Masterchef Champion Simon Wood brings to Chester his third restaurant. Showcasing fine-dining, blind tasting menus, set menu's and an exquisite A'la carte. WOOD Chester is the second site to showcase Simon's fine-dining menu, set in the relaxed neighbourhood hotel, Hotel Indigo Chester.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Outdoor Seating
- Full Bar
- Free WiFi
- Event Space
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Children's Menu available
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Business Lunch
- Baby Chairs
About WOOD Chester
An un-intimidating fine dining restaurant, set in an open plan, relaxed environment. With contemporary, cosy booths, a sunny terrace, and our hidden away private dining room, The Retreat, you can enjoy all and any occasion to dine with us at WOOD Chester.
Great food with the Christmas menu the cottage pie starter was an interesting and tasty surprise. Overall would highly recommend.
A lot of money for nothing special. We've been to Wood Manchester 5 or 6 times and love it. Chester was a bit of a disappointment! It doesn't have the same feel or fine dining experience. We will stick to Manchester.
Excellent food and service. Disappointing atmosphere in restaurant, booked as a special birthday meal but felt like eating in a cafe, very small table and uncomfortable seating, very close to other diners as small tables very close together. No attention was given to celebrating a special birthday as I did tell the hotel when booked.
Superb experience - fabulous food.
Food excellent. Service scored lowered due to poor experience from a particular employee. It was resolved, but only when we asked to speak with the manager. Not what I would expect at this level of restaurant.
A delightful meal. Lovely place, with entertaining open kitchen. Accomplished, exciting cooking. Appetising menu that was hard to select from for all 3 courses, so we had 4. Great wine list, sensibly-priced, too. Our waiter Lewis was charming and very helpful indeed, as were all the staff we met. Sadly, atmos slightly marred by deafeningly loud 4-top of woollyback new-money in the corner. Another table had to tell them off. We will return, definitely. A fabulous evening.
It was our first visit and, definitely won't be our last. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Lovely evening, attentive but not intrusive staff, made us very welcome. Special mention for the cottage pie starter, gorgeous. Value for money, given the quality of food and service. Looking forward to returning soon.
An incredible dining experience- beautiful food in gorgeous surroundings. The only reason I gave it a 4/5 for atmosphere is because it was so quiet on a Friday lunchtime. Local people & visitors need to flock to Wood to experience it.
We had a fabulous meal with lovely service.
It was a very nice discovery : service and dinner were at the top. I really think that you are almost ready to get one star in the Michelin Guide ! Congratulations and thanks.
Loved Sunday lunch. Our third trip in ten days. Really lovely. Brought our children this time and they loved it too. Pleased the children eat off the same menu with smaller portions and a smaller price. Advertising this would take the stress out of booking with small people. Brilliant as always though
Nice food, really good service. Only issue is music is a touch loud. Have fed this back previously, and staff said it was a common complaint, but doesn’t seem to be listened to.
The atmosphere score is only low because we were almost the only people in the restaurant. Staff were lovely, food and wine were excellent.
The best place to eat in Chester. How they do what they do for the price is beyond me. Completely gorgeous from beginning to end.
Food by Simon is very tasty. We enjoyed the food. Flavourful and very well presented. The experience, however, was dampened by it being very cold with a draught. The most disappointing thing was that I had mentioned whilst booking that it was my husband’s birthday that day. Nothing was done to mark it a special event. We are very used to eating at fine dining restaurants where a special event is always made even more special by little things. These small things enhance the experience for the customers.
A slow evening, went to bar 15 minutes to get a drink , food below expectations , steak 50/50 fat /meat , for a birthday celebration, would not go back
Great food - particularly the cottage pie! Drinks a little slow in arriving - after the bread and canapés. Apart from that service excellent. Great food and dining room but perhaps a little expensive when you compare to other stand out restaurants in town (Joseph Benjamin, Upstairs and Chefs Table)
Lovely meal and attentive service. Really enjoyed the food. Drinks are overpriced - really no need for the mark up they have based on the wine / beer on offer.
we were expecting a bit more refinement from the food, a couple more elements to each dish given the pricing structure, so it was a bit of a disappointment. Fish dish was the best although skin was not crispy. The staff were great, attentive and engaging. probably wouldn't come again.
Superb food and informed service at reasonable prices in a hotel restaurant on the edge of town may be a little unexpected but it’s well worth checking out.
I think your fixed price menu offers fantastic value, but find your a la carte pricing to be very high.
we had a very enjoyable sunday dinner quiet and amiable, the only downside was being charged £5 for a bottle of still water, if we'd known we'd have just ordered tap....
Loved it, but did think the wine was expensive, wont put us off returning