Masterchef winner Simon Wood latest restaurant WOOD Chester is only 30 minutes from Liverpool and has an incredible afternoon tea experience.

If you’re a bit of a foodie like us, you’ll be pleased to know that Masterchef winner Simon Wood has his very own restaurant, WOOD Chester,  in the heart of Chester, only 30 minutes from Liverpool city center. Specialising in an incredible afternoon tea experience for two, it’s a wonderful place to escape to and is the perfect treat for someone special

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Unlock Liverpool had the pleasure of visiting WOOD Chester during Sunday hours to find a relaxed, upmarket atmosphere and first class service to match. We decided to put a  mixture of the Classic Afternoon Tea  and the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea to the test.

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The Classic Afternoon Tea was everything we expected and more. Cream cheese, salmon and honey glazed ham sandwiches, home baked scones and a range of sweet treats at our fingertips; we could not decide what to try first! It really didn’t matter: every single bite was delicious!

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The sweet treats were especially lovely, including marshmallow teacakes, tutti frutti pots, Battenberg and mulled pear frangipane. Our pictures paint a thousand words, these treats really are spectacular. We assure you, they taste even better than they look!

Afternoon Tea for Two at WOOD Chester: £40 (£20pp) Includes a pot of tea or coffee.

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Their Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea is an interesting twist on what you would expect from a typical afternoon tea experience. Think scotch eggs, pork pies and fish ‘n’ chips! Added extras like brown sauce and piccalilli really topped this one off. We didn’t think an afternoon tea could get any better, but it even comes with beer!

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Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea for Two at WOOD Chester: £40 (£20pp) Includes Draught beer.

If you’re looking for somewhere to take your parents for a birthday or anniversary treat, this is the place to book! Guaranteed to dine like kings thanks to the sheer talent from Masterchef winner Simon Wood, the WOOD in Chester is a fantastic choice for afternoon tea outside Liverpool.

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If you’re not from Chester and are wondering if it’s worth the trip, it definitely is. With a famous clock tower, Roman ruins, the River Dee and Chester Cathedral all nearby, it’s the perfect place to explore and try some phenomenal food. The Knife Angel sculpture is also available to view until 29th November. Don’t miss it: it really is something to see!

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