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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked cheese” (9 reviews)
“fruit cake” (10 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Having never been to Joseph Benjamin before I wasn't sure what to expect. Myself and my partner decided to visit for a lunch menu and we left delighted with our choice. We will be visiting again for dinner sometime.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 11 February 2015

My wife and I went as a result of recommendations. It proved to be as good as we had hoped, not cheap but very enjoyable. Easy going attitude, good wines and good food. We are now recommending it to our friends.

2  Thank john_a_griffiths
Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Popped in this afternoon after seeing a picture of their homemade Pork Pie on twitter,this restaurant in my opinion is the best in Chester,there's loads of places doing tasty food but not many with a real chef cooking from scratch,it really shows in the taste,the...More

3  Thank Glennmango
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Went for dinner here last night and while there was absolutely nothing terrible about the meal there wasn't much to get excited about either despite an interesting menu. The beetroot and horseradish soup as with all our dishes was presented beautifully but the tiny blob...More

3  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Party of four, two couples. All happy with the food and the service. We had a good mix of the meals on the menu and everything was enjoyed. Presentation of the food was excellent. I highly recommend JB's. Also, the food bill wasn't nearly as...More

Thank niceHotelsOnly
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We recently had lunch on Joseph Benjamin - 23rd January 2015. What a wonderful experience. Everything from the atmosphere, the staff, the service and the food were exceptional. We are lucky that we live so close to Chester so this restaurant is most definitely on...More

1  Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Came here with friends on a recommendation and the atmosphere and seating set up is lovely. The staff could not have been more polite and helpful. We just felt a little let down with the standard of the food. The steak salad meat was chewy...More

2  Thank Jellyt0t
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Excellent lunch menu with main dishes and sandwich specials. Service was first class. Table and seating arrangement is just ok. Our dishes were exceptional. My wife had the field mushroom and cheese sandwich, it looked great. I had the chicken Caesar salad, and I have...More

Thank george g
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

It's makes such a difference to a meal out to have exemplary service and then really good tasty food on top of that makes for a five star experience! Stated with drinks in their little tapas bar next door which was also lovely. It is...More

1  Thank TheBishop2008
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Lovely evening out in Joseph Benjamin. The restaurant was busy but the staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious with good portions. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Peter C
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Do they serve calves liver?
26 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.
Is the jb burger a permanently on the menu?
12 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.
Can I book a table online for 4 of us on Saturday please?
17 March 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • E-mail