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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked here for a meal after a day at Chester race course. Food was very nice and everyone enjoyed their meals. The location is lovely. Staff very friendly and helpful. Thanks

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ChesterRaceCompany, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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Horden, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went on spec, were seated promptly at a table for 2 with a great view over the racecourse, the whole experience was excellent, all 3 courses were of the high standard which marks a good kitchen, the service was impeccable, polite yet friendly and we reflected this in the gratuity added to our bill, a must visit when staying... More 

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ChesterRaceCompany, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for you lovely feedback, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you in the restaurant again very soon. More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to try this place for lunch after reading other reviews and was not disappointed. Had the set lunch for a very reasonable price and the selection and quality of courses was excellent. The steak was very succulent and delicious and well worth the price supplement. There is plenty of parking, free if you tell the attendant you are going... More 

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ChesterRaceCompany, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope to welcome you in the restaurant again very soon. More 

leek, Staffordshire
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for an event that was up stairs on the terrace that has a retractable roof to help it combat the elements during british summertime. The food was superb and second to non, although at £15-£20 for a main it is something you might expect. But the location, the decor, the staff and even the ambience is second to... More 

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you in the restaurant again very soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a really delicious Sunday lunch on the roof terrace here a few weeks ago. It's such a gorgeous spot outside in the sunshine over looking the racecourse. The staff were really attentive and looked after us well. We ate from the Sunday set menu which had plenty of choice and the food was excellent.

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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North West England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside the walls and in the main grandstand area of the racecourse, when there is no racing on this is a very quiet area of Chester. The Restaurant and the meal were great from start to finish - the waiting staff were attentive without being in your face, glasses were topped up at just the right time and the... More 

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the service was perfect. We were greeted with a smile and shown to a lovely table that had a great view overlooking the racecourse. We ordered the picpul wine which was cold and crisp. Along with our wine we had pre dinner cocktails that were off menu and the bartender didn't disappoint. My girlfriend had... More 

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will pass on your kind words to Alice. We look forward to welcoming you and your girlfriend again very soon. More 

Maryport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Chester for fiances birthday. Had looked into the restaurant and decided last minute to get a cab and head over. We hadn't booked but luckily for us it wasn't a problem. The staff from moment we walked in were fantastic. We were shown to a table set back from windows but still a great view. The food well....... More 

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mother-in-law to the 1539 restaurant for her birthday lunch and the view over the racecourse is excellent. It was quiet for a lunchtime but the waitress insisted to cramming all clients into a small part of the room- quite strange, really. We ordered drinks while looking at menus and the sparkling mineral water my wife ordered came without... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several times for Sunday lunch, it's always excellent service, delicious immaculately presented food and a lovely view.

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Sophie P, Front Office Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $32
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611
Description
Restaurant 1539 offers the most unique backdrop in which to enjoy a drink, a delicious meal or mingle in the Roof Lounge. Our menu offers twists on classic British favourites alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe. The menu features some classic grills and fresh seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?