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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 - 6:00 pm
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 209
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Super food and good service

Ate a great meal here. its on the racecourse but you can dine here regardless. Fine service and great food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
carbonlazy
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My sister recommended 1539, and we went for dinner, the menu is pretty standard and the quality of the food is not that great either. The bill for 4 of us was nearly £200.00 and we had just one of their less expensive wines, although we did have a pre dinner drink too. Sadly will not be tempted to revisit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Ate a great meal here. its on the racecourse but you can dine here regardless. Fine service and great food.

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liverpool
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A nice venue over looking the race course. A meal for 16 was preordered but service was a shambles and very slow, some people had nearly finished before others where served. On the hole the food was poor, the worst goats cheese salad I've ever been served. Will not be going back.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a bit of a treat for us and we have been meaning to go here for some time. It was a quiet night and we got a table overlooking the racecourse. The service was spot on, the ambience was perfect, but the food was some of the best we have had in Chester. The Architect is hard to... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We visited 1539 last night for my grandaughters 8th birthday must say slightly disappointed, service very slow we also had my three year old grandaughter with us.we had booked for 7pm we eventually got our main course at 8.45 three year old very tired by then.Food very small portions and I am not a big eater,must say childrens menu was... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I went to this restaurant for a family member's birthday and had to pick from a set menu due to the size of the group, which was fine. The restaurant is in a brilliant location, situated overlooking the Chester Racecourse, being situated in an all-glass dining room looking over the racecourse (some parts of the restaurant are away from this... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Have used this restaurant a few times now and since the latest re-furb, it looks fantastic. The staff are really attentive and has great feel to the place. The vibe has a younger feel to it than last time, which added to the atmosphere, overall excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great restaurant. It was a little loud as there was a 30th going on when we arrived but that just the luck of the draw. Excellent choices of wine for all price levels. Food was well prepared and presented well. Really excellent value looking back at it. There were 2 of us and it came to around £100. However we... More 

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Chester
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have been here a few times now and it doesn't disappoint. Tasty goats cheese mòuselline, black pudding starter. Good fillet steak, although a little pricey at £32, rib eye tasty, very good pulled lamb shoulder, yummy sticky toffee pudding. Service attentive without being intrusive. A quiet Tuesday night but real fire on in the bar and the layout makes... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I came here for dinner with work after not being to the restaurant for a number of years. It was fairly empty so atmosphere lacked a little but it was a week night so may not be the same at the weekend. We sat overlooking the racecourse - I imagine in the daylight this would be beautiful! The scallop and... 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

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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