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
- Outside Seating Area
- 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.
Relaxed and friendly atmosphere with great food.
Everything was lovely!
We booked the meal as a treat for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. We were given fantastic service (as well as some lovely little extras to compliment our meal) and the food was fantastic. The restaurant was busy but didn’t feel overcrowded and it did not affect the service or the length of time our meals took to arrive. We would recommended the restaurant to anyone, we thoroughly enjoyed it and will be returning.
not enough gnocchi in main meal - i think 5 or 6 only. far too much pesto for the dish otherwise fab
Chicken was the nail in the coffin. It was disgusting. It was quite honestly raw and inedible. We advised the waitress of this and she went to speak to the Chef. The response was that shocked we were silent and speechless to say anything else. ‘The Chef says its cooked’. Honestly even now, to come back to a paying customer, spending £100 on a meal for two. To simply say ‘The Chef said its cooked’ and that’s that. No offer of anything else or any other attempt to improve the experience. We the Customers paying for the food are wrong, the chef is right. I sincerely now wish I had asked the Chef to come and show himself eating it. It was not cooked and was slimy and disgusting. I’ll eat anything, I wouldn’t eat that Chicken. I wouldn’t of given it to my Dog.
Friends starter was the sea bass, it was warm on the inside, cold outside. My starter was the pate but the consistency was much more like terrine. We all had the gnocchi for main which was amazing. Service was good except another table that had come in after us got served first. When booking online it should tell you what time the kitchen closes. Cava rose was excellent.
A lovely evening. We shall be back
Delish food, loved the carbonara lunch special a great price too. Lovely atomosphere too!
We had such a wonderful lunch at Joseph Benjamin. It was by far the best food, service and dining experience for a very long time. Ten out of ten.
Wonderful food and staff excellent as always.
As always, the superb, innovative food, the relaxed atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff make JB's the best restaurant in Chester.
Excellent Sunday lunch on Mother’s Daywith family , we were made very welcome , food great and friendly service.
Loved the menu, I want ALL of the starters :-))) beautiful venue and great staff.
Although we ate early, the restaurant was busy. The menu was fairly small but with some interesting options. The food was well prepared and presented, the service was friendly and the staff attentive.
Had an excellent lunch yesterday. The food was delicious and service excellent. We have booked again. I just wish I could have booked for a party of 12 but I know 8 is your maximum. Many thanks.
Food was excellent - the wine too. Service was efficient, if a little terse. Will return, thanks!
Such a lovely place to pass the afternoon, staff were friendly, accommodating and understanding.
Super night thanks. Delicious food as usual and our ‘foody’ friends visiting from London were very impressed. Thanks for a great meal. Adele Munday
Atmosphere was really good and food was amazing, would highly recommend!
Wonderful food and ambience. Will recommend to friends and family.
Fantastic as always.
Very enjoyable evening
Trying to hard to be contemporary with flavouring. Sometime less is more. We had fish but difficult to pick out the flavour.
The chicken main course was greasy and was smothered in so many capers that destroyed any flavour. The fish was drenched in so much sauce such that the flavour was obscured. Our main server spent more time chatting at the bar with her back to us to see we wanted something. Overall a disappointment.
We had a lovely ladies lunch on Saturday. Great food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff.