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The Rose Garden

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5 Rufus Court | off Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2JW, England
+44 1244 345173
11:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Visited here being of 2013 and I could not believe the experience we encounted. The tea cups were FILTHY!!!! it was obvious they had not seen a bowl of hot soapy water since the last user (s) as they were so stained with tea rings, lipstick and dribbles. Table clothes were sticky and stained also. Although the sandwiches were full... More 

1 Thank shelaghvernon
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

I visited Chester today with a friend. We decided to look for somewhere for a light lunch. We were unable to get in any of the usual places we like and looking off the main streets came across the Rose Garden. As the last reviewer had experienced there was absolutely no one in the place at all and we too... More 

4 Thank padstow
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

I went to Chester for the weekend and entered the rose garden for some lunch. I wish I had not. There was absolutely no one in the place at all, I really wish that I'd taken it as a bad sign and left. I ordered soup and a sandwich with a cup of tea, as did my girlfriend. The cup... More 

4 Thank Adam S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

I visited this coffee shop today with my husband and young daughter. The teapot that I was given was absolutely disgustingly dirty!. The glass my daughter was given containing juice was also filthy. needless to say we up and left!!! Could have complained I suppose but the damage was done..

7 Thank Su1878
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I visited The Rose Garden with a friend with a Living Social Deal voucher and really enjoyed my experience. Admittedly it had been difficult to get through by telephone and the cafe was closed for some time due to the bad weather (particularly where the owner lives). Since buying the voucher, I went from being vegetarian (which they do cater... More 

Thank Gina P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

Having read the reviews of 'The Rose Garden' I can now see i was not alone in having problems redeeming the voucher. My experiences were very similar to others. I called first in December hoping to book in while Christmas shopping. I was lucky enough to speak to the owner who told me they were fully booked until the new... More 

2 Thank donnapark74
Chester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Situated in the lovely Rufus Court, this little cafe provided us with a delicious afternoon tea. Very pleasant surroundings and marvellous food.

1 Thank Bard1e
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Like others before I too have been unable 2 redeem my afternoon tea voucher. I had been phoning continuously, full voicemail. On one occasion I have left a message no reply received. On a snowy day on the 26th Jan I even took my children with me to rose garden on the off chance it was open. Shock horror it... More 

2 Thank bala1
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

I purchased a living social voucher for afternoon tea, tried several times to book but was told each time they were full, phoned again in middle of Jan so I asked when they had a slot to fit me in, I was told the only date she had left was 13 Feb, so I booked and went along on this... More 

4 Thank Ceri B
Preston, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

I had made a Reservation at this Tea Shop two months previous to our visit to Chester on a Livingsocial Voucher basis. When we arrived on the day and time previously booked the shop was closed with a notice on the door saying that due to bad weather (NO BAD WEATHER AT THAT TIME) they were closed but they would... More 

3 Thank gillymay_06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
British, Cafe
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Rufus Court | off Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2JW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 345173
The Rose Garden is just the place to sit and enjoy a break from it all while still being just a 2 minute walk from the main shopping area, and the City Walls have steps straight down into our lovely Courtyard.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?