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Family Friendly Chester Restaurant Reviews, Plus Review of Pubs, Cafes, Takeaways and Delis in Chester Cheshire

Where to eat with kids in Chester, Cheshire!

Chester, the ancient county town of Cheshire. Although it is a magnet for tourists, the restaurants, cafes and pubs in the town offer some of the best food around, and many are not that expensive.

Given the large number of eateries in the city, there seems to be quite a lot of competition, with good offers and set meals available in many all day long. Here are the best ones we have found together with our kids. Just click on the name to see full review details...

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Belgian Restaurants in Chester

Moules a Go Go - - Nice modern restaurant specialising in mussels, just like you get in Belgium, in a big pan with a bowl of continental fries and mayonaise on the side. So if you've become addicted to Moules Frites in Oostende or Koksijde, given them a go, and bring back some memories. Very kid friendly, and a good menu for kids, although like many other establishments, even though the main menu changes seasonally, the kids menu is fairly static.

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Cafes in Chester

Cafe Trio - - From the outside Cafe Trio looks like a normal cafe. However, if you take a look at the menu you'll see that in addition to the usual fare such as toasties, all day breakfasts and jacket potatoes it also offers a great range of Thai food. As there are many good eateries in Chester we had not got round to trying the Trio until we received an email from a Jessicas Juice reader (Thanks Andy), tipping us off that the Thai cuisine at the Trio is excellent and that it is operated by a family of Thai origin. This prompted a visit which took us by total surprise and which was well worthwhile.

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Chinese Restaurants in Chester

Summer Palace - A historic Chinese restaurant on Foregate Street!

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Eastern Restaurants in Chester

Praslin - Modern Eastern Cuisine!

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French Restaurants in Chester

Francs - - A great French restaurant, slightly off the beaten track. It offers good value set meals and a slightly unusual selection of food for the kids. Well worth a visit although booking ahead is essential most of the time, plus let them know if you need a high chair.

Chez Jules - - A very busy French restaurant, near the Odeon Cinema and Bus Station in Chester. Great food with their 2 course lunch menu at only 6.90 offering a daily changing selection of good food. They do allow kids, although they do not have a specific kids menu.

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Hotel Restaurants in Chester

Rowton Hall - is a large hotel just south of Chester. We ere recommended to visit it's restaurant by a friend and are so glad we did. We had one of the best meals we've had and in lovely surroundings with exceptional service to boot.

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Indian Restaurants in Chester

Shere Khan - Modern Indian Food in the heart of Roman Chester!

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Italian Restaurants in Chester

Sergios - - A great classic Italian restaurant with lovely food for all the family. It's right in the centre of town, near the Cathedral, but as it's down a short lane make sure you don't miss it. The staff are very friendly both with adults and kids in an honest way which unlike some places does not make you feel sick! If you've kids love pasta, get them a starter portion, it's plenty (even for adults)!

Zizzi - - A modern Italian restaurant near the City walls, which is a bit flash!

Dinos - Underground Italian Favourites!

Pastarazzi - - A very up-market Italian eatery, with prices to match! Note for parents of young kids, no baby chairs!

Est Est Est - - A 'chain' Italian restaurant, which in our opinion is better than their branch in the Albert Dock (bit to dark for our liking)! Their pizzas are big and usually good quality, and their kids meals include a DIY pizza option which most kids love although at nearly six quid it ain't that cheap!

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Mediteranean Restaurants in Chester

Ego - - A nice restaurant near Francs which offers a good range of southern European themed dishes, with a good value lunch menu which main fault is that it does not change often enough! Great for kids, and kids can have any pasta dish or starter as their meal which is very good if you want your kids to eat proper food and not sausages and chips!

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Mexican Restaurants in Chester

Fiesta Havana - - Although Jessica's Juice specialising in places to eat for the whole family, we have recently visited Fiesta Havana in Chester and had a great, good value lunchtime meal! The sight problem is, that on ther Fiesta Havana website it states that their restaurants are over 18s only. As we did not have the kids with us this time, we're not sure whether this rule applies to all day or just evenings, so be warned.

That said the food was great...

Dos Americas - - A small Mexican restaurant on the Rows in Chester which to our dismay does not open at lunchtimes during the week (WHY WE ASK)! We've been there many times and had great meals, but it's a shame that you just can't pop in when you're in Chester shopping during the week! Nonetheless it offers a great Beat The Clock menu and Lunchtime menu at weekends which enable you to sample their specialties at a great price!

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Pub Restaurants in Chester

Duttons - A JW Lees food pub down a back alley in Chester!

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Spanish Restaurants in Chester

La Tasca - Tapas and Paella in an Unusual Setting!

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Swedish Restaurants in Chester

Aquavit - - One of the best restaurants in Chester, and with a 5.95 great value 3 course lunch menu, it's always a favourite when you want cracking food at a great price. This bargain lunch menu is slightly unusual as there is only 1 option every day, but it's always fantastic both in quality and value terms!

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Disclaimer : As with everything food related, taste and preference is a matter of personal opinion. As such all the reviews on this guide simply represent the views of the writer in respect of their actual visits and are based upon their personal likes and dislikes. Please do not take any criticisms as personal to the establishment concerned, nor consider a glowing review to be a guarantee that you will also like the eatery, things obviously change over time and even from day to day, and meal to meal.

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