Things To Do: Our Top Places to go for Lunch

If you are looking for a delicious lunch in Chester at a price that won’t break the bank, or somewhere to take a break from shopping then look no further.

The #chestertweets team have been on the lookout for some of the best places to grab lunch in Chester, here are our top picks for a delicious lunch.


Slow cooked meats lie at the heart of the Hickory’s menu and the smokers at the heart of their restaurants. With plenty to choose from including Crispy Catfish, Flame Grilled Steak and Cajun Fried Pickles, this lunchtime deal for 2 courses for only £10 from Monday to Friday between 11 am and 5 pm is a fantastic offer.

Brasserie Abode:
Brasserie Abode boasts a glamorous, eclectic interior with a contemporary vibe.
The resident mixologists keep the cocktails flowing, the wine list features wines from the best around the world and the menu is brimming with classic dishes cooked from the freshest of ingredients.
If you are after a prestigious Prix Fixe menu with mouth-watering Ham Hock, fresh Moules and Frites or a classic crème brûlée, for only £15 two-courses / £20 three-courses book your table now.

The Botanist:
The Botanist which is located within a stone’s throw of Chester Cathedral boasts an impressive concept of botanical cocktails, plenty of craft ales, gins, food inspired by local produce and deli’s.
For only £13.50 for 2 courses, you can indulge in sticky chipolatas or a classic Caesar salad and if you want an extra course its only £2 more so why not treat yourself to sticky toffee pudding.
Monday to Friday 12 pm to 6:30 pm – 2 Courses £13.50 | 3 Courses £15.50.

Restaurant 1539:
The 1539 menu offers twists on British classics alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe, why not head there at lunchtime and enjoy a free starter with your main meal.
From Soy Marinated Hangar Steak to Grilled Pork Lion with Sticky Cabbage you can get your hands on this great offer from Monday to Friday 12 pm – 5 pm.

Olive Tree Brasserie:
The new Prix Fixe menu has been thoughtfully created to encompass a delicious variety of dishes that are set to inspire and delight all of their many customers.
Olive Tree Brasserie doesn’t believe that quick service means you should compromise on quality or a getting a great deal.
With this in mind, why not try their Lunch Pronto Menu which includes a main course and a drink for just 10.95 available Monday to Friday every week.

Commonhall Social:
If you want to tuck into a sharing social board with friends and take a break from shopping then check out Commonhall Social with halloumi fries or a tasty pork pie available on their menu.
They have a wide range of wines, gins and craft ales for you to choose from and compliment your food.

The White Horse:
The White Horse Chester have a huge range of sandwiches and hot dishes for you to choose from at lunchtime, so why not head down to Chester Racecourse and enjoy a sandwich in their outside area or in their conservatory.

Founded back in 1999 by hospitality entrepreneur Neil McDonnell, Barlounge was the very first bar of its kind in the city. Bringing its unique mix of classic cocktails, superb British food and extraordinary service to the heart of historic Chester
After the release of their new menu, Barlounge is one of our go-to places for lunch in Chester. Why not choose a bunch of small plates to nibble on whilst sitting in their outside area and taking in the hustle and bustle of the city.
From roast carrot houmous to Devonshire potted crab – you will be spoilt for choice.

Upstairs At The Grill:
Housed in the former Customs House at the bottom of The Rows on Watergate Street in the heart of Chester’s historic city centre, Upstairs at the Grill broke the mould when it first opened its doors back in 2002. Taking its lead from some of New York’s finest steak emporiums.
Now open 7 days a week for the launch of their new lunch menu, with 2 courses for only £16 you can try lighter versions of their A La Carte menu for a great price.

The Yard:
With an ever-changing Prix Fixe Menu, you are always guaranteed to try something different and new at The Yard. Serving real authentic Italian food you can enjoy the Prix Fixe menu for only £12.50 for two courses, which include beautifully cured beetroot salmon and fresh beef cheek Bolognese.

Wild Goose:
The Wild Goose restaurant is a perfect place to escape the busy city, and enjoy a meal with family or friends. Their lunch service starts at midday and you can choose from nibbles to share or even a light lunch to carry you over into the evening.

La Brasserie:
Offering modern, fresh cooking, La Brasserie’s vibrant 2 AA Rosette restaurant prepares beautiful dishes using flavours and ingredients from home and abroad.
Boasting seared mackerel or aged beef rib eye, you can rest assured this is a fantastic place to dine at lunchtime.