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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Watergate Sq, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was for the 2015 fireworks. We had the fireworks dinner offer. The service was excellent, the meal was presented, in an appetising way and the food was superb. A nice meal with fireworks for the occasion.

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Thank Helen J
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Party of 7, grandaughters 18th Birthday meal. Most had Sunday roast, mine and I think everyone elses, was superb. Service was excellent and the waitress on our table was very attentive. Roof terrace was very Hot but fantastic view of the race course. Would certainly recommend. 5 star !!!

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Thank NORMAN B
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7 of us have just been for Sunday lunch as a birthday meal Fantastic as always, how this place is not rated in the top 3 is ridiculous, in my view it's the best restaurant in Chester Great views, food and service Definitely recommend it to anyone Special thanks to Nicki.

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Thank Gareth R
Sophie P, Public Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, hope to see you again soon. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a table here for the evening meeting at Chester Races. It was a narrower menu selection that normal, but quality was outstanding. They were flexible time-wise with food to fit around the races. Service ecellent

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

Thank you for your lovely feedback, I hope you had a great day at the races. Hope to see in the restaurant again very soon. More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us for dinner in this VERY quiet restaurant, all ordered scallops as a starter only to be told only enough for one......hmmmm..and when they arrived, 3 of them for £12.......then very impressed, they gave us all another mini starter... Everyone was pleased with their main courses , delicious sea bass, steak and plaice, though I do feel it's... More 

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Thank handbagsbrockham
Sophie P, Public Relations Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to see we have failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. Could you please forward your contact details to cheyes@chester-races.com so I can discuss your experience further with you. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There were X8 of us in total for Father's Day and we had booked in advance. Nice table in one of the Windows so a great view of the racecourse and surrounding area, despite the rain! The Sunday lunch menu is great value for money with two courses @ £15.39 or £19.50 for three courses. Mixture of starters were ordered... More 

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Thank Stebass1
Sophie P, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased that you had a lovely lunch. We hope to see you all again very soon. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Six of us went for the day to the races /restaurant . It's our 5th time . We specifically asked for a window seat (which we really did PAY for) but this year however we were a row back on a "step" just about wide enough for our table !!. The three ladies we're on the bench and us three... More 

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Thank paulboyers
Sophie P, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to see we have failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. Could you please forward your contact details to cheyes@chester-races.com so I can discuss your experience further with you. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch and took advantage of the 2 courses for £15.39. This is a lovely place and in a great setting, very modern feel and a comfortable atmosphere. The waiting on staff were extremely helpful and professional. My issue was the portion sizes. I had goats cheese mouse to start which was gone in 2 mouthfuls. For main I... More 

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Thank Ash W
Sophie P, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to see we have failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. Could you please forward your contact details to cheyes@chester-races.com so I can discuss your experience further with you. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were a party of 5 eating in this restaurant, which we have visited on many occasions usually with very good experiences. However on Tuesday 7th June 2016, we were disappointed in that we felt that the food wasn't up to it's normal standard. I ordered duck breast for my main served pink. When it came it was well presented,... More 

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Thank Robert W
Sophie P, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to see we have failed to meet your expectations on this occasion. Could you please forward your contact details to cheyes@chester-races.com so I can discuss your experience further with you. I look forward to hearing from you. More 

Cheshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Went here for my daughter's 18th family meal. Food was excellent and the staff very attentive and helpful. Lovely restaraunt and drinks upstairs afterwards overlooking the racecourse. Would thoroughly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $32
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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 Sq, 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?