The Courtyard Chase Lounge

4.1
39 reviews
£26 to £40
British

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Pre/post Theatre
Hereford’s newest independent restaurant, lounge bar and roof-top terrace!

The Courtyard’s mezzanine restaurant has been transformed into an exciting new dining space. Created in partnership with Chase Distillery, who have invested in the development and supported the design. Chase Distillery are a British field to bottle distillery, handcrafting an award-winning range of gins and vodkas from potatoes grown on their farm in Herefordshire.

Serving a mixture of innovative small plates and traditional main dishes, The Courtyard Chase Lounge offers a unique culinary experience. Locally sourced, seasonal produce is our focus with sophisticated, nutritious dishes and excellent service.

The restaurant boasts classic elegance with a trendy twist. The lounge bar is a classy yet comfortable space to relax with friends. The newly built rooftop terrace offers al fresco dining and a comfortable lounge area, serving up Mediterranean evening vibes.

Offers

  • Drinks only

    Multiple dates available

    Please select this option if you are visiting The Courtyard Chase Lounge for a drinks only visit! If our 'standard' booking option is not available the restaurant seating is fully booked. This booking is for use of the relaxed seating and isn't suitable for a full sit down meal. If you do wish to order a small plate to feast on this will of course be possible whilst seated in the relaxed seating.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 39 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

booked drinks table for 6 only 5 chairs luckily not busy so had to use a chair from another table. Started to rain so had to go inside & downstairs in cafe not the experience i booked for! They need heaters outside & also a canopy so if it rains we can stay on the table we booked in the chase lounge

SE
SusanE
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Relaxed eating, would visit even if not attending the theatre. Lovely outdoor balcony in warm weather

PS
PeterS
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good range of drinks, reasonably priced wine list. Good range of food, well cooked and presented. Small plates are a great idea and a good range of food on offer. Enjoyed the range of find and other drinks. Will certainly return and happy to recommend

GJ
GeraldineJ
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good menu offering tapas and also main meals. All food was prepared well and was delicious. Lovely surroundings and outside seating if required. Altogether a lovely experience

LG
LesleyG
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waitress was not particularly helpful in the respect, that two of our party ,did not want gin ,but other spirits she said they only served then at the bar downstairs ,in my view it was just inconvenient for her

AR
AnnaR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service and setting, and lovely friendly staff.. the only downside was we didn’t realise we couldn’t tip on card and we only had some loose change between us.. will remember for next time. Thank you :)

DS
DianaS
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals had in long time all staff especially Michelle very pleasant & attentive.

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adamp
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very fresh and new - the waiters were given to much too so for amount of customers. they needed another person. Everyone came at once in a theatre as you’d expect. Why don’t you rota the restaurant on the amount of tickets sold surely you know how busy you’ll be? Just been constructive, it was pleasant, staff were friendly but stressed. Chef didn’t help by dinging the bell all the time.

JW
JamesW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrendous. Seating was crammed together. Waiters did not know if anyone had ordered or at what stage our meal was at and to make matters worse they had run out of food, yes, run out of food at 8.00pm at night. Most definitely will give this place a miss in the future

The Courtyard Chase Lounge
Responded on 16 August 2021

Hi James, We are sorry to hear your visit did not meet your expectations. We aim to keep our tables distanced as a covid precaution and try to deliver a high quality of customer service. Your comments will be fed back to the team to ensure we are meeting these standards. It is difficult to predict what customers will order on any given night and we had a lot of orders for some of our main course dishes. We did however have a wide selection of small plates and other main courses available.

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OT
OpenTable Diner
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Great menu. Pleasant staff.

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Lisf
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Small plate menu just perfect for a pre-show meal.

KP
KimP
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Just slightly disappointed as it’s a gin lounge and you served gin drinks in tumblers ……

SJ
vipSallyJ
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was really really slow, waited ages for food and drink.
The small plates were small but tasty, slightly overpriced for what you got. Not much atmosphere even though it was busy. Felt disappointed

ZP
ZoeP
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here. Birthday outing with my daughter and friends. Had tapas and lots of gin! All beautiful

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Kaila
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Food was fantastic, but the drinks are over priced and nothing special. Orders double gin and tonics which were served in a basic tumbler with no lemon or lime, pretty poor standard considering its supposed to be a 'Chase' specialty lounge bar. The staff were friendly but had no clue about the drinks or food menu. Wouldn't rush back.

