"Cheshire Restaurant of the Year 2010" Cheshire Life Food & Drink Awards
The Michael Caines Restaurant is the spectacular centrepiece of the ABode Chester dining experience. Located on the 5th floor, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, this is a special place to come to enjoy Michael Caines cuisine of the highest order. The atmospheric dining room can accommodate 76 diners comfortably indoors, while the outside terrace provides the best open-air dining option in the city, directly overlooking Chester's famous racecourse. Service is friendly and efficient without being overly formal. A glass-fronted, temperature-controlled wine room is a feature for more than 150 wines on the ABode Chester list.
Online booking system:
Booking policy: please note, due to the demand for tables on Friday and Saturday evenings, we now require diners to confirm their table reservation by telephone or email 24 hours in advance of their booking. Failure to do so may result in a loss of the booking. Please call 01244 347000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please telephone for bookings of 6 or more
The bounty of Chester and the Northwest
Michael Caines, one of the country's best known and exciting chefs, creates a personal cuisine that is grounded on classic cooking techniques learned from the masters in France and England. In his signature restaurants around the country, Caines has reinterpreted this classicism into a thoroughly modern British cuisine that champions the best and finest ingredients from wherever his restaurants are located. In Chester, Michael and his talented team of chefs use the best of Cheshire produce to result in regionally-rooted style of exciting, fresh, and modern cuisine.
Grazing, Michael Caines style
While we offer a full à la carte menu as well as a tasting menu, Michael Caines has pioneered an exciting concept based on ‘grazing' dishes: small, perfectly formed grazing dishes based on dishes on our full à la carte menu. These can be enjoyed by selecting and ordering as many as you like in the Restaurant. Grazing is a modern concept and one that seems particularly in tune with what today's diners enjoy.
The Michael Caines dining experience
Start off with a flûte of Champagne in the Champagne Bar while perusing the à la carte menu that changes with the seasons before moving in to the stunning dining room to enjoy your meal at your leisure. If there is anything at all that our staff can do to make your dining experience more enjoyable, please don't hesitate to ask.
One of the most accessible ways to enjoy and experience Michael Caines at ABode Chester is to come along from 6.00pm - 7.00pm to enjoy our special Table d'hote menu a two or three course menu that changes weekly. This is probably the best dining deal in Chester.
Tasting menu with wines
Each week, our Executive Chef devises a special tasting menu that includes both dishes from the a la carte and grazing menus as well as special seasonal creations. This is a finely balanced, carefully crafted menu that demonstrates both the Michael Caines style of cooking as well as our Executive Chef's own creativity and culinary expertise. Our sommeliers meanwhile match each dish with a specially selected wine to create the ultimate dining experience.