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Cafe, British, Diner, International
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the most amazing breakfast of poached eggs avocado and the most Devine roasted tomatoes. I was blown away by the flavours. I will be back

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a last minute decision made by my husband after he had been to hospital for a check up. He said he fancied an all day breakfast. Chocks Away is a place we have called in so many times when passing by since it...opened, we have taken family to eat there and my husband’s favourite is the all day breakfast. Today is the first time he didn’t enjoy it. We always have a mug of tea and ask for it to come when the food is ready. My husband ordered the food and came to sit down to wait what we thought would be about 10 minutes. Within a couple of minutes of sitting down a young lad came with mugs of tea. We explained we usually had it when the food is delivered - he replied it is ready. He came back immediately with the breakfasts. The toast on both our plates was soggy and the meal looked as though it had been standing rather than freshly cooked. The tinned tomatoes on my slimmers breakfast were almost overflowing off the plate and the bacon had the fat on it despite the menu saying fat free and the plates were just warm. We were tucked away in the far side of the cafe so couldn’t catch the eye of staff. Since we had been up very early for an 8.30 hospital appointment we were hungry and had we complained we would have had to have waited longer to eat The young lad who served us came to the table to ask had we finished the ‘food’ despite my husband having the knife and fork in his hands about to eat another mouthful. He took my empty plate and mug away despite my husband still eating and disappeared before we could say anything to him about how disappointed we were. We always leave a tip at the counter before we leave. Today we didn’t and decided that today would be the last time we visited there. We have only ever had cause to comment on the food on one occasion when we both had pies with half cooked pastry apart from that no complaints until this morning.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 6 May 2024

Had an amazing afternoon tea for my birthday. My daughter is coeliac and they catered for her too. Substituting things she couldn’t have. Brought cakes home as too much to eat there

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

They have excellent chips and garlic bread and a good view of both the runway and the beluga hangar. Although it did seem that half the tables there were reserved but with no one using them the whole time we were there.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 April 2024 via mobile

Decided to make s journey and make this my dinner stop on the way so glad I did I was welcomed and shown to my table you get plenty of choices on the menu but I decided to go for the Roast Lamb Dinner ans...I was disappointed all you get plenty of tasty lamb lovely fresh vegetables ans some very nice roast potatoes as well with plenty of yummy gravy on top of the yorkshire pudding overall it's one of the best I've had 10/10, I still had room for dessert and you get plenty of choice here I fancied a hot pudding but they didn't do them so I had a nice piece of Victoria Sponge was very nice finished the meal of greatly, its a great place to view the airfield and plenty of play area foe the kids if you have some overall excellent I will be back again on one of my journeys, thank youMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 29 March 2024 via mobile

We love it here, we had the Caesar salad, tomato and pepper soup and the all day breakfast. Very good, lovely helpful staff! And even got a beluga plane to take home, cheers!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

We came here for the wake following my Mother's funeral as it was one of her favourite places. She often came brought her grandchildren here and also came for brekkie. We had the Red Arrows room which was just perfect for our family. Tracey handled...our booking and looked after us, even putting out framed pictures of Mum that we had brought the day before. The staff were really good, friendly and nothing too much trouble. We chose afternoon tea as Mum loved it, the food was delicious, the portions very generous and my son said the egg mayo sandwiches were the best he'd ever had. I highly recommend Chocks Away. Thank you to Tracey and the team.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

We booked a table for afternoon tea and we had not been here before. It was obviously popular and a member of staff walked down the line checking if people had booked and took them straight to their table. Others were seated as fast whilst...we awaited our food. There are huge windows facing the runway and flying school which was lovely to look at whilst we were there. The food was served quite promptly. The afternoon tea was excellent with optional smoked salmon, chicken/prawn mayonnaise, ham etc, fresh scones clotted cream and jam and a lovely selection of cakes. We naturally watched as other meals were served and we could not believe the size of the portions and how delicious they and the home made ? chips looked. Other customers looked very happy with their meals too. Toasties were bulging with contents as were the burgers. The standard of service was excellent and friendly, in fact very enthusiastic and quite unique. It was lovely watching the small planes take off and land, with the added bonus of watching the beluga taxi and take off over our building. We will definitely go there again soon and highly recommend Chocks AwayMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Great value, wide menu and friendly service. Very interesting view over the Broughton runway - even if you don’t see take offs and landings of anything from Cessnas to Belugas, you still see a lot of pretty sky. Went there with teen and granny and...we all enjoyed it. I had the Christmas parsnip soup, granny had ham & cheese toastie and teen had a humongous plate of chicken & mushroom pie, chips, baked beans, peas and its own gravy boat. We shared fully loaded Sharing Nachos and a plate of chips. Hot chocolate, huge glass of orange juice and a big coffee. Only £37. Far too much food for the 3 of us and we wrapped up some to take home for the dog. But we ate all the chips as they were darn good chips! I’d highly recommend trying this place even if you only get drinks and a Sharing plate, but really you should come here with a healthy appetite ready for a relaxing hour or so looking over the airfield. Oh, and it has an outdoor playground too, that you can supervise from indoors whilst enjoying your coffee!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

This place is hands down one of THE BEST venues in the Cheshire / Flintshire area. Amazing value for money, delicious food, charming staff… it’s clear a lot of love has gone into this place. We truly hope this absolute gem of a place stays...the way it is. Also if you like planes (from an aviation fan) you must come by default….More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2023 via mobile

We had a big order and the team were so on the ball and efficient. Really friendly too. Delicious food!!I highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023 via mobile

We booked a table as we expected it to be busy as it was Half Term. We got there and the lady asked if we booked to which I said yes and was told to sit anywhere. We sat near the window on a table...of 4 and there was 3 of us. Every table had reserved on it. I was ordering food and the lady who told me to sit anywhere went over to my wife and asked her to move as someone else needed that table. We were moved in to the other area near the kitchen which was cramped. I went to the counter to order a drink and there was only 2 people at the table. As we left there was only 3 people at the table. We got moved for no reason at all. The food was basic and nothing to rave home about. We were charged extra for the Nacho’s as they charged us for a sharing platter even though I just asked for nachos and we ordered to more meals so not sure where the sharing bit came into it and we were never asked if we wanted it as a sharing. I asked for no beans on the XL Breakfast and it came with beansMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023

Met with family members who had never visited this venue before. The food, size of well cooked portions and friendly service was brilliant. Everyone was impressed with the views of the air traffic passing the windows on the runway. Good all round visit..

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

I seriously don't understand how this place gets good reviews. It's like a cafeteria you have to queue to be allocated a table and queue again to order food. Our food was poor. An undercooked jacket potato with fairly dry tuna mayo and a rubbery...sausage roll with pastry I couldn't cut with a knife served with chips and beans that were ok. I would not recommend. The highlight of the visit was seeing a Beluga take off!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023

Spot on Breakfast, Clean, tidy good value, Good choice of food and a good view of the air port. Hope to go again Mark, Sam, Seren.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hey! We recommend booking on a weekend, you can do this over the phone on 01244 539205, or direct message us on our Facebook page Chocks Away Diner, there is no entrance charges :)
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Good evening. We allow dogs on our outdoor area only, and must be kept on leads. Thank you.
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Chocks Away Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5