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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 - 12:00 am
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/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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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Birthday treat

Loved the location of this restaurant, and liked the atmosphere. The menu was varied and for starters I had black pudding, which was disappointing as only had about 6 tiny pieces of black pudding and lots of green leaves- others in the party had mussels which looked lovely and far more substantial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
petula555
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Loved the location of this restaurant, and liked the atmosphere. The menu was varied and for starters I had black pudding, which was disappointing as only had about 6 tiny pieces of black pudding and lots of green leaves- others in the party had mussels which looked lovely and far more substantial - for main I had duck which was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

To start things off, the lunch offer 2courses for 12.50 is exceptional! The food was great- our table had calamari, soft shell crab and a black pudding starter followed by monkfish. All were exceptional, the only thing letting it down was the service- when we asked a question about the desserts, the staff member clearly 'guessed' and unfortunately it left... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, beautifully cooked. The main course could have been supplemented with vegetables or salad. I think its a pity that with a £16.00 2 course lunch, bread couldn't be provided without a charge. Lovely new surroundings though , good service and of course a magnificent view! Great free parking.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Restaurant had arranged a "Cheltenham Gold Cup" lunch. I had a party of 10 who were put into an overflow area. No atmosphere and we might as well have been at a McDonalds. Worst example of customer service I have ever come across. We have booked well in advance and despite being ahead of other were put in this backroom.... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is an all round excellent venue. I've been twice now and both times it's been 10 out of 10. The staff are very friendly and pleasant. The food and drink exquisite. Well done. I will be returning for more.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visited this restaurant which overlooks the Racecourse on a Saturday night to celebrate a birthday. Phoned and was told of two large bookings in around the time we were going but that we would be looked after. We were . We had lovely seats at the window overlooking the course, service was attentive and the two large parties were seated... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great Food Great wine Fantastic young staff who were very helpful and polite. Great setting by the racecourse.

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Denmark
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

We tried the beef fillet steak, can only say that it was the best steak we have tried for a long time. PERFECT. Nice and friendly staff, hopefully coming back there soon

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We recently visited 1539 for a friends birthday and I have to say it was one of the best meals I've experienced in Chester. The service was great and the food amazing which made the evening perfect. I will definitely be going back to 1539 again.

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Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Me and my wife had a very pleasant meal here at 1539. Food and service was top class and the beer was ok to. Pleasant view looking over the race course. We will definitely visit again for our special occasions. Jef and pearl.

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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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