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Joseph Benjamin

134-138 Northgate Street, Chester, United Kingdom, CH1 2HT
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Opening Information

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)

Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Relaxed and friendly atmosphere with great food.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Everything was lovely!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

not enough gnocchi in main meal - i think 5 or 6 only. far too much pesto for the dish otherwise fab

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

A lovely evening. We shall be back

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Delish food, loved the carbonara lunch special a great price too. Lovely atomosphere too!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Wonderful food and staff excellent as always.

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Visited On Tuesday, 02 April 2019

As always, the superb, innovative food, the relaxed atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff make JB's the best restaurant in Chester.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Excellent Sunday lunch on Mother’s Daywith family , we were made very welcome , food great and friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Loved the menu, I want ALL of the starters :-))) beautiful venue and great staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

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.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Food was excellent - the wine too. Service was efficient, if a little terse. Will return, thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

Such a lovely place to pass the afternoon, staff were friendly, accommodating and understanding.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Super night thanks. Delicious food as usual and our ‘foody’ friends visiting from London were very impressed. Thanks for a great meal. Adele Munday

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Atmosphere was really good and food was amazing, would highly recommend!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Wonderful food and ambience. Will recommend to friends and family.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Fantastic as always.

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Visited On Friday, 15 March 2019

Very enjoyable evening

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Trying to hard to be contemporary with flavouring. Sometime less is more. We had fish but difficult to pick out the flavour.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

We had a lovely ladies lunch on Saturday. Great food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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