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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had meal here on recommendations by hotel. Food was ok but atmosphere was a bit impersonal, felt we had intruded on a private party, seemed to be the place to go if you knew the staff But maybe that was us, would go again but maybe later, or at the weekend

1 Thank mostynman
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on Friday 22nd July at 8pm. We got sat a little late, but that was no issue as we sat outside and had a couple of cocktails before our meal. I had Mackeral Pate to start and Smoled Salmon for main and it was amazing. Beautifully presented and a good amount of food too - I couldn't finish... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a chance meeting as we were forced of the Chester wall due to renovations what a fabulous find. Ice cold Estrella, water on the table without asking, a short fresh menu with great specials as well. We had chicken Caesar salad and baked French cheese with meats and bread and shared them both. Delicious Caesar salad with fresh... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's taken me 60yrs + to understand why people rave over brisket and oh my, is this restaurant's brisket good. Not as good though as the ceaser salad...or is it? (Hence the naff title of this review which for the young, is also a song from days of yore). Seriously, it's a bit of hike for us to get to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes it is difficult to give a balanced review especially if lunch had been particularly good and perhaps this was the case here. Recommended by my husband's workmate who lives locally was the main reason we booked to eat here. Very cramped tables for 2 with a small menu choice. A strange specials option of only a starter and dessert... More 

Thank 351sandraj
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went recently, for my girlfriends birthday, after hearing good things. Had to book a couple of weeks in advance but that's always a good sign in my book. Food was excellent as was the service which was friendly and prompt. Can't recommend it enough

1 Thank Joe P
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having only been here a couple of times, I decided to give this place another visit. The food was of good quality (Beef cheeks were lovely). However, I did feel that 3 mains, 1 starter and a bottle of wine was quite expensive at £80+ for a lunchtime meal. Having said that I will re-visit even though the Bistro is... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had Sunday lunch with some friends recently and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The restaurant is situated just inside the city walls on upper Northgate Street so is within easy walking distance of the city centre. It's not a large restaurant and whilst some people may find it rather cramped my own opinion is that it... More 

Thank ChesterClaret
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here for our wedding anniversary and loved the place. The staff were very welcoming and attentive, making sure we were well looked after and had what we wanted. My wife had the duck and figs for a starter and I had the soup of the day (sweet potato, red pepper and chill soup). Both were... More 

Thank Chris T
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this for my wife and I based on the reviews. For us it was overrated. Hard chairs with no cushions. Tables very close together, couldn't eat my main course - poor quality steak not well cooked. Offered glass of wine and desserts as compensation but damage done by then. Nice garlic bread with cheese (real rustic bread), wife enjoyed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
European, British, Gluten Free, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 344295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?