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The Arkle Bar and Lounge

The Chester Grosvenor | Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LT, England
+44 1244 895618
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (25 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (67 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options
The Chester Grosvenor | Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here for drinks before dinner , the waiter cleared the table on our arrival and never came back for our drinks order , after a long wait I had to go to the bar myself . We came back after dinner as my wife...More

Thank Neil R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken as a birthday treat for afternoon tea.... I have recently begun eating a plant based diet and my friend phoned ahead to ask if they could cater for a vegan diet. They said yes so she booked...I was presented with cuncumber and...More

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today I experienced Afternoon tea at 4pm to celebrate my friends birthday. It was very expensive for what it was!! We were told we could not have anymore sandwiches they had been put away and the cakes we had left we were not asked if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend & I visited the Grosvenor this afternoon for Afternoon Tea. I enjoy an Afternoon Tea & have been to many venues, so was looking forward to my visit to the famous Grosvenor. After being hassled by the waiter, we opted for the Gentleman’s...More

Thank elliestylist82
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel in center of Chester. I will definitely be going back again Fantastic room and very clean. Hotel staff are really friendly Easy to find in the center of chester I would recommend to friends and family

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1  Thank derekbradshaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon tea booked but just after arriving my mum became ill so I had to take her up to her room. Staff not allowed to package up an afternoon tea for her to have later on in her room but still charged us! That’s because...More

6  Thank naomi o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A birthday treat for the lady in my life at no finer place than The Arkle Bar. The service was superb in palatial surroundings. We opted for the indulgent tea for two starting with Champagne and Strawberries and clotted cream. We mixed our sandwich selection...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 2 June 2018

We visited here on bank holiday Monday. We found the staff to be very helpful and attentive. The sandwiches were lovely and we were given more and also more scones. The cakes were also all lovely. We enjoyed the whole experience.

Thank Cassie R
Reviewed 13 May 2018

A couple of months ago I was given a voucher by my son & daughter in law for afternoon tea at this Hotel to celebrate my 70th birthday. I attended on Saturday 12th of May and I have to say that it was a disaster,...More

2  Thank Phil D
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We decided to surprise my mum for an afternoon tea here. My mum is allergic to gluten, but this was addressed when we booked over the phone. The sandwiches and cakes were delicious. It was all well presented! Mum had her own little display for...More

1  Thank redmel2017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Chester Grosvenor | Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 895618
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  • This restaurant is at The Chester Grosvenor
The Arkle Bar and Lounge is a luxuriously comfortable area of understated elegance and sophistication. Serving morning coffee, light lunches and traditional afternoon tea, it is also the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail.
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