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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
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Ranked #10 of 387 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Northophall, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Popped into Joseph Benjamin whilst on a shopping trip into Chester. We had a delightful lunch, the service was great and the food delicious. The menu was varied but limited as to not overwhelm. I would certainly recommend the burger and an american beer steam beer, yummy.

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Hampshire uk
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went for a birthday treat when we visited Chester , what a wonderful find. Excellent food lovely atmosphere what a lovely place to have a special meal, everything was explained to us about the menu before we ordered if we ever go back to Chester we will definitely go back

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I'd avoided Joseph Benjamin, as I thought it didn't cater well to vegetarians. In fact, there are plenty of options available, and both my starter and main were delicious. Although the wine was expensive, you certainly get what you pay for - we had a beautiful sangiovese that was at the perfect temperature. I've read complaints of the service, but... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

New menu and plenty of interesting choices. Can't fault it still the best independent restaurant in Chester.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our pearl anniversary and eldest son home so after a busy morn, decided to book for three. Friendly phone manner, and this was maintained by staff throughout on our arrival. Time was short, so all of us went for the slow cooked pork on their Sunday menu. Amazing, one of the best meals ever ( we invariably use the benchmark... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I have not been for a meal here for some time. My wife and I went for lunch on saturday. I forgot how good it is. They use fresh local ingredients, service is good and nice atmosphere. I had fresh sardines with hariisa and chicken caesar salad. Both tested fresh and made with real food.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We really enjoyed this restaurant. Very attractive place, delicious food and attentive service. Particularly recommend the poached chicken, and for desert, the selection of local cheeses. Thoroughly recommended for lunch in Chester City centre

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Food is 5 star , I have been a good few times which there has been something different on the menu ! The guys who run this are nice chaps! I like the dipping bread for starters

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

What a mixed result! My friend and his wife had the burger which was really excellent. I had liver which was truly awful - tough blood vessels and an over-sweet sauce, baby cabbage which was so tough it was inedible and a strange accompaniment of slow cooked beef (with liver?) which tasted like corned beef, topped with diced potato and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a great find! We were so impressed with the food, service and wine! A great evening. Shame they are not in London as they would be so popular!

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