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“Great birthday dinner”
Review of The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
Ranked #213 of 553 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: British, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Restaurant at Oddfellows is set in Oddfellows Hall on Chester's Lower Bridge Street, a renovated 17th century Georgian manor house turned chic. Oddfellows comprises of various bars and restaurants, eightenn hotel rooms and a gorgeous walled garden filled for al fresco dining. Serving lunch, informal afternoon tea and dinner every day. Oddfellows' super-chic Champagne Bar is ideal for stylish pre/post dinner drinks.
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“Great birthday dinner”
Reviewed 6 December 2009

I had my birthday dinner last night in the restaurant at Oddfellows in Chester - the one that looks out on to the courtyard at the back. The chef is called Richard Phillips and from the quality of yesterday's meal he clearly knows what he is doing.
I has a blackberry and elderflower Bellini as an aperitif - delicious. To start with I has seard rare beef with a blue cheese garnish but I think my husband slightly edged it with a squash risotto with scallops. Mains were sea bass with chorizo and a crackly belly of pork. The three timess cooked fat chips were fantastic. The portions are not gargantuan so room for dessert _ caramelised pear tarte and sticky toffee pudding - beautifully souffled so as not to stodge.
Chester is full of horrid restaurants you would only visit once. However this food is outstanding. The bar in front of the restaurant is very lively so ask for a table close to the window. Service was friendly.

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“Decadent restaurant & cocktail bar on first floor, great food, fantastic exclusive boutique hotel. Only downside...”
Reviewed 30 January 2009

Decadent restaurant & cocktail bar on first floor, great food, fantastic exclusive boutique hotel. Only downside... feeling of too many staff milling about

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