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Joseph Benjamin

4.7
268 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
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  • Fit for Foodies (56)
  • Special Occasions (54)
  • Creative Cuisine (48)

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About

Joseph Benjamin is a popular, award-winning Chester restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, British
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Wednesday: 9am - 12pm; 12pm - 3pm
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 12pm; 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10am - 12pm; 12pm - 3pm
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Phone number
01244 344295
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Joe Wright
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Parking Details
Various local city centre parking options
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
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Djohnh (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 9 December 2017

A little gem in Chester absolutely delicious and delightful we loved it

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

Excellent evening. Food was exquisite, and wine also

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
4.0  Dined on 2 December 2017

This was my first visit and a special lunch for my god daughter on her 21st. Food was great, service also top notch. My only slight critique was space, the table sufficient but a little small for five. Overall a great place, reasonably priced and in a great location.

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 18 November 2017

Me and the wife went for a meal to the Joseph Benjamin, even though there's lots of competition in chester, we really liked the look of the menu and ambiance. It didn't disappoint, my ox cheeks with artichoke risotto and crispy shallots was devine. Will go back soon hopefully

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Liz1 (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

We have been meaning to try Joseph Benjamin for a while now so finally booked a table with ease online. Had a wonderful meal and felt very well looked after by the lovely ladies serving on Friday night. They were all welcoming and friendly upon entering. The reservation request was accommodated for too.

Each person who served was knowledgeable about the wine and the food and able to answer every question put to them promptly and with good explanations and accurate descriptions.

The soup and bread with it were both deliciously flavourful, the fish was cooked beautifully although as I sometimes do found the langoustine bisque a little on the salty side. The homemade cranberry sorbet was refreshingly tart - I am so glad they did not feel the need to overly sweeten it!

My partner hugely enjoyed his starter and the ox cheek fell apart perfectly, however we both agreed the brownie desert was a little on the dry side in the absence of any sauce coulis or cream served instead with a beautiful peanut butter icecream and cindertoffee. They all were great flavours but didn't make it look as appealing or help with the overall texture/lubrication of the dish.

For us, what was most appreciated was that when a half full bottle of wine embarrassingly was knocked off the table and no fuss made. Two of the waiting on staff very quickly cleared up the mess, without complaint, comment or looks. Thank you at a make or break moment for saving our anniversary meal - accidents can happen but how they are dealt with truly shows the calibre of the service, and your reactions speak highly.

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 12 November 2017

Yum. Really tasty food, friendly and helpful staff, and a nice comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
4.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

Lovely meal, good value and friendly service. Only downside was the very noisy table next to us. We had full access to their complete conversation throughout dinner! Would be good to have a little more room between tables, or a front of house service which could reduce noise if needed.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

Amazing food and wine. Service was great, very friendly and the atmosphere was very good too. Felt very intimate like you were in somebody’s living room surrounded by good art and cookbooks! Would recommend

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AdamRae (Glasgow)
5.0  Dined on 11 November 2017

My second time at Joseph Benjamin! Chester has many great restaurants to offer, however this one really stands out.

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
4.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

This is a favourite place to eat, especially for breakfast. My only gripe recently was that I ordered a strip steak salad, the beef was rare and not what I would have chosen had I been asked. I prefer medium and it took the edge off a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Cheshire)
4.0  Dined on 9 November 2017

Nice venue, food was delicious. Menu was quite small but good selection to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner (Wales)
5.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

5 of us had a top meal here on a Saturday night - starters and mains were all excellent, slightly different and used exciting ingredients to create mouth watering blends - the skate wing with pickled girolles was particularly good, as was the duck egg starter. Wine good, if a little pricey. Service good

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kaznkate (Manchester)
5.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

Amazing food and service. A great place to go for an intimate dinner or with friends

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Luluashy (Cornwall)
5.0  Dined on 4 November 2017

Beautiful meal with friends. Each dish was delicious!!

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JohnnyMack (Cheshire)
5.0  Dined on 3 November 2017

Hi standard of cuisine e.g. beautifully cooked mackerel starter, pheasant breast main, and sherry/ice-cream/choc espresso dessert. Very friendly staff. Good ambiance especially the deeper you go inside. Diverse wine list. Not cheap but not overly expensive, indeed vg value for creative cuisine with excellent ingredients.

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