Lunch at Moules-a-Go-Go

A few weekends back I got to experience what it’s like to be a lady who lunches as my girlfriends and I found ourselves in town well gone midday, starving. It may have not seemed like we were wasting away as we were running after some 3G signal to browse for lunchtime offers but trust me, I was nearing a point of getting hangry and no one likes me when I’m hangry.

 

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But as luck would have it, our search for signal caused us to stumbled upon the semi-new digs of Moules a Go Go. And, seeing it was rage-o-clock choosing our luncheon venue was a pretty easy from there. Well, it was for me. I’m sure the others agreed too as we all ended up sitting at the same table.

 

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Moules moved to where the old La Tasca used to be an age (it seems) ago but I’ll be honest; the space doesn’t have a smidgeon of the old Spanish flare left. This is not a bad thing, mind, as Moules is very definitely not a tapas restaurant with the odd Latino vibe. Moules is something else completely.

 

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Moules describes itself as “a family-owned and operated independent continental style bistro and bar situated in the heart of the historic city of Chester”, but completely forgets to mention that it’s biggest attraction are the masterfully made mussels it serves in about a thousand different format. Well, maybe not a thousand, but several anyway.

 

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They really have claimed the new venue as their own; gone are the Spanish influences and enter modern, clean colours and some funky artwork. The tables and chairs are adorably (on purpose) mismatched and the only thing that reminds me of the original vendor of this venue is the winding staircase which is a flashing hazard if you’re wearing a short skirt. You have been warned.

 

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How about the food then? Well, Moules make killer mussel meals but that’s not all they do. They have an ever changing ala carte menu and even the lunch menu which tempted us there was filled with so many different options it was almost painful trying to pick the best one.

 

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Our little luncheon table consumed the soup of the day (a Thai spiced sweet potato affair) and beetroot, apple and feta salad for our starters and then went wild with our mains. I fancied the confit duck leg with smoked bacon, herb and white bean cassoulet, one of the ladies went for Pesto chicken salad with sundried tomatoes and mozzarella and the other the classic mussels with extra garlic. Lots of extra garlic. She may have had a snogging ban on her for the rest of the day. From us.

 

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The food was amazing and there was plenty of it. We had wine, the sun was shining and we were chatting away until something silly o’clock – but I hear that’s what ladies who lunch do.

 

I liked Moules when it was on the Watergate Rows but I dare say I like it more now. It seems like the place has really come to its own in its new home and I’m definitely going back for some more lunchtime treats. You can check out their menu HERE.

 

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Have you been to Moules? What did you think? Hit me up in the comments.

  • This Curvy Life

    The food presentation is definitely on point. I loved the portraits behind the bar! Looks delicious.

  • Sonja

    Looks like a cool place! Beautiful decorated and delicious food!

  • Konyinsola

    Looks like an amazing place. Love the pictures too.

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  • maliblue mymind

    that salad looks so delicious! and from these pictures the place looks very nice too

    xx
    lau

  • I love these ”lady nights”! Dinner and drinks and warm conversations with girlfriends. The place is fantastic and all the plates look delicious! Yummy!

  • I like the look of this place! Mussels are one of my favourite foods.

  • Hannah Chau

    Oh I long to to a lady who lunch!! Most of the time I just eat at my desk at work, how sad lol. Their menu sounds so delicious!!

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  • I love the aesthetic of this place…especially the animal portraits behind the bar!

  • I have previously eaten at this restaurant in Chester but at the old location. The food and service were as good as before and we had an enjoyable evening with a good atmosphere.

    • I’m glad to hear it! I think I prefer the new digs, but it may be because I prefer the new look and I always liked the venue, even when it was La Tasca. Service is still good though and the food is pretty awesome 🙂

  • Loved the paintings behind the bar so cute and the food looked divine, definitely hungry now 🙂

    • The food was definitely as amazing as the artwork, will make sure to pop on again as soon as 🙂 xxx

  • Maikelsworld

    That looks like youve had a lovely lunch!

    • Thanks hun, it was super lovely 🙂 xx

  • Fantastic place! Wonderful photos! I think i am hungry now. 🙂

    • Thanks babe! If you’re hungry may I suggest some mussels 😉 xxx

  • Jasmin N

    That sounds like a fabulous place! YUM!

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    • It really is hun, if you’re ever in my neck of the woods I’d heartily recommend it 🙂
      xxx

  • Ohh that restaurant sounds lovely! It’s been a few months already that I’m craving for mussels, I should definitely check out the places which serve some here in Rotterdam! xx

    • If memory serves right they had some pretty solid restaurants serving mussels in Rotterdam so go explore my lovely 🙂 xxx

  • Lovely restaurant and sounds like you ladies had fun 🙂 I love mussels and when we lived in the US we use to always go to one restaurant that served mussels in at least 10 different ways every day. I need to find something like this in London.

    • 10 different ways! That’s my kinda quantities 😉 I’m sure London has a near endless supply of brilliant seafood restaurants 🙂 xxx

  • The restaurant looks lovely inside, sounds like you had an amazing meal. Mussels weren’t something I liked but I tried them in a local restaurant a few months back and I really enjoyed them. Sadly that restaurant has now closed but hopefully I get to try just as tasty ones again. xx

    • Sucks about the closing of the restaurant but I suppose half the fun is trying to find a new one 🙂 xxx