Dear diners, please be aware that for bookings for Afternoon Tea can only be made over the phone, so please contact the restaurant directly.
For several years now, to happy residents and hungry visitors to Hartford, mention of the word ‘chime’ has evoked feelings of comfort, excitement and pleasure that the ding of an old village church bell could never match. Blending brilliant food, fantastic wines and a unique venue on Chester Road, Chime Hartford is making a name for itself much further afield than Northwich. Floating effortlessly between wine bar, gourmet family restaurant and prime function venue, Chime Hartford is sure to provide the backdrop for a memorable experience whatever the occasion.
Chime Hartford, in the refurbished former post office on Chester Road in Hartford not far from central Northwich, is shifting the paradigm of what a wine bar can be. Chime Hartford is not a red-velvet den where bar snacks and small plates are about the extent of dining options. No, this hidden Northwich gem is as serious about beautiful food as they are about fine wine. Produce is sourced from trusted local suppliers and transformed with passion and care into a mouth-watering encyclopedia of choices in brunch, lunch and evening menus.
The classic cote de boeuf and gorgeous pizzas from Chime Hartford’s authentic pizza oven are hard to resist. But lesser known specialties dotted around the menu, such as wild boar pate with ginger, really enforce why people have started travelling explicitly to sample Chime Hartford for themselves. The space and design of Chime Hartford also illustrates how it is not like many other wine bars. Plentiful windows and skylights bathe the place in natural light during the day, and the sympathetic balance of brick walls, wooden beams and quirky modern furnishings makes it a cosy though not suffocating venue by night. Throw in the superb selection of wines and top-shelf cocktails, and you already have a pile of reasons to visit Northwich.
The food was exceptional and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends and family and I look forward to returning.
Great food, especially loved the chilli beef and salt and pepper fries. The surroundings were lovely. Food took a while but was worth the wait!
Visited at lunch time - Great atmosphere with helpful, cheery & friendly staff. Generous portions. Absolutely delicious food - the chilli beef was divine. We will definitely return.