Having only been to Chester once before and having really struggled getting in anywhere on the night, this time I thought I'd check some reviews out and pre-book. The Shack sounded like our type of place-and it was, yay! Really liked the decor, contemporary but not in an intimidating, up-its-own-backside type of way. We went in at 6pm on a Thursday so it was a bit on the quiet side but we enjoyed the uninterrupted view of a war film being projected on to the wall. The food was just delicious. The tapas we had as starters were scrummy, the salad with the grilled halloumi was better than the average bit of rocket and balsamic, there was a delicious pistacchio drizzle on it that was very moreish. My partner had the maple chicken which he loved and I had the lamb and red onion lasagne-which was brilliant. My recurring complaint with restaurant lasagnes is that they are usually not generous enough with the cheese-definitely not the case, so much cheese and the portion size is more than I could handle by myself. I would recommend the artisan bread, never had anything quite like it and it came with a little pipette to drizzle balsamic oil on, which I thought was quite cute. The lady who served us was also lovely and didn't pester us which is always off putting but was on hand straight away to clear plates and replenish drinks. My only negative is I have a sweet tooth and I wasn't able to sample the desserts due to the amount of food I had already eaten!
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