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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
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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
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank NEIL J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Andrew J
Horseheads, New York
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240 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant overlooks the race track and that makes it a very fun and unique location. The races weren't going on when we were there but it was still a very pretty view. The booth was extremely comfortable and service was very good. First courses were wonderful (I had the salmon lox with toast) and main courses as well. I... More 

Thank Memmett
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are first class the food is amazing and they can't do enough for you . So if you don't pay them a visit you have missed out on a lovely experience.

Thank lindamayroberts59
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234 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited 1539 on Sunday 19th February with 2 of our relatives for what we assumed would be another pleasant Sunday lunch.Our experience was awful. Our party of four was shown to our table at 2.40 pm and we were seated opposite a table of 10 woman who had obviously finished their meal earlier. They were extremely noisy, making it... More 

Thank lgd23
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a visitor to the town I had to rely on a recommendation - I wanted somewhere extra special to take my family to celebrate an extra special birthday for my wife (I better not say WHICH birthday or she'll clonk me !) But I wasn't disappointed in any way, because special it was - the service was efficient without... More 

Thank Andy H
cheshire, England
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant on Friday evening and the noise from the music upstairs was deafening, even the waitress strained to hear as we ordered our drinks at the bar. We were then seated at a table a few feet from the stairs but asked to be moved to our table in the restaurant where it was much quieter.... More 

Thank where_next_7
Hale, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sohale were invited to sample the food offering alongside the new offering of Brunching with unlimited Bloody Mary’s glasses of chilled prosecco or Bellini’s for a fantastic price of £15.00 per person when you feast on lunch or Brunch! We were served by Rebecca who had great knowledge of the Menu and the drinks available. Seated upstairs and watching the... More 

Thank s0hale
The Wirral
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119 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived for a late lunch, clearly not their peak time as it was very quiet. This suited us down to the ground as I can't be doing with loud music and noisy neighbours whilst I eat. The staff were all cheerful and friendly. We enjoyed our meals which looked as good as they tasted. Try their scallops - absolutely... More 

Thank ValkyrieTheWirral
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've not been to 1539 before, but I'd certainly go again and can recommend it. The Restaurant itself is up stairs at Chester Race Course with very nice views across the Race Course itself. The staff were friendly, professional and service was unrushed. The food very good and very reasonably priced. We all had a very nice lunch and will... 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 - $30
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?