Since its launch just 10 months ago, The Chef’s Table has certainly surprised and delighted its guests for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Hidden away in an almost secret location in Music Hall Passage, Chester, they strive to offer the best seasonal dining experience in the North West.

Owners Liam McKay and Tom Hughes opened the artisan eaterie back in April 2014 and have never looked back, especially as they have just been awarded third place in the entire country of Top 100 Best Restaurants 2014 with National restaurant guide OpenTable.

The day-to-day management is taken care of by Katie-Anne McLachlan who ensures that everyone in the business delivers an award-winning guest experience.

This acclaimed list is based on more than 340,000 reviews written by OpenTable diners this year, and features some of the best places to eat in the UK right now. In fact, The Chef’s Table has beaten some of the UK’s finest restaurants including The Fat Duck from Heston Blumenthal, Fera at Claridges and Hibiscus London to name but a few.

Inside The Chef's Table
 

The ‘chef’ part of this dynamic relationship is Liam McKay who has worked his way up through the ranks from the Chester Grosvenor, to the uber-popular Joseph Benjamin and onto the equally celebrated Upstairs at the Grill, before joining forces with seasoned Chester operator Tom Hughes and right hand girl Katie.

Together they have delivered a unique dining experience to a broad yet discerning clientele in Chester and much further afield, as their reputation now dictates.

Local food partners are very important to the concept and are constantly monitored for the very best quality.

Liam is completely influenced by the fresh local produce available that day and changes the menus weekly with exciting dishes to capture the taste of the season.

An added touch to their small restaurant is that the kitchen is completely open, allowing guests to interact with the chefs and watch their food being cooked.

A spokesperson said: “The Chef’s Table is totally unique; not only do they serve beautiful dishes, great wines at very good prices and a selection of contemporary cocktails and craft beers, they also sell pre-loved cookery books too and in keeping with their ‘keep it local’ ethos, the walls are adorned with original artwork from superb local artists.

“For this gorgeous little restaurant to have been voted third best in the country after only 10 months of trading is an amazing achievement, but maybe not so much of a surprise after a visit.”