Abdul Monnan, owner of the Shere Khan restaurant in Wrexham, has bought the award-winning Brasserie 10-16 in Chester.
The three-storey property is located just outside the medieval City Wales in Brookdale Place and can seat 140 diners across two floors.
It has been listed in the Good Food Guide for the last five years and is one of just two Chester restaurants to feature in the Michelin Guide. The restaurant has been a finalist for Cheshire Restaurant of the Year at Hi-Life Dining Awards for the past four yours and for Chester Restaurant of the Year at the City Awards for the past seven years.
The Manchester office of Christie + Co was seeking offers in excess of £65,000 for the new 15-year lease, down from a starting price of £125,000.
Vendor Neil Bates plans to focus on his sister restaurant 15 miles away, the Hawarden Brasserie, which is rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Wales.
By Angela Frewin