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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked cheese” (9 reviews)
“fruit cake” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped into this restaurant just after exiting the city walls on the northern side of Chester, and thought lunch was delicious. The highlights were the starter with cheese, Serrano ham, chutney, etc., and the pork chop.

Thank zhangshinyi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious, carefully thought out menu and delicious food. Excellent service. Centrally located with options for takeaway lunch as well. This is good value for money.

Thank Toby P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for coffee and had great service so decided to try here for dinner. We had a few dietary requirements that the restaurant happily met. I had the bavette steak but without glasses I didn't read the rest of the info. Turned out to...More

Thank colinhelen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a party of 10. The menu offers a wide choice of food - quite exciting choices actually for example wood pigeon breast and mussels chowder (this was a special). I had the pate which was wonderful. I did have a bit...More

Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a friend on a short visit to Chester and was so pleased we found this restaurant. We had the best meal of our stay! The Bavette Steak salad was sensational, rare and absolutely delicious, not a cut of meat that I (maybe being...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for breakfast during our visit to Chester and it was excellent. They have an assortment of pastries as well as some hot options. Great atmosphere. Recommend visiting.

Thank Noelle L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my mum and had the most delicious lunch and great service! The coconut desert in particular was great!

1  Thank Emma G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chester has quite a few decent restaurants so we tend to try a different one each time we visit. We had previously tried and loved their adjacent tapas bar Porta several times but never the main restaurant. My mistake. Each dish my wife and I...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a fabulous little find! Best food I have eaten in ages. Menu is quite limited BUT the quality is excellent. Very good value and not over priced. Portions were generous. Had the beef salad - not sure whether I would enjoy it but it...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Food was extremely tasty. I had mackerel and salad and hubby had pigs ears cooked in bread crumbs and complimentary salad. Second course was duck and red cabbage and hubby's was oxtail with pickle onions. We were impressed with pudding but went for the coffee....More

Thank Dippy1951
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they serve calves liver?
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.
Is the jb burger a permanently on the menu?
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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