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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
01244 344295
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had another brilliant night at Joseph Benjamin on Saturday evening. The food was excellent and the staff were as brilliant as ever, recommending what to have and a selection of wine. The place was busy but despite this we were extremely well looked after and couldn't complain about any aspect of our visit. We hope to visit again soon!!

Thank bonzo0511
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked for our evening meal during a one night stay in Chester. All four meals were excellent, we had starters and a main course but too full for desert. We range in tastes as a group but everyone was happy and the service was great. We also had a great choice of wines to choose from. Will go back.

Thank Katie S
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as I had seen the good reviews! Why this place is so highly rated beggers belief! I had bavette steak: chewy tough & tasteless!!! Complained to the staff who spoke to the chef. Apparently this cut of cut of steak is not the tenderest. Cooked properly its a very tasty cut. I know this as I have 30years of... More 

Thank cnm1971
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful food! Staff were all very welcoming and attentive, would definitely recommend the restaurant :)

Thank Charli W
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read good reviews so had high expectations. The menu choice was very limited and portion sizes small. We don't believe it was good value based on this experience we wouldn't book again

Thank janette190
Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked here for my wife's birthday. The restaurant is a small cosy place with not to many tables giving it a nice atmosphere and not feeling over crowed. The food was the best I have ever eaten, and I am hard to please. I had the oc cheek wellington which was divine. Will definitely be dinning here again and... More 

Thank ScottyBlue76
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clearly no team leader so called manger standing round on his phone they don't employ anyone without a beard the kitchen extremely loud I heard a comment whilst eating my food about someone not sure who said that they would slap my woman this normally wouldn't bother me but I didnt like his tone of voice I won't be visiting... More 

Thank Glenn E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on an overnight stay. Really pleased we booked. The restaurant has a relaxed vibe. Service was great (special mention for Alison) With contemporary British food the flavour combinations and seasoning were perfect. Must mention the aperitifs, my wife has a new favourite Tom Collins. Thanks to all for a great experience

Thank tallnotsmallpaul
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you live until you are in your mid-80's then you've had over 30,000 lunches but can't remember almost all of them. What a waste of a life. When I sat down in Joseph (chef) Benjamin (front of house) I had high hopes. A simple starter of sardines, thinly cut heritage tomatoes and olive oil with a small glass of... More 

Thank IanFishwick
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not realize how lucky we where to get a table on a Saturday night.(even though it was for 1830) We had tried to book several other restaurants but could not get in. So not sure what to expect. Well the staff where so welcoming, the decor calming, and the food delicious. What a find.. When we next come... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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?