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The Blue Bell 1494

65 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
+44 1244 401014
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (132 reviews)
“pigs cheek” (12 reviews)
“churros” (11 reviews)
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International, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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65 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic meal we had here. Ordered 7 different dishes and each one was beautiful in its own right! Service was fine even though they were busy. Will definitely be returning soon

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jackwhit207
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first visit to Blue Bell and we were impressed with the staff, their great recommendations and excellent servuce, and, of course, the delicious food. We highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Camille3959
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the food and setting of this restaurant but was quite upset by the service on my last visit. We were a group of 7 and needed to pay the bill separately, which I appreciate is a bit of a faff for the server,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rachelbY7229QW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Lovely staff. Really good tapas in an old world pub setting. Try the pigs cheeks and the gambas!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank G1643PHstevenh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time I've been here and will definitely be returning, great service, hanging kebab perfectly cooked with some seriously chunky fresh chips followed by marshmallow and strawberry hanging kebab with hot chocolate sauce....... delicious 😋

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Likesfood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a fantastic meal at the blue bell! The tapas is incredible. Our faves were the crispy chicken wings and the goats cheese mousse! Service was swift and great all the way through. The house Prosecco is lovely and my husband was pleased to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KirstyA337
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere.. downstairs much nicer than upstairs for eating. Food is average at best. Certainly nothing special. Staff are great and really attentive. I feel this place is well overpriced hence the low Mark.. I've had better and cheaper tapas in many other places. Overall...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We went late afternoon as I’m pregnant and can’t eat late. We ordered a selection of tapas and it came quickly. Amongst our dishes were the Gambas, hummus, lamb cutlets, paprika chicken and halloumi - the flavours were incredible, the salsa served with the halloumi...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LisaAndSteveUk
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great meal, with fantastic choices and a good range of vegetarian and meat dishes. A good choice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank craighD6826JZ
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Well. Have known and been fascinated by this place forever. Last time I was here, admittedly a few years ago, it was a posh restaurant and you could still go down to the basement to eat. The Blue Bell's official establishment date is 1494, as...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maggie_NHam
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Response from 529iant | Reviewed this property |
Theres a multi storey carpark near by, it's not too expensive either...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 401014
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