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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 Saturday, 08 December 2018

Fabulous afternoon tea, the staff were incredibly helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Nice enough, but really not worth the money.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Attentive staff but food average

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

We enjoyed our afternoon tea immensely. The surroundings were nicely luxurious without being overpowering. The staff were lovely. We were surprised how full we were after what didn't look like a lot of food. It was nice to not feel rushed and to have time to just sit and chat. All in all a really lovely pre-Christmas treat.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

The food was amazing. The staff were fantastic , they really looked after us, which made our experience even more enjoyable.. Thanks to all the staff who served us on the day. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

We had the indulgent afternoon tea, my word it really was Excellent . The food was plentiful and delicious. Worth every penny.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

This was our third visit to the Arkle Bar and Lounge for another amazing afternoon tea, as always it was a perfect treat, the food the service and atmosphere are all incredible and make us feel so special, thankyou again to all the team that keep putting on this amazing treat

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

The staff were amazing and the quality was superb

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

My Nan has always wanted to eat in the grosvenor but has never really had the money to be able to. I decided to treat her for her 70th birthday as it’s such a special occasion to the afternoon tea. From the price online I had quite high expectations and left there feeling really underwhelmed. I don’t think the quantity or quality was reflected in the price. I had what I thought was a hair in my sandwich, which a member of staff went to investigate. I then had another member of staff return to my table pulling and waving around this ‘hair’ that was in my sandwich. I was then told that it wasn’t a hair and it was in fact a fibre off the gold cake server. Either way in my opinion it was still a foreign body that I found in my food. We the had some extra sandwich’s but after seeing other tables have the same we then figured this wasn’t as a way of saying sorry for the inconvenience. We found the scones dry and the sponge cakes dry. However the staff were extremely tentative and polite. We will not return for afternoon tea at the grosvenor as we have had much better elsewhere for half the price.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea, good variety of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. The service was excellent.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Lovely afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings with excellent service.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

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Visited On Monday, 26 November 2018

Beautiful cakes and sandwiches, personally we preferred the gentleman tea

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

I didn’t like the fact the service charge was added on and the staff wasn’t happy when I asked if I could add my own tip.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Staff all very polite and attentive. Gluten free afternoon tea was available (and delicious). Lovely decor and atmosphere. Birthday celebration for my sister and she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

On arrival found staff not very welcoming. We arrived a few mins prior to our booking and we told to wait at bar as table not yet available. Bar area very crapped and asked to move at least 3 times but no where actually to move to. This just spoilt the ambience of a special occasion. However when shown to table the team did understand I had a back problem and moved us to more suitable seating. Sandwiches and cakes were excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

As always a wonderful experience at the Grosvenor. A real treat. Love the atmosphere and attentive staff. A perfect afternoon. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

I felt that the room was very cold and this was mentioned but it didn’t change, we didnt need air conditioning in November! Also I felt that the senior staff memebers were very well trained and good at their jobs however some of the more junior members didn’t know the menu very well and forgot drinks etc. My other comment was that as a 5 star hotel I would expect to eee a real Christmas tree in the establishment. I used to live in London and I often visit and stay in 5 star hotels which if you are wanting to maintain the same level of then they would never have such crappy decorations. I do think that needs to be reviewed. That isn’t a huge spectacle to come and visit! The Connaught or claridges wouldn’t have such lack lustre displays!

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

We are always impressed with the quality of food and level of service at the Grosvenor. This visit was no exception.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

Took my mum for a chritmas treat - afternoon tea. The service and food were amazing. The christmas decorations were a bonus. Def come again!😁

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Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

A delightful experience - staff friendly and attentive food delicious and a bit special.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

We had a very enjoyable afternoon tea. The staff were very pleasant and courteous and couldn`t do enough for us. The food was excellent and as it was our Golden Wedding we were given a glass of champagne which was much appreciated.

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Afternoon tea lived up to expectations

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

Very disappointing and very poor value for money. Definitely a rip off !!!

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