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Just before Christmas me and the fella headed to Chester for a weekend away, this does seems ages ago now but I thought it would a great post for anyone to read if they haven't been to Chester before. Chester is somewhere I had heard of but never visited before.

Chester is perfect for a weekend away as there are plenty of places to visit and things to do over a few days. We went from Friday to Monday and I felt this was just long enough. It was just before Christmas so there were plenty of festive activities going on in the city where we were staying, a great help for getting in the festive spirit.

As we were there for a few nights we were able to try a fair few places to eat and drink. On the first night we headed to El Gato Negro At The Blue Bell, I was excited about this as I saw on trip advisor it had some excellent reviews, however I was a little disappointed with the wait for the food and the fellas Kebab was a little bit of let down;  it looked impressive but the flavours weren't that great. I had the ribs and I loved them, even though I did manage to get the barbecue sauce all around my face. The restaurant was located in a cosy pub with log fire and a friendly atmosphere, but it was the food on a busy night that was the let down. On the second night we headed to Step In India, this was in a handy location as it was near to where we were staying. The Indian food was fabulous, with quick and friendly service, we both left feeling very full and needing a lie down. 

We also managed to have some nice brunches in Chester, the first place we tried was Artichoke, this was my favourite. The food was wonderful, I first had the vegetarian breakfast, because it came with spinach, mushrooms, potato cake, egg and dough balls. I am currently obsessed with spinach; at the moment most meals I make have to contain spinach. We loved it here so much we went two days in a row, It really was that good! 

The cupcake was from the Mad Hatter's Tea Room, as soon as I went past the little cafe I had to go inside. It was decorated with an Alice and Wonderland theme (if you didn't guess already from the name). It's not like any cafe or tea room I had been to before, so it was great to sit back and enjoy a cuppa while taking in the environment. I didn't realise until after some googling, that Mad Hatter's Tea Room had been on ITV's Britain's Best Bakery 2014 and it would have been rude not for me to try a cupcake! 

We did also head to Chester Zoo for the day, but as there are so many photos, I thought I would leave it for another blog post. Have you been to Chester before?
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