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Mill Hotel Restaurant Cruiser

See Chester from a different perspective, viewing parts of the city unreachable by other transport, cruise past the Roman city wall, look up to the medieval King Charles Tower and the Bridge of Sighs, and admire the buildings of Chester’s industrial history which built up around the canal after it was built in the 1770’s including the 18th century shot tower that  made lead shot for muskets in the Napoleonic Wars.

Open: Sailing at 12.30pm, 4pm & 7.30pm every day of the week subject to minimum numbers.

Address: Mill Hotel & Spa Destination, Milton Street, Chester, CH1 3NF.

Attraction Information

All food served aboard the Restaurant Cruiser is freshly prepared in the Hotel’s kitchen. The starter course is served, and you sail away along the Shropshire Union Canal towards the Northgate Lock returning to collect the main course and continuing your journey towards Hoole Lane Lock and beyond, before returning to the hotel where your voyage ends.

The L’eau-t Cuisine Broad-beam Restaurant Cruiser moored alongside the Mill Hotel sails for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Seating up to 50 people, the vessel has a licensed bar and even a dance floor. There are regular special events on the Restaurant Cruiser including monthly Crown Cruise Banquets and Las Vegas Casino Cruises and the afternoon Heritage High Tea Cruises. Available for Exclusive use and Private hire subject to availability.

Heritage High Tea

An hour-long afternoon cruise serves tea/coffee, a selection of sandwiches and cakes. The Heritage High Tea Cruise has an informative video guide offering some fascinating insights into Chester’s history.

Cruises will depart at 4pm daily, We request that guests arrive 15 minutes before sailing. Pre-booking is essential, as a minimum of 20 guests booked is required for the cruiser to sail.

Crown Cruise Banquet

A 5-course banquet dinner. The fantastic gourmet menu starts with Crown of melon, followed by fillet of smoked haddock with a poached egg and a chive butter sauce, Champagne sorbet is served to cleanse the palate before moving on to the main course your choice of prime fillet steak with tarragon, mushroom and white wine sauce or Breast of Gressingham duck, glazed with marmalade and presented with an orange segment salad. Your meal is completed with your choice of a dessert or cheese board followed by coffee and petit fours.

Las Vegas Casino Cruises

A Unique Dining Experience. 4 Course Dinner prepared and served from the Mill Hotel Kitchens on the 2.5 hour Journey with free fun Roulette, Craps and Blackjack-style games played throughout.

Each table has 30 free casino chips to play games and each individual has a bonus slip for chances to win a golden nugget worth 10 chips for your table plus a gold medal. At the end of the night Prizes go to the table with the most chips and Individual winners are selected by cutting a deck of cards.

Stay at The Mill Hotel & Spa

Whether you are visiting on Business or Pleasure we have all the facilities you will need to make your stay memorable.

Stay over in one of our 132 bedrooms and your rate is inclusive of Full English and Continental Buffet Breakfast, WiFi,  Parking, electric car charging and use of the fantastic Health Club Facilities including Technogym Gym, 60ft Swimming Pool, Aerobics Studio, Jacuzzi, Sauna & Steam Room.

There is plenty of choice when it comes to dining; the Canaletto Restaurant with Fixed Price Menu, Chefs Grill Menu and Vegetarian Menu is a perfect venue for any celebration and offers a dinner and disco every Friday and Saturday with live entertainment on selected dates. The L’eau-t Cuisine Restaurant Cruiser with a 4 course choice menu, the Rialto Wine & Dine serving the chefs grill menu which offers a range of steaks plus a fantastic range of favourite dishes including fish, pasta, salads and light bites and the adjacent Real Ale Bar serving a superb selection of hot and cold bar meals to accompany the fine array of cask Ales & Ciders on tap.

There is a wide range of Spa Treatments available in the Hair & Beauty Spa from world-class brands including Pevonia, Shellac, St Tropez and Sebastian.


Prices for lunch and dinner cruises are inclusive of a 4-course meal including a starter, a sorbet course, a main course accompanied by a crescent of vegetables, dessert & coffee.

Lunch Cruise: £21.50
Dinner Cruise: Sun-Thu £25.00
Diner Cruise: Fri – Sat £29.50
Heritage High Tea: Adult: £12.00; Child: £10.00
Crown Cruise Banquet: £35.00
Las Vegas Casino: £28.00


No Smoking.
Suitable for ages 3 and up.

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