Monday – Tuesday
12 noon – 8 pm (Food served up to 7.30 pm)
Wednesday – Saturday
11 am – Late (Food served up to 9pm)
12pm – Late (Food served up to 8pm subject to availability)
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Croes Howell Restaurant Bar and Grill
We are surrounded by some of the county’s finest producers, which is why our menu is based on fresh, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The Croes Howell is set on the border of the Cheshire Countryside, offering beautiful views during the day and a relaxing atmosphere at night, and is within easy reach of Chester and Wrexham.
I booked the Croes Howell for a Leaving Party for my colleagues and we had a fantastic night! The atmosphere was buzzing, the food was delicious and the staff were welcoming and helpful. Could not recommend more and will be booking again!!! Thank you to you all!
Nice food. Not much choice of desert, how about a cheesboard
We came as a party of 12 to celebrate two birthdays. We had been before for lunch on a week day a few months earlier as a party of 3 and as it had been so fantastic we decided to book again. Sadly though, for a number of reasons, it was no where near as good. Initially the staff were very accommodating, even whilst there they tried to be but to me there was too few staff working for how busy it was. There were very long delays between courses. The drinks were incredibly expensive, virtually £5 for a pint of San Miguel. One of the party had the fish dish which was incredible he said, the majority of the party had roasts but all had minimal vegetables and the roast potatoes were hard and the whole meal tasteless. The two members of the party whose birthdays it was had the worst food sadly. I had pre-ordered macaroni cheese for my vegetarian daughter and it came on it's own with nothing else, no garnish, no veg, garlic bread, nothing. The worst thing was though that it was burnt. There were black bits in it and it reeked of being burnt. She couldn't eat it. No member of staff came over to apologise after I had explained why she hadn't eaten it to the waitress, no-one offered her anything else to eat or say we wouldn't have to pay. We had to refuse ourselves to pay for it. The other member of the party whose birthday it was, my elderly mother-in-law, had ham and chips with egg. She actually had to leave the ham as it was hard and she couldn't chew it. The chips we agreed were certainly not as nice as before either. Better cutlery would be advantageous as well. We had a lot of meat dishes yet the knives were not for meat, they were so blunt. We all struggled. The setting of the restaurant is stunning and we do know it can produce excellent food, it was such a shame though that it wasn't on the day we went. Maybe, if the restaurant knows it's going to be busy as it would have done, it should have thought more of staff levels, in the kitchen and waiting on. We paid A LOT of money that day, it would have been nice to have felt it was worth it.
Very good service and good food choice
The only thing I would suggest is more vegetarian options on the menu rather than too many rice dishes, the service was excellent and the food was lovely
I was disappointed there was no vegan option as a starter and none for dessert although I assume the sorbet probably was. Luckily I am not a strict vegan so as it was a special occasion I decided to have the lemon meringue tart but was a little disappointed when it arrived as I was expecting the more traditional lemon meringue tart with the soft topping that I used to love. I think a better description of your dessert would be a lemon tart with a meringue crumb. I also felt that the vegan main of stuffed sweet potato a little overpriced for what it was compared to other things on the menu, and I found it a little too salty and a bit small in portion size. The other two in the party did enjoy their meals though and the service was good.
Our first visit, rather disappointing. 2 of the 4 of us had mussels as a starter, only 10 mussels between us, 4 of which were closed. We did mention this and nothing was said at the time or later!! The other 2 said their mains were poor!
Nice food, lovely staff. No complaints!
make sure the cutlery is clean, otherwise as usual food & service very good
Lovely lunch, and beuatiful setting. See you again soon. Thank you Sandra Forkin
Lovely food Had haddock & chips Was amazing Mushy peas to die for Attentive friendly staff
Serving a party of 10 is not an easy thing, however, your team managed to serve us all with our respective meals, mostly from the a La Carte menu, simultaneously which doesn’t always happen in other venues. Our meals were served well, looked appealing and tasted great. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.
The food quality and presentation is even better than the dishes sound on paper!
Excellent service and food as always. Would highly recommend to anyone
Lovely lunch. Good value with Gourmet Society card.
A lovely evening with friends & the food choices were great. I felt that the vegetarian/vegan meal I had was rather pricey compared to the traditional meat and fish dishes my friends had.
A few in our booking had pork chop and complained it was to tough and even with a steak knife couldn’t cut it very well, and the chocolate brownies were a bit over cooked otherwise everything was amazing and the rest of the food was perfect. We had a great time and will definitely be back x
Been several times before. Always enjoyed it. Most times we had the special menu from Fri eve to Sat Night. This was great. My wife and I tried it before my mother -in-laws 89th birthday. Fantastic. The family were there and had a great time. Night great success. My wife and I following this night came a few time as the special weekend menu was fab. HOWEVER, BUT, tonight which was to be a happy celebration of my father in laws 85th birthday was an absolute disaster. Simplify, before explanation. 1. not enough staff,on the evening for the amount of people. 2. They did not listen to what was requested. 3. They did not know what was on the menu?? This in itself is disgraceful.. Tonight I asked for an 8oz Fillet steak Medium or medium to rare. ...... BUT my first steak arrived over well done. ... MY SECOND steak arrived more well done . I returned this as well. Even the staff agreed that it was not medium. I ordered a different meal this time but was told it would be 20 to 25 minutes so I cancelled this meal. ................... I had booked this evening as a special night for my father -in-laws 85th birthday. It was a disaster. I don't know what had changed so much in about six weeks. But it will be a very long time before we will come again. .......................................... I have never seen a manager of the night so distraught and upset as I have this evening. She had no where to turn to .This evening, She was in such a horrible position NO PERSON SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN. If you care for your staff then make sure you support therm fully. Tonight you ruined a special 85th birthday meal. I can't forgive this as he cannot get this back. We cannot get this back. I did not have a meal in the end. because of time and the lack of staff trying to serve so many people. Let alone the 12 I saw leave to go somewhere else after they saw the menu. WHAT has changed??? YOU had a fantastic WINNING formula but somehow in 3 weeks have screwed it all up. ..... In my view you need to have a reality check and know who and what your clientele are.
A nice evening out with great service and good food.
I recently arranged a table for my Mum's 50th and we all had a fabulous time. All of the staff were so helpful prior to us attending and on the night. They made everything to special for my mum and the food was delicious! Thank you so much :) Would definitely recommend and can't wait to go back.
Good food. Very good value with %0% off deal. An enjoyable evening
Lovely catch up with friends in beautiful surroundings. Our dessert order was forgotten but this didn’t matter a bit, as the lovely waitress came and explained, full of apologies and offering to take said desserts off the bill due to the delay. Her customer service was excellent, really connecting with us and going the extra mile. Food was delicious, little problems encountered were charmingly deflected with a wonderful sense of humour. Can’t wait to come again!
As always another stunning meal, and staff are always nice and freindly worth every penny and tip
Lovely meal, great service and beautiful setting. We will definitely be back!