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“Tasting Menu”

Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor
Ranked #23 of 622 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Experience 'Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor', our award-winning restaurant named after renowned Executive Chef, Simon Radley. The restaurant has held a prestigious Michelin star since 1990, in good company beside 4 AA Rosettes, an AA Notable Wine List Award, recommendations in the Waitrose Good Food Guide and recognition as 'Best Hotel Restaurant' at the European Hospitality Awards. Explore dishes prepared by Simon and his team and discover wines from around the world with the knowledge of our Head Sommelier, Derek. Derek keeps track of over 700 bins held within our private dining room 'The Riedel Cellar'.
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening from the attentive staff and superb attention to even the smallest of details make this a pleasurable way to spend an evening the food is superb even to the point of eating something you never thought you would but realise how fantastic it tastes

Would love to return soon

Had the eight course taster menu with the wine flight

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Visited with my wife for dinner, had the full tasting menu plus wine flight, food was of a good standard (as expected) with a couple of top class dishes in there. Service was very accomplished throughout also.

One niggle for me, I really feel like a restaurant of this standard and with this emphasis on service should be pouring the wine flight at the table (from the bottle), just adds so much more to the experience. I appreciate that makes it a lot harder to give every customer exactly the same amount of wine, but does that really matter? Just found it a bit jarring to have the wine pre-measured and brought over in a carafe before being poured rather than being poured directly from the bottle at the table (plus I'm pretty sure everyone who takes a wine flight likes to see the label which I didn't get to see for any of the wines).

Overall though, we enjoyed our evening, would have no problem going back.

Date of visit: May 2018
3  Thank Astuteboy
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The experience both service and food was superb from beginning to end. Although we went to the a la carte rather than the tasting with all the extras it was more like a 7 course meal. I thought it was excellent value. The staff were the best, their love of food came across, the description of the bread table and the cheese table. They have the balance right of ensuring everyone feels special without being pretentious. The food was also excellent, a taste sensation. I will definitely be visiting again.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is slightly tucked away in the Grosvenor hotel, but it is worth the effort to find. The Michelin star is well deserved, with three or perhaps four entremets. More importantly my duck ragout with Pedro Jimenez brioche was outstanding, my turbot good and the strawberry and sweet pea pudding inspired. Add to this unstuffy but fulsome service (they let me watch champions league final on my phone) and you have a winning combination. I think the restaurant works very well for its main local constituency, but it also fits the Michelin definition - worthy of a detour. Enjoy.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Having taken my partner out for a meal as a birthday treat, resulting in a bill amounting to over £300 I was extremely disappointed to be treated in such a discriminatory way. The waiter preferentially offered the wine tasting to my partner without even acknowledging my presence. To me, this was extremely presumptuous and indicated that he assumed that my partner was more knowledgeable about the wine and was probably footing the bill, which was not the case. This set a bad tone for our experience over all. By offering the wine tasting explicitly to the male at the table and not ackownledging me nor offering it to me to taste, and then following up with serving him before me was sexist, to be direct.
Old fashioned customs such as these have no place in a restraurant today and does not demonstrate equality. Based on this I would not unfortunately visit again - despite the wonderful food - nor recommend a visit to a female friend.

Date of visit: May 2018
10  Thank LeilaA265
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