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Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

56 Eastgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom, CH1 1LT
Critics Review 19.5/20
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Tuesday to Saturday from 6.30pm
Last orders at 9.00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Minimum age restriction
  • Accommodation
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for

About Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor offers contemporary dining in an atmosphere of chic sophistication. The award winning restaurant has retained its Michelin star since 1990 and has four AA rosettes. The 2012 Sunday Times Top 100 restaurants in the UK listed Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor in 19th place and 2nd in the Northwest.

Each dish which features on the menu has been lovingly prepared by our dedicated team of Chef’s and the cellar is one of the most extensive in England with over 1000 bins from all over the world. With such a wide selection available, our resident Sommelier is on hand to assist with friendly advice and recommendations.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Dressed for Dining,Smart Casual,No Sport Shoes,No Football Colours
Price point: $ $ $ $
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Critics Review
Review by Manchester Confidential's Mark Garner
19.5/20
The food here is classic French with tickles, the tickles are only there to put a couple of fingers up to the new wave chemists. You would be happy taking dinner on a tray right there. The people serving you are outstanding. The wine list sets your hair on end. I mean, a 1964 Dom Perignon? This is Ian Fleming territory. Michael Broadbent scored the year with five stars. There are over 1000 ‘bins’. Arguably this is the best for miles and miles, representing a staggering £3m investment. Simon Radley has been chef for over eleven years with a couple of short breaks in between. He and Mark Bevan, the manager, run the place with passion, verve and a clarity of purpose that had Gordo in mind of some of the best chateaux in France in their heyday of the eighties.
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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

We enjoyed wonderful foods, drinks and atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 November 2017

excellent meal with excellent service

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Visited On Friday, 17 November 2017

Fantastic food,service and atmosphere

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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

outstanding!!

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Visited On Friday, 17 November 2017

The restaurant and hotel staff continue to deliver time and time again. Simply wonderful evening and thank you, keep up the great work..

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Visited On Friday, 17 November 2017

Exquisite - thank you very much for a very memorable evening

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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

What an amazing experience

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 November 2017

This was bought as a gift for us, we were rather reluctant to make use of it as we expected a very formal and rather snobby evening! We were very pleasantly surprised - extremely friendly staff and atmosphere, exchange of information and staff knowledge was excellent - we had a bit of banter too! Will do it again. Well done you all and thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Visited On Saturday, 11 November 2017

Very friendly service, relaxing and not too pretentious. Made to feel valued by all staff. Staff were also very knowledgeable about all dishes and wines

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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

The evening was excellent made all the more special by the attentiveness of all the staff especially the somelier.

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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

We had the taster menu which was delicious and beautifully presented. We left the choice of wine to the sommelier and were very glad we did as his choice perfect. All the staff were extremely pleasant and professional. We will definitely do this again. We felt cocooned and cossetted from the moment we walked through the front door.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

My wife and I had the tasting menu with the wine pairing. Whilst many of the dishes were very good, and the wine pairings were good, I had lead shot in my pheasant, which I pointed out to the waitress tending our table. Whilst she acknowledged it and she said she would inform Chef Radley, nothing more was said. Not what I expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Also my wife was ill after the meal. To be honest we've had better experiences in restaurants charging half the price.

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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

Lovely meal for special occasions

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Visited On Friday, 10 November 2017

The service got 2 stars only as after the meal we were asked to move for a coffee to the bar which was just horrible, cold, next door room and after spending nearly £300 we were just left there with no one around to ask for some more coffee etc... Very disappointed as the staff looked tired and not interested in what they do and for this sort of money Simon Ridley wouldn't even have proper professional waitress but using the same hotel's staff as their "helpers ". Really dissatisfied with the finish of the evening as I had to walk around to find someone to get my bill. Then while waiting for our car we had to listen to all the night shift instructions given to the cleaners as what they will be cleaning tonight etc. This is appalling as the security guy kept bossing the cleaners around while we just sat there in the reception. This was supposed to be a Michelin star service from start to finish but we've received the Very "cheap" copy of it. The heavy accent spoken English ( waiters) was often difficult to understand , Simon Radley please spent some money on proper training of your staff !!!! We have been to similar level restaurants quite a few times and We know that here we've received the cheap cheap version of Michelin service. Also, the 12% service charge is already included in the bill to make it awkward Not To Pay it. Well, if you expect some special experience in the bad way then this is the place to go to. Furthermore, the restaurant is just another hotel room next to the bar so nothing special there. The same waiters went to continue their shift to the hotel's caffee afterwards dragging their feet, just the same way we saw them in Simon's ... This is Not about the staff, they were trying their best, but it's about the restaurant's management trying to earn more money using the same "12 hour shift " hotel's personnel to do it all. Food is ok apart from the desert which was a mix of lots of sugar and chocolate with no taste so nowhere near the expected Michelin star level. Expensive and disappointingly Low level Birthday treat. :(((((

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Visited On Thursday, 09 November 2017

Food and service very good. Environment nice but a little old fashioned.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 November 2017

An amazing evening with exceptional food and drink. All of the staff worked as a team and seemed to be proud to be there. Would not hesitate to recommend this experience. The sommelier is worth a special mention.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 November 2017

The whole experience was great however the dining room would DEFINITELY benefit from "a little - not loud" background music.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 November 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful evening enjoying the eight course taster meal accompanied by matching wines.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 November 2017

Fabulous thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

Great dining experience with faultless service and great interaction from the team.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

As always, an excellent evening. Service was exceptional, the atmosphere was refined and special and the food was exquisite. We believe that Simon Radley's is the best restaurant in the North of England.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 November 2017

Myself and my partner found our experience absolutely faultless! The whole experience was unbelievable. The food, service, knowledge about each course from our waiters and the general atmosphere was unlike anything we've experienced before. We will definitely be treating ourselves to another visit in the future. Thank you to all who made our visit so special.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 November 2017

Derrick and Gethin were very attentive and informative. We had a great evening!

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