About The Chester

On Belfast’s Antrim Road, The Chester shines as one of Northern Ireland’s best sports bars. With an all-weather beer garden perfect for whiling away some hours with a freshly tapped beer and some delicious eats, this local watering hole and restaurant has become a popular hangout among locals and folks from out of town alike. The food at The Chester goes perfectly with a pint or two, with pub grub favourites including scampi, cheese burgers, BBQ ribs and chicken goujons all served up with a heaping pile of chips. Found close to Chichester Park, Fortwilliam and a stone’s throw from the city centre, The Chester is a must-visit for great food and drinks.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Chester
466 Antrim Rd, City Centre
Belfast BT15 5GE

Menu Highlights



Maginty's Mushrooms

Deep fried crumbed mushrooms on salad drizzled with garlic mayonnaise (V)

Local Salt Water Prawn Cocktail

Coated with marie-rose sauce and wheaten bread

Maginty's Stack of Pork Spare Ribs

Coated with smoky barbecue sauce served with salad garnish


Grilled Gammon Steak

Glazed with honey and pineapple

Beer Battered Fresh Cod

With tartare dip

Fajitas (v)

Served with tortilla wraps, cheese, jalapeno’s and salsa sauce


Bang Bang Chicken

Pan fried fillet topped with Hoi Sin, sweet chilli and honey sauce, shawled with pepperoni and beansprout timbale

Chicken Smokie

Fillet of chicken topped with bacon and cheese and pepper sauce

Jack Daniels Chicken

Grilled chicken fillet coated with creamy Jack Daniels sauce topped with New York onion rings

10 The Chester Reviews

10 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Very good
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Emma M.2 months ago · 1 review

Excellent food. Fab service. Haven’t been here in a while but will definitely be back again soon. Lovely seats outside on a nice warm day. Keep up the good work 👍🏻

Johanne V.3 months ago · 1 review

Food and service was excellent wee where made too feel very welcome,decor is also lovely,was a mother’s day treat which wee thoroughly enjoyed ...thank you

Lorraine J.3 months ago · 1 review

I brought my mother and son out for an early mother’s day dinner. Chester did not disappoint the steaks were cooked to perfection such a lovely meal in relaxed surroundings.

Thomas L.8 months ago · 1 review

Brilliant service brilliant staff made very welcome food was served fast and was outstanding. Highly recommend it. Place has turned out amazing with the refurbishment. Well done!

Michelle R.a year ago · 1 review

Food was just ok altho the service wasn't great. Don't think I wud go back in a hurry. Not a lot to choose from on the menu we were given. Also the hot dog bap my son got was pretty hard

Sam M.a year ago · 1 review

Steaks were beautiful friendly atmosphere, chips and onion rings were not the best as if they were cooked in old fat but apart from that all round lovely restaurant

Anthony S.4 months ago · 1 review

Courteous staff, wide range of choice, quick service and the steaks were delicious. I would thoroghly recommend the Chester and will be returning again very soon.

Cassie P.7 months ago · 1 review

Good service by the staff, The food menu could be better and expanded somewhat. Nice friendly restaurant with fantastic atmosphere. Good for large parties or groups.