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The Secret Garden

20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 245454
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb” (9 reviews)
“scones” (4 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (13 reviews)
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20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We can't afford to STAY at Oddfellows - well, just the once - but we like to EAT there when we visit Chester. (And incidentally, we've never had a bad meal or experience.) We're just back from a 5th or 6th good meal. Good food,...More

Thank cheshiredave
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a must to go into Sally's shop and see her amazing array of stuff to sell and also you can chill out at the back of the shop, where you can sit alfresco and sip a cuppa tea of coffee.

Thank Carol E
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate here as part of our stay at the hotel. The restaurant is located in a glass building that falls within the court yard and is surrounded by the garden bar. We managed three courses each (I had a little help)...More

1  Thank Gilliwoods
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This really is a secret garden at the back of Oddfellows. Several booths and open plan tables in a man made garden. My friends and I went on a weekday and there was a very reasonable set menu. Two or three courses. We all had...More

Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Got there and were seated on a high table even though we had a young child with us. Waited for a while for menus in which nothing was explained to us when we got them.They bought proscecco over and didn't give us a choice of...More

4  Thank Charlene R
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I did enjoy this restaurant, we went for afternoon tea here as part of a hen party. We did enjoy the food it was lovely. The scones were to die for, just thought it was overpriced for what it was. We were served by two...More

2  Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We ate here the first Saturday in July during a celebration trip to Chester. Our party of eight ordered starters and main courses. Some were tastier than others. The Chef does seem to know how to cook fish properly though as the dish I ordered...More

1  Thank Louise N
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We were a guest at the hotel and booked a meal in the restaurant. The service was great and the menu was really very original. It was great to find unusual things in the menu that you have not tried previously. The ambiance was nice...More

Thank The_Cheshireset133
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The food was gorgeous and the cocktails were fab! There was a set menu and an A La Carte menu... food was sampled from both and they were exceptional

Thank lafarrand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Me and my friend went here for cocktails and sat in the secret garden. Cocktail was lovely and the waitress was friendly and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
7:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England (Formerly The Garden by Simon Radley)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 245454
  • E-mail
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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