This weekend we are in Chester, for my, James’ sister’s birthday. We were up at 6.30am and were in Chester for 10.15am, where we headed straight to the house to give presents and get ready to head out for lunch.
Ginger was new to all of us and I’d been looking forward to trying out one of the newest additions to the City Centre’s dining options, having opened just under a year ago. This place came about after the owners desire to open a wine and deli bar in Chester, spotting a gap in the market for a relaxed bar/restaurant where customer’s can enjoy nibbles and a drink over a catch up with friends, whilst enjoying a spot of live music which they host from time to time.
Charcuterie board – Three varieties of chorizo, spreadable, delicate cured tenderloin Lomo Embuchando, & slices of Serrano Ham. Served with a stack toasted ciabatta drizzled with olive oil & leaves.
Continental cheese board – Three spectacular cheeses (6 month aged Manchego; Murcia al Vino, a semi soft goat’s cheese soaked in red wine), with spelt biscuits, quince jelly & figs. Accompanied by a Spanish blue cheese wrapped in maple leaves & matured in caves.
We opted to share 4 half platter’s, whilst Olivia had a ‘posh’ bacon butty. Although it mysteriously took the sandwich 45 mins to arrive, all of the food was scrumptious – so much so, that it wasn’t long before we ordered more and followed this with cakes from the deli counter.
Pate selection board – Stilton & Guinness, and chicken liver & brandy pate, served with a stack of toasted ciabatta & leaves.
Seafood selection board – Smoked salmon, peppered mackerel, and a prawn cocktail served with leaves & a stack of toasted ciabatta drizzled in olive oil.
Posh bacon butty – Rosemary & rocksalt focaccia toasted with bacon, sautéed mushrooms & cheese.Served with a grilled tomato & ketchup – £3.95
I personally felt like the intimate atmosphere was a tad too intimate – the small tables are very close together and doesn’t leave much room to squeeze through the gaps and fit all of the delicious food in front of you. But this didn’t take away from the thorough enjoyment of this perfect weekend lunch, topped off with fantastic company.
Keep up to date with our posts this weekend! We are heading to The Yard restaurant tomorrow, not one we’ve been to together before. But I have had the pleasure a couple of times, and I can tell you that we are in for something special!
And just as we thought we were done, we spotted this frame which made for another “take a picture” moment – we can definitely relate!
Customer service: ★★★