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The Arkle Bar and Lounge

56 Eastgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom, CH1 1LT
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Opening Information

Monday to Thursday
Open for morning coffee from 11.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 4.00pm

Friday
Open for morning coffee from 11.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 5.00pm

Saturday
Open for morning coffee and brunch from 9.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 5.00pm

Sunday
Open for morning coffee and brunch from 9.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 4.00pm

Open daily for cocktails and pre-dinner drinks except on a Sunday and Monday.

Facilities
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch

About The Arkle Bar and Lounge

The Arkle Bar and Lounge is a luxuriously comfortable area of understated elegance and sophistication. Serving morning coffee, light lunches and traditional afternoon tea, it is also the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail and is stocked with interesting malts, vintage ports and a wide range of liqueurs.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Thursday 12.00-16.30 and Friday to Sunday 12.00-16.00

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British
Dress Code: Smart Casual

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

We waited 25 minutes for more sandwiches, had to ask twice. Felt staff were not as attentive as usual, but they were busy.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

We loved our Afternoon Tea thank you. We had originally ordered one between us and ended up having one each which although was delicious ended up being a tad expensive. Mum is a diabetic but enjoyed all on offer with no ill effects. Staff were great

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Lovely food but very poor service. It was an hour of waiting and several reminders before we received our food

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

A wonderful experience, The staff are very attentive and the food lovely and fresh. The surroundings are comfortable and relaxing and it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We have just returned from our stay at The Chester Grosvenor. Excellent afternoon tea on Sunday for Peter’s birthday . Staff very friendly and professional. Would recommend it for a special occasion or just a shopping treat.This is our third visit.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Relaxed, informal and very enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We booked for 4 ladies to celebrate my sister’s 60th birthday. It was a very special afternoon tea, excellent food and service. Very memorable experience, we all thoroughly enjoyed it, would certainly come again and recommend to friends. Thanks to all the team

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We have been coming annually for this pre Christmas treat for over 10 years. This year was the best service yet. Thank you. An oasis of calm during the Christmas season and pure indulgence and a real treat.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea yesterday. The service was excellent and the team were extremely friendly but professional. We would encourage you to treat yourself, friends or family to an afternoon tea experience.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Very disappointed to have 12.5% service charge added without being asked for my approval which spoiled the experience a little.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Service was excellent, very accommodating with gluten free options and a wonderful experience for my mother's birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Fabulous afternoon tea, the staff were incredibly helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Nice enough, but really not worth the money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Attentive staff but food average

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

We enjoyed our afternoon tea immensely. The surroundings were nicely luxurious without being overpowering. The staff were lovely. We were surprised how full we were after what didn't look like a lot of food. It was nice to not feel rushed and to have time to just sit and chat. All in all a really lovely pre-Christmas treat.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

The food was amazing. The staff were fantastic , they really looked after us, which made our experience even more enjoyable.. Thanks to all the staff who served us on the day. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

We had the indulgent afternoon tea, my word it really was Excellent . The food was plentiful and delicious. Worth every penny.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

This was our third visit to the Arkle Bar and Lounge for another amazing afternoon tea, as always it was a perfect treat, the food the service and atmosphere are all incredible and make us feel so special, thankyou again to all the team that keep putting on this amazing treat

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

The staff were amazing and the quality was superb

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

My Nan has always wanted to eat in the grosvenor but has never really had the money to be able to. I decided to treat her for her 70th birthday as it’s such a special occasion to the afternoon tea. From the price online I had quite high expectations and left there feeling really underwhelmed. I don’t think the quantity or quality was reflected in the price. I had what I thought was a hair in my sandwich, which a member of staff went to investigate. I then had another member of staff return to my table pulling and waving around this ‘hair’ that was in my sandwich. I was then told that it wasn’t a hair and it was in fact a fibre off the gold cake server. Either way in my opinion it was still a foreign body that I found in my food. We the had some extra sandwich’s but after seeing other tables have the same we then figured this wasn’t as a way of saying sorry for the inconvenience. We found the scones dry and the sponge cakes dry. However the staff were extremely tentative and polite. We will not return for afternoon tea at the grosvenor as we have had much better elsewhere for half the price.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea, good variety of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. The service was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Lovely afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings with excellent service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Monday, 26 November 2018

Beautiful cakes and sandwiches, personally we preferred the gentleman tea

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.

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