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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (137 reviews)
“ox cheek” (30 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Absolutely LOVE this little tapas bar.... Went to Barcelona and struggled to find tapas this good. Small menu but amazing quality food, which you can see being cooked. Highly recommend for couples and small groups.

Thank 3anitag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed shared plates with family on a visit to Chester from Canada. Every plate was delicious, and the wine was also excellent. The patatas bravas were really great, and so was everything we tried - olives, cured meats, calamari, tortilla, etc. Dessert was also excellent....More

Thank Kara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

authentic tapas.....very tasty and fresh.....venue is very small and had to perch on a high wooden stool as no tables free ....advise arriving early evening to get in as gets busy

Thank ruby0072016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Porta is by far the best place to eat in Chester. We visit often - looking forward to the tapas that awaits us every time. But why oh why can they not have the same standards for the bathrooms?! Even after a lick of paint...More

Thank Flushed57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Late on a Tuesday night this place was quiet, service was great, food was lovely, good selection of staple tapas and some different dishes as well, the broccoli was my favourite. We order 3 dishes per person and this was plenty, with a drink this...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I visited here last Saturday with family after being at Chester races.The food and service was excellent with a really good choice of authentic tapas dishes. As there were five of us i think we pretty much went through the whole menu. I will definitely...More

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the tapas bar with my girlfriend who is celiac. They were very understanding and explained which dishes had gluten in and tailor made some dishes so that it was then GF. The food was amazing, not your typical chain tapas food but more traditional...More

1  Thank Jamie P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived just after 5pm opening and all the outside tables were taken as it was a beautiful evening, however the great staff brought us another table outside. What followed was a lovely few hours of gin and tonics ( not any old G&T though,...More

Thank ruthpowell6
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We were looking forward to some tapas! We chose some calamari which arrived on very small side plate with a huge slice of lemon that overshadowed the very few calamari which we almost blinked twice to check we were not imagining this! We ordered olives...More

Thank caroldearing
Reviewed 5 July 2017

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and style. It is like being transported to a little back street in a Spanish town, The food is delicious and the wine list is very clever with aperitifs suited to the dishes. Love it! Would happily see a...More

Thank AmeeDg1
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29 May 2017|
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Response from lindy_girl_1 | Reviewed this property |
The market car park, its free after 3pm but make sure to check the closing time as it does shut for the night
Miriam F
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
20 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295
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