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Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

AA Notable Wine List 2017-18
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Resourceful and innovative dining near the racecourse

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

As befits a hotel of the Grosvenor's standing, especially one grand enough to overlook a racecourse, there is a wealth of dining options within, but the red-hot favourite is undoubtedly the room named after its long-standing executive chef. It's a place of refined civility, where immaculate linen, table posies and confidently well-versed staff add to the sense of occasion. Radley's food has moved with the times, and offers a comprehensive insight into the resourceful and innovative methodology of the present day. That might translate into a first course of jellied eels with fried and poached oysters, sea veg and leafy lemon purée, or a fascinating assemblage of lamb sweetbread with barbecued aubergine, soft burrata and crunchy biscotti. For main, a pairing of 'two hens' is a convocation of butter-poached black-leg chicken and native lobster with an intense scenting of Périgord truffle, while the beef offering combines charred sirloin and a bresaola of ox cheek with pickled smoked onion and black pepper. Cleverly constructed desserts include a crisp chocolate shell filled with apple dacquoise and Calvados toffee, or an interpretation of piña colada made with coconut blancmange and variously textured manifestations of pineapple. For the no-holds-barred excursion through the kitchen's paces, take the eight-course tasting menu, which may begin with sweet-sour mackerel and end with charcoal-pastry pumpkin croustade, with a main course of French squab pigeon and burnt cauliflower to anchor it all. The vegetarian version is equally inventive, encompassing dishes such as mushroom brioche with whipped ceps, toasted hazelnuts and Pedro Ximénez jelly.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25 December, 1 week in January
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: all week (excluding December)
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Simon Radley, Ray Booker

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern French
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 690
  • Wines by the glass: 17

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14
  • Off-site parking available: Car park attached to hotel (£10 24 hours)

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 14

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A56 follow signs for city centre hotels. On Eastgate Street next to the Eastgate clock

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