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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bavette steak” (12 reviews)
“baked cheese” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (8 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 769 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely meal, lovely staff. Small menu but delicious food! It’s a must if you enjoy a relaxed meal with good food and wine!

Thank we55ndy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special starter of pigs trotters arrived really quickly and presentation was really good although dish was tasty confusing medley. Welsh lamb main looked and tasted great although lamb would be too rare for some diners and the steak knife provided .

Thank Robbbaaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Justifiably scores up the rating for Chester. Has something of a cafe style, relaxed seating with large shop window views out/in. Service was excellent. Out waitress was quite knowledegable and took some feedback on board without problem, and had was attentive to refresh our water...More

Thank LeylandAtlantean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So yummy as usual. Their Sunday roast is hard to beat. Nice wines, Good service as always. Recommended.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was our first visit to this restaurant and we will be back without a doubt. My partner and I both had the beef brisket from the Sunday Lunch menu and it was absolutely delicious. Every element was faultless. One of the best Sunday lunches...More

Thank Kal23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to JB's several times over the years - only on special occasions, and each time has been fantastic - the iberica ham with roast pineapple and artichoke was fantastic! Would highly recommend this restaurant, it is not a cheap restaurant but the quality is...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located in the city, just yards from the Cathedral, this restaurant is in a lovely, interesting area with lovely speciality cheese and chocolate shops nearby. You really need to book as it is understandably very popular. Meet and greet is great and our table...More

Thank whatahol
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As always excellent food. Had the beef roast for the first time there last Sunday. Amazing... No need to say more!! Upstairs at the grill was my favourite, it's now Joseph Benjamin first.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a spa weekend in Chester and wanted to have a nice meal out and couldn't have picked a better restaurant. Reviews were good but they were exceeded a wonderful meal. Friendly, chatty staff made you feel at home and looks like a return visit...More

1  Thank timbers1234
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Stunning lunch the team are consistently keeping the high standard of food and service. The menu is small but well balanced with daily specials which keep you wanting to return

1  Thank margliverpool
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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