With all the excitement of this year’s Christmas season in Chester, you may need some inspiration for where to get your festive fill. Chester is renowned for its many great restaurants, and they are made even more special with yuletide menus. We thought we’d give you a few suggestions on where to find a great festive menu in Chester.

La Brasserie

The ever-stylish and innovative La Brasserie at The Chester Grosvenor is made all the more special this Christmas with their festive food. Until 23 December, you can feast on their 3-course festive menu, compiled carefully by La Brasserie’s award-winning chefs. What’s more, you can enjoy your festive menu with live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings to really get into the festive spirit. Find out more about festive dining at The Chester Grosvenor here

Palm Court

You have your pick of where to enjoy some festive fayre at the stunning Grosvenor Pulford Hotel and Spa. Both Palm Court and Nelson’s Bar are offering festive menus – perfect for getting together with friends and family this season. At Palm Court you can indulge in festive dishes like a twice-baked Blacksticks blue cheese soufflé, butter-roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and white chocolate and Bailey’s creme brûlée. And at Nelson’s Bar there’s favourites like sautéed button mushrooms in garlic and parsley butter, 12-hour braised and rolled sticky beef feather blade, and of course, some traditional Christmas pudding. Find out more about The Grosvenor Pulford’s festive dining here

Palm Court

The Oakfield at Chester Zoo

Now here’s some festive dining with a twist – surrounded by wildlife! The Oakfield at Chester Zoo is a contemporary British pub within the magnificent zoo itself. You can even enjoy your festive feast with views of the award-winning zoo gardens. Alongside the traditional favourites, you can enjoy a wide selection of small plates like salt and pepper calamari, innovative mains like the “zero bull” roast, and sumptuous desserts like the chocolate & raspberry torte with blush prosecco sorbet. There’s something for everyone with a great range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options as well. Find out more about Christmas at The Oakfoeld here


Why not try a continental twist on festive dining this year? At Côte they’re rolling out the festive specials with everything from cocktails to canapés. You can start with a festive cocktail like the Noël G&T then indulge in some French bistro-inspired dishes like wild mushroom and cognac pâté, turkey paupiette, and the extremely indulgent Mont Blanc. Available 23rd November - 30th December from 12pm, the festive menu is just £29.95 for three courses. Find out more here

Ring O’ Bells

Take a trip to the outskirts of Chester and you’ll be greatly rewarded. The Ring O’ Bells combines a warming pub atmosphere with fine wines, beers, cocktails and cutting-edge dining. This year the festivities return at The Ring O’ Bells in full force with a sparkling Christmas menu. There’s an exciting range of Christmas cocktails like the Christmas Pudding Martini and Winter Berry Fizz Gin, as well as some deeply warming and indulgent festive hot chocolates. Then there’s the Christmas party menu, which boasts some true classics alongside festive twists such as turkey meatballs with spiced tomato & cranberry sauce, plaice fillet with miso greens and sesame sweet potato prawn toasts, and chocolate orange torte with chocolate and sesame truffles. Find out more and book your Christmas dining at the Ring O’ Bells here


We’d be remiss not to mention Shrub. Nestled in the historic Rows, Shrub’s plant-based dishes are the talk of the town. With the winter fast upon us, Shrub’s winter menu is here with a great selection of winter warmers and plant-based perfection. With everything from gyoza and tofu tacos to red lentil Ragu and spiced dahl, this is a must-try option for your festive dining. With cocktails and even vegan bakes to boot, why not try plant-based this Christmas? Find out more here

Explore more of Christmas in Chester here


La Brasserie at The Chester Grosvenor
La Brasserie restaurant at The Chester Grosvenor

La Brasserie has been a firm favourite on Chester’s dining scene for over 20 years. 2018 sees a contemporary re-design, while still continuing to stand the test of time with the same impeccable service for which The Chester Grosvenor has been renowned for since 18

Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge
Palm Court Restaurant, Bar & Piano Lounge

Palm Court Restaurant Bar & Piano Lounge at the Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa is a unique and captivating dining venue offering exquisite British and European cuisine.

Chester Zoo
Animal Collection
Giraffes, Chester Zoo

A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.

Côte Brasserie
Côte Brasserie

In the heart of Chester, you’ll be transported to France when you visit Côte.

Ring O' Bells
Ring O' Bells pub at Cheshire combines high class food with the finest wines

The Ring O' Bells is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Christleton, only a stones throw from the city of Chester.


Shrub is a plant based eatery offering food, coffee, cocktails and more, located on The Rows in the heart of Chester.



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