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 Friday, 08 March 2019

Had an absolutely wonderful visit for afternoon tea. The four of us were spoilt and pampered by the amazing staff. From walking in, we were made to feel most welcome. The food selection was superb and more than enough for four people. Thank you to the staff for a really great day.

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

I was a little disappointed with this visit to the Arkle Bar. I took my niece for afternoon tea to celebrate her 18th birthday. We had the 4pm sitting. Apparently the chef leaves at 4.30pm so when I asked for a last sandwich we couldn’t have one as chef had gone home. If I had been told in advance that chef left at 4pm I would have made sure I asked earlier. I also thought that there should have been a more generous first helping of sandwiches for the price paid. The scones were also tiny and you only had two each. All in all, a bit mean with the food although it all tasted lovely and looked good- particularly the pastries. My niece, however, was given a little box of scones and jam to take home as compensation. The service was very good and would have been given five star if I had been told in advance what time the chef left.

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Visited On Monday, 11 March 2019

Just amazing. A lovely experience, great service and will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 March 2019

We had a lovely afternoon tea. There were several options available. The food, beverages and service were all excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

A lovely afternoon tea. From the moment we arrived until we left, we were made to feel very welcome. Service was excellent but not at all intrusive. Food was beautifully presented and served on delicate china in a relaxed setting. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 08 March 2019

I booked the afternoon tea as a surprise birthday treat for my wife on a weekend in away in Chester. The whole experience was fabulous. All the staff were very attentive, and the food and tea sublime. Only one issue, the good lady wife now has a taste for it.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

Excellent service and the quality was perfect . It was such a special celebration and it was nice all the staff knew and congratulated my daughter .

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Visited On Thursday, 07 March 2019

All the staff are excellent and most attentive on all my visits to the Arkle Bar and Lounge, but I would like to make a special mention of Sophie who always looks after me (and any friend I might be with in the Arkle Bar and Lounge ) so well. She is welcoming and smiling to every customer and nothing is ever too much trouble for her.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

A pleasure to enjoy a delicious and unusual meal in a beautiful setting. A reminder of days gone by.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Everything about our stay was superb but both the afternoon yea and breakfast were made extra special by Sophie who is a HUGE asset to the hotl.. friendly and charming and helpful beyond her call of duty... a return visit would be a great idea just to be served by her again and she is a huge asset to you

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Excellent food and service. Staff were very friendly and helpful they made our visit perfect. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 March 2019

Excellent afternoon tea and very attentive service

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Great service, nothing was too much trouble

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Just a wonderful place to spend with friends for afternoon tea!

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Brilliant

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

The fresh strawberries with the clotted cream were tasteless and out of season. I asked the waitress to point this out to the chef whose response was that early in the season strawberries lack flavour, but he could offer me some blackberries. Why, do establishments persist in offering out of season food? As I pointed out use English strawberries, picked in season, freeze them and then just lightly poach them until you have a compote. The smell and taste is that of an English Summer's Day. A 5 Star establishment should be offering 5 star food. The clotted cream was so cold and stiff that it was difficult to eat. The lady opposite upturned hers in her attempt to get it out of the bowl. Please try harder.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Only issue was had to ask for clean cup the times. Everything else superb. Doubt you'll find better outside London

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Lovely occasion. Cakes were especially good.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

We did not receive e-mail changing our time until we arrived home. We would have preferred to be sitting by a table and not on the settee. However, this did not spoil our time at the Grosvenor.

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

we had a lovely time . The food was so nice plenty to eat and the service was great . A very special afternoon tea we sat and relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Excellent and elegant

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Visited On Tuesday, 26 February 2019

My favourite afternoon tea. I keep returning as it is a very special place to me.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

Fab afternoon! One little criticism very heavy tea pots

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