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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked cheese” (9 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

We ate here on a busy Saturday night having booked the last table available. We arrived early and we're seated very promptly. Service was friendly and helpful. We started with a shared antipasti with which we ordered some bread for an extra charge. Apparently this...More

3  Thank davidhchess
Reviewed 19 March 2015

have been here a few times. is one of the best places in chester to eat; the owners are extremely hospitable and the staff very accommodating! the food is always of a great standard and makes the most of local ingredients. the wine list is...More

2  Thank Graham G
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day lunch here, service and food were great! Loved the interior as well. My only niggle is that the menu on the website isn't the same as the menu in the restaurant, the option of lunch sandwiches weren't as varied.

1  Thank parkyy2k2016
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Weekend in Chester with friends. Booked this after a bit of research by friend. An excellent find, we all had three courses, and couldn't fault any of the food that we ordered. Wine good too. Staff knowledgeable about the menu and how it is cooked....More

3  Thank JoolsHawes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

First visit here and pleased with the service and the friendliness of the staff. Interesting menu, the pig's head fritters and prawns in chilli and garlic, garlic bread and olives all very good. The pigeon with hare bourguignon was very tasty although a little lacking...More

1  Thank DonaPepe
Reviewed 14 March 2015

Visited last night for my birthday and as usual the food, service and atmosphere were amazing! I had the whole king prawns with garlic and chilli to start and my husband ordered the antipasti vegetable starter, both were absolutely delicious. We both ordered the beef...More

2  Thank JKE2014
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Arrived in Chester on Friday, expecting to get a table without a booking. How niave of us. The place was already buzzing. We were told that all the tables were fully booked , but they would see what they could do. We waited just a...More

1  Thank dianeb31059
Reviewed 7 March 2015 via mobile

After seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor, I came here for lunch with my girlfriend when visiting Chester. It was fantastic! The king prawns were a highlight and they have Estrella on tap - you can't go wrong!

2  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Brilliant food and great service! Staff were polite and friendly. Would come again for the beef salad and sorbet!

1  Thank Sina R
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Close to a 5 star for this one, the food is really good here. Had cod with curried cauliflower. They try to source food from the local region which I do like to see. I think the standards in Chester are high and this place...More

2  Thank r4m
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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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