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Bar Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barlounge.co.uk
  • Email: hello@barlounge.co.uk
  • Phone: 0124 432 7394
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Sunday: 11.30am - late
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English
  • Executive Chef: Darren Bradley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call 01244 327394 and speak to John Welsh for further information on outside catering opportunties.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bar Lounge
Barlounge is a restaurant and cocktail bar located in Chester City Centre

Open daily from 11.30am until late, we offer our guests the opportunity to drink, dine and socialise in informal surroundings.

Relax in the bar, catch up with friends on our sun terrace (heated & covered in winter) or enjoy a meal in the restaurant - there's something to suit everyone on any occasion.

We hope to see you soon!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
Diner Reviews
  • "Bar Lounge in Chester worth a visit. Had Wednesday offer of steak and chips and glass of wine for £10 and thoroughly enjoyed it and mini ice creams for sweet were so cute! Also serve lovely cocktails. Nice outdoor area which was full on a cool Spring evening - lots of heaters!"
    dined on 09/04/2014
  • "First, the minus points - the cocktails were a rip-off, mine was made with flat Prosecco, while my companion's was 80% ice and 10% ludicrous garnish - sprig of rosemary and a dried apricot, anyone? The restaurant was deafeningly noisy. On the plus side, the food was very good, and also very good value, although the wine was over-priced for what it was. The service was excellent, and we felt very well-looked-after - big thank you to the staff."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly and quick to respond. The food was lovely - and lots of it! Great value, would definately go back again."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "Lovely food,brilliant waitress,friendly staff. A bit expensive for only 2 courses. Sharing board was superb.Stylish place,a lot of thought has gone into things,especially the bottles of water and the cans."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "The service at Bar lounge was fantastic! Made our evening even more special than it was!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable meal. Staff were friendly and food was very tasty. The booking process was very simple and the restaurant re-confirmed by phone the day of the meal."
    dined on 07/03/2014
  • "Had a very good lunch here, very friendly staff and good value. It was March so didn't sit outside but in the summer/warm weather it would be a lovely venue. Good place to rest after a long walk around a lovely and interesting city."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "As usual, I enjoyed very much at Bar Lounge. Very good good and service, energetic ambience and right prices."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "Very welcoming as soon as we walked in. Staff friendly and service was too notch! Food quality was 10/10!!! Didn't take too long for food to arrive and starter was out in no time! Looks like a great place for the summer with nice outdoor area!"
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Food was good and staff very friendly and efficient"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "We visited var lounge on Saturday after booking our table using top table we had never booked a table this way before, I was a little worried as to whether it would work. However, I need not have worried as it worked out fine. We were seated at our tableu quiet quickly, we were served water immediately, we were celebrating my sons 25th birthday but we didn't disclose that. We ordered our meal which was lovely, served to us with a smile. The restaurant was extremely busy but we were able to sit at our table once we had finished eating which waa great for us ss you could not get a seat anywhere else. We has a lovely time and we would certainly go back there"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Found this restaurant on trip advisor and I'm so glad we decided to give it a try! We were greeted by fantastic service from the barman who informed the restaurant we were there and then made our drinks which were delicious. In the restaurant the great service continued, the menu made deciding what to have a little difficult but we went for a sharing board for starters and then the roast beef dinner. It was some of the best food we have ever had!! And a fab price too! If only we lived in Chester we'd definitely become regulars."
    dined on 23/02/2014
  • "bit generic, several errors in food orders and billing"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "I wanted somewhere to take my boyfriend for our first valentines day together and the Bar Lounge was the perfect place - they offered combined meal deals, an excellent service, reminders through email of booking, an easy online booking registration, an aesthetically pleasing looking bar, great atmosphere, and tasty food. In addition being a student I do not own a car so I'd recommend here for people who walk/use bus services as the Bar Lounge is located very close to the bus station and is also located in the city centre. The price was satisfactory although being a student it was slightly expensive for me however still excellent value for money and a place I'd highly recommend for any couples."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Saturday night dinner for 4. The place was packed so was very lively - but not rowdy. The staff are on the ball and made sure we were taken to our table at the set time. The waitresses were very helpful and polite. The food was wonderful - we all had something different and all of us were impressed. Our particular table was huge so plenty of room to sit and eat comfortably. Were not hurried in any way. Overall a very pleasant evening and would definitely return - and would certainly recommend."
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "The staff at the bar lounge are an absolute credit ! We arrived for our 7.30pm booking at 7:15pm and were told our table was not quite ready so asked to wait in the lovely pub/bar area that had fabulous atmosphere and served some great unusual cocktails. I would definitely recommend the Lemon Kurd Cobain! As our table was going to be A little longer, we were shown to a table in the pub area where we were provided with complimentary bread and olives with lots of apologies !!! The table was finally ready and we sat down at 8pm. Not a huge delay considering it was a busy Friday evening!!!! The waiter was great and went through the menu showing great knowledge of the dishes on offer. Food was great, simple menu cooked very well! RECOMMENDED"
    dined on 21/02/2014
  • "Had brunch there on Sunday with my wife and the quality, value and service is exceptional as always. Will be back soon, again!"
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "Super food, good wine choice and attentive staff - what more can I say?!"
