excellent and knowledgeable service. It was very busy so proving it is doing a lot right.

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  15. Kazzy

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious food…fabulous wine list & service! Such a fantastic experience …thank you so much!

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  16. MartinG

    North Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately our first impression was disappointing. On arrival we were one of three couples that were left unattended for some time before a member of staff came to speak to us , not very professional. In fact it seemed slightly chaotic. Once we were finally seated nobody offered to take our coats , it took a while for anyone to offer to take our drink order and very strange to be given the wine menu quite a while before the food menu. Once we had ordered and received a drink there was a better flow to the evening . The food was good not brilliant. I don’t feel for the cost of the meal the overall experience meet expectations which is shame . Maybe just an off night .

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  17. Mark

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality food, reflected in the price. However, service left much to be desired.

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  18. PaulaR

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I spent a lot of time researching restaurants in the area in search of somewhere special to take my family of four for my husband’s 70th birthday. In the end I selected Chef’s Table based on recommendations and positive reviews. I could not have been more disappointed. Here’s why: They sat our party of four on a round table for eight! My husband was so far away I had to shout to be heard. I presume they sat us in the corner because I asked for a quiet area (my husband is hard of hearing) but it is utterly ridiculous and downright shameful that a high-class restaurant would seat four people on a table so large that you had to stand up to reach the carafe of water the server placed in the middle of the table. The service was slow and very inattentive. The plates were sitting at the table 15 minutes after we’d finished our starter. The main course, both the cod and the beef filet, were under seasoned. I tried to catch the eye of one of the servers in the hopes of getting some salt and pepper, but they were too busy chatting by the pass. The head of house was keen to make sure alcoholic drinks were topped up but had no interest in replenishing soft drinks or pitching in to clear the table. They forgot the chips we ordered. By the time they arrived everyone was finished with their main course. The ice cream that that comes with the molten chocolate was a puddle by the time it arrived at our table and the server didn’t seem to notice or care. To be fair, the pad Thai starter was lovely but that is the only positive thing I can say about what was a very expensive evening. I will never go there again.

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  19. NiallG

    Manchester

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always an amazing culinary delight with wonderful support from the whole team. This restaurant has spoilt me for life….simply nothing compares…firstly the incredible food, secondly the humble and knowledgeable team and the low key unpretentious environment. Truly unique!

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  20. AllenW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Opted for the Valentines menu which was in effect a 5 course tasting menu at £65 pp, plus drinks. Food quality and taste was very good, fantastic presentation and flavours. It was an expensive treat for us, we rarely splash out like this but we weren’t disappointed. Room is a little stark and not particularly intimate, could do with breaking up a bit.

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  21. FanOfChefsTable

    Cheshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely gorgeous food. Lovely, friendly staff. Always a pleasure.

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  22. HashO

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Lots of space. Great decor. Modern. Friendly, relaxed and informal but at the same time, professional and smart. Food amazing esp for flexitarians and vegetarians. The cod was melt-in-the-mouth - perfect. We particularly enjoyed the imaginative "Rare Roots" offering. The fact that the vegetables are grown sustainably just a few miles away near Warrington in a great market garden that you can visit and buy from is an added bonus. We'll be making this and next door 28 restaurant a regular venue.

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  23. MiriamR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food, stylish decor, attentive staff. Chester’s best restaurant. Would absolutely recommend.

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  24. JohnL

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It lacked the intimacy of the original restaurant but the food was very good. The wine list was very expensive and did not offer value for money.

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  25. Tanya

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was sceptical as menu was short and a lot of nuts which I have allergies to , but once I explained this to staff - a meal was prepared minus a nuts. The food was scrumptious , top class and of a very high standard taste and looks , compliments to the chef and team Thank you

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  26. IanB

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another night of fantastic food and wine at this little gem

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  27. Nicky

    Cheshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It was Valentine's Day. We went to the bar to inform them that we had arrived. Think it would help if they had a front of house person instead of a waiter, who seemed to be doing multiple jobs. Our coats weren't taken but we were shown to a table for a drink. The place was busy for their first sitting, but we had the second sitting and the restaurant had quietened down. Once we had been taken to our table the waitress was helpful and informative. We had a starter and a main. We found the food to be quite tasteless although the meat tender. We had a cocktail and a bottle of mid range wine. A service charge of 15% was automatically added to the bill which took it to nearly £200.

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  28. Nessie

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely evening with fantastic food. Joe was a very attentive waiter .

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  29. GrahamG

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent food which was imaganitive and beautifully cooked. The service was first class too making it a perfect evening.

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  30. Grace

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We both had the Valentine tasting menu.  Very well balanced meal with 5 small courses. Wasn’t keen on the chocolate dessert myself but my husband loved it. A la Carte menu was also available. Enjoyed the meal and the evening. Wine very expensive though.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, wine and service. OUTSTANDING! Highly recommend

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  32. PaulM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really nice, maybe slightly overpriced. Room was quite overcrowded, I was sitting shoulder to shoulder to the person next to me. And our conversation was being drowned out by the said table. Service was excellent though.

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  33. MarkP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived back to CT to find it just as warm and inviting, yet contemporary as the previous venue. The meeting was friendly and personal. The menu information given was precise. The food was outstanding. The service was impeccable. Thankyou again to all waiting staff and chefs for a wonderful evening of fine dining.

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  34. AlanR

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly & welcoming, innovative food, good service in a lovely setting

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  35. MarkT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Sunday lunch - wine on the pricey side the only negative

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  36. SamB

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here .. fine dinning at an affordable rate ..you are made to feel special .. food/flavours outstanding . So creative and tasty Highly recommend

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  37. Gabo

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food, good quality ingredients and fantastic service. I am conscious that good food is not cheap but the fact that we had to pay “plus 10% of the bill” for service charge is really disappointing. I didn’t make too much fuzz of the service charge as I was celebrating a special occasion.

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  38. EmmaR

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly superb food. The staff were friendly and attentive, but understated and left patrons to get on with their meals in peace. It was great to have a sommelier and I found his suggestions of a Croatian white and then a Hungarian red to be spot on with the food I was having - they really complemented my meal. I didn't visit CT in it's former, smaller venue, so can't compare, but this space is light and airy and very tastefully furnished. It feels as though there is great attention to detail (the mark of a great restaurant) right down to the beautifully starched white table cloths and the music being at just the right volume.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff very attentive, nothing too much trouble. Food as always outstanding. Would highly recommend

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  40. RowanD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here never fails, always good quality and taste

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The Chefs Table is rated 4.8 stars by 3510 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Chefs Table

7-15 Pepper Street Row, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1EA

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pepper St and Bridge St
  • Area
    Chester
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 12:30–15:30 Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Wed, Thu 18:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 18:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Fusion / Eclectic, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    As we are located in the historic City Centre, there is no on site parking. The closest paid parking area is the Princes Street Market Car Park, located next to the Town Hall about two minutes walk from our restaurant.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam McKay
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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