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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 - 12:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic
Description: Restaurant 1539 offers the most unique backdrop in which to enjoy a drink,...
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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  • 253
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 37
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food in a unique Chester location

The staff were excellent and the food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Wine prices range from £20+ to a staggering £700+, but since it overlooks the Race Course I presume it caters for all the rich & famous. Highly recommend the Sunday lunch. Would definitely go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil K
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a friends birthday with a large party. Good was great, ham hock terrine was really tasty and plentiful. Chicken on a creamy mash was superb, followed by cheesecake. All really well presented and tasty. Have visited several times and always top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us visited for a business meal/meeting. Service was second to none, we were seated straight away, offered water for our table and drinks order taken. We were given adequate time to peruse the menu and each time the waiter came over he politely excused for interupting us. Food was outstanding and I would recommendd and will return.

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Thank Claire C
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were excellent and the food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Wine prices range from £20+ to a staggering £700+, but since it overlooks the Race Course I presume it caters for all the rich & famous. Highly recommend the Sunday lunch. Would definitely go again.

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Thank Neil K
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a really good meal in a busy restaurant with excellent service from attentive and personable staff . The wine list more than meets the need, tho I raise an eyebrow at the prices charged for champagne. The setting overlooking Chester Racecourse is eye catching, the atmosphere inside the restaurant is warm and friendly and there is plenty of... More 

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Thank 158colin
Neston, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had seen the Sunday lunch set menu advertised and decided to go last minute, we only booked half an hour before arrival. The service was very good and attentive, from the meet and greet on arrival to our order at the table. We had the two course menu of starter and main course. My husband had the ham hock... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing meal. Service was below par...a very long wait between starter and Main. Then another wait to try and catch someone's eye to pay the bill. Table was freezing and was mentioned twice twice to staff. Will not return.

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2 Thank Kirsteen G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here Saturday 28th Nov 2025 and had a table booked for 6, at approx 8pm. When we arrived we had to wait about 30mins as there had been a mix up with the booking, but we purchase drinks at the bar and enjoyed catching up with our friends. When seated the waitress took our drinks orders, which I... More 

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Thank Sue E
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant always delivers first class food and our recent visit was again excellent. Having never eaten there during the day we weren't sure what to expect for Sunday lunch. It was great, a good selection to choose from and whilst not small portions we all managed a dessert as well. Pre meal drinks, wine and three courses came to... More 

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2 Thank Maria M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Stayed at roommzz of Chester in a stunning apartment, overlooking Chester racecourse. had a great time there, plus Chester is a great city only niggle I had was the car parking the spaces were that tight you had to reverse out for your passenger to get in, other than that brilliant would definitely return good value for money mature couple... More 

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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

To the point Beautiful decor , great service , nice food, excellent cocktails I had the set seasonal menu and very good value for money and quality in taste I would definitely recommend this place especially if your off to the races

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Watergate Sq, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 35
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic

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.
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

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