Cosy Club, Chester (Where to Eat)

It can’t be denied that Cosy Club in Chester has grabbed a pretty banging spot for the restaurant. Upstairs above the entrance to the new market, it has a wall of windows looking out onto Northgate Street – perfect for people watching.

It’s accessible from Northgate Street, with stairs or a lift to get up to the first floor.

Before visiting the Chester Cosy Club just after it had opened, I’d never visited another Cosy Club before. That’s quite a feat, considering there are almost 40 locations now.

And the impression I got is that it was a chain – but a small chain, perhaps two or three. It isn’t plastered in branding like big chains tend to be. There’s a personality and personability to it that feels small, welcoming.

When you are taken to your table, of course, you see that the entire thing is a well-oiled machine. The staff are impeccably trained and extremely friendly, nothing is too much bother.

The interior is glorious, too. I could just sit and stare at the paintings on the walls for hours.

To the important bit – the food.

I’ve eaten at Cosy Club four times now – three times for brunch and once for lunch. The brunch is very, very good.

On our most recent visit, I went for the Cali Brunch – poached eggs, avocado & pea mint crush, feta, pink pickled onions, Aleppo chilli, lime, toasted sourdough. It was avocado on toast, but it had perfectly cooked poached eggs and the topping of Aleppo chilli and lime added a little je ne sais quoi. I had halloumi on the side too – would recommend.

Michael went for the Butcher’s Brunch with scrambled eggs. It was a big old fry up and it was all cooked beautifully. One of his previous complaints about Cosy Club is that the price is high for the size of the portions – but the Butcher’s Brunch was big and would be a great option if you’re very hungry.

Coffees are great – my cappuccino was delicious.

They are also very accommodating with children. The waiter was quick to get a high chair for us, spoke to our one year old every time he came to the table and we just generally felt very welcome (which you don’t, always, with a little child).

Overall, highly recommended for brunch in Chester (particularly if it’s a busy day and you haven’t booked anywhere – there’s a lot of space here and they might be able to squeeze you in).

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