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Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

Eastgate, CHESTER, CH1 1LT

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Traditional values and old-school formality are thriving at Chester's landmark hotel, where a luxurious finish and pin-sharp attention to detail combine to make The Chester Grosvenor one of the premier addresses in the Northwest. The Elizabethan frontage confirms the antiquity of the old girl, and, developed over the years by the richest landlord in the land (that would be the Duke of Westminster), today's hotel has a swish spa and a main restaurant that hits the heights. The Simon Radley dining room has all the decorum you might imagine, with everything in its place and formal service that suits the mood, and they like you to dress smartly. The man with his name above the door has struck a keen balance between contemporary tastes and classical values, delivering menus that reveal sound judgement and acute technical ability. Flamed mackerel arrives in the company of the fashionable sea buckthorn, with cob nuts and hazelnuts to provide a bit of textural excitement, and agnolotti get stuffed with creamy salt cod and are served with crispy cod skin, girolle ketchup and a warm (and deliciously runny) egg yolk. Next up, French rabbit gets a good work out, loin, kidney and liver, or go for the sweetly named 'cabbage patch' - Yorkshire grouse with three brassicas, spiced-bread mousse and juniper jelly. Finish with a creative dessert fashioned around Swiss TÍte de Moine cheese. The wine list is a fine piece of work with a wise sommelier on hand.

Further information

Tel: 01244 324024
& 895618
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Sun-Mon
Dates closed: 25 Dec, 1 wk Jan
Days closed for lunch: all week (ex Dec)

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern French
Chef: Simon Radley, Ray Booker
Number of seats: 45
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
No children under 12 yrs.



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A56 follow signs for city centre hotels. On Eastgate St next to the Eastgate clock
Nearest station: Chester

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