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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, 13 August 2018

Always an absolute pleasure to eat here

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

We ordered the gentleman afternoon tea and the traditional afternoon tea,we thought they would come on two stands but they came on one stand. The scones came later but the cakes where on the top trier.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Staff very attentive Food very nice Not suitable for groups - 3 tables of different sizes pushed together Given less items than groups of 2 - they were given the same size plate of food as our groups of 3

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Really friendly, helpful staff and an enjoyable couple of hours.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

A lovely afternoon's tea to celebrate a birthday.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We came to celebrate our daughters 30th birthday, upon hearing the reason for our visit, when the afternoon tea was brought to the table, one of the cakes had a chocolate Happy Birthday plaque and a candle in, it's these little touches that make the visits all the more memorable.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Coats not taken on arrival. No offer of refill on the hot drinks. Should be two of each cake. The cake should be sponge rather than mousse. Scones were doughy. When the hot drinks were brought, we had no idea which was the tea and which was hot water. Although the handles were covered with a serviette, they were still too hot to comfortably hold. I also did not need to be told how much the coffee pot was worth and to "be careful" with the lid. Not impressed.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

A most relaxing atmosphere for afternoon tea . Very attentive and pleasant staff and a delicious afternoon tea . This was my third visit to the Arkle Louge and i will definitely be going again.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

It is one of those treats that we like to on special occasions. Looking forward to the next time.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Absolutely love afternoon tea at the Grosvenor in Chester. I’ll be booking a Christmas treat for a few girlfriends soon x

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The staff were friendly and welcoming. Our table was ready on arrival. We had opted for the Indulgent Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea which started with a G&T. The food arrived with the drinks. The warm scones were served once we had finished our savouries and after more savouries had been offered. All the food was delicious. Tea was served after the G&Ts had been consumed. Throughout the staff were attentive but not intrusive making the whole experience delightful.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Lovely afternoon. Impeccable service by all the staff and wonderful food.Loved it,thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

What a treat! Beautiful food and excellent service. We both really enjoyed our afternoon tea and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The next time that we visit Chester we shall defiantly make a return visit.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Excellent afternoon tea served by friendly and attentive staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

3 stars for atmosphere. We were served afternoon tea in the drawing room as we had our baby with us. We understand the reasoning for this but we couldn’t help feeling a bit out of the way. The afternoon tea was delicious and special dietary requirements were catered for really well. The staff were extremely polite and attentive. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Having previously purchased afternoon tea for 2 as a gift which was presented as a gift voucher for my inlaws this time I reserved a table for champagne afternoon tea for 2 just as a booking for my mums birthday. On settling the bill I was shocked to see a £12 service charge had been automatically added taking the bill to over £100. On questioning the addition I was told it was discretionary but feeling embarrassed to say no I just paid the bill. Sadly I left feeling as though I had been robbed. This for me was already an expensive treat for me and my mum for her birthday. When I previously bought a gift voucher for my inlaws no such charge was made. I appreciate that you are served and we were served very attentivly, but I would expect that as a minimum at nearly £50 a head anyway. The food was good but not exceptional and I definitely left feeling like I should have spent my money on something better. If you have money to burn then maybe you won’t care, but I don’t and I did.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

Lovely food and drink with great service but 95 pounds even for a champagne afternoon tea is way over priced and honestly not worth it, we can say we have done it but will not do it again, i have to also say the staff were top class and thank you to them all x

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The gentleman’s afternoon tea is lovely and very different to anything else I’ve had. However, I would say the traditional afternoon tea is quite expensive for what it is, albeit still very nice.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

outstanding in every respect - a truly memorable experience

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Overall experience outstanding

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Excellent food selection for an afternoon tea and excellent service. Nothing was too much trouble. Ideal for a special treat.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

A fabulous experience with lovely attentive staff

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Fantastic service, Excellent food. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 August 2018

Lovely Afternoon Tea Friendly and Knowledgable Staff Amazing Value For Food Gorgeous Food/Drink

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Lovely staff made a fuss Of my 18 year old daughter who was celebrating her birthday. Very special occasion she lovely the candle and chocolate birthday sign

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