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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” (10 reviews)
“fruit cake” (11 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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281 - 290 of 743 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal. Relaxed atmosphere. Small and quite intimate. Not an extensive menu but portion sizes just right. Attentive but not overpowering waitresses. Would recommend.

2  Thank Anne-Marie T
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Had visited this restaurant many years ago with friends this time after a walk along the Walls decided to stop for a drink/bite to eat and luckily we left the walls at Northgate right next to this restaurant. Bread with oils, olives and drinks later...More

Thank johnhp702
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Simple and well thought through menu. The bookshelves give a clear indication that the owners know and understand what the good food is about. Bread and wine were also good. I was even tempted and had a desert, no regrets. Will come again.

1  Thank Andre161
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We called into this little restaurant purely by chance as we were starving and needed to have a quick lunch before a train journey, and what a find! From the moment we walked in the staff were unbelievably accommodating, and the menu was delightful. If...More

1  Thank Entrecote21
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This is a warm and welcoming, modern-style bistro and we felt right at home straight away. There was a nice ambience and the food was top quality. We really enjoyed our evening here and nice, friendly service was another plus. The scallops I had with...More

1  Thank CheshireMog
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

This is a regular venue for lunch with friends. Despite regular visits the menu is varied with beautiful dishes. Prices are reasonable and service excellent. We look forward to eating here again and again. Tip: book a table by the window, is great for people...More

1  Thank 186233Sue
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

First visit to this restaurant. We had a room off the main dining area for a large group of friends at lunchtime. From the moment we arrived the staff were most welcoming,and got drinks organised quickly. The food was delicious, especially the beef brisket. Great...More

1  Thank EleanorJane50
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We ate here last night, quite early. We were expecting the restaurant to be quiet but it was almost full- good sign! The staff was uniformly welcoming, helpful and friendly. I have to say the service was superb, attentive but not obtrusive - generally giving...More

1  Thank barbielloyd
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Happened to walk past this restaurant late one Saturday lunchtime having earlier seen positive reviews on Tripadvisor... and it was busy. Understandably, it turned out. But after a short wait we got a table. V. friendly & organised service, excellent range available. Very tasty and...More

1  Thank Lucasinnit
Reviewed 27 April 2015

I arranged my 60th birthday at this restaurant and can not speak highly enough about the standard of service, food and ambiance. The staff were friendly and efficient and everyone complemented the food. A big THANK YOU

1  Thank Flub55
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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