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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bavette steak” (10 reviews)
“baked cheese” (9 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed today

We ate here on our first night in Chester, its slightly further away from the madding crowds in the main centre but well worth a visit. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive, with some great music playing all added to the experience. Baked Stilton cheesecake...More

Thank SPR999
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great start with a warm welcome from the knowledgeable, charming girl behind the bar, who was obviously enthusiastic about the place she works and the food being provided. The menu was interesting and unusual...I cannot begin to tell you how happy I was to...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff luckily managed to book us in for the evening on the day and we were so pleased they did. We both had great starters and the same main (lamb rump on pea houmous), which was equally good. Well presented plates, tempting the eye...More

Thank PTaylor0303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family dinner for six this Saturday at this lovely Chester Restaurant. Centrally located close to Cathedral this restaurant offers a excellent selection of dishes. All six of us enjoyed our meals , I particularly enjoyed the griddled quail with Mediterranean Coleslaw and the Steak Barvet...More

Thank jeremy_hartigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here, food was brilliant. Service was fantastic too. Everything was well presented and it is fairly priced.

Thank thecurtyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food but absolutely terrible service & shocking customer satisfaction. Shall not be eating there again & wouldn't recommend to anyone who wants good food / service. Accidentally ordered a meal that we thought was vegetarian and upon serving realised it wasn't so requested that...More

4  Thank Imran S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, wine and service are excellent. Definitely worth a visit, but probably best to book. We will be back when visiting Chester again.

Thank TrishaBaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will certainly be eating here again. Don't normally walk up Northgate Street but found this gem of a restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

Thank dudley_perkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in to Joseph Benjamin for a spot of lunch before returning home after a few day's holiday in Chester. Didn't have a great deal of time so opted for the cheese and mushroom sandwich on ciabatta - probably one of the most tastiest sandwiches...More

Thank Lynda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't usually visit this end of town but was walking from the hospital to the city centre which took me straight past. Ordered an Americano and walnut toast which came with runny honey (enough spare to stir some into my coffee). So yummy. After seeing...More

1  Thank bluelizard
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Questions & Answers
27 March 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
Wasn't on the menu when we visited however as the menu changes and is seasonal it may well appear at some time. I'd give the restaurant a call to ask what they are currently offering.
13 February 2017|
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Response from Debbie T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it was on the menu when we visited. There was a steak sandwich though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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