The Orangery at Van Dyk by Wildes

Located in our brand new extension, the Orangery is a contemporary restaurant serving homely, freshly-produced dishes inspired by the best of British and throughout the world. 

We use the finest ingredients, much of it grown within our grounds or from local suppliers, to showcase British produce at its best; from gastropub classics to sizzling grills, aromatic curries to fresh salads.  
Bathed in natural light, the Orangery is an airy oasis bursting with colour. Blending modern styling with plush, comfortable seating, you can look forward to an experience like no other, perfect for any occasion.


The Southgate Brasserie at Van Dyk by Wildes

First established in 1991, Southgate Brasserie at Van Dyk quickly gained a reputation as the place to be for the finest grill food in Derbyshire.

Our relaxed restaurant serves up seasonal specials to ensure you are always getting the freshest, tastiest dishes in the region. Lunchtime and evening dishes range from grill favourites alongside the restaurant’s signature Beef Bourguignon and an extensive sweet menu. Lively and welcoming, the re-imagined restaurant fuses Van Dyk’s iconic elegance with a contemporary tone and creative detail.


The Chapel at Van Dyk by Wildes

The Chapel (formerly the Bowden) at Van Dyk – An exquisite dining experience.

The atmosphere created by the sophisticated table settings, grand piano and illuminating light produced by the oval opulence of the three chandeliers ensures that ‘The Chapel’ will deliver for your special occasion.

Our Executive Chef  has a passion for premium ingredients that look good, taste good and that are good for you. That’s not to say we won’t indulge you a little too, however!

The Chapel offers a varied menu, specially selected taster menu option, exquisite wines and carefully concocted cocktails to allow you to fully experience its welcoming surroundings and hospitable team. Informal luxury is what The Chapel is all about.

The Chapel dress code is ‘smart casual’ and we respectfully ask guests visiting the hotel to refrain from wearing baseball caps, beanie hats, ripped jeans, sportswear, trainers, flip-flops and shorts in our restaurant.



With sophisticated, contemporary interiors and menus to match, Benedict’s  will become the go-to place to eat and drink in Chester. Launching at our new Wildes hotel early 2023.


X by Harry Guy

Pure, elegant, mesmerising.
Invitingly dark. Laid-back.
Flavour first.
This is X by Harry Guy.

Expect the finest seasonal ingredients and British produce, prepared to create pin-sharp artisanal dishes. No frills, no gimmicks; everything you see on the plate is expertly sourced to let the tastes, textures and aromas take centre stage.

As Chef Harry Guy’s first solo venture, he brings years of experience from some of the world’s most exciting restaurants to the kitchen. Combining extraordinary creativity and craft, he aims to take you on a gastronomic journey that will undoubtedly entice the senses.

X marks the spot for culinary perfection at the heart of the ancient City of Chester.