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1539 Restaurant And Bar

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Watergate Sq, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: January Offer! 2 Courses for £12.50!! Available Monday to Friday 12...
January Offer! 2 Courses for £12.50!! Available Monday to Friday 12 - 7pm, and Saturday 12 - 4pm
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  • 46
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  • 31
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Miniscule portions

Lovely decor, great view across the race course and friendly staff, however the portions are in the area of fine dining or in other words an excuse to charge a lot for little. For example I paid £27 for three tiny lamb chops (rack of lamb) which although was very nice left me feeling hungry. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Colin G
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
York, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a great time at 1539, it's a good looking well designed contemporary restaurant overlooking Chester Racecourse. Food was tasty, modern & superbly presented. Great value too, the children's menu insanely so. Service was outstanding, our gorgeous young waitress was efficient, super smiley & so genuine. The only spoiler was the hollering from the kitchen as the chef shouted... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely decor, great view across the race course and friendly staff, however the portions are in the area of fine dining or in other words an excuse to charge a lot for little. For example I paid £27 for three tiny lamb chops (rack of lamb) which although was very nice left me feeling hungry. The starter was also tiny... More 

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Pentre Halkyn, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The views are great but that's about it, staff seem stuck up, food is way over priced for what it is. Average describes this place the best, nice place to go sit and have some lunch but be prepared to not be impressed.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Came here on a Monday afternoon for a late lunch. Not many people in the restaurant but to be expected. We opted for the main menu instead of the lunch time special menu (2 courses £15.39). We both had goats cheese mousse which was not overpowering at all like some goats cheese. Main course was seafood risotto. The risotto was... More 

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Broadbottom, Cheshire
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had lunch at the races as part of a race day hospitality package. I had booked the table quite late and so we were at the back of the restaurant with little view of the racecourse. However we had access to the roof with superb views over the racecourse. The food and service was excellent on a very busy... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at 1539, thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, The team at 1539 More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very disappointed! Meals were miniscule and the one I had was dreadfully salty, so much that I was unable to taste the food. I could not eat more than a mouthful and it was sent back. My companion also returned his meal on the principle that it was ridiculously small and it was classed as a main meal. My companion... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We're incredibly sorry that you did not have the experience you expected when you visited us. We pride ourselves on quality and service, and we take all feedback into account, so if you could please email us on info@restaurant1539.co.uk with all of the details of your visit, we will be able to tackle your feedback directly. Thanks, The team... More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We hear some good reviews of this place so decided to take some clients to dinner. The look and feel of the place are great with a floor to ceiling window overlooking the racecourse. When we sat down we were told that a few of the dishes had run out and they had a different lamb dish than the one... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dan, We're incredibly sorry that you did not have the experience you expected when you visited us. We pride ourselves on quality and service, and we take all feedback into account, so if you could please email us on info@restaurant1539.co.uk with all of the details of your visit, we will be able to tackle your feedback directly. Thanks, The... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent evening. We where seated overlooking the race course on a nice clear evening. Surely the best view from any restaurant in chester. The service was 5 star never had to catch the waitresses attention once. The wife had cocktails to drink & was very impressed whilst I started the evening with the excellent Czech lager. I ate prawns to... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Restaurant 1539, thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, The team at 1539 More 

Flintshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We could have quite happily stayed all day! Great views over the racecourse, watching the polo ponies train. Very good food and of course great bubbly. Not a cheap lunch by any stretch of the imagination, but well worth it. A very well managed restaurant with great staff. Have been many times before and even book our company Christmas do... More 

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_CRC_Reply, Guest Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Hi, We're so glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Restaurant 1539, thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks, The team at 1539 More 

Tyrone
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105 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely setting and ambience in this very sophisticated establishment that is set right on the walls of Chester.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Watergate Sq, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

January Offer! 2 Courses for £12.50!! Available Monday to Friday 12 - 7pm, and Saturday 12 - 4pm
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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