Lunch Date | A Taste of Chester

Today, we are going on a mid week break, so for Sunday lunch we decided not to cook and start our holiday off properly by going out for dinner at the Abode in Chester. I’ve always wanted to go there, but we’ve never got round to it before, so I’ve been really looking forward to it!

After all the places we visited yesterday, I thought I would share them with you! They were all wonderful yet so different from each other, a real variety of styles if ever you were visiting Chester!

The Botanist

We began the afternoon by having cocktails in The Botanist with my parents where we listened to a musician playing the piano and singing. I think this will be on our list to visit again as whilst in there, we discovered it’s dog friendly in the bar area so Woopy could come with us next time!

We’ve been before for food too and it’s delicious there, serving a variety of favourite dishes and more unusual things too. A Tanqueray gin and tonic and Pornstar later, we walked through the city in the afternoon sun towards the Abode.

Brasserie Abode

We caught the lift to the 5th floor and were astounded when the doors opened, revealing a glass wall looking out across the city. We enjoyed a roast dinner with a bottle of Merlot and followed it up with a Creme Brulee as the sun began to set. The food was incredible and the staff couldn’t have been more polite or attentive to us.



Strolling back through town, we popped in to Oddfellows for one final drink in the quirky garden terrace. I’ve only been many years before for dinner in one of their more unusual rooms; they have furniture on the ceiling! It has a very relaxed atmosphere and an extensive outdoor seating area done in a vivid style.


Jaunty Goat

Our last stop took us to The Jaunty Goat; an independent coffee shop in the centre of town, conveniently located close to the taxi rank which we went to afterwards. The interior is very simple with white walls, wooden seating and vintage features such as treacle tins used for sugar pots.

Again, it has a very relaxed atmosphere with some industrial décor touches, perfect for relaxing with a hot drink and even a slice of one of their delicious cakes!



So now it’s time for us to hit the road! I hope you enjoyed this post and had a glimpse into Chester!



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