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“Good, not great”
Review of Joseph Benjamin

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Ranked #15 of 555 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brasilia, Df
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153 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Nice relaxed atmosphere and very good service. Food generally good though not all that special. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
Thank JeffStranks
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
194 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Best in Chester”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

This place is just great. Brilliant food using local ingredients and always with invention. Great staff and all round the best quality food in Chester

Visited May 2013
Thank graeme C
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Warmth, refuge and good food on a rainy day in Chester”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

At the Tourist Information center in Chester I asked them to recommend a nearby place for lunch. The young man asked what I wanted. "Warmth!" I replied, for it had been a rainy, blowy, cold day. He suggested Joseph Benjamin's, and I and two friends went there for lunch. The beer was great (try the Eastgate ale!) and the food was marvelous. I had a bowl of soup -- celeriac and watercress -- which came with crusty bread and butter. Then I had the started sized plate of grilled prawns. They were delicious, with a dipping sauce that was a bit spicy. My friends had sandwiches and they looked good, also. Too bad none of us had room for desert!

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Brodwyn
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

A quick look on trip advisor before setting off and decided to give this restaurant a go.lovely welcome, deli platter to share as a starter was lovely, especially as everything on the platter was described in such detail. Chicken and pesto ciabatta was nice, the pork and apple sandwich was a little lame considering everything else. Nice experience,will definitely go again.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank ValO102
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, relaxed setting”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

This is a combined delicatessen/restaurant right next to the Roman city wall. We arrived in Chester late Friday afternoon and asked for a reservation the same evening. The restaurant was fully booked but we were offered a table in the shop area. This turned out to quite all right, even when guests started pouring in. The atmosphere is relaxed and it doesn't make much difference if you are indside or outside the actual restaurant area. We had just one main course (calf's liver, perfectly cooked and nicely served) and shared a bottle of the very good house red. The staff was welcoming and attentive. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank aagedrake
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