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54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
+44 1244 353070
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Chester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Architect it`s a great place for lunch and dinners. They serve traditional pub food of very high quality. Also the selection of drinks are good and of very high standard. We went here for lunch. It was very busy, but we did get a seat. It might be a good idea to call in to reserve just to be... More 

Thank TrulsDahl
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pub is a mid range pub with a wide selection of moderately priced beverages to suit all tastes. A perfect pre race pint!

Thank JurgenT
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A group of 5 ladies met up here as it was a halfway point. I've been to all the other pub/ restaurants in the group before, but tis was my first time here. It was as lovely as the others (better, in fact, than the Cross Foxes) We had lovely food, served by attentitive staff. It's a winning formula.

Thank Chatterbox999
Hagerstown, Maryland
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320 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Traditional old English pub. Great cask ale selection. Plenty of seating ranging from pub to family to formal to a large outdoor area. Wild boar burger very good. Fish and chips looked outstanding.

Thank DeavBBQ
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here this Sunday 23rd as me and the wife were staying in Chester and had seen this stunning looking building a few times we thought we'd give a go. Took time to get a table as it was busy and we hadn't booked which is our fault to some degree. Had a drink while waiting good choice of beer... More 

Thank hcgh
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was extremely busy due to the warm weather and a bike sale and we had to wait 40 minutes for our meals. However when they arrived they were well presented and tasty. The restaurant is an excellent location overlooking the race course with lovely gardens no wonder it was busy.

Thank Elizabeth T
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154 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a long Friday afternoon here with 4 other friends. We were having a school reunion so drinking first then eating. Staff were excellent. One of our group was a wheelchair user but there was absolutely no problem in having his needs met. All the waiting staff were faultlessly polite and attentive. The food was also very good value. Good... More 

Thank LondonDavidS
Chester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for a meal late afternoon with my family - food & service were ok but very disappointed with the lack of choice on the menu for small children. The staff didn't seem very experienced. Heard lots of good reports but wouldn't rush back here - especially with my young grandchildren - definitely a place that prefers to cater for... More 

Thank cariadcal
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely place. Great surroundings, staff were excellent. The food wasn't cheap but of very good value for the quality and a classic you get what you pay for and the portions were actually surprisingly large. Would definitely recommend and go again

Thank Carly H
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here recently and have to commend the location and food. Although it is very close to the centre of Chester it is opposite the race course and if it there was racing one would be able to watch from the pub. There is seating outside which would be lovely to use on a warm sunny day. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Nicholas Street, Chester CH1 2NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 353070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?