A little bit of foodie heaven in an idyllic Chester spot

There’s a lot more going on at Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa in Chester than you probably think …

This has become one of my favourite venues in Chester. A large group of us book in every Christmas in one of their stunning private rooms. It’s so festive, the staff are always a delight and the food is fabulous.

Since they have become a client of We Love Cheshire – I have found out even more about this lovely place. Chad Hughes is their incredibly talented and creative Head Chef. Chad works very closely with Rowton Head Gardener Karl – and together they have created a glorious secret garden where wonderful things grow … Rowton Hall is the only place I know in and around Chester who genuinely grow their own mirco herbs (as well as plenty of fruit and vegetables) in a purpose built green house with the perfect climate.

Chef Chad then creates his stunning menus around this very special herb garden, and the results are amazing!

We absolutely love the pickled beetroot and ewes curd canapés with puffed pumpkin and a selection of micro herbs;









The Wye Valley asparagus with crispy hens egg smoked morel mushrooms, wild garlic emulsion, hollandaise mousse, pea shoots is a really beautiful dish, and the fact that the The pea shoots are from the garden and the wild garlic is foraged from the woods in the grounds makes it even more special;









Chad’s Rabbit terrine with the Wife’s elderflower vinegar jelly, pickles carrot, tarragon emulsion, Karl’s garden shenanigans is incredibly creative and playful;





And we have been drooling over the rhubarb cheesecake and sorbet with red vein sorrel to finish!









The team at Rowton are also putting on some fabulous events over the Summer, including a 3 course Sunday lunch for Fathers Day – really good value at £23 per person, as well as a ‘Special Dad’ Savoury Afternoon Tea at £16.95 per person.

We’re also looking forward to Flower Arranging on 4th June; If you love flowers and plants and you’d like to develop your artistic and creative flair, florist Heaven Scent will show you how to put together a stunning floral creation in an interactive flower arranging masterclass. Once you’ve created your flower arrangement it is all yours to take home. Enjoy a delicious Rowton Afternoon Tea with a glass of chilled Prosecco. Book today by calling 01244 335262. Another great value event at just £30 a ticket.

We are massive fans of the entire team at Rowton Hall – their restaurant is well worth a visit and we also think its great for an informal business meeting too.

Find out more about Rowton Hall Hotel & Spa right here on the WLC website