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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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Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Sunday Lunch

Booked for lunch here after helping out with Chester Half Marathon. Perfect location. Warm and efficient welcome from staff. Good choice of food from Sunday Lunch menu. Portions not over generous but nicely presented. Roast pork was excellent. Lovely and moist with good flavour and great crackling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ian G
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Booked for lunch here after helping out with Chester Half Marathon. Perfect location. Warm and efficient welcome from staff. Good choice of food from Sunday Lunch menu. Portions not over generous but nicely presented. Roast pork was excellent. Lovely and moist with good flavour and great crackling. Fair value for quality of food and good service throughout. Thought that drinks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely setting and was one of my favourite restaurants in Chester. This time round things had deteriorated both in terms of service and food, I started with prawns which were tasteless and the seafood risotto was swimming in oil. I sent it back and was informed that the chef had drizzled oil on the fish to add... More 

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Staying in Chester for a visit to the zoo with my family - 4 adults 1539 is in a great spot overlooking the racecourse. It was still light so we had a lovely view. Service was ok - nothing to complain about. The menu looks modern and set the tastebuds off but unfortunately the food no where near matched our... More 

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North West UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Special Wanted a special location and atmosphere for a 50th birthday and this is definitely this. Well trained staff and an interesting menu was appreciated . Top end of what you would expect to pay in Chester for a meal out but worth it.

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've never written a bad review but there's a first time for everything...Had a 3 course meal and was not impressed with any of the courses. the main course was the worst. A seafood risotto but was really a plain and tasteless risotto with a few bits of badly cooked fish on top. Perhaps I chose badly - my husband... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I wanted to find a restaurant for lunch in Chester suitable for a large (128) group of people. The 1539 restaurant seemed the best choice with it's location, the atmosphere inside and the lovely views outside. The lunch was a success. The restaurant served an excellent meal , promptly and efficiently. The restaurant received great praise and I overheard several... More 

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

An authentic Italian restaurant, very full and very busy, but despite that the staff were very attentive and the service was good. We had a chicken dish and pasta both were very Italian, well flavoured, and well presented. Good value for money. This was our first visit but we will definitely return.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The venue is great. The last time I ate there I was impressed enough to ask for the recipe! This time what I ordered was not what I got. I ordered the morrocan lamb tagine. What I got was a lamb stew! There was no cumin, apricot, coriander, dates, garlic and no toasted almonds! If they want to know what... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Good food for fine dining at reasonable prices excellent and friendly staff.Lovely views over the race course

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Chester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Have reviewed this place before for lunch, but this time we were there for dinner. The restaurant is very well planned out so that areas can be divided up into smaller sections by doors which pull across, thereby eliminating noise from other parties. Food and service was very good and the view of the racecourse is a main attraction. Well... More 

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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, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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