Just twenty minutes out into the beautiful Cheshire countryside from Chester, the historic village of Tattenhall boasts some excellent country pubs and dining options. Among them is Carriages, housed in the handsome New Russia Hall towards Gatesheath along Chester Road. This steakhouse restaurant and lounge bar is a popular spot for locals and tourists staying in Carriages’ beautifully refurbished B&B rooms or camping out on the restaurant and hotel’s expansive grounds. With a head chef committed to sourcing the best local meat and produce, this is one meal you don’t want to miss.
They’ve built strong relationships with suppliers for their beef, naturally the star at this popular steakhouse restaurant, ensuring that each cut is aged for at least 21 days for maximum flavour and tenderness. While hearty lunches and evening meals draw crowds from Chester, Carriages also does an all-day menu that’s as light and easy as you could want.
Carriages offers passersby, guests and locals a great morning coffee and a menu that includes nibbles, sandwiches, summer salads (it’s always kept seasonal at this Tattenhall favourite), platters of cheese, charcuterie and fish that are ideal for sharing. For more serious dining, start with the chef’s homemade soup of the day, or the smoked haddock and spring onion fishcakes. Main courses showcase the reason that Carriages is a name among steak lovers from Chester City, Cheshire and the North West in general, featuring selected 21-day matured cuts of Welsh beef from locally sourced suppliers. Pub classics are perennially popular with daytrippers taking a country drive – we can’t go past the classic British fish and chips, the steak and ale pie, or the Bookmakers sandwich, with minute steak, sautéed onions and Dijon mayonnaise on a churchum roll.
Fantastic food with supherb presentation and service.Also great value even around Christmas time on their festive menu ! Homely and warm environment with a clean and well decorated interior and exterior ! Decor suited the age of the property and its location Will defiantly return again in the future.
The food was excellent and great value. Good wine selection. Lots of menu choices too. Staff were friendly and very welcoming. Will definitely be going again.
Food was excellent and atmosphere very good. Service a little slow. Prices have shown an increase since previous ownership. All in all a very good evening.