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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%
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“bavette steak” (12 reviews)
“baked cheese” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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 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
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

We came here for our anniversary, after moving to Chester just the week before. We ordered a starter each: the king prawns (messy but worth it) & the baby carrot with goats cheese mouse (not what you expect but delicious!!) We then had a main...More

1  Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Had walked past Joseph Benjamin on numerous occasions when on the way into Chester town centre but this time decided to go in for lunch. What a discovery! As I'm always a sucker for a 'gourmet' burger, I plumped for their offering and wasn't disappointed....More

Thank Mountie38
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Pleasant and reasonably priced with inventive food. My husband had an excellent beef sandwich (available at lunch-time) and I had Red mullet with squid and squid ink risotto -- delicious. Gem lettuce side salad with caesar dressing also worth remark. Inventive wine list with good...More

1  Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Booked for our wedding anniversary after visiting Porta next door two years ago and being most impressed. Explained the occasion when booking and were told we'd be put on a good table. We were really pleased with the window table and the staff were great....More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Lovely lunch Tasty food , friendly trained staff Fabulous and value for money Attentive service lovely

Thank Julie P
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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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