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.

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Testimonials

Anthea Buma

5 out of 5 stars

Tasty dishes with very generous portions. Rustic, quiet, country atmosphere with very comfy chairs at beautiful polished wood tables in a converted horse stable. Friendly, personal service by Simone and Tony. Great for families and groups. Huge selection of Belgian beers.

Tracey Elliot

4 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely place, good atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is also good, however because we went on a public holiday we only had a limited menu. Look forward to going back on a normal day 😊

Angeliki

3 out of 5 stars

Went for lunch on a Sunday to celebrate a friend’s birthday. We ordered and were served nice food without much delay but our waitress appeared hot, frazzled and stressed, which affected the quality of service. A number of times items were just plonked on our table without much care or concern which I found to be quite rude and unprofessional......

Craig Middleton-white

5 out of 5 stars

We were completely delighted with our dining experience. What a beautiful restaurant. We loved the meals we ordered the chicken Kiev and the oven baked salmon meal was absolutely delicious. The prices were so reasonable too. The service was wonderful too, our waitress was lovely and friendly. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. We will...

Rell Hayes

5 out of 5 stars

Delicious food. The wines are very tasty & good price. They also have an awesome range of Belgium beers that are so yummy. Would highly recommend this place. 👍😎😎👍😎😎👍

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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.

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.

Opening Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Thursday

10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday

10.00am - 9.00pm

Saturday

8.30am - 9.00pm

Sunday

8.30am - 5.00pm