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Opera Grill - Chester, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

Opera Grill - Chester

4.2
4.2
313 Reviews
£26 to £40
Grill
Standing out from the crowd, our 400-seater restaurant is housed in a grand Grade II listed building featuring a distinct neoclassical Greek façade and mixes an industrial look with a touch of opulence inside. Opera Grill brings theatre on a grand scale to Chester. At the heart of our menu is the theatre charcoal grill and wood-burning ovens, inspired by revered chefs and restaurants from around the world. The entertainment continues in a first-floor Music Gallery featuring a stage set for live acts every Friday, and a mix of soulful classics performed by our gospel choir every Sunday.
The distinctive spaces in Opera Grill are all available for hire for meetings, conferences and special events with bespoke menus and entertainment packages.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    01244 343888
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Opera Grill is also the ideal setting for your special occasion. There are bespoke menus and entertainment packages, ensuring yours is an event to remember, be it for a birthday, an office Christmas party, or a family get together.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sunday Brunch - Our brunch menu is available from Sundays 11am - 2pm. Enjoy dishes such as the delicious Avocado Tartine, steak and fried duck egg or a classic eggs benedict. Come join us, it's what Sundays are made for.
    Sunday Brunch photo
  • Saturday Night Live Music

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    3 Feb - 30 Mar 2024
    Come join for and unforgettable evening of live music at one of Chester's most iconic venues. Enjoy our specially curated 2 or 3 course set menu with the finest quality ingredients, along with our Sommelier Curated wine menu and offering of classic and innovative cocktails. All while you enjoy a unique live music offering starting from 7 pm .
    Saturday Night Live Music photo
  • Gospel Sunday Experience

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    25 Feb - 31 Mar 2024
    Join us for our infamous Gospel Sunday experience with Sing Out Music. 2 courses from £42.50 per person 3 courses from £47.50 per person Children's menus are available
    Gospel Sunday Experience photo

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cheshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Cheshire

    Hot spot

  • Cheshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Cheshire

    Romantic

  • Cheshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Cheshire

    Lively

  • Cheshire

    Most Booked

  • 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

    Good for groups

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Great for creative cocktails

  • 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

    Lively

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Most Booked

313 Reviews
  1. Jackson

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited the venue for Bruch. The food was ok, but it seemed like quite a lot of money for a small brunch item and a soft drink.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded today
    Hello Jackson, Thank you for the feedback. We do apologise for menu choice however your comments have been passed on to the Head Chef. Kind Regards, Opera Grill Management Team

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  2. GarethJ

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place to find in Chester. Having recently moved to the city I goggled steak houses in Chester and this fabulous restaurant came up. You pay for what you get and what you get is an amazing experience, food was sublime, staff couldn’t do enough to meet our needs. This is a place you go for special occasions and I know they would make the occasion really memorable. 100% will be returning.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded 1 day ago
    Hi Gareth, thank you for this glowing review. We are so happy to hear you had a fabulous time with us at Opera grill. We look forward to you dining again with us soon.

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  3. AnastasiaH2001

    Manchester

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I honestly never take the time out of my day to complain about a place but honestly I really feel the need to after our experience last night. We looked forward to coming here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and were so disappointed with our experience. First of all after being sat down the female receptionist kept turning back to look over and give snotty looks along with about 5 members of staff who all congregated near the bar to make it obvious they were talking about us which made us extremely uncomfortable from the get go. Then prior to coming in I recieved an email which offered us to upgrade to have the music room experience, which I noticed costed slightly more on the menu, (which is understandable and we were willing to pay that little bit more to have the experience that was sold to us). We were booked in for 6 and were told the band would come on for 7 so I only agreed to the upgrade by virtue of thinking we got to watch the band for an hour to then sit there waiting for them not to come on till half past and then go off again after 15 minutes so what a waste we would of preferred to leave it where we were and enjoy a better atmosphere. Then I also emailed prior to the booking explaining that it was my partners birthday and asked if you provided candles or if I should bring my own to which you replied assuring me that you will “sort that for me” and made a note on the reservation to then have our desserts come with no candle at all so my boyfriend didn’t even get a cake with a candle on for his birthday! So so upset and disappointed with my experience here a completely over rated place and I will not be coming back again.

