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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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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Middleton, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There's nothing quite like a superb lunch in peaceful comfortable surroundings. The 1539 restaurant at Chester Racecourse offers this tranquil ambience now the race days have finished. The chaotic & supercharged atmosphere of this restaurant on race meetings can only be guessed at! Our pre-booked table was ready as we were warmly welcomed & settled in with the day's lunch... More 

Thank Eric H
Chester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favourite eateries in Chester. Lovely setting, especially when sunny and dry. Comfortable, unpretentious surroundings with good staff and service. The black pudding with poached egg starter was epic and the sea bass main was a good solid dish. Dessert was also delightful. Portion sizes correct if you're having multiple courses. Never been disappointed at this restaurant, good... More 

Thank Badnis
Derbyshire, UK
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch when attending the recent antiques fair. Excellent lunchtime menu, great service from very pleasant and professional staff. Overall value for money was first class. If shopping in Chester would use this as a first choice.

Thank Winelover19
Chester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Set menu £19.95 for three courses, very pleasantly surprised by quality of the food on a set menu, starter of tempura prawns, followed by roast beef served medium rare , beautifully moist and tender, rounded off by a lovely Eton mess . Staff were very courteous, gracious, and efficient. Food served quickly, piping hot, and more importantly with a large... More 

Thank Keren V
Chester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well appointed restaurant with a nice view over the race course. The menu has a fairly limited choice but all dishes are well presented. My steak was a little over cooked. The sea bass looked very good. A good place for business dinners.

Thank RDS61
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4,712 reviews
3,395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,580 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE 1539 RESTAURANT AND BAR is an amazing restaurant and bar located in the wonderful Chester Racecourse. A modern bar area with great furnishings and superb decor and plenty of seating options both inside and out,the terrace views over Chester racecourses is stunning. We were in Chester for a couple of days and decided to visit the racecourse on a... More 

Thank Neil K
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame... Arrived with high expectations based on a lovely location and restaurant interior for a family meal with 13 of us. Firstly, the staff ... Sorry to say that we were treated sternly, like I would have expected a rowdy hen/stag group to be it they had drank a bit much. Felt like we were back in school... More 

Thank Bumble_bee_lol
North Wales
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had children with us so were allowed to eat there early and leave before 20.30. The service was very slow and the food luke warm. It felt as if we had been pushed into a corner out of the way even though we had booked well in advance and were a party of 8.

Thank SianP
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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 1539 two Sundays in a row and had very enjoyable roast dinners on both occasions. The 2nd visit was for a birthday meal for 14 people and it was very well organised. The staff are very efficient and the view over Chester racecourse on a sunny day adds to the enjoyment. Highly recommended for a nice lunch or dinner.

Thank lgd23
Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found that the servers here were not welcoming in the slightest. We were made to restate our orders, in a clockwise order around the table so that they knew which dish had been ordered by who! The food wasn't particularly nice and I ended up actually leaving most of mine. For the I expended a lot more. I wouldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $29
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?