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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is all frills and no knickers ... food very average, looks better than it tastes. Service very slow. Waited nearly an hour for the table we booked, 2 hours before we had mains. Check your bill as we had items on there we didn't even have. Hair in food, didn't ask us if we wanted drinks and got... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the roof lounge of 1539 bar restaurant on a Monday lunchtime following a funeral service at Chester Crematorium. The premises overlook Chester Racecourse but there was no racing on the day. Chester is notorious for parking but I was able to park the car, free of charge, immediately below 1539 on the tarmacadam apron of the race course. Brilliant.... More 

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Thank Keith B
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything, from the welcome to the furniture has been well thought out. This was a superb experience, the food was exceptional and I was really surprised as it is so different to how it first began... I was unaware of the complete transformation this place has undergone and as a Chester resident I can honestly say this is amongst the... More 

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Thank Michelle J
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all this is not fine dining,it sadly bears no resemblance to the fine art of cooking as the menu portrays. On arrival our table of 9 was ready, the restaurant appeared reasonably busy for a Saturday night with only a few staff available. Menus had already been placed on individual settings, the waiter arrived and duly wanted to... More 

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Thank tony t
Chester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many places to dine in Chester, many of them are excellent and there are a number I want to to try but I find it very difficult not to keep going back to 1539. They leave me with no reason the go elsewhere Have just had a lunch with three friends and the whole meal was a... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant 1539 decided on a new venture of an evening of dining whilst listening to Opera by Belle Voci and themed ‘A night at the Movies’ Chester is just 45 minutes straight run from Hale and it is as easy to drive or catch the train. The Chester Racecourse is just on the outskirts of the centre and is easy... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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274 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good but the service was intermittent - we were the only customers on a Monday night! but it appeared as thought there were three chefs and two or three waiting on staff - however, can imagine it gets very busy at weekends and race days. Thought the prices were steep for what was on offer.

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Thank LawrenceSalvoni
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect roof top terrace on a sunny day. Very modern and staff are very friendly. Can imagine this bar would be packed during race days and summer time.

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Thank Astihult67
Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited 1539 on a number of occasions since it opened there is no doubting this restaurant delivers the best Sunday lunch in Chester. What's even better is two courses are less than £20 but worth a whole lot more. 5 star quality cuisine accompanied with excellent service in a stunning setting, this place has it all.Well done to the... More 

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Thank NEIL J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The location is outstanding. The food is expensive and a bit hit and miss. The starter of black pudding with poached egg was excellent but the lobster risotto just awful. It was so greasy and sloppy. I told the waitress that I didn't like it and she just took the plate away. Don't think I will go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $31
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: Nuns Road, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?