Tuesday - Wednesday 9am-5pm (kitchen 12pm-3pm)
Thursday - Saturday 9am - midnight (kitchen 12pm - 2:30pm / 5:30pm - 9:30pm)
Sunday 10am - 5pm (kitchen 12pm - 4pm)
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Joseph Benjamin
Joseph Benjamin is a popular, award-winning Chester restaurant located next to the historic city walls.
The restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Guide ‘Bib Gourmand’ each year since 2012.
Given this was their first day of opening since the government lockdown, the service was intimate and well executed.
My sister and I enjoyed a delicious lunch yesterday, served by our friendly and very knowledgeable waiter. Our two starters were the Padron Peppers and the Pigs Cheeks. The mayonnaise served with the peppers deserves a special mention and if available to buy, would be a best seller (with us anyway). Our field mushroom sandwich was also scrumptious. Our best compliments to the chef. Some very welcome foody pleasure and enjoyment during these sad and depressing times. Linda and Donna. x
Another fantastic meal at Joseph Benjamin.
As usual, the food was excellent and the service friendly and helpful. The house white was good too!
We visited Chester for a long weekend without our children in tow (a rare occurrence), and our meal at Joseph Benjamin was the highlight. Cannot fault the food, excellently conceived, prepared and presented. We also loved the restaurant. Too many restaurants serving food to this standard can feel stilted and formal. Joseph Benjamin is welcoming and informal whilst still being classy, and the staff were brilliant. We loved it! The only downside? We live in Lancaster and it is too far to drive for dinner on a Friday night. Please open a sister restaurant up here!! :)
We eat regularly at Joseph Benjamin and this was one of the best meals we've had. Classic cooking of Mediterranean food - excellent.
Excellent dining experience, thank you!
The perfect place with exceptional service and lovely atmosphere. We loved it.
I bloody love it there :-)
Excellent food and knowledgeable, friendly and efficient service - well done all !
Duck breast starter was excellent as was the Swordfish main. The bisque was good enough to be a starter on its own. Waiting staff first class!
Really enjoyed our evening. Felt really well looked after. Have recommended it to several people already. Thank you team JB
we have coming here for years. It the best restaurant in Chester. The service was little over bearing, but better that way than not.
Loved everything about our visit. Our waitress was great, food and wine was spot on and it was all value for money. Thank you
VERY ACCOMMODATING! I was so appreciative of having such a variety of dishes that could be garlic, gluten, and onion free. Everything I had was absolutely delicious! Thank you very much!
Whenever we visit Mum we always book lunch here because it's just the best. Sam is a refreshing new face to front of house and clearly an experienced and very pleasant young man. Sam also seemed to do all the work watched by three young ladies! Once again we all had a lovely lunch..spoiled slightly by the guffawing empty vessels at a nearby table. They soon went quiet when their fodder arrived!
We have just moved to Chester and this was our first visit to your restaurant. We had Sunday lunch with two friends. The meal was just perfect- unusual dishes, beautifully cooked and presented, particularly the duck. The service was attentive without being overbearing. We will definitely be back! Thank you.
The food was delicious. The vegan starter and main was superb. The chef made us a very tasty and beautiful vegan birthday cake. Not sure if there are usually other vegan puddings apart from sorbet? Thank you.
Really nice food and atmosphere, loved it!
We had a really lovely lunch. Excellent food and a really good wine selection. Well done? We will be back.
Everything was wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Food was out of this world. I had the beef feather blade, would definitely recommend.
The food and service was amazing. We will definitely be back.
family celebration on Sunday.Food was great and the service excellent .This is one of my favourite Chester restaurants and highly recommended.