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1539 Restaurant & Bar

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Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
11:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had our work Christmas meal at this venue and we booked 2 vegan meals in advance. They prepared a series of menu choices to select prior to the evening. The food was inventive and really tasty. The service was excellent, from the welcome upon arrival through to the service at the bar upstairs post meal. Highly recommended.

Thank DebJH21
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very warm welcome the staff are unbelievabley at-tentative, impeccable service the chef must actually taste the food, both dishes in our party were exallent the staff made us feel like a million dollars throughout the prices we're so so very reasonable compared to other reasterants in Chester honestly I would have paid double, you will not be disappointed, highly recommended... More 

Thank Wellweird
Chester, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No one greeted us on arrival or offered to take our coats. They were all too busy chatting to each other at the other end of the bar. As we made our own way into the restaurant, we were then stopped and asked about drinks! We said we would prefer to go to the table and then order. Eventually someone... More 

Thank Coppington
Mold, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived early so that we could have a couple of drinks before lunch - there were 6 of us so the staff moved some chairs around close to the log fire so that we could sit together. There was no cocktail menu as it is under review at the moment but we were told they could make us any cocktail... More 

Thank gilldavies4
London, United Kingdom
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614 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for over a year and it felt great to be back! Shaun (manager) made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in. I asked the chef to get creative and make me a three course meal and he did that exceptionally well. Altogether the meal cost £21.60 after a 10% discount from the Holiday Inn Express.... More 

Thank TravelReviewer1983
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in the evening when most of the race cours is in darkness, but there is enough to see to make it a most enjoyable and unusual setting for a meal. In our party of four, we all enjoyed the food we ordered and the steak especially was superb. The staff were quiet, efficient and friendly and the decor... More 

Thank simonmisterbig
Cheshire England
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125 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a great fan of going out for Sunday lunch - too many disappointments in pubs etc, but this was excellent. I was there with a big group, more than 30 of us, and we were all amazed at the quality (and quantity!) of food for a very modest price. The view over the racecourse was a great bonus,... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in chester and went to the Race course Restaurant 1539 On arrival we met the bar man who's name i didnt catch he was very friendly then Shaun took us to the table he was extremely friendly accommodating he over heard one of our family saying she had =just paid £10 to park outside the restaurant, this was... More 

Thank David S
Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a restaurant to visit that has great atmosphere and is in a unique setting 1539 is the place. Situated at Chester Racecourse it makes a visit again unique! THE food is just superb! We did have a small problem but it was quickly rectified. The staff were so apologetic. They were very attentive and really looked after... More 

Thank we55ndy
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Graduation evening meal for family and friends. Elegant decor and facilities. Table d'hote or carte menu. Food well prepared and nicely served. Service was ok with a young staff team. Complimentary sparkly for the graduates was a nice touch. A bit lacking in atmosphere, probably a bit more lively on race days.

Thank Lesley P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watergate Square, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611
Restaurant 1539 offers the most unique backdrop in which to enjoy a drink, a delicious meal or mingle in the Roof Lounge. Our menu offers twists on classic British favourites alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe. The menu features some classic grills and fresh seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?