Located in Hoole, just outside Chester, this contemporary bistro falls under the Elite Bistros empire of chef-turned-restaurateur, Gary Usher. Having trained at The Chester Grosvenor, Chapter One and Chez Bruce, Usher is a chef with a passion for getting things just so.
Classic French techniques – and mentor Simon Radley’s passion for citrus – are an influence while exposed brick and heavy oak tables smarten up the townhouse space.
Dishes could include charred salmon with ceviche, or braised featherblade with truffle and Parmesan chips. Desserts such as vanilla crème brulee or richly spiced coconut rice pudding with poached pineapple and sugared hazelnuts make romance somewhat inevitable. A healthy international wine list raises the bar further.
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