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Fifteen Thirty Nine Restaurant & Bar

The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY , England
01244 304611
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Ranked #45 of 375 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The place is nice with views over the race course. That's where the positivity ends I'm afraid. My first observation - they sold foie gras - they're living in the dark ages, foie gras is cruel. Force feeding an animal until it's liver is fatty enough to serve as foie gras - disgusting. Lots of excellent restaurants have removed it... More

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Restaurant_Response, Manager at Fifteen Thirty Nine Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Customer We are disappointed to hear you won’t be visiting again. Thank you for taking the time to detail your feedback. We have certainly taken your comments on board and it will be raised at our next menu change meeting. I am surprised you feel the £9.95 lunch menu is not good value, it is the first time we... More

Harrisonburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant a year and a half ago before the refurbishment. The quality of the food has slipped somewhat and I found the new decor rather clinical and impersonal. My overseas programme had a group dinner here and the undergraduates thought it reasonable food, but a little disappointing. I didn't think that the prix fixe of three courses... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We popped in for a late night drink after dinner, we sat on the roof terrace and the views across the race course were amazing. a brilliant way to end our night and stay in Chester.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What a difference - new look, new manager, new chef, new experience! The restaurant is now more modern with intimate booths and a better layout with the window seats - gone are those awful swivel chairs and instead there is an eclectic range of seating. The food is still of a high quality and the new chef is making his... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Terrific meal at 1539 for my sister's wedding. Excellent attention to detail, gorgeous food and wonderful setting overlooking the Roodee. Seemless service and unflappable bar staff tending to the 100 or so evening do guests.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Closer than you think to the centre of Chester, it's just across the ring road but only a five-minute walk from the Cathedral. The restaurant is superbly situated with glorious views through massive windows over the racecourse and tables are nicely spaced in a large, airy room. The real deal here is the lunch menu - about £15 for two... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Had a family lunch to celebrate a birthday. 6 adults and 4 children. Service was good and food was really tasty. The children's burger was a little dry, but the salmon was very good indeed (8 yr old review!). One dessert did not really match the description - New York baked cheesecake didn't have any meringue (minor point)

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Chester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Very clever strategy by owners to attract custom by offering 2 courses for £15.39. The only problem was that there was a pathetic choice for this offer as the usual fayre you'd go for was supplemented to death. For example, my stunning better half had scallops (1sliced into 3 small pieces) served with Iceland chorizo croquets. £6 supplement? Rock on!... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Was pleasant surroundings and good service food mediocre and price was fell into fine dining category which out of race days they could afford to try a little bit more to attract more diners.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had a two course menu which was excellent and also good value. The lamb main course in particular was extremely good. The restaurant itself is well decorated and has a glass front which overlooks the Chester racecourse which is a good touch.

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