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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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Chester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great no booking policy with only 15 minutes to wait for a table in this very popular and fun place. Taps flavours that made it so hard to have a favourite however the Croquetas...sorry about my spelling and Ox Cheek were amazing. Will return and the choice is such that we will have loads more tempting tastes to go... More 

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Thank neil60
York, England
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow food relaxed environment. Beautiful food, friendly service, came out feeling all is well with the world.

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Thank Cathy C
Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere. They don't take bookings though and it's a tiny place so best to get there early (weekdays not so bad). Great veggie selection too! A must do!

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Thank lindy_girl_1
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last night and had a short 5 minute wait for a table. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. We were shown to a downstairs area that seats around 20 people so it had a very cosy atmospheric feel to it, candles and low lighting were ideal. We were quite hungry and ordered 6 tapas followed by another 4... More 

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Thank Mark S
Derbyshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Bar was informal, bustling but not too noisy. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious - better than we've had in either Spain or this country - especially the ox cheeks. Just loved everything about it and wish we lived closer!

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Thank LambyDerbyshire
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the popular tapas dishes are available. Small menu with daily specials. Reasonable prices and reasonable portions. Good wine menu with plenty to choose from as well as lagers etc.

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Thank andrew R
Bolton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I staying in Chester overnight bank holiday weekend. Called in and was taken to an upstairs table. Stools and high tables which I'm not keen on but always willing to give things a try. Waiter very helpful. Had four dishes plus one wine and one beer and bill was only £30. I have to say we weren't really... More 

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Thank janet r
Chigwell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here following reviews on Trip Advisor. Arrived early in case it was busy but found it empty. Was surprised to find that seating was casual and on bar stools. Ordered various items from a fairly small menu compared to other Tapas restaurants/bars e.g. No mushroom option! Tortilla arrived first and was very cold which was a shame as would... More 

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Thank KateandNeil53
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends that were visiting after hearing good things and we were not disappointed. The dishes were generally a good size and the food was all really delicious - I would recommend the baby squid and the chorizo and chick pea stew in particular. The service was very good and the atmosphere authentic, nice and relaxed. Limited alcohol... More 

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Thank Kezbag
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went laat night for tea. I was a little over dressed so would suggest smart casual wear as you are sat mainly on bar stools so was a little income in a short dress. Food was really good. Service was excellent staff are attentive and Knowledgable. Wine was really nice too.

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Thank Kirsty G

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?