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1539 Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #50 of 553 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“I'll be back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Out with a friend on a Thursday night and we were both pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the food and the staff were also first class too.
From the starters to the "puds" the meals were very nice and i will be coming back.
Thanks for a good night.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Wendover, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Some people have tried to complain about portion sizes. First of all, this is simply not an issue at all. We had a beautiful meal, yes set out in a very arty and 'chefy' format, but this is amongst the top restaurants in the City.
Excellent value for money, service was very attentive throughout and not at all pushy or condescending that sometime can be associated with 'posh' restaurants.
1539 had a nice little winter offer on too. Simply put £15.39 for two courses from the main menu with the offer of a supplement paid if you wanted one of the more iconic dishes i.e fillet steak, lobster etc.
Wine was excellent and good value, sold by glass, carafe (half bottle) or what the heck, full bottle.

To summarise though, small portions??? No way, I was fit to burst when leaving, or maybe my trousers shrunk-fit around me during the course of the meal.
Only one thing for it, go try it, you won't be dissapointed.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Darren D
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Chester, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good Food and Great service, Recommended.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Saturday lunchtime, a family party of nine. There was a very relaxed atmosphere but at the same time the staff were very helpful and quick to ensure you had all you needed. We sat in the comfortable bar area whilst perusing the menu's. At the current time they have a very good offer on of two courses for £15.39p. We were then shown to a table in the window with views over Chester racecourse. The meal was first class and nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff.. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and are already making plans for a return visit.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank ColinFD
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fine Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Was pleasant surroundings and good service food mediocre and price was fell into fine dining category which out of race days they could afford to try a little bit more to attract more diners.

Visited September 2013
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Thank BigAl530702
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Restaurant_Response, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for 1539. We have taken your comments on board and since September last year we have improved our menu's and their price. Hopefully we may see you again in the future.
Regards
The Team at 1539
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food and setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had a two course menu which was excellent and also good value. The lamb main course in particular was extremely good. The restaurant itself is well decorated and has a glass front which overlooks the Chester racecourse which is a good touch.

Visited January 2014
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Thank AMRJ423
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Restaurant_Response, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you very much for your review. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope we shall see you in the future.
Regards
The Team at 1539
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