On Saturday 16 January The Guardian had an article about good places to eat in Chester for under £10 (mostly).
MCRUA members who know the City think this is a good selection, especially for lunch. There are more ideas in the reader comments.
A day out in Chester for two is a good bargain with Northern’s Duo ticket, which can be bought from the conductor on the train or at a ticket office. Two people travelling together get a 25% discount on the cost of their tickets. (It’s known in the retail trade as a BOGSHIP [Buy one get second half price], following on from the original BOGOFF [But one get one free]). So now you know!
AND, remember the Rail Link bus from the station to and from the city centre is free to rail users.