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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
11:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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The Wirral
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived for a late lunch, clearly not their peak time as it was very quiet. This suited us down to the ground as I can't be doing with loud music and noisy neighbours whilst I eat. The staff were all cheerful and friendly. We enjoyed our meals which looked as good as they tasted. Try their scallops - absolutely... More 

Thank ValkyrieTheWirral
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've not been to 1539 before, but I'd certainly go again and can recommend it. The Restaurant itself is up stairs at Chester Race Course with very nice views across the Race Course itself. The staff were friendly, professional and service was unrushed. The food very good and very reasonably priced. We all had a very nice lunch and will... More 

Thank SteveKMouse
England, Liverpool
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my partner for his birthday. Food was absolutely amazing and staff were very friendly. We had Scallops to start which were the best ive ever tasted. I then had the braised beef which literally melted in my mouth and my partner had fillet steak which was cooked to perfection. Will definitely recommend and visit again

Thank Nicola_Walters31
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I visited 1539 yesterday afternoon for an anniversary lunch and we had a wonderful time. The space itself is beautiful and the view over the racecourse makes the experience feel special (despite it being a grey day). The service was attentive but not intrusive although we had a minor hiccup when we were brought the wrong bottle... More 

Thank CathFranLin92
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food we had the onion soup and steak - amazing. The slow drinks service let the restaurant down, it sometimes took too long between ordering and getting the drinks delivered to the table up to 20 minutes. The setting is superb with a great atmosphere. Would recommend for couples or if you want to impress without breaking the bank.

Thank Tomas C
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many visits too this place over the last few years with family , friends, events. Has always delivered on all aspects of a restaurant, cannot fault it. Sunday Lunch here is a family favourite. Love going here anytime!!!!!!!!!

Thank kav1t4
Chester, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to take advantage of the brunch deal that started on 4th Feb - £15 for unlimited prosecco, bloody marys and belinis when you order brunch. We were not disappointed. The brunch itself was on the expensive side (the restaurant is pricey), but it was absolutely delicious - I had smashed avocado on rye bread with... More 

Thank Shantele72
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited 1539 three times now, the first was for a 21st party and the food was beautiful so we thought we would return for the Sunday dinner and we were not disappointed. The second time we visited the price for the Sunday dinner has gone up from £15.39 (we thought that was really quirky) but we were still... More 

Thank DanTee_27
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday evening in January, so it was quiet. We ordered bread and olives as a pre order (as pictured). Our starts arrived before we had finished - as I said it was quiet so the chiefs were probably a bit keen. The wild mushroom starter was delicious. To our delight the menu had good selection of... More 

Thank Kerry M
Chester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, well priced as they had a deal on. 3 courses / all good, staff friendly and efficient. Only thing that let it down was the lack of ambience. The lights were on full there was no music not even in the background so felt a little bit like a stark cafe then a romantic meal. Not many people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611
Restaurant 1539 offers the most unique backdrop in which to enjoy a drink, a delicious meal or mingle in the Roof Lounge. Our menu offers twists on classic British favourites alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe. The menu features some classic grills and fresh seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?