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23 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England (Formerly Blue Moon Cafe)
+44 1244 322481
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Today
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The Blue Moon was magnificent. Buzzing, iconic, great food, a celebration of the 60s. As a family we must have spent £100s there over the last 25 years. We stopped going when we moved to a village outside of Chester but it always held a place in my heart. So, you can imagine my excitement when i returned last Sunday... More 

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Thank Gary M
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I have been going to this cafe for many years and have always liked the 50s/60s diner style of decor and the broad range of food offered. Service was excellent and food well cooked. Since its "makeover" I find the minimalistic decor quite dull and uninteresting. Bad move! You have traded your unique brand in for a standardised modern decor.... More 

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3 Thank lachlan62
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Staff took a while to notice my sister and I despite the fact we were standing about three feet from them and had said hello. The coffee is dreadful. Whole place should be cleaner than it is.

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Thank monavashti
Sar011, Owner at Blue Moon Cafe, responded to this review

The Blue Moon Café closed in December 2014. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

We went here on monday for coffee and tea cakes the coffee wasnt nice quite grainy and the tea cake was burnt. The decor now is bland far away from the 50/60 diner which was warm and cosy, now its plain and drab. I doubt if ill go back - its now called the moorings

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1 Thank marie s
Prenton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

I visited this gorgeous cafe numerous times last year, and can't wait for it to open again! The renovation work look serious to my untrained eye. This is without doubt one of the best locations in Chester, and I'm sure that when they open their doors again in spring the 'New Moon' will further compliment their lovely food and friendly... More 

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Thank graham3105
Chester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

We used to visit this place regularly and thoroughly enjoy the breakfasts and sandwiches. However I know not too long ago management changed and since then it seems to have gone downhill. I have noticed they are now closed for refurbishment until March so I am hoping improvements will be made aling with this. The prices seem to have gone... More 

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1 Thank Burningbutterfly
Wirral
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

After strolling by River Dee, this cafe is in the ideal spot. Much need refreshments or meals available. Service very good and atmosphere friendly.

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Thank joyce04Wirral
Lymm, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Impromptu first visit , lovely setting on the river, food lovely and very reasonable prices, staff were very friendly and pleasant . My only gripe would be that for me cafe itself lacked atmosphere but that would not stop me returning .

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Thank cheekymonkey777
Swansea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Found this excellent cafe down by the river in Chester, near the Boat House. Nice breakfast, friendly staff and interesting 50's/60's decor. Well worth a visit.

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Thank SwanseaIan
Devon
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

We've walked past several times whilst in Chester visiting relatives but have now finally been. It was worth the wait! We were a party of 6 ranging in age from 1-75, with a double buggy. We were greeted as soon as we walked in, highchairs were available. Menu looked good (don't agree with previous reviewers that it was limited) and... More 

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Thank MS1Devon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
Friday
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 The Groves, Chester CH1 1SD, England (Formerly Blue Moon Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 322481
Description
Retro 1950's and 1960's 'mini museum' of original memorabilia. Situated on the riverside with outside seating that enjoy's panoramic views of the river. We are open every day, come rain or shine, from 10.00Am for Coffee, Tea, Breakfast, Lunch or simply a light bite.

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