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  4. paulb

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favourite restaurants but I don’t know what’s happened and hopefully it was just a bad night for the kitchen! The chicken skewers were fantastic as always but the Steaks were over cooked twice! I had a ribeye medium that was more well done and tasted like I had cooked it on a BBQ! My wife had a filet that should have been medium rare that came over cooked and when we sent it back and asked for it to be cooked again it came even more over cooked! We gave up!! On a brighter note the service and the cocktails were fantastic and the manager removed the steak from the bill! We now have to travel here from Manchester since they shut bar and grill hopefully next time will be a better experience.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice food and kind staff. We really enjoyed our meal together.

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  6. PeterC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked our table for 7/45 got our table at 8 , my wife got fish chips & mushy peas, I got the sirloin steak medium to rare , but was very dry Ordered water which I had to order again because the waiter forgot I thought the price was a bit high

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  7. CharlotteF

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Waitress was knowledgeable and provided great food and wine recommendations. However as evening went on she got busier and i felt it left the less knowledgeable and less attentive staff to do little to nothing whilst she attended beautifully to those she could.

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  8. ChristinaC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable when asked questions about the food. Highly recommend!

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  9. SWeet

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved the ambience, atmosphere and were made to feel really special. It was a wonderful experience and we will 100% be back. 5 stars for a special restaurant.

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  10. AnnetteJ

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good but not great. The service was very good and food was ok. We ate at 7.15 but by 9.15 when we left the music was too loud to speak to the person next to me. More like eating in nightclub which it wasn't last time I went. It's a good night out if you want energy and loud music but not great if you just want aniceneal with friends.

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  11. HelenG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just outstanding. The venison dish paired with the Pinot Noir is incredible! Oysters were the best we’ve ever eaten. Great service and we’d highly recommend it.

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  12. ValC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service from mark who made our experience special. Found the lunch set menu rather limited

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant serving amazing food with very pleasant staff in a very chic environment

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely lunch experience for my husbands birthday went for the château briand to share it melted in the mouth delicious. Our server was lovely and we felt valued as customers. This is the type of place I would come for special times and will definitely return. It is more in terms of cost but when you add the service the quality and the ambience- even the toilets are immaculate then all of these factors are what justify the pricing to give you the perfect ambience.

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  15. KathyS

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was excellent but i thought the wine was abit over priced servers were lovely and chefs were top notch

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night. Awesome atmosphere. Emily and Spike looked after us brilliantly!!! Thank you.

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  17. nigelb

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely brilliant, staff and food was first class, will definitely recommend and will be going back 👍

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  18. SeanB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was fantastic atmosphere was fantastic just very expressive
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi Sean, thanks for the feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to Opera Grill soon

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  19. Jimmym

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptionally well cooked, very attentive service and overall excellent.

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  20. TimothyP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Opera Bar & Grill is an excellent, fun and stylish restaurant that serves high-quality, popular dishes in well-designed surroundings. We have eaten there many times and always enjoy the food and atmosphere as well as the professionalism of the staff. Highly recommended.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi Timothy, thanks for the 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back to Opera Grill soon

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  21. JaneW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So impressed by the food …excellent. Great service from Christian.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hi Jane, thanks for the 5 stars! We look forward to welcoming you back to Opera Grill soon

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  22. Steve

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Great atmosphere. Would recommend here

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  23. Katrina

    Cheshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered crispy duck salad and it was Christy only because the duck was completely burned, like you're eating a piece of coal. Other dishes were just mid, the chicken in shawarma was dry. They served the desserts with the main coarse, so the ice cream on them was completely melted by the time when we could start eating it. All the empty plates remained on the table during our visit, the waiters hadn't taken any of them. We have payed £20 for the deposit, but they hadn't excluded it from the bill, so Ì had to tell it to waiter. What if I hadn't noticed? Also, consider that taxes are not included in the prices, so you'll know about them only at the checkout.

