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Joseph Benjamin

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

LUNCH Arrived 2:30pm, running late after long journey, famished and in need of a large carafe of wine and a decent snack. Found it to be a smallish restaurant and still very busy Hit a snag but not of the restaurant's making – we found ourselves placed next to a remarkably loud American and his lunch partners. His voice was... More 

1 Thank MyDearOldThing
Darlington, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for a really light lunch and were surprised and pleased with both the quality of food and service. Well worth a visit. Tip the verdejo is excellent !

Thank Wensleydalebob
Essex, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2014

We visited for a romantic meal on a Saturday evening, the service was great. The food was amazing, in particular we both had a seafood main with king prawns, monkfish and scallops with blue gnocci and amazing coloured vegetables and a thermidor sauce (my boyfriend is not a massive fan of cheese, but he loved it too). I had confit... More 

Thank Kirsty B
Cape Town is home
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211 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

I've had lunch here twice this week and really can't fault it. Lovely waitresses, who know about the food and are enthusiastic, the place is clean and welcoming and has a good selection of top quality and freshly prepared dishes, all well presented.

Thank Mike340
Northop Hall, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Popped into Joseph Benjamin whilst on a shopping trip into Chester. We had a delightful lunch, the service was great and the food delicious. The menu was varied but limited as to not overwhelm. I would certainly recommend the burger and an american beer steam beer, yummy.

Thank Gary R
Hampshire uk
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

Went for a birthday treat when we visited Chester , what a wonderful find. Excellent food lovely atmosphere what a lovely place to have a special meal, everything was explained to us about the menu before we ordered if we ever go back to Chester we will definitely go back

Thank Jill B
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

I'd avoided Joseph Benjamin, as I thought it didn't cater well to vegetarians. In fact, there are plenty of options available, and both my starter and main were delicious. Although the wine was expensive, you certainly get what you pay for - we had a beautiful sangiovese that was at the perfect temperature. I've read complaints of the service, but... More 

1 Thank AvaughanWatkins
Chester, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014 via mobile

New menu and plenty of interesting choices. Can't fault it still the best independent restaurant in Chester.

Thank graeme C
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Our pearl anniversary and eldest son home so after a busy morn, decided to book for three. Friendly phone manner, and this was maintained by staff throughout on our arrival. Time was short, so all of us went for the slow cooked pork on their Sunday menu. Amazing, one of the best meals ever ( we invariably use the benchmark... More 

1 Thank DavidSmall1966
Chester, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

I have not been for a meal here for some time. My wife and I went for lunch on saturday. I forgot how good it is. They use fresh local ingredients, service is good and nice atmosphere. I had fresh sardines with hariisa and chicken caesar salad. Both tested fresh and made with real food.

Thank acetrainer2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?