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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly, lively atmosphere. Delicious food. Wine by the glass a bit pricey but wouldn't put me off returning - although might just ask for a small one next time!

Thank Cathy D
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went last minute after reviewing on here, food is perfect and so is the service, recommend the ox cheek , melt in the mouth.

Thank Odakota
Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took 2 of our closest friends for a birthday lunch. With such bon viveurs in tow, we needed somewhere special......and we certainly found it! The menu was concise but very interesting and sufficient to entice all. The octopus starter was excellent, the french beans to die for, the pulled pork memorable. The afogato was to a tee; spot on.... More 

Thank Seymour_Places2014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food Bavette steak perfectly cooked. Octopus excellent menu . great service and price. Many thanks. Will eat here again

Thank Tim T
Auckland, New Zealand
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244 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

delicious good food with generous potions- friendly staff on the edge of the old town. well worth a visit. Good amount of space between tables

Thank kiwi572014
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Northgate St. Contains a number of cafes , but this one looks the part and was a pleasure to visit. Although it was almost lunchtime, I was accommodated with a smile and enjoyed my tea ,The real bonus was the authentic Portuguese tart, which was delicious.

Thank Boudin882
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A busy place with great food and friendly service. Generous and tasty portions. To be highly recommended!

Thank Ian M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends tonight and it was absolutely brilliant. Couldn't fault any of it, the staff where attentive and fun, the food was absolutely perfect and the place has a brilliant atmosphere. Friends had the turkey which was gorgeous and the Ox cheek just melted in the mouth! I can't believe that this was my first visit! Just like Arnie... More 

Thank MrSoprano
Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I called in for a late lunch and managed to get a table ... and the place was buzzing. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great meal with real flavours and it looked good too. The only fault and it is minor, there could be a larger wine by the glass choice. I will definitely... More 

Thank Anwen62
Flint, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

First time at Joseph Benjamin for a number of months and this turned out to be the best meal we've had there. Starters of Galician octopus and chicken livers with crispy chicken skin and butternut squash were mouth watering and beautifully presented and the mains - ox cheek with oyster mushroom, braised artichoke and celeriac puree in my case -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?