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The Arkle Bar and Lounge

56 Eastgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom, CH1 1LT
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Opening Information

Monday to Thursday
Open for morning coffee from 11.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 4.00pm

Friday
Open for morning coffee from 11.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 5.00pm

Saturday
Open for morning coffee and brunch from 9.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 5.00pm

Sunday
Open for morning coffee and brunch from 9.30am
Lunch Noon - 2.30pm
Afternoon Tea Noon - 4.00pm

Open daily for cocktails and pre-dinner drinks except on a Sunday and Monday.

Facilities
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Business Lunch

About The Arkle Bar and Lounge

The Arkle Bar and Lounge is a luxuriously comfortable area of understated elegance and sophistication. Serving morning coffee, light lunches and traditional afternoon tea, it is also the perfect place for a pre-dinner cocktail and is stocked with interesting malts, vintage ports and a wide range of liqueurs.

Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Thursday 12.00-16.30 and Friday to Sunday 12.00-16.00

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 22 October 2017

What a wonderful place, the service is excellent and the food is lovely.makes you feel happy!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 October 2017

Fabulous afternoon, celebrating forthcoming wedding of my niece. Staff were superb and really looked after us. Food was delicious and beautifully presented.A really memorable occasion. The reason have not given 5 stars for value for money is that prefer to tip as see fit, rather than have 12% service charge added, without notification to bill.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 October 2017

All the staff were extremely attentive very pleasant and professional I will certainly be returning in the very near future.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The people looking after our table were exemplary. They went the extra mile; cheerful, adept and courteous.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Relaxed setting for a yummy adult treat any time you fancy

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Rather limited and predictable sandwich selection. Not enough jam for the scones. Skimpy selection of cakes. All in all I was disappointed with the range, quality and volume of food provided. Tea choice was not great and we had to ask for the pot to be refreshed. I thought it a bit cheeky to both add a 12% service charge and leave space on the credit card slip for 'gratuity'

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Lovely experience and all the staff were really attentive and friendly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 October 2017

We had a fantastic afternoon tea celebrating my daughters 18th. The service and atmosphere was wonderful we would visit again for a special occasion.

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Visited On Monday, 16 October 2017

Enjoyable experience with lovely cakes and sandwiches. Prosecco and strawberries a nice touch.

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Visited On Friday, 13 October 2017

Danielle and Sylwia treated us very well. With regard to the food, the gentlemans afternoon tea once included a small basket of chips which enhanced the pleasure, I would lobby for this to be reincluded.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

We were booked for 1.00pm, seated very quickly and staff member explained the menu and that we could upgrade the package, which was good. The area was busy with tables being used for afternoon tea, but the bar area was also very busy, area was very cramped and noisy for about 10 mins, due to numbers of people queuing for drinks, I think there was a wedding party have drinks before they left the hotel. once everyone had been served the bar area became nice and quite again. food lovely, service good, nothing too much trouble for the staff, would recommend this to anyone.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

A fantastic treat in lovely surroundings. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff made the whole experience very special

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

The experience was disappointing there was a wedding party at the hotel which spilled over into the Arkle Bar. This completely took over the bar and from where I was sitting, on the edge of the bar area, I was constantly being knocked by these guests moving to and fro at the bar. The Manager on duty did the best he could in very difficult circumstances and we personally acknowledged the efforts he had made to minimise the disruption. Unfortunately, despite his efforts, what should have been a pleasant experience turned out to be little better than sitting in a below average, crowded, noisy public house, and was certainly a poor representation of the Grosvenor "offer". The ratings, therefore, reflect this experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

A superb experience, celebrating a Ruby Wedding anniversary!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Iit was a lovely experience for myself and friend who were both celebrating are 50th birthdays

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Wonderful afternoon tea as always. Look forward to coming again

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 October 2017

The service I received was utterly disgraceful and I am waiting for the hotel manager to call me back following my phonecall yesterday requesting to make a formal complaint.

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Visited On Tuesday, 10 October 2017

As always -great.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

We loved our afternoon tea experience at the Arkle Bar and Lounge . We were made to feel very welcome and the staff and customer service was excellent

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Visited On Monday, 09 October 2017

An absolutely perfect way for my mother and I to celebrate my marathon finish. A really good afternoon tea experience. Food and drink was excellent and the service friendly, attentive and courteous. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

The Sandwiches were Awful when they had filling in them. The Tea n Scones were the best. Had afternoon Tea all over the World. We expected better. It was My 50th Birthday so I paid for my Family to join me. They came from afar...wasn't worth the Trip for the money. Its good job I have had a fab Birthday Anyway

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Visited On Monday, 09 October 2017

Thank you so much for making our Anniversary so special when we stayed with you and also enjoyed afternoon tea. Both the hotel and The Arkle Bar and Lounge can not be faulted, I have already recommended you to many friends and will definitely be staying with you and partaking of afternoon tea in the future

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

From the welcome at the front door to leaving the hotel, the service and experience were first class.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

The best venue in Chester for afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 October 2017

The staff were so polite and attentive. Made us feel really welcome. The food was delicious - It was a thoroughly lovely experience.

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