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The Yard

26 City Road, Chester CH1 3AE, England
+44 1244 325199
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
26 City Road, Chester CH1 3AE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great family meal at The Yard. Staff were great, very attentive and talked through the menus. Nothing was too much trouble. Food was absolutely gorgeous and good portion sizes. Not your typical Italian restaurant, with a great selection of food. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CazSMold
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining here last night for my birthday. Felt very welcome the staff are really friendly and accomodating. Had the hash brown with black pudding and plum sauce starter which was very tasty followed by an equally tasty lam Ragu tagliatelle with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen2471
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you next time. Try the lemon next

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of visiting this place a few times now, both for dinner and for lunch. Each time better than the last. Lovely little family-run restaurant, with a warm atmosphere and friendly service. On our most recent visit, I had a steak from the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jack S
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing next.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food and staff! Would definitely recommend to anyone if they are looking for quality food in Chester! 10/10!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thomas M
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing was good about the experience. I can try and lie about how great it was but it wasn’t. ......More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank thereviewertc
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

After my response has been removed due to I don’t have a clue why circumstances. I guess all I can say is FAKE NEWS. I hope your next review of a restaurant you utterly disliked, you’ll go into more detail of what you had and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed every aspect of our meal. Delicious food,nice ambience,good service. We all enjoyed our starters and mains. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LindsayR406
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of 9 booked in for 7:30pm. Arrived on time and seated straight away, room almost triangular in shape but used space well, looked full! Menus presented and drinks order taken quickly. Specials on sheet of paper at end of room, wrong angle to read...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GeoffW44
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing us a review. We take every positive and negative into account and strive to make our diners experience better. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in the Premier Inn next door and decided to take a chance as it was a cold night & we didn’t want to go too far. We weren’t disappointed - we had the 2 course set menu with a bottle of house wine for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Soobie2401
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We thank you for choosing to dine with us. We hope your next visit to chester you’ll come see us again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten here before we were disappointed on our latest visit, it was the food if anything that made it a memorable visit for the wrong reasons. Started with the Hash Brown Farcito which was bland and tasteless. Mrs W had the chicken liver pate...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MarkW8107
ettorinos, Manager at The Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologise about the food not being up to scratch this time arrive, hopefully you just caught us on a bad day and your next experience will be back up there with the first. We hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? We got married on 17.11.2018 and found this quirky place on Google and thought, why not? Let's see if they can do it!! Booked for 40 people to have our wedding breakfast here. The planning was flawless! They kept in contact...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Douglas L
24 February 2018|
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Response from Chiantibeatle | Reviewed this property |
It's quite small - you'd be taking over the place, but I've no doubt they could arrange this with plenty of notice.
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Response from pflipp24 | Reviewed this property |
if the hallmark inn is the queen hotel (I'm almost 100% certain it is) it's about a 1 minute walk.
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Response from Tardibig | Reviewed this property |
Can be difficult to park, however loads of on street available free after 6pm, so you just have to drive around the area to nab one! Maybe best up near the station. If not their is an actual pay car park along the road from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 City Road, Chester CH1 3AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 325199
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Description
The Yard is a family owned and run Modern Italian Restaurant in the centre of Chester. Brand new for 2015, The Yard combines both style and substance, with food prepared by our head chef, who has previously worked for Gordon Ramsey. We're looking forward to welcoming you.
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