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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
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Today
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 313
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great standard... not much variety

Visited here with my mum and sister for a Mothers Day treat, after hearing great reviews. First impressions, the staff were lovely and willing to help at every opportunity. The place itself is very nice. I opted for the Special -Pork Pie which was beautiful. My mum was looking at the selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Jen P
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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452 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Visited here with my mum and sister for a Mothers Day treat, after hearing great reviews. First impressions, the staff were lovely and willing to help at every opportunity. The place itself is very nice. I opted for the Special -Pork Pie which was beautiful. My mum was looking at the selection of sandwiches and come to realise the choice... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Food was good, ox cheek was very tender and tasty, wine was excellent . Fine dining and well worth a visit. Chairs were a bit uncomfortable but that was in keeping with the sparse décor - waitress was very attentive and friendly.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a busy Saturday night having booked the last table available. We arrived early and we're seated very promptly. Service was friendly and helpful. We started with a shared antipasti with which we ordered some bread for an extra charge. Apparently this comes with a slice thrown in so we were expecting rather more than three very... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

have been here a few times. is one of the best places in chester to eat; the owners are extremely hospitable and the staff very accommodating! the food is always of a great standard and makes the most of local ingredients. the wine list is not the most extensive but quality over quantity is the order of the day and... More 

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Manchester
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely Mother's Day lunch here, service and food were great! Loved the interior as well. My only niggle is that the menu on the website isn't the same as the menu in the restaurant, the option of lunch sandwiches weren't as varied.

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Hawes
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Weekend in Chester with friends. Booked this after a bit of research by friend. An excellent find, we all had three courses, and couldn't fault any of the food that we ordered. Wine good too. Staff knowledgeable about the menu and how it is cooked. Old friendly efficient service and we had a great evening. If we all lived nearer... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First visit here and pleased with the service and the friendliness of the staff. Interesting menu, the pig's head fritters and prawns in chilli and garlic, garlic bread and olives all very good. The pigeon with hare bourguignon was very tasty although a little lacking in hare meat (though maybe there was a misunderstanding in the kitchen because my daughter... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited last night for my birthday and as usual the food, service and atmosphere were amazing! I had the whole king prawns with garlic and chilli to start and my husband ordered the antipasti vegetable starter, both were absolutely delicious. We both ordered the beef brisket which was to die for, with a portion of broccoli and kale to share.... More 

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Arrived in Chester on Friday, expecting to get a table without a booking. How niave of us. The place was already buzzing. We were told that all the tables were fully booked , but they would see what they could do. We waited just a few minutes, before we were shown to a table , having been told that we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

After seeing good reviews on Trip Advisor, I came here for lunch with my girlfriend when visiting Chester. It was fantastic! The king prawns were a highlight and they have Estrella on tap - you can't go wrong!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 344295

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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