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clairee
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service and food a lovely new addition to Hereford

TM
TraceyM
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place, staff are amazing food is delicious the only irritating thing is that there are no blinds on the huge windows so very warm which caused some people to ask to move from tables to another.

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Kitty
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and good value.

NV
NatalieV
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening, in a stylish but comfortable setting. Exceptional service, friendly staff. Most importantly great tasting food, with a good selection of drink options. All very reasonably priced. Can’t wait to eat there again!

B
Blle
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Drinks were amazing!
Very loud and echoey. Food wasn’t the best value for money.

J
Jen24
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to go for an evening of small plates and cocktails.

CK
CarolineK
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lovely evening at the courtyard chase lounge.
Lovely atmosphere very clean all staff friendly keen and quick service.
Gin delicious.

IP
IzzyP
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, quality drinks and excellent service. Will be booking again.

c
clair
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The lounge was a lovely place for cocktails-pity we couldn’t have nibbles.

c
cottonm
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting, well managed but not sterile COVID safety measures and super food and service. Will be a regular for us.

S
vipStantonian
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plate menu choice is excellent.
Background music is too loud; the hard surfaces have zero absorption.

SC
SCJS
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas and service was very good, staff were friendly and efficient. Overall we had a lovely evening:)

TM
TraceyM
Herefordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the idea of the small plates so we choose 6 between us, and boy we didn’t regret it, gorgeous. We had fish, veggie and meat so tastey.

ME
MarieE
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening, the tapas was amazing, really tasty yet good value, great cocktails, not too expensive and really attentive lovely service, really like the atmosphere and surroundings and was happy relaxing in one of the comfy armchairs after we had eaten. Top marks from me, would love to go every week!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was disappointed you don’t use gin glasses for your gin and you actually served the gin in what looked like a kids glass.
Also there was a poor choice on the menu.
I had the beef on the bone and the only vegetables served with it was lots and lots of carrots.

Please take this as constructive criticism as I appreciate you’ve only just opened. You have a really good venue which could be very popular if you get some of the details right.
Good luck and we hope to see you again.

JS
JamesS
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Good venue, great food with excellent service. Very to book online.

M
Miniree
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Some nice tapas £7/dish so a little pricey. Cocktails are nice but nothing special. Such a shame as these could be real showstoppers. Ask to sit outside if the weathers good it’s a real sun trap.

JC
JoannaC
Herefordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious and interesting menu with beautifully presented food. Tasteful decor and interesting and relaxing surroundings. Happy and friendly staff. A really enjoyable evening - we will be back soon. Thank you.

BH
BeckyH
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time there! It’s our first night out as a couple since Covid and we felt very safe, comfortable and happy with the service we received!
Can’t wait to go again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Firstly, thank you for. 7 of us from a local book club met up for our first meal out together.
For a new venue there are always a few things to iron out. But overall, well done.
Love the new lounge area. Feels opulent and great to chill with friends after eating.
The tables and chairs in the dining area not so opulent but ok. Chairs uncomfortable.
Food great but difficult to eat on the small plates. Had to ask for larger plates to eat to save getting food on the table.
Service ok. Staff are lovely but need refining. Just needs to be a step up from cafe service.
Pleeeeease could there be some non alcoholic cocktails on the drinks menu. I’m usually the driver as I don’t drink much but had to have a Pepsi max which doesn’t make it feel ‘special’ when the others are having a nice gin.
The Chase will be a regular venue for us.

LH
LisaH
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely first visit.. the staff couldn't do enough for us

DR
DeniseR
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The overall look and feel of the Cocktail Bar was nice, however for a Gin Bar to serve your Gin in a basic cheap water glass, spoilt otherwise a good night.

I recommend The Chase's Cocktail Bar, however if you want to have it in a proper glass bring your own.

KM
KayM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely small plates menu, great choice of desserts. Feels nice being up above what will be the hub bub of theatre land. So glad to have The Courtyard back.

S
Steve
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Amazing food, and brilliant service. The atmosphere is fabulous and everything excellent value. We really enjoyed ourselves!

FAQs

The Courtyard Chase Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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.