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Restaurant review - Bar Lounge, Chester

PUBLISHED: 11:10 29 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:10 29 July 2016

Bar Lounge, Chester (photo credit: Jason Wilcock)

Bar Lounge, Chester (photo credit: Jason Wilcock)

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Venue

Bar Lounge oozes city centre chic. It’s a destination for food as well as delicious cocktails or after-work drinks. There’s a lovely sun terrace (which is heated for chilly nights) where you can drink and dine until late.

Menu

A ‘Great British Menu’ is how Bar Lounge advertises its food offering. From bites and boards through to main courses and special section for burgers, there’s plenty of choice. We went for the sharing board as our starter, where you could choose three out of the 16 plates on offer for £12. The Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg was a sure-fire choice, and really was the standout dish on the board. It was a nice change to have fish instead of pork and the egg inside was still runny. Buttermilk Fried Chicken Nuggets and Red Pepper Hummus with Home Baked Flat Bread completed the starter. For main course, I decided on the Steak, Brisket and Guinness Pie with whipped King Edward Potatoes (£12.50) and a side of Creamed Spinach (£3.50) which was deliciously indulgent. A huge slice of pie, it was crammed full of tender meat and gravy. My partner opted for the 16oz Honey Glazed Ham Hock (£13.50), which was served with roasted new potatoes and creamy herb sauce. This dish, which was beautifully glazed and cooked, could have easily sufficed as a meal for two. Too full for dessert, we happily sat outside in the sun and finished our drinks.

Service

Friendly but could have been more attentive.

Cost

The above with a bottle of prosecco came to £66.50

Rebekka O’Grady

Bar Lounge, 75 Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LB

Tel: 01244 327394 www.barlounge.co.uk

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