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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bavette steak” (12 reviews)
“baked cheese” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (8 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Although the menu was limited, I liked the options and chose 7 hour roasted ox cheek with snails and parsnip mash. It was delicious. My partner wasn't so keen on the options except for the burger, but he said that was very good. We had...More

Thank Neversq
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Loved it. From gourmet sandwiches to tasty fish fishes, this simple bistro-style restaurant has such an appealing menu, it was difficult to choose what to have. Everything was beautifully cooked & presented. Relaxed informal atmosphere. Smiling helpful service. Very enjoyable overall & greatly look forward...More

Thank Limeturquoise
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Wandering around Chester on Sunday, we saw that Joseph Benjamin offered a vegetarian option for both starter & main course, which wasn't risotto or pasta!! As vegetarians who get completely fed-up with the general lack of creative thinking around meat/fish-free menus in good quality restaurants,...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Six of us came on Saturday night to celebrate two birthdays, the booking was made, a note made that one of us is coeliac. In the meantime daughter had arranged for champagne to be served when we arrived. We had a good table, I don't...More

Thank PennyW
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely place for light breakfast. On the pricey side but worth it for grear taste, comfort and atmosphere.

Thank hu10
Reviewed 14 October 2015

From the centre of Chester Joseph Benjamin is a short walk past interesting independent shops.There are two sections to the eatery the cafe and the restaurant. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food uncomplicated and delicious.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this weekend for a special anniversary meal and definitely picked the right place. The atmosphere was great - quite busy but plenty of staff around. The food was amazing. To start, we shared the baked cheese with meats and bread which was delicious....More

1  Thank Emily_21_12
Reviewed 11 October 2015

As locals we had been meaning to go to Joseph Benjamin's for years as a lot of our friends frequent it regularly and love it. It did not disappoint and we will be definitely going more often from now on. The food is so fresh...More

1  Thank hawksnest
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Came here a couple of years ago and it was very good, came again yesterday by chance and very pleased to say it was still just as good! Quality ingredients cooked to perfection, nothing more needs saying!

Thank Chadfield
Reviewed 3 October 2015

A friendly welcome and impeccable, knowledgeable service at this lovely restaurant. The menu choice may be quite small but it all sounds delicious and a little different than many 'standard' or chain restaurants of Chester. My choice of a charred steak, beetroot, blue cheese and...More

Thank KatieLou117
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Questions & Answers
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.
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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