WLGT Presents: The Great Big Chester Brunch Guide


So we’re hitting you right up with your exclusive guide on the hottest spots in Chester serving brunch, delicious breakfasts and even places offering a bottomless option for those wishing to make more a day of it …

Featuring pancakes piled-high, premier league breakfasts and glamorous prosecco brunches with ALL of the trimmings – there’s something for everyone in here!

So make the most of this gorgeous weather and dive right in to discover exactly where you need to visit over the coming weeks for the Best Brunch in Chester!

Duttons, Godstall Lane

Located on Godstall Lane in Chester city centre, Duttons is a beautiful restaurant and bar hidden away in one of the many little side streets within the walls. They’ve a gorgeous selection of breakfast and brunch items served from 9.30am every day – including their famous ‘Duttons Full English’ as well as a vegan breakfast and lots more to choose from!

See the menu and book here

The Chesterfields, Bridge Trafford

A welcoming converted barn – with a stunning outdoor space overlooking the rolling green fields of the Cheshire countryside  – is the ultimate picturesque location to enjoy a beautiful brunch with loved ones. The Chesterfields Country Bar & Restaurant offer a delectable brunch menu every day between 11am and 12pm!

Whether you opt for the ‘Skinny English’ or a ‘Mammoth Muncher’ – one thing is for sure, you will not be disappointed.

Find out more and book here

Hickorys Smokehouse, Chester River Front

Famous for their Deep-South American menu and smokehouse interior and exterior vibes, Hickorys restaurant and bar is located at the Chester River Front. Known to be a staple location for families and foodies across the city and beyond!

They’ve a fabulous selection of brunch items to choose from, slightly different to the usual items you may have day-to-day. They offer pancake stacks, chicken fried waffles, all American breakfasts and much more between the hours of 11am and 2pm.

We’d highly recommend you giving it a try – it truly is a treat!

Book here

The Old Dukes, Bell Tower Walk

Chesters very own bold and sassy two-floored sports bar, located right next to the Cathedral in Chester City Centre. Sports fans were delighted when this one-of-a-kind venue opened relatively recently, and we can see why! Be it watching a game, or challenging friends to one of your own on one of their many indoor sports games (darts, pool etc) – there’s lots to discover – and their menu isn’t any different!

Offering a fantastic selection of brunch items including waffles, steak and eggs, cowboys breakfasts and much more, you should certainly add this one onto your list of places to visit for the perfect brunch.

Find out more here

The Suburbs, Hoole

A staple to the Hoole food and drink scene, the Suburbs are very well known throughout the Chester community for their fantastic food and drink and welcoming vibes from the moment you step through the door. Kingdom and his team have perfected the art of brunching, offering dishes on their own or the option to add bottomless prosecco or cocktails for 90 minutes to one of their brunch dishes for a total cost of £30!

Book here

Hanky Panky Pancakes, Commonhall Street

This beautiful family-ran independent restaurant is located on Commonhall Street in the City Centre. Serving up the fluffiest pancakes inside the walls, you simply cannot pass up on the chance to visit this little hidden gem. They’ve a stunning breakfast pancake menu, from chocolate toppings to lots of fruit – you decide how you’d like it! Delicious!

Book here

Izakaya Lounge, Pepper Street (starts this Sunday 20th June)

Newly opened this week, step into the chic Izakaya Lounge located on Pepper Street, Chesters most luxurious pan-Asian inspired dining experience. Izakaya Lounge brings forth the expansive flavours and elegance of Pan-Asian cuisine through a mix of small and large plate social dining experience. With a modern, stylish feel Izakaya Lounge will transport you from the streets of Chester into a world full of flavour backed by an extensively researched cocktail and drinks menu, designed to elevate your social dining experience.

They are offering a host of brunches, including the Izakaya Lounge Bottomless Brunch every Saturday between 12pm and 4pm with a 2-hour seating. Choose from either bottomless Prosecco, Peroni or Asahi Bottles or the Izakaya signature cocktail and a selection of Asian inspired sharing platters along with entertainment from their in-house DJ.

They’ve also teamed up with well-known local DJ’s Geddes + Gioia to bring us the Izakaya x Cartel Brunch every Sunday. Offering the same as their Saturday brunch but with added entertainment from the guys themselves throughout your booking – Good Vibes Guaranteed!

