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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patatas bravas” (35 reviews)
“tapas” (172 reviews)
“ox cheek” (32 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

As title says this restaurant must be experienced. Friendly staff, open kitchen, incredible selection of food. Everything about this charming place is worth waiting with a dry sherry for.

1  Thank SimonJester1
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Porta is a true gem and it’s been so since the day it opened. Not only is the menu amazing and the best olive oil I’ve ever tasted, the staff are brilliant. Whilst it’s pretty much permanently busy you never need to wait too long...More

Thank 487RichardS
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This place feels authentic, relaxed and friendly. The food tonight was absolutely delicious and the staff were lovely. Favourite dishes for me were the broccoli and the king prawns; scrumptious! Oh, and the gin was pretty good too!

Thank dbmum
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

For a lovely tapas you could not do better. Although the range of choices is modest it does have an original feel which is far superior to so many so-called tapas bars. The staff and service cannot be faulted. The wines could be expanded...how about...More

Thank kattyukres
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We ordered a range of dishes - highlights included the ox cheek, black pudding special, seared broccoli and pardon peppers. However no dishes were disappointing and we thoroughly enjoyed every plate. Would recommend without hesitation and we are sure to return again in the future.

Thank SazzyC
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Great tapas bar tucked away. Very good value for money and great staff. Tapas were really tasty too. Definitely recommend if you don't want a full on meal.

1  Thank lorna h
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The best Tapas in Chester. Authentic informal and atmospheric. Reminiscent of smoky bogegas. Tasty,fresh quality food cooked and served by brilliant team. My favourite place. Fantastic!

1  Thank mmcd1112
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a super dinner. Casual/laid back venue with freshly cooked simple menu. Portuguese tartlets were a tasty treat at the end for our dessert.

1  Thank eheale79
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

We originally booked the restaurant Joesph Benjamin next door ( same owners ) having eat there a few months ago which is excellent by the way , due to my girlfriends ability to shop til she drops we had to cancel the booking so we...More

1  Thank Jp7724
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Such a gem of a place. Very relaxed environment and service. Always great 🍷, food and service. Always enjoy our meals here. Great at adapting menu for gluten free too.

Thank Marie_Mcr
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May 28, 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
February 3, 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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