Restaurant:Castle Restaurant & Bistro at Castle House


Castle House Sitting Room

Castle House Sitting Room

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Castle House, Castle Street,

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The Castle Restaurant, amongst the finest restaurants in Herefordshire, and Castle Bistro offer the best dining in Hereford and are the domain of one of England’s premier female chefs, Claire Nicholls at The Castle House Hotel.

Claire sources her ingredients from local producers around the Herefordshire Marches, as well as from the farm of Castle House’s owner, David Watkins.

Claire has been with Castle House for more than eleven years and at the helm as Head Chef for seven. A local girl, Claire has always been passionate about food, cooking from the age of six! She trained at Hereford Technical College and then at the acclaimed Birmingham College of Food. While living in Hong Kong for two years, Claire discovered a love for Asian food which has had a great influence on much of her cooking. However, she is steeped in her roots, sourcing as much produce as she can from the Marches and offering delicious, seasonal menus for both the restaurant and bistro.

During her reign as Head Chef at Castle House, the restaurant has twice been awarded 3 AA Rosettes. Claire is quietly proud to be one of the very few female head chefs in the UK to have achieved this.

Castle House is open every day and the restaurant and bistro are available to book for special events, weddings and other get-togethers. For sample menus visit or call us on 01432 356321 and we will send you the current ones.

Castle Restaurant

Breakfast (booking essential) 7am -10am

Lunch 12pm -2pm

Dinner 6.30pm-9.30pm (9pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays)

Castle Bar & Bistro open all day for coffees, sandwiches, drinks etc.

Party!Party!Party! – in style at Castle House

Throughout December we will be offering our traditional lunch and dinner party menus with all the trimmings!

Our two-rosette restaurant and bistro are perfect for a really elegant, enjoyable and spoiling
celebration. Expect crisp white table cloths and napkins, candles, luxury crackers with some good jokes (oh yes they are!), delicious, freshly-cooked festive food, a good selection of wines, Illy coffee and mince pies.

Castle House Party Menu
A glass of Prosecco, three-course lunch or dinner including Illy coffee and mince pies: £32 per person.
We strongly advise early booking to avoid disappointment. Please note that once you have confirmed your party pre-order with us, we will require payment in full.
For all bookings, please call us on 01432 356321 and we will be happy to talk you through your requirements for an individual party, lunch or dinner.

Our Monnow Marqueewill be available throughout December for Private Parties and Dinners for up to 30 people.

Chef: Claire Nicholls


See location of Castle House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 512396  Lat: 52.05351 Long: -2.71220

Hereford has many one way streets so we will send you a map. Castle House faces down Castle Street to the Cathedral. Approach by the East Street or St. Owen's Street, Then St. Ethelbert Street, Castle House is at the end. Signposted from the Ring Road.