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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bavette steak” (12 reviews)
“baked cheese” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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1 - 10 of 784 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nipped in for a Pre polo breakfast, both food & coffee great Nice friendly service and not hugely expensive

Thank Daveb257CH1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with the mother last Friday after a small shopping spree and the discovery of ‘duffins’. Lovely to see a small menu of seasonal options rather than the usual burger, steak, pasta offerings. The diet conscious one ordered Caesar salad, a bargain...More

Thank Laura_k4_10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gin and tonics and wine were brilliant! Both starters and the mains were fantastic! Best octapus ive ever had and tje monkfish and risotto main was delicious!! Desert was decent, service was as you'd expect for a restaurant like this! I've seen previous comments...More

Thank George O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends from abroad were in Chester so we were glad of an excuse to come see them. Having read about Joseph Benjamin in The Good Food Guide and on TripAdvisor, I felt confident to recommend it for lunch, And it was a great success....More

Thank dijon_s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been several times to this friendly restaurant over the years having discovered it on its opening night. You’re always guaranteed an intriguing and creative menu with something to interest everyone. Last night I ate octopus then monkfish whilst my husband had asparagus and sides. The...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again chosen by our friends, based in their son’s recommendations. If I have the story correct, Michael Jr used to work with the co owner. A friendly welcome, along with a much needed beer got the evening off to a good start. I had...More

Thank IanJMold_Wales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining a Belgium visitor to our offices evolved into an office lunch for six at short notice last week As before the service was excellent the food fantastic and we all enjoyed another excellent experience One of the very positive elements of this venue is...More

Thank jeremy_hartigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch in this restaurant on a Sunday , the food was awful, every dish we had had a high salt content to the extent we could not finish the dishes - we had duck , lamb, sea bream and artichoke sides , the...More

Thank Rima_2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Forgive the informality but if there is a Ben and a Jo, thanks! For a belated double birthday (where both celebrants forbade any reference to another year clocked up) the atmosphere in the contemporary clean cut dining space -in a couple of rooms - chimed...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Just popped in here on our stroll round Chester. I've eaten a lot of full English breakfasts in my time but this was the best I've had so far. Delicious local produce, all piping hot. Not overfilled plate, perfect amount. Staff are a treat as...More

Thank HS24ontour
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Questions & Answers
27 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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