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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bavette steak” (10 reviews)
“baked cheese” (10 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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1 - 10 of 736 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great lunch. Between three of us we had nine different dishes, all well presented and very flavoursome. Highlights included the skate, which was tender and beautifully seasoned, and the fig, blackberry and pear crumble, a triumph of textures and colours. The service was...More

Thank J G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of new and very good restaurants have opened over the past couple of years in Chester. However, the atmosphere, friendly staff and excellent food mean that Joseph Benjamin is still a must for a special occasion

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Joseph Benjamin for a special occasion and everything was perfect. The staff were incredible, and the food was fantastic. The seasonal menu was fresh and exciting, and a great choice of wine. We will definitely be visiting again, an absolute must for those...More

Thank michshellshell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with equally great service. Highly recommend. Really intimate, perfect for couples. Will go again!

Thank mattyhurds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Joseph Benjamin and managed to get a table next to the bar (which can't be booked in advance) which we had been told about early by a very helpful member of staff. We had a lovely dinner, good sized portions and the staff...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting and it did not disappoint. It seems it doesn't matter what you order from the menu it is all gorgeous food!

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

It was purely by chance that we parked our car near to the North Gate instead of the Grosvenor that we strolled by Joseph Benjamin. We needed pre-dinner drinks and were far too early for our booking elsewhere. We had a warm greeting and were...More

Thank Christopher067
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I had plaice, which appeared as 3 tiny tail end pieces, the broccoli was so tough I couldn't even cut it , let alone eat it. When I pointed it out to the manager he said they cook it the way they like it, with...More

2  Thank maximus883
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My wife booked a table at this restaurant / tearoom over the Bank holiday weekend in August. It was to celebrate my 50th Birthday and she wanted to treat me to Sunday lunch. One of her friends had highly recommended Joseph Benjamin as in her...More

3  Thank Backsy
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch here with my partner food was fresh and tasty staff attentive & friendly. Had chorizo sandwich with a side salad and loose leaf tea.

Thank moziz52
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Questions & Answers
26 March 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
Wasn't on the menu when we visited however as the menu changes and is seasonal it may well appear at some time. I'd give the restaurant a call to ask what they are currently offering.
12 February 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it was on the menu when we visited. There was a steak sandwich though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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