The Moorings

23 The Groves, Chester, CH1 1SD

A warm family home since the early 19th century, first owned by the Dodds, a family of boat builders with a side business selling smoked hams and bacon. From one boat builder to another, Capner bought the home and the business towards the end of the 19th century and transformed their front room into the restaurant that the people of Chester have known and loved ever since.

Everything on our menu is exactly the way you would expect it to be, with no hidden surprises and no trendy flourishes. They’re English dishes served in a uniquely English way.