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Olive Tree Brasserie, Watergate Street

Greek Mediterranean bar and restaurant Olive Tree Brasserie is a must-visit for anyone wishing to explore somewhere new in the city centre. Their gorgeous interior instantly transports you across the water as soon as you step into the venue, and the food only adds to the all-around perfectly Greek vibe.

They offer a beautiful brunch/lunch menu that’s on offer Monday to Saturday every week between 11am and 4pm. Featuring classic dishes such as Eggs Royale and Eggs Benedict, as well as some in-house specials such as their watermelon and feta salad!

You can book by calling them on: 01244 956643 or by emailing: chester@olivetreebrasserie.co.uk

More info here 

Rowton Poplars Kitchen + Bar, Rowton

Located in Cheshire’s idyllic countryside in the heart of Rowton, the Rowton Poplars Kitchen and Bar (with rooms!) is an absolutely stunning place to visit for brunch. They’ve got a gorgeous outdoor seating area, featuring Wigwams and Bubble barns should you wish to shade from the sun!

They offer lots of gorgeous brunch items every Monday to Saturday between 8am and 2pm, the menu includes Smoked Salmon and Scrambled eggs, Smashed Avocados and some delicious breakfast baps.

You can book with them by calling them on: 01244 335 901

Find out more here

The Hollies Farm Shop, Little Budworth

The Hollies Farm Shop, located in Little Budworth in Tarporley, is a wonderful family-ran business that’s been growing for over 60 years. Featuring an unbeatable deli, bakery, butchery, farm shop and café offering food and drinks for both takeaway and dining in their stunning new alfresco dining area! There’s lots to explore and endless foodie bits for you to feast your eyes upon.

They offer their brunch menu up until 12pm every day, and you can treat yourself to a smoked salmon bagel or dive into one of their yummy granola and Greek yoghurt pots!

Book with them by calling: 01829 760414.

Find out more here

The Ship Inn, Handbridge

Located just over in Handbridge, with home cooked food and quality Cask ales, The Ship Inn is a family friendly inn that has everything a traditional English pub should have.

Their charming pub, restaurant and private dining room are all perfectly situated with views overlooking the idyllic River Dee. These spaces make for the perfect spots to work your way through their impressive food and drink menus!

The Ship offer a gorgeous traditional breakfast menu, comprising of dishes such as a Full English, Eggs Benedict and Breakfast Sandwiches!

Find out more here

Opera Grill, Pepper Street 

Well known for their infamous Gospel Sunday’s, Opera Grill are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to City Centre events and really putting on a good show! Geddes and Gioia are making their long-awaited return with their bottomless brunches, and tickets are already in high demand.

Taking place on Saturday 17th July and Saturday 7th August, tickets will cost £50pp and include: Bottomless Food & Drinks for 2 hours, an extra 2 hours at your table, an afternoon of non-stop entertainment from DJ duo Geddes and Gioia themselves from 12 – 4pm!

Sitting times include 12pm, 12.15pm, 12.30pm or 12.45pm, to book, contact: sam.dhaliwal@therestaurantbarandgrill.com.

Find out more here

Assembly Bar, Chester – NEW ENTRY! 

On Friday, I was lucky enough to be invited by James at Assembly Bar to preview their brand new Brunch menu – and I can confirm, its superb! There are some real highlights here – the ‘Chester Sausage’ from David Johnson Quality Meats in Chester Market is amazing – and indeed all of the ingredients (apart from the n’duja sausage) come from the market – ensuring ZERO FOOD MILES for Assembly. Bravo guys! This is great quality, delicious and beautifully presented. The coffee from Iron & Fire in Oswestry is also fabulous!

No need to book, just rock up and enjoy!

Find out more about Assembly Bar here

The Emporium Deli 

This place is off the chart! Created by that very clever couple who own Michelin recommended The Old Grocery in Hawarden, they have taken an unassuming space in Westminster Park and turned into something quite magical! The Emporium Deli is much more than an artisan food and drink emporium – as they also have seats to serve local foodies some amazing dishes using that glorious in-house produce – and the really good news is that Brunch is on the menu Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am til 3pm and Sundays from 10am. Choose from mouthwatering plates such as Brown butter waffles (I’ve got my eye on the Crispy confit chicken, fried duck egg, hollandaise, mustard maple syrup), Baked eggs (the Sautéed mushrooms with spinach and truffle oil sounds heavenly) plus Granola bowls, Breakfast plates, Deli boards, bowls and Melted cheese dishes which all sound epic.

Find out more here

Guide written & published by Emma Rae

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