Authentic new Turkish Kitchen and Bazaar with a stunning outside space up on Wateragte Street Row
Brand new to Chester and a very welcome newcomer to the city’s fast-growing food and drink scene is Turkish Kitchen and Bazaar, Pars Kahve. This is something very special and of superb quality, and I was intrigued to learn more about the name. Owner Adem explained that Pars is a Turkish name for a tiger, leopard or panther (which you can see in their gorgeous branding and signage), and Kahve means quite simply a bustling street café in Istanbul.
This is such a lovely new city centre eatery, located on Watergate Street Row right next to The Cross, and what I especially love is the gorgeous alfresco-seating with cosy blankets and fairy lights, the perfect space to enjoy a pit-stop and a super-tasty bite to eat. The menu is authentic and mouth-watering, with the most delicious Turkish dishes including Simit Toast, Borek savoury pastries with feta and herbs, Stuffed peppers with tangy tomato sauce, Mixed mezze plates with halloumi, sucuk, houmous, borek and olives – and so much more.
Adem runs Pars Kahve with wife Holly, and Holly’s mum, who makes the most beautiful cakes just waiting to be savoured with a cup of traditional Turkish coffee or tea. They really are divine!
And that’s not all! In true Turkish-style, this fabulous café doubles up as a beautiful bazaar selling traditional textiles and homeware – making it the perfect place to stop, shop and enjoy something fabulous to eat and drink up on the unique Chester rows.