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140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
+44 1244 344295
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (131 reviews)
“ox cheek” (27 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great no booking policy with only 15 minutes to wait for a table in this very popular and fun place. Taps flavours that made it so hard to have a favourite however the Croquetas...sorry about my spelling and Ox Cheek were amazing. Will return...More

Thank neil60
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Slow food relaxed environment. Beautiful food, friendly service, came out feeling all is well with the world.

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere. They don't take bookings though and it's a tiny place so best to get there early (weekdays not so bad). Great veggie selection too! A must do!

Thank lindy_girl_1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited last night and had a short 5 minute wait for a table. The waitress was friendly and welcoming. We were shown to a downstairs area that seats around 20 people so it had a very cosy atmospheric feel to it, candles and low...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place. Bar was informal, bustling but not too noisy. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious - better than we've had in either Spain or this country - especially the ox cheeks. Just loved everything about it and wish we lived closer!

Thank LambyDerbyshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the popular tapas dishes are available. Small menu with daily specials. Reasonable prices and reasonable portions. Good wine menu with plenty to choose from as well as lagers etc.

Thank andrew R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I staying in Chester overnight bank holiday weekend. Called in and was taken to an upstairs table. Stools and high tables which I'm not keen on but always willing to give things a try. Waiter very helpful. Had four dishes plus one wine...More

Thank janet r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here following reviews on Trip Advisor. Arrived early in case it was busy but found it empty. Was surprised to find that seating was casual and on bar stools. Ordered various items from a fairly small menu compared to other Tapas restaurants/bars e.g. No...More

Thank KateandNeil53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with friends that were visiting after hearing good things and we were not disappointed. The dishes were generally a good size and the food was all really delicious - I would recommend the baby squid and the chorizo and chick pea stew in...More

Thank Kezbag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went laat night for tea. I was a little over dressed so would suggest smart casual wear as you are sat mainly on bar stools so was a little income in a short dress. Food was really good. Service was excellent staff are attentive and...More

Thank Kirsty G
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Miriam F
Hi, Do you have gluten-free options on your menu?
3 February 2017|
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Response from The3rdEarl | Reviewed this property |
I recall they do
Hi, Does this place open on a Sunday afternoon? I've been once previously and loved it but that was on a Saturday. Website doesn't give this information
19 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen P | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are
Is there a corkage charge? I would like to visit you with an amigo to try some Txakoli with your tapas.
21 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Northgate Street | Next door to Joseph Benjamin Restaurant, Chester CH1 2HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344295