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "It was our first visit to the BarLounge. The staff were lovely!! The food was pretty good too! I think there specialities are definitely the cocktails! They look and taste amazing!...Its quite small in the restaurant but lovely nevertheless! The restaurant has a couple of sister restaurants that are also well worth a visit!!! One being Hickorys smokehouse which is also in Chester and also Upstairs at the Grill. Overall it was a lovely night! Nice sized portions and good prices! Would go again :)"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for my boyfriends 40th birthday as we originally were recommend hickory and they were full, a staff member rang us to confirm our booking for the day which I felt was a nice touch out booking was for 9.15pm on a Friday night. We got to the restaurant at 9.20 and were confused when we got in as it was such a busy pub, we got through the throng and found a curtained off area which at first glance looked like a store cupboard we entered to find a very nice eating area. The waiter apologised as our table wasn't ready and we told to wait in the pub area, there wasn't a waiting area and we ended up waiting in the tiny corridor & being moved constantly. Our table was ready after 10-15 minutes and we were seated."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Had a very relaxed lunch here last Saturday and the food was lovely too. The staff were great."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Ordered calamari and the sweet corn soup for starters: Calamri didn't say it was breaded on the menu - please add it for those that are gluten intolerant. Tasty and nicely cooked Soup was amazing - I didn't order it because it sounded lame but was incredibly tasty, very thick - yes; would order this. Mains - lamb shoulder and fillet steak Both delicious. Steak beautifully cooked and great cuts of meat The side dishes - very good choice. Cooked properly... My only criticism would be to add a side as a complimentary accompaniment to bring cost down (was with the lamb, just a garnish with the steak). The ambience was great - good choice of wine and food divine/cooked correctly so would definitely recommend."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Lovely food and great service. We felt £20 for a cheap bottle of wine was expensive but would dine there again."
    dined on 24/01/2014
  • "We had a good time. Food and service was very good as usual. Good value too. Ambience always nice too."
    dined on 21/01/2014
  • "First time we've eaten at Bar Lounge having frequented their sister restaurant Upstairs At The Grill. Was very please with the quality of the Sunday lunch, standard of service and the dinning room. The Sunday lunch offer was a bonus! Will be back!"
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "A very pleasant meal for my girlfriend and me. We has the steak to share and it was very good, they even cooked it two ways as my girlfriend likes it well done. The staff were excellent and the atmosphere was very good. Would recommend to anyone."
    dined on 02/01/2014
  • "We made this as a late booking as we were going to the the theatre. We wanted 5.30, but could only get 5. We arrived a few minutes late, but it was no problem. When we left at 6.35 there were loads of empty seats so I do not know why we could not get 5.30. The service and food was excellent and while the pub area was busy we had a quite table, if just a little too dark"
    dined on 06/12/2013
  • "If you are in Chester then you are guaranteed a great time here. Restaurant is lively and pub is good fun."
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "While this is not the place for a quiet romantic dinner or a serious business lunch, the atmosphere is great, the service warm and friendly and the whole experience excellent for a social and informal opportunity for good food in a vibrant atmosphere."
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "Girlie shopping spree and early evening meal with cocktails - excellent service - yummy cocktails and lovely food. I would certainly go there again."
    dined on 16/11/2013
  • "lovely fresh food cooked to order, very pleasant staff enjoyable evening weekday offers are great value"
    dined on 04/11/2013
  • "Absolutely amazing evening at Bar lounge with my Mum. Arrived and was seated within minutes, all waitresses and waiters very attentive and couldnt do enough Food arrived quickly and piping hot...excellent value. Cocktails very fabulous - would recommend the "Jimmy Choo" which not only included fresh strawberries and blackberries but a Curly Wurly."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "We chose bar lounge for a birthday meal as a pre cursor to a night out. The food was delicious - and great value too! A great choice of cocktails are on offer and the service we received was excellent, nothing was too much trouble! I will definitely be returning to Bar Lounge in the future."
    dined on 02/11/2013
  • "Return visit with some new colleagues. Well recommended."
    dined on 21/10/2013
  • "We went to Bar Lounge to celebrate my husband and son's birthdays. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the table was set with balloons and everyone was very attentive. The food was outstanding, extensive choice and beautifully presented. Everything tasted wonderful, both flavour and freshness. You must try the after eight creme brûlée it is to die for. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be going back."
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "We have been to the sister restaurant Hickorys on a couple of occasions but there were no tables available, so plumped for The Bar Lounge instead and was not disappointed, both the food and service were excellent along with the modern decoration and setting. I would not hesitate recommending The Bar Lounge to friends and family."
    dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Bar Lounge has just completed renovating the bar and restaurant and I must compliment them on such a good job. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and seemed to have sound proofing from the bar and terrace area. The food was very Gastro style and tasty and quite reasonably priced. The waiter had an excellent knowledge of both food and drinks available and the staff overall were pleasant and professional. I will definitely be visiting this establishment again."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Had an excellent meal here as a group of 3 male friends. The food was great, good value for money and a straightforward menu. The atmosphere was good, not too quiet, but also not too loud so that we couldn't hear each other. Overall would definitely recommend dining here, the bar can get quite busy and the restaurant is quite small and self contained so that you can eat in a nice place, regardless of how busy the outside bar is. Maybe not the best for someone after a really quiet meal, but great for people wanting a nice meal before going out afterwards."
    dined on 02/08/2013
  • "Tasty food presented in original ways, excellent service. Nice chilled out atmosphere. The Hanzel and Gretel cocktail is to die for ! High recommended. We had lunch here to start our anniversary celebrations, very nice."
    dined on 19/09/2013
  • "Very very nice food, the staff were very knowledgeable and provided an excellent service, fabulous cocktails. Couldn't fault it."
    dined on 06/09/2013