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  24. MollieW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for valetines day we were treated so lovely by all servers and front of house. Food was excellent and great portions. Extremely happy with our visit. Definitely would come back
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 15 February 2024
    Hi Mollie, Thank you for the kind review, we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Opera Bar & Grill

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  25. ChristopherC

    North Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the Evening was Excellent. Food, Service and Atmosphere. Christian and Odcar were very sociable and attentive.. Will definatley return, and already been Several times
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 15 February 2024
    Hi Christopher, Thank you for the kind review, we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Opera Bar & Grill

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  26. CarolynB

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and food as always. Will happily recommend
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 15 February 2024
    Hi Carolyn, Thank you for the kind review, we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Opera Bar & Grill

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  27. LidiaD

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my second time, and it was amazing, I love the atmosphere, the service is excellent, the food is delicious, I highly recommend it❤️Lovely place
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 15 February 2024
    Hi Lidia, Thank you for the kind review, we are really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Many thanks, Opera Bar & Grill

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  28. DarrenT

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating here, great food & service again

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  29. JamieW

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, beautiful venue, waited approx 45 min for our desserts but was compensated for the inconvenience. All in all we enjoyed our night and would book again.

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  30. AdamG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, live music was a great added touch to round off a fantastic evening 10/10 will be back again.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 11 February 2024
    Thank you for the kind review We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Opera Grill Team

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  31. Davina

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Nice place but super expensive, if you're coming bring your life savings lol

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  32. JamesC

    Liverpool

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I waited 25 minutes for a glass off Coke, I had to ask twice.

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  33. Jack

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible evening for an anniversary, servers were lovely and even the manager came and sat down for a chat. Would recommend to anyone wanting a fine dining experience with friendly atmosphere.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambience and service was friendly. Issue was the quality of the meal. Scallops starter was Nice however fillet steak was over cooked and crispy on the outside. I asked for medium rare and it was verging on well done. I asked could I change side from fries to mash and I was told no. I had to pay extra. Small thing but when you’re dropping close to £200 on a meal for 2 you expect more flexibility. Nice venue but not fine dining

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  35. JeanB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent evening all round. Ideal way to celebrate a birthday. Cannot fault food or service
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 8 February 2024
    Really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, attentive staff and lovely location! Would definitely recommend
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 8 February 2024
    Really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon

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  37. Nicole

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Opera Grill based on great reviews online and I just loved the look of the building. Wow it did not disappoint! I had steak and hash brown and it was beautiful. My husband had tikka sea bass which he loved! We then had the desert sharing plate which was lovely. The service was great, the staff all looked happy and attentive and we loved the feel of the place. The decor is gorgeous. I would definitely love to come back.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 8 February 2024
    Really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon

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  38. DanielleW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, great setting, good atmosphere, intimate or groups. Sterling service and amazing food, black holder card privileges- excellent manager with a really great personality and attentive.
    Opera Grill - ChesterResponded on 8 February 2024
    Really glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Over-priced burnt & cold food. Not an experience that needs to be repeated.

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  40. Anthony

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as was the atmosphere and service. A little disappointed at the end when we had to vacate the table as we had not finished yet.

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FAQs

Opera Grill - Chester is rated 4.2 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 48 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Opera Grill - Chester

3 Pepper St, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester CH1 1DF

Additional information

  • Area
    Chester
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–23:00 Bar Mon–Wed, Sun 12:00–23:00 Thu–Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Grill, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    01244 343888
  • Private party facilities
    Opera Grill is also the ideal setting for your special occasion. There are bespoke menus and entertainment packages, ensuring yours is an event to remember, be it for a birthday, an office Christmas party, or a family get together.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Arostegui: 0161 830 4580
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