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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 329
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    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
A great experience - highly recommended

As a local I had wanted to visit for ages ... And I have to say we were not disappointed. The service was good as the staff were very friendly and welcoming 😀 I very much enjoyed all the food we ordered. Great location to watch the world go by. An Overall enjoyable experience. We would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
GARNERWENDY1956
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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479 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

As a local I had wanted to visit for ages ... And I have to say we were not disappointed. The service was good as the staff were very friendly and welcoming 😀 I very much enjoyed all the food we ordered. Great location to watch the world go by. An Overall enjoyable experience. We would definitely go again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

small portions of salty overpriced food. we went on recommendation of a friend for our wedding anniversary. what a disaster. I had scallops my husband pig cheek as our starters. mine served luke warm my husbands pigcheeks in a salty sauce.then we had calves liver on a bed of puy lentils. In the same horrible overly salted sauce .the waitress... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a very disappointing experience today at this restaurant, We went for a late breakfast, after phoning and being told that they offer breakfast on Sunday mornings. On arrival we were given a menu that clearly did not have anything like a reasonable breakfast menu, no eggs, cereals, toast, meats, just a bacon breakfast bap, and 2 sorts of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were really disappointed. We had rung the evening before to check they served breakfast and we're advised they did with an additional comment that there was plenty of choice including croissants etc. We asked if it was necessary to book a table. Just turn up it will be fine. We got there and it was anything but fine the... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Due to limited opening days for dinner and its popularity we have had to wait some time to book a table here, finally managed it for my husbands birthday and were not disappointed. As the table was not ready when we arrived we sat outside for a drink. Although it was a chilly night, sitting next to Chester walls in... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Would have preferred to eat a little later, but all booked up and can understand why. Excellent meal, superb service and very reasonably priced. Will certainly be visiting again.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

When for lunch last week during the busy Chester race week. Restaurant was very busy but the service was bang on. Fast , effecient and really polite. The menu was great with some nice interesting alternatives and complimented by a really good wine list. We all really enjoyed it. Food was great. Really tasty, well cooked and pretty much unlike... More 

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Wirral, Merseyside,England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We booked this restaurant for an evening meal to finish off a great three days of racing at Chester last Friday night. This restaurant had been recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food was lovely and served by very attentive and very pleasant staff. The restaurant is quite small but adds to the overall feel and as... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I only had 45 minutes before the Races and wanted somewhere you could have a quick light lunch and a glass of wine so what a stroke of luck it was to find Joseph Benjamin. It's hard to pull off a restaurant where you can just have a drink at the bar, sit down for a quick coffee, feed a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lovely meal. Relaxed atmosphere. Small and quite intimate. Not an extensive menu but portion sizes just right. Attentive but not overpowering waitresses. Would recommend.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?