The 2016 Chester Races season is just around the corner and visitors to the city will be looking to make a day of it.

If you plan to stay in Chester and splash your winnings on something to eat, why not try some of our suggestions. But book early as tables get taken well in advance.


1539 Restaurant and Bar

You won't have far to walk to sample the cuisine on offer at the award-winning 1539 at Chester Racecourse. And of course you get a great view too. Packages available via the Chester Racecourse website.


Slow Boat Chinese restaurant Chester

The Slowboat on Frodsham Street is one of Chester's longest established Chinese restaurants, serving cuisine from South East Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.

Hundreds of customers rated The Slow Boat 'excellent' on Trip Advisor with one saying it had 'the best banquet I've ever had'.

Related story: Restaurant review: The Slowboat Chester

La Fattoria

La Fattoria is the fourth best Italian in Chester

A hugely popular choice for its authentic Italian cuisine, La Fattoria on Lower Bridge Street is well worth a visit.

Gate of India

Gate of India

If you fancy an Indian, this place on City Road is a firm favourite with curry fans in Chester.

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The Yard

Ettorino and Mario Sciarrillo from The Yard in Chester

The Yard on City Road hasn't even been open a year yet but is already making a good impression on Chester with its stylish food prepared by a chef who has previously worked for Gordon Ramsey. It was also awarded the bronze award for the Best Small Restaurant at this year's Chester Food and Drink Awards.

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Istanbul BBQ

Istanbul BBQ, Brook Street, Chester.
Istanbul BBQ, Brook Street, Chester.

An absolute must if you're a fan of Turkish cuisine. Expect a warm welcome, energetic buzz and delicious food.

Blackhouse Grill

The Blackhouse Grill

Who's for steak? Here you can choose from meat aged 28 days, fresh fish, shellfish, desserts and a varied cocktail menu.


Chester's Siam Thai and Teppanyaki restaurant

Siam, City Road's popular Thai and Teppanyaki eatery specialises in all kinds of Asian cuisine and you might get some entertainment from the chefs too.

Related: Restaurant review: Siam Thai & Teppanyaki

The Chester Grosvenor

The Chester Grosvenor

If you're feeling flush after the races, this is a good place to spend your pennies.

From the chic sophistication of Michelin starred Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor, the elegance of The Arkle Bar and Lounge to the relaxed Parisian style La Brasserie, there's a dining experience to suit all tastes and here.

Bar Lounge

Bar Lounge

Another ideally located spot for Chester Racecourse is Bar Lounge. You'll notice it from the pretty lights on the trees in the outside courtyard. They have a great selection of British pub favourites on the menu, plus ample wine and cocktails should you feel the need to carry on drinking.