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The Old Grocery

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$16 - US$69
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Its name gives a clue as to its previous life but this lovingly restored building has been a restaurant for a while – the owner first worked here back ...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
Sponsored by: The Old Grocery

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Gorgeous food
1. Gorgeous food
"Fabulous food and service again "
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2. Fantastic
2. Fantastic
"I cant tell you how good this restaurant is "
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3. It never disappoints
3. It never disappoints
"This place is excellent"
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We visited for the September, 5 course tasting menu, and enjoyed every course. Nice cosy restaurant. It was our first visit, but felt like most other diners were regulars (which is a good sign). The service was great, and we will definitely me returning for...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2020

Tonight’s 6 course tasting menu was sublime! Excellent value for money xx The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and the service and ambience are truly exceptional xx We have been to many Michelin starred restaurants and this is on par with the best! Rob is...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

This was a great meal after a day in the home office. We had the picanha steak for two which was excellent. This felt like a really interesting combination of South American, Japanese and British flavours and was delicious - not a morsel left on...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

Dined here on Wednesday 21st. Started with the appetiser of Artisan bread which was nice. Then had the sticky pork again nice. Then I had the lamb cutlets, this is where it started to go down bank. The cutlets were quite bland and a bit...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Four of us Visited Tuesday evening and had the three course menu which has a quite limited choice.Don’t let that put you off though as the quality and presentation was exceptional.Who would have thought dining this good could be found in Hawarden.All three courses were...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 29 November 2020 via mobile

Came here for the first time despite living only 10 mins away. What a great place!! It's small and cosy but tables are very spaced out, it's warm with good lighting which is important to me. The staff were all appropriately kitted out with masks...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020

Went for an early evening dinner. Been looking for something for something in Flintshire for sometime which is not the usual boring pub fayre and having seen the menu on-line thought that I would give this a try. It was excellent. No draught beer as...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

My fiancé and I came here on what should have been the day we embarked on our honeymoon, alas due to Covid that wasn’t possible so we decided to treat ourselves. We were not disappointed, one of the best meals we have ever had! Every...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

This was our first trip to a restaurant since March lockdowm and we made a great choice. The theme was 'Taste of the Pacific' with paired wines and focussed on the Western side. of the rim. As most of these countries are vegetarian the taster...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 5 October 2020 via mobile

Some of the best food we’ve had in a long time! We had the sharing main course and it was the best steak I’ve ever had. Love it here, staff are really friendly and the decor is lovely too.

Date of visit: October 2020
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I’m l don’t know sorry but I haven’t seen any dogs in there myself. The Glynne Arms in the village allow dogs in
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Yes, The Old Grocery is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Old Grocery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5