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Chime Hartford

279 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1QL, England
+44 1606 872158
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (51 reviews)
“noodles” (8 reviews)
“beef” (22 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
279 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1QL, England
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1 - 10 of 647 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time we’ve been there, but personal recommendation was enough to give this place a try. The restaurant has a comfortable rustic feel, the staff were welcoming, and the food first rate. I enjoyed my mushroom starter, and followed it with a delicious seafood linguine....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PPguest
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou so much for writing this very complimentary review. We appreciate all feedback and will relay your lovely comments to the chefs and front of house staff...…. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for dinner and drinks on 23Dec and chose the Christmas dinner off the specials menu. Bad choice - burnt roast spuds, no pigs in blanket (despite being on the menu) and minimal veggies (mainly kale). Service was slow and they kept forgetting our orders...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank goodeater123
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for the review. All comments are valuable to us and we will relay all your feedback to the chefs and front of house staff. Apologies that you did not enjoy your dinner with us on that evening but we do hope you will try...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My first visit for food and I was not disappointed. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. The Chimes Famous Crispy Beef was amazing - I would definitely recommend. We will definitely be going backMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hadwin
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for taking the time to write this great review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and yes the crispy beef is one of our most popular dishes so we are very happy you recommend it! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food with lovely ambience and helpful staff. The bar serves a range of real ales, good wines and cocktails.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Cheshire9876
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou so much for the review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your dinner in Chime! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great staff and great cocktails! If I lived closer I’d be here more, lovely place to eat any meal or have a few drinks

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Bitonastick
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for this lovely review and we are so pleased you had a great experience in Chime! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited chimes twice over Xmas/new year period and on both occasions the greeting was really poor from the staff. They always state that they have booking for a table in an hour or two and that you would then need to leave.- not - 'nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank peawack_9
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou very much for your feedback. We apologise that you felt your experience from the service was poor on the occasions that you came to Chime. This is certainly not how we want our customers to feel and please be assured that we will relay...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.Have been to Chime a few times before, particularly liking the atmosphere and decor, and returned for breakfast. The restaurant was not busy and the staff were friendly and helpful. We ordered a sausage sandwich, poached eggs and eggs benedict.Our drinks came pretty quickly but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael A
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thankyou very much for the feedback which is always valuable to us. We apologise for the wait that you had for your food and I have relayed your comments to the staff and chefs that were working that day. We do hope that you will...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It took 30 mins to get our starter from ordering. Then another 45 mins for our main course. It wasn’t particularly busy but no-one was really looking after us. Even the dessert took 30 mins. The quality of the food and presentation was excellent. But...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for the review. We are pleased you found the food and presentation excellent but apologies for the service and the wait that you had. We have relayed your feedback to the waiting on staff and kitchen staff and we do hope you will come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2nd Xmas lunch here -- food fantastic , I had the salmon and then turkey -- hubby had pate and beef . We both had bead and butter pud -- need the recipe !! Great atmosphere and attentive staff -- look forward to next...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sha472017
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your feedback and we are so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas day lunch! We had many compliments on the bread and butter pudding so thankyou. We hope to see you in Chime again very soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A family get together on Boxing Day and it was superb! Food, drinks and service as always were brilliant and we are never disappointed! Atmosphere was lovely and staff were attentive and welcoming. I always recommend Chime to friends and family and they always have...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ArnoldCenarth
hannahjjones, Manager at Chime Hartford, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a lovely review! Many thanks. All feedback is valuable to us and we are extremely pleased you had a fantastic Boxing day. We look forward to seeing you in Chime again very soon!

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angelao20
23 October 2016|
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Response from hannahjjones | Property representative |
Hi Angela, apologies I have just noticed this question. Unfortunately we do not have any outside space, I wish we did. Chime is only a small restaurant and very food led and that is why we cannot allow dogs other than guide... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich CW8 1QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Northwich  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 872158
  • E-mail
Description
I suppose we should let you into the secret behind the etymology of Chime. Our brother-in-law would like you to believe it was a "never to be repeated feat of intellectual marketing genius"; we however need a bit more convincing! The name derives from the fact the building houses a Victorian fire bell which would have 'chimed' in days gone by - although we are hoping our chime portents a more positive future than that of the past. Our neighbour, the Red Lion Free House, housed Hartford's horse-drawn fire engine and the associated fire bell was positioned on our building - you'll notice that the bell has been restored to its former glory thanks to the Hartford Civic Society. Therefore here we are; via a combination of apparent 'genius' and a link to Hartford's civic history, the wine bar was christened 'Chime'.Topheader Rolling back history to October 2013 to that fear inducing day at the auction, the gavel fell and we were the proud owners of a building with an interesting history, superb potential, but that needed a lot of tender loving care. Having taken a deep gulp of wine - well we needed all the training we could get to call ourselves sommeliers - we set about bringing our dream into existence, engaging excellent tradesmen and with a huge amount of support and encouragement from the Hartford community the building you see was quickly created. A building that we hope reflects our vision of warmth and conviviality, and one that provides an environment in which you can create memories that you, your friends and family can recount in days to come.
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