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Joseph Benjamin

140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bavette steak” (12 reviews)
“baked cheese” (11 reviews)
“octopus” (10 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited a number of times but never on the a Sunday. I was looking forward to a Sunday roast and certainly was not disappointed. The brisket of beef was truly cooked to perfection and there was plenty of it. We will have to...More

1  Thank margliverpool
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful place, we ate here on the two days we were in Chester, the food was cooked to perfection, such inventive meals top marks to the chef. Staff very welcoming & helpful. A fantastic place we will be returning.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the recommendation of friends, and while this small but sociable Resturant had a pleasant atmosphere and staff - the only gripe was that for the price the portions were small. Will know for next time and ask for more ….

Thank PrinceofPort66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for our lads 21st birthday. The food was fantastic. We had ordered a Sasha torte for desert which they made on site with cherry sorbet. The birthday boy was well looked after with a complimentary glass of wine and a huge assof...More

1  Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is like a bistro but serves what is best described as nouvelle cuisine.... in somewhat pretentious small portions , Our server was charming and helpful. The chicken terrine was nice but my aubergine with pak choi was far too salty.The menu is limited...More

Thank philip c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere special for my birthday. We have found the Sticky Walnut disappointing (pretentious, overpriced, under-sized, bland food, cramped space) and hoped this would be better. It was: on every count. We liked the ambiance and the decor. Stylish and understated. Tables...More

1  Thank suzeworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner - lamb shoulder - here. The lamb melted in your mouth. The charred broccoli was absolutely delicious. Let down by staff who did not scan to see if anyone wanted anything. We would have ordered more wine but could not get...More

Thank RB5655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were lovely, the atmosphere was great. The food was pretentious. The side dishes arrived to muted disappointment around the table due to how small they were. (Sorry, there are no photos) but the sides were meagre. The Bavette steak - cooked beautifully, tasted...More

1  Thank NorthStar757092
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reserved a table at the delightful Joseph Benjamin restaurant in Northgate Street on Saturday night. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment especially at weekends. We eat there fairly regularly and for good reason: it is an exceptional restaurant. Although not a large restaurant by...More

1  Thank RJH91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing wrong with this restaurant, actually there are many good things that should be highlighted. Staff are nice , wine is good, food very acceptable and well cooked. I guess my concern is more with me. The lengths the restaurant / chef has...More

2  Thank Rob H
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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