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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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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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Llangrannog, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my meal at 1539. I was stuck between two choices and the waitress was really helpful in recommending the Duck Shepherds pie which was incredible! Just the right choice, Thank You. The prices are slightly high but you pay for the quality you receive. A great view of Chester race course I imagine the atmosphere is brilliant... More 

Thank Welshfood2
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the 1539 restaurant for our friend's birthday. After enjoying a nice drink at the bar, we were taken to our table. The seating was very pleasant, we had a round table that would probably sit up to 6 people but was very comfortable for the four of us. The ambience was lovely, not too quiet but private enough... More 

Thank MimiOvary
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My parter and I discovered this on trip advisor and decided to give it a go. What can I say. Absolutely amazing, food was beautiful, the staff were absolutely lovely and couldn't have done more for us. Our waitress was especially the best, unfortunately didn't get her name but she was recommending good clubs in Chester, talking to me for... More 

1 Thank Ashlee W
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my wife for lunch to celebrate her birthday while our twins were at school as she shares the same birthday. As always the food was amazing and just enough for lunch as we are out as a family for dinner. The staff were attentive but not over, the surroundings are welcoming and immaculate. Booked in for Mother's Day lunch!

Thank Woodland15
Congleton UK
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great setting, with gorgeous food and brilliant staff. Could not have asked for more. This place is a gem. Will be back without a doubt.

Thank Kev and Joyce W
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have always enjoyed visiting this restaurant but not had a meal here for quite a while. Visited week before Christmas with a group of friends and wondered why we had waited so long for a return visit as the meal was wonderful. We booked in advance from a Christmas menu and I had initially thought that there was quite a... More 

1 Thank jgalwaysonholiday
Middleton, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit to this very comfortable restaurant set within Chester's famous Racecourse. Out of the race season, the ambience is very relaxed and peaceful with excellent attentive service. The daily set menu has a varied choice of dishes and is reasonably priced at an apt £15. 39. for 2 courses and £19. 50. for 3 courses. The... More 

Thank Eric H
North Wales
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited here for Sunday Lunch and meals in the evening and the food is excellent. The service is great and the setting fabulous. They have catered for my father in law whos sight is not good, by sitting us in the window so he could see better. The staff are helpful and attentive. Would definitely recommend.

Thank EHigton
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174 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a large group just before Xmas, was surprised how quiet it was but just made the experience better. We had a lovely table facing the race course. Food was great as was the wine, had the scallops and then Lamb, both were amazing. One of my colleagues had the duck cottage pie and said it was... More 

1 Thank Peter G
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our fifth Christmas Day here as a group of 6 and this place never lets us down. Andre and his team worked tirelessly all day to ensure a great day for all was had. Have been coming to 1539 for around 10 years now and this year was some of the best food I've ever had here. The salmon starter... 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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?