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1539 Restaurant And Bar

9 Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY , England
01244 304611
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Ranked #43 of 384 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Visited here during the recent race meeting for an all inclusive lunch package. We were well looked after and had a great view of the racecourse - couldn't quite see the finish line though from our table so had to keep going outside. Food was lovely and all the waiting staff were very polite and attentive. The food was delicious... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First visit since the refresh, great food, great service and a fantastic view over the racecourse. A drink upstairs at the rooftop bar is a must.

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Restaurant_Response, Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your Kind words, we will be sure to pass them on to the team. I am so glad you like the new look restaurant and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards The Team at 1539 More

Chester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had pre booked our meal and paid a deposit for after the races as the restaurant is on site. Last race was 5.30 but we could only book for 7.00 as people had been there during the races. We went for drinks and then returned to 1539 at 6.30. We thought we could get a drink there before the... More

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Eaten here several times and have always had good food. A couple of times it has been as part of a large party, and often the food on such occasions can be disappointing, but even on these times it has been really good. We eat out a lot and I am quite fussy! The Sunday lunch I had here is... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived and were really impressed with the decor and then were promptly seated. The views of the racecourse are great. The food we had was too die for and we both enjoyed very much. We will definitely be returning.

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Reading
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121 reviews 121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Conventionally plush restaurant with a good view overlooking Chester Racecourse. A cut above the more zanier city centre bistro-type establishments but, equivalently, the atmosphere is a little understated. Plenty of room between tables. A space for about six diners was cleared just for the two of us, so I was able to recline on, basically, a large curved sofa during... More

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Restaurant_Response, Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the goats cheese - it's actually one of our favourites too. I'm sorry that your pork portion was on the smaller side and will be sure to pass on your comments to chef. I hope it didn't detract from your evening too much. We will also bear in... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went with a group of female friends for dinner, had a lovely non alcoholic cocktail as I was driving. Sat next to a large party of mainly men and a couple of women which looked like a work do, very loud! We all ordered a variety of starters & mains but I declined the starter so as to save myself... More

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Ewloe, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Went to 1539 Chester for a meal as previously I had been a couple of years ago and remembered it being very good. Well I have to say its now FANTASTIC! Even better than how I remembered it!! Upstairs there is a roof top bar which is an excellent spot for a drink before your meal. Downstairs is a beautiful... More

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Germantown
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184 reviews 184 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is an interesting setting looking over the race course and has a nice rooftop seating area that was great while the sun was shining The Ambiance was nice and the place was busy. The food was average - some reasonable dishes but nothing that really jumped out. The lamb was nice but tougher and a little over cooked which... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The place is nice with views over the race course. That's where the positivity ends I'm afraid. My first observation - they sold foie gras - they're living in the dark ages, foie gras is cruel. Force feeding an animal until it's liver is fatty enough to serve as foie gras - disgusting. Lots of excellent restaurants have removed it... More

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Restaurant_Response, Manager at 1539 Restaurant And Bar, responded to this review

Dear Customer We are disappointed to hear you won’t be visiting again. Thank you for taking the time to detail your feedback. We have certainly taken your comments on board and it will be raised at our next menu change meeting. I am surprised you feel the £9.95 lunch menu is not good value, it is the first time we... More

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