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1539 Restaurant & Bar

Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a fabulous anniversary meal. We booked the 1539 for this special occasion and so glad we did. From the start, Rebecca made us feel very much welcome and treated us so well. We started with drinks upstairs with views over the racecourse....More

Thank Baileyscud17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt, value to quality ratio wise the best place to eat in Chester. The hake I had was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. The waffle starter was very original and it was quite refreshing to see this sort of dish in...More

Thank go_harbinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toady 20 of us went for a special birthday lunch with 2 friends who were 70 and 80. What an absolutely fabulous day we have had. The service was top class and very attentive. The food was, as always divine. We were looked after so...More

Thank margeves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Chester for the races and ate here the night before Ladies Day. We were lucky enough to get a table for 2 even though we hadn't booked. The food, wine and surroundings were excellent. The staff were really friendly and helpful giving us advice...More

Thank Jackiekil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by without a reservation for Sunday lunch. Great welcome, good cuisine and fabulous views over the racecourse. Would recommend this for families, couples and business. The staff are very friendly and professional.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have lunched in Chester many times, but the 1539 restaurant at the Chester Racecourse is our ' go to place'. Drink on the terrace garden before lunch, a stunning iconic view of the racecourse.free parking ...waitress service for the bar. Lunchtime set menu at...More

Thank JR J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My meal was excellent , the ocean trout was absolutely delicious and was served with a kale, avocado and pomegranate salad. I was not happy with the service, as the only woman at a large table I was consistently served last, had to repeatedly ask...More

Thank Elizabeth_and_David
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend and enjoyed a delicious jug of pimms on the roof terrace on friday... Absolutely stunning views over Chester race course...staff are so friendly and polite nothing to much trouble. Didn't eat this time but have eaten here in the past and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location staff ok. Although they were busy with a wedding party so a little under pressure so we felt a little neglected. free parking great for our visitors . Thought we would show off Chester what a pity the food wasn't up to scratch...More

Thank jackson233
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the finest settings for a drink , on the roof terrace of 1539 overlooking Chester race course . The service and hospitality was second to none. We decided to dine in the evening and wow . Fantastic food in...More

Thank Gibbers58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611
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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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