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“Superb food + fabulous service = heaven”
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Ranked #15 of 559 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb food + fabulous service = heaven”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

A really wonderful evening. The starters were excellent (grilled prawns as starter had a wonderful sauce, and duck confit terrine was meaty and tasty with excellent rhubarb), the mains were glorious (sauce o=n the guinea fowl to die for and a "no lettuce" warm salad with salmon innovative and tasty) the deserts were divine. Alongside all this there were interesting apertiifs, a varied, reasonably priced and well presented wine list plus fabulous service from well informed staff. Loved the experience and will surely return.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Chester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Exceeded expectations”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We will definitely be returning!
The service was really good by all members of staff that attended our table. They were friendly and obviously enjoying what they do.
And then there's the food! A small but well constructed menu that I could have chosen many things from, with high quality presentation and flavour. Thoroughly enjoyable and leaves you very comfortable and satisfied. The wine list has a good diversity in it's selection - would recommend the German Riesling for something a bit different!
Overall this restaurant really exceeded our expectations and is a place to visit for anyone for all occasions.

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wales
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“its ok but not michelin standard”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have been a couple of times to Joseph Benjamin and the food is ok ,however we called in last Tuesday for lunch I ordered the boudin and a burger the boudin was ok I have had a lot better the burger ok again I have had a lot better ,the chips tasted old not that fresh or the oil needs changing .My Partner also had soup and Welsh rarebit but found the choices very limited .We where then offered dessert and was given menus ,we waited and waited we waited 15 minutes , then noticed the staff behind the bars on their mobile phones checking their messages .This in my opinion is very poor and very rude .In disgust we then decided to leave .We complained to the manager /owner who to tell the truth did not seem bothered .We will not be returning .shame on you Joseph Benjamin I hope you realise that you ruined our lunch .

  • Visited February 2014
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england
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very accommodating, good atmosphere”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

Booked for lunch at short notice this morning, party of three. Turned out my niece had to bring her six month old daughter with her. This was no problem, our table was quickly made baby friendly, and we proceeded with our orders. Lovely sandwiches, beef burgers and chips to die for, small 500ml carafe of Sauvignon Blanc ideal. Found all the staff to be very friendly and efficient,
I would recommend a visit to friends and will be going again ASAP. Our baby was very well behaved by the way, no noise and I am sure she did not disturb any other customers xx

  • Visited February 2014
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San Roque, Andalucia, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic lunch menu.”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Four of us went here for lunch last week. Not one of us were disappointed. The staff are attentive and friendly without being 'in your face'. We all had different dishes, including two from the specials board, one a pheasant boudin, the other a smoked mackerel salad. Although all were somewhat on the small side the quality more than made up for it. The wine list was quite extensive, I went for the local Cheshire ale which was light and a perfect accompaniment with the food.

We will return.

Visited February 2014
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