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“Very good food and value” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 1539 Restaurant And Bar

1539 Restaurant And Bar
Watergate Sq, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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Ranked #64 of 390 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: January Offer! 2 Courses for £12.50!! Available Monday to Friday 12 - 7pm, and Saturday 12 - 4pm
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very good food and value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

About a 4.5 out of five. The service was good, but the food and value for the set menu excellent. The atmosphere was pleasant and a little more formal than the usual. It was nice to see people a little more dressed up for a change. I will certainly return for another meal on my next visit and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Let Down”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Friends 30th birthday meal ruined by mediocre food, bad service, rude management and hassle with the bill.
Will not return personally and would not recommend to anyone else.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A bit let down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My partner had mentioned 1539 so i decided to book a table for a birthday treat on arrival everything seemed fine we were asked to take a seat at the bar so we had a couple of drinks while checking the menu...i suddenly became very aware of the staff shouting across the room to one another not professional at all then when asked what we would like i ordered scallops..nope none left ok then i ordered fillet steak...nope none left....?? We ordered other stuff and where taken to our table only to have flies hovering around the table...oh and then to be told they had no spinach left....come on spinach really!! the food we had was ok but i feel very let down.....oh one other thing i found a little worrying cheese on a trolly outside the toilets...?! such a shame as its the little attention to detail i find takes a place from good to great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“I'm becoming a regular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

1539 overlooks Chester Racecourse with windows all around to take in the view. In summer there is an outside terrace and they do special dinners during race weeks. I have not visited then, but tend to go with friends for the lunch and dinner offers ((£10 for 2 courses at lunchtime). The wine is good and reasonably priced, and the staff most attentive. It impresses me that they don't stint on the tablecloths, napkins and glasses for the special offers. If I am asked to recommend a restaurant in Chester, which is not a pub, this is it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Great value for lunch or dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Always delivers a solid quality of food, good service and great views, a la carte / fixed menu always seasonal but lunch deals especially good value. Never in a hurry to finish your evening.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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