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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars

First visit here - but my son and mum - who were with us have been before. Excellent food, wine and service. A very friendly restaurant with a great atmosphere to boot. Look forward to returning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit here - but my son and mum - who were with us have been before. Excellent food, wine and service. A very friendly restaurant with a great atmosphere to boot. Look forward to returning.

Thank Antthegolfer
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

wonderful food and service,hope there would be more dishes available!I order the cod loin,the presentation is impressive and the texture of the fish is amazing,if the base ingredients were not that salty I would rate it 5 stars

Thank Andrie W
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this restaurant whilst looking around Chester for somewhere to eat. My friend and I only wanted a light lunch but once we saw the menu, we changed our minds!! I had Baratta as a starter with the brisket beef sandwich and my friend had chilli prawns to start with the portobello mushrooms as a main. To finish off... More 

Thank Donnagee
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Found this small restaurant by accident and booked at the last minute so I was slightly concerned that it would be empty. Fortunately it was almost full which made for a good atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and there were enough to make sure there were no long waits for attention. The menu was a bit... More 

Thank HuggieSRL
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So Disappointing especially having eaten here before and raving about it to my friends. The steak on my friends salad was so tough that she couldn't eat it and to compound the misery the ladies toilets were dirty with damaged toilets, a disgrace and this was at the start of lunch time service. Unfortunately I don't think my friends and... More 

Thank Helen P
United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal with friends this evening 30th Jan 2016. The food was beautifully presented, hot and flavourful. Service was attentive snd friendly. I will definitely be returning soon.

Thank dianefiona
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a midweek dinner and our first visit. The menu is relatively short (a good sign in my view) with some imaginative dishes. The food was very well prepared and of excellent quality. the service was welcoming, friendly and efficient.

Thank king418
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,046 reviews
2,311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 938 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful restaurant we visited last year as we were in Chester for a day at the race's. Surprisingly the town was not as busy as it is in say June,July or August and so getting a table was relatively easy. We ordered coffee while we checked out the menu but we knew we were going for the... More 

Thank Neil K
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous food, wine and very attentive staff. Espresso Cake - AMAZING! I really enjoyed the scallops, cooked to perfection. Pork Belly cooked to perfection also. Crackling to die for. Will defiantly return and recommend HIGHLY!

Thank Gracebennett
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were in Chester in December enjoying the Christmas market and wondering where to eat. Our first choice was full but they recommended this restaurant. What a find! At the top of a shopping street looking smart and welcoming in soft greys with tasteful decor, the food was exceptional. I ate a large chunk of seared cod on beetroot coloured... More 

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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, British, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?