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Joseph Benjamin

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European, English
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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 102
    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
Afternoon tea

Lovely little place, we only had afternoon tea which was nice and cheap, the food menus are good and from observations it looked excellent, the staff were polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Martin S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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460 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely little place, we only had afternoon tea which was nice and cheap, the food menus are good and from observations it looked excellent, the staff were polite and friendly. Would definitely recommend

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West Sussex
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting Chester for a few days we walked past this restaurant and decided to make a booking for 4 of us. Only early was available and we had to leave by 8pm but that suited us and the staff made it clear at the time of booking. All of the staff were friendly and helpful and also knowledgable on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very excellent dishes and good cognac, also excellent espresso coffee, an Italian is speaking..... But in my mind another thinking definitely better! C....

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Bollington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Wish we'd got here 45 minutes later for Sunday lunch/regular menu. Think there were only 4 or 5 items for breakfast. A bacon roll was the best option. No eggs!!! Only other options were raisin toast, croissant or granola I think. Missing a trick if you ask me.

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Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm new here (Trip Advisor), and have visited Joseph Benjamin on many occasions, so my feedback is more general but entirely positive. Joseph Benjamin is bright, modern and the staff are always ready to greet you with a smile. The service is friendly and attentive with manager Ben taking time to visit each table (which is a nice touch rarely... More 

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Nth Wales
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85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It was bustling when we arrived for my birthday treat as never eaten there before and love a change any day. This fab restaurant has great food , lovely special wines by the glass and very, very, attentive staff who notice everything but do not intrude. Great for all tastes with perfection rather than overload although the beefburgers for six... More 

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Chorlton-cum-Hardy, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A warm welcome upon arrival, a decent well put together menu with a special touch. All of our choices were very tasty. The level of service was top notch up to the point when we felt a little rushed as the last couple in there.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Poped in for lunch while we were in Chester. The restaurant is bright and modern, it had a nice feel about it . The staff were young and cheerful, and they do not rush you, it is a nice and relaxed place. I did think the sandwich prices were a bit dear on the board placed outside, but they are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?