About Et Alia at The Red House
Et Alia was founded by a consortium of local business people with a universal vision to create a friendly Italian restaurant that Chester could be proud of. It was agreed that a neighbourhood feel was needed for the new venture that would appeal to both the local population and visitors to the historical and picturesque area of the River Dee.
We have a mission to create a social atmosphere that sees families and friends come together in a beautiful setting to enjoy authentic Italian dishes. Italian food and the Italian way of dining is seen as a very social activity and the team wants to bring that Italian spirit and culture to Chester.
Steeped in history, The Red House location has been a fixture on the Chester food and drink scene since 1850. Catering for locals and passers by travelling along the river, The Red House has been an important location on the Chester culinary map. Wanting to be sensitive to the historical link with The Red House, it was vital that we created a neighbourhood Italian restaurant that locals could be proud of.
Whilst the front road side of the building is very much traditional construction, take a walk through Et Alia at The Red House doors and you’re greeted with a breathtaking floor to ceiling view of the River Dee. Our glass fronted building makes for a scenic, romantic riverscape which can be enjoyed all year round, whatever the weather.
In May 2014, Et Alia officially opened to the public following an extensive refurbishment and investment into new equipment, staff and training that has resulted in the culmination of our highly anticipated Italian restaurant. Since opening, Et Alia has been overwhelmed with the local support of the restaurant, having quickly been established as a number one destination on Chester’s culinary map.
We continue to drive the vision and create what you see as Et Alia today – a stylish, contemporary Italian restaurant steeped in a warm, welcoming friendly history that aims to bring people together to share the most delicious, authentic and flavoursome Italian food.