Belgian Beers, great food & Heafod Glen Wines

Swan Valley Western Australia

The Abbey

Welcome to “THE ABBEY” at Chester’s. 

We invite you to come along and have an excellent meal at a great cost, superb wines along with a large selection of Belgium beers, enjoying our fantastic service in a warm and comfortable family friendly environment.

The Abbey at Chester’s is now under new management however the buildings still stands as tribute to its original owner Sydney Chester, who built the premises in 1890. The new managers are proud Australians living locally and wanting to bring a taste of Belgium into the Swan Valley.  With the new managers ancestry descending from Belgium they are serving a range of Belgium beers some of which are still made from the old authentic recipes of the 1600s. 

The naming of the restaurant “The Abbey” was another connection to the beer with the original brewing completed by the monks in the old convents of Belgium. The Abbey logo shows a statue of “Mannekin Pis” an iconic piece of art which still stands in Brussels today.   

The Cellar Door is still on site with the Heafod Glen’s full range of award-winning wines available for tasting and sale.  These wines are also available with your meal.

The restaurant seats 120 plus and is a casual, comfortable spot with friendly staff and a menu of simple foods at a great cost with well-loved classics including hearty steak, various woodfired pizzas, and yes, of course dessert options include Belgian waffles!

If you love excellent food and wine, real Belgian ales, a visit to The Abbey at Chester’s is a must-do when in the Swan Valley & Perth surrounds.



Alfie van Zijl

5 out of 5 stars

I heard of The Abby for about a year. Well today I came with my lovely wife. SURPRISE, I should have been here the first time I heard the news. The good news, you will most definitely not be disappointed. The food is magnificent, the drinks menu is endless. My steak was perfect, thick, juicy. The atmosphere is supper relaxing. Come over enjoy...

Leanne Moser

5 out of 5 stars

Went there today for a birthday lunch. Not our first time and won’t be our last. Beautiful restaurant in the Swan Valley. Great service. Wine was lovely. I had the prawn pasta which was amazing. The setting is really pretty. Looking forward to our next visit.

Jem Jem

5 out of 5 stars

We love coming to The Abbey, the food is amazing quality, generous sizes & the wine is just divine! This place is seriously a hidden gem! We came for lunch Wednesday, I love the large selection of starters! So many choices! The steak sandwich is one of the best I’ve tried! My friend had chicken parmi, and kids had chicken poppers! Can’t wait to...

Catriona Kehoe

4 out of 5 stars

A beautiful little gem just off West Swan road. A great selection of drinks. Food was delicious. Beef sliders were amazing and so filling. Definitely will go there again 🥰🥰🥰🥰

MARC Gesmundo

4 out of 5 stars

The place is nice and cozy. With lots of beautiful hanging plants, a fireplace perfect for winter and options to dine in inside or outside the restaurant. They accept different modes of payment. The food we had were awesome and delicious. They make really big servings and the prices are very reasonable. We really enjoyed the food we had! The food...

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Our Aim

The Abbey at Chester’s is a great place to eat, combining a comfortable rustic atmosphere with excellent, food. The mission is not only to bring a taste of Belgium to the valley but to have great tasting food, have efficient and friendly service and ensure customer satisfaction is paramount. We want to be the restaurant choice for all families and singles, young and old, male or female. Employee welfare will be equally important to our success. Everyone will be treated fairly and with the utmost respect. We want our employees to feel a part of the success of The Abbey. Happy employees make happy guests.

We combine menu variety, atmosphere, ambiance, excellent wines, great tasting beer and friendly staff to create a “place” in order to reach our goal of each customer having a memorable dining experience. We want the Abbey at Chester’s to be a leading establishment in the Swan Valley with outstanding customer satisfaction, and a rewarding place to work for the employees.

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Product Highlight

Pauwel Kwak

Bosteels Brewery Buggenhout, Belgium

Pauwel Kwak is an amber ale brewed since the 1980s with 8.4% abv. Supposedly it is named after an 18th-century innkeeper and brewer, Pauwel Kwak. The beer is filtered before packaging in bottles and kegs.

As with other Belgian beers, Kwak has a branded glass with its own distinctive shape. It is held upright in a wooden stand; the brewery claims the glass was designed by the innkeeper Pauwel Kwak in the early 19th century for coachmen who would stop at his coaching tavern and brewery named "De Hoorn", though the beer and the glass were not launched until the 1980s.

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10.00am - 4.00pm


10.00am - 4.00pm


10.00am - 9.00pm


8.30am - 9.00pm


8.30am - 5.00pm