I love to celebrate my birthday, and on Sunday we visited Chester to indulge in some shopping, eating and of course a birthday cocktail or two. Chester has an abundance of eating places in the city, and Hickory’s was top of my list for a celebration. The Husband and I had previously visited Hickory’s Chester back in February, and since then we had been desperate to return with the kids. And we were not only celebrating my birthday, but it was Katies in a few days time.
Where is Hickory’s Chester
Hickory’s Chester has a fantastic spot by the River Dee, and as soon as you enter you get caught up in the lively atmosphere. We were warmly welcomed and shown to our booth, complete with birthday balloons. Now it might have been a dark, miserable and wet January day, but the view from our table was still pretty amazing. We definitely need to visit again in the summer, and sit outside on the terrace and watch the boats sail past.
As soon as I opened Hickory’s Chester menu, my mouth was watering. This is a menu for meat lovers, and I am sure the teen’s eyes were lighting up when he saw the burgers on offer. All of the meat is smoked on site using ‘Ole Hickory Pit Smokers’ which have been transported all the way from Missouri. The teen didn’t let us down by ordering a triple….. YES A TRIPLE burger. And incase you were wondering, he devoured the lot.
The Husband and I ordered the steak with chips and peppercorn sauce, with an added chilli for good measure. We both agreed that the steaks were the best we have ever tasted. Succulent, tasty and full of flavour.
Hickory’s kids menu
Katie chose from the Very Important Kids menu, and had mini ribs with cucumber sticks. I was impressed with the variety on the menu, as well as the usual chicken nuggets, it was nice to see healthier choices too.
The starters at Hickory’s Chester
Before our mains we ordered 2 starters between the 4 of us (Burnt end popcorn bites and popcorn shrimp) which went down a treat.
The service at Hickory’s Chester
Not only we were treated to amazing food, the service was exceptional too. Our server Ellie was attentive, friendly and made both Katie and I feel really special being the birthday girls. Infact she arranged for us to go behind the bar and make our own cocktails. We learnt how to make a raspberry mojito each, mine with rum and Katie’s with apple juice, both with plenty of fresh mint and raspberries.
Table Toasted Campfire Marshmallows
One of the things that had us talking for the rest of the evening, was our dessert. Where else can you dine and have a mini campfire brought to your table, together with marshmallows on sticks and chocolate dipping sauce. Though after indulging in 3 cocktails I was pretty useless at toasting marshmallows, but pretty good at setting them on fire.
I am so glad we chose Hickory’s Chester for our birthday celebration. The atmosphere was fun, the food is exciting and interactive, and the service fantastic. Perfect for celebrating kid’s birthdays and mums that are 40 something (cough). And if you are a fan of NFL, they hold a yearly Superbowl Party.
You can also read my other review here of when we celebrated the end of GCSEs with Hickory’s.
Thank you to Hickory’s Chester who arranged for our food to be complimentary. All words and opinions are my own.