Just spent a few days here and had some great meals. In Chester, we enjoyed Simons Marketplace for a quick lunch, their hot meals are especially good in this wintery weather, don't forget their homemade pies! Had a nice V Day meal at River Tavern where surprise surprise it was an ala carte menu, yay!
Old Saybrook we tried Som Siam East, v v authentic Thai food. Som tum (green papaya salad) was like what you would get in Bangkok, the Pad see Ew ( stir fried rice noodles) had a great wok flavour and their Laarb ( ground meat salad) had the roasted rice that is sometimes missing in a lot of restaurants. Jamms was a great place for breakfast/ brunch, must get at least a side order of their huge pancakes (called flips). Dagmars desserts is nearby its a German bakery, wasn't too impressed with what we got but if anyone is looking for stollen, I think they have them all year!