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1539 Restaurant & Bar

Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
+44 1244 304611
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

I was not going to write a trip advisor review however I have today read the very defensive responses listed by the assistant manager when commenting on previous customers reviews. I have been going with friends and family to this lovely resturant for many years...More

Thank Deborah J
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Fantastic late afternoon out with a group of friends. Food was delicious, service excellent and at a great cost, all in a girgeous setting. Sitting by the cosy log fire and Christmas tree whilst we waited for our party to arrive set the scene to...More

1  Thank Hayley558
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2015

Dear Hayley, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the warm open fire in the bar area before going through to your table. Don't forgot to check out our Festive menu's all of December....More

Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Booked this event as we had dined there before and had a good meal. We arrived to canapés and fizz which was plentiful, followed by a 4 course meal each course paired to a california wine. A wine expert was on hand and talked about...More

Thank petula555
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2015

Good Morning, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our California Dreaming Wine Night, i'll pass on all of the feedback to our the staff and chef's. Thank you for giving us a review on trip advisor. We hope to see you here again...More

Reviewed 17 November 2015

Had a fantastic evening tasting the most amazing canapes ! Not your usual fare, mini tarts with mushroom or salmon, chicken skewers with spicy dip, breaded king prawns and mini fish cakes and pork belly skewers .Wonderfull stuff ! Gill

1  Thank Gillwhittaker
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2015

Hello Gill, Glad to hear that you enjoyed our Prosecco and Canape Evening, here at 1539. We do hope to see you here again soon. Don't forget our Festive Fayre Menu starting in December ! Kind Regards Michael Hayes Assistant Manager

Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and service, plenty of choice from the party group menu, excellent value. thank you to all the staff @1539 for looking after us so well. Lovely atmosphere and out look over the racecourse 👍👍More

1  Thank Katrina J
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Dear Katrina J, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal here at restaurant 1539. I will pass the feedback on to the chefs and front of house staff and I'm sure they'll be thrilled. Hope to see you here again soon. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a beautifully presented restaurant overlooking the racecourse in Chester. I have been several times, each time with a group of work colleagues and the food is always outstanding. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is due to the slow service...More

Thank Ella M
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2015

Dear Ella M, Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant. I'm glad to hear that you find our restaurant décor and food outstanding. I'm sorry about the wait on your food service, this may of been due to another large party with...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015

I use Restaurant 1539 several times a month and we always receive excellent service - always friendly and never stuffy. The cooking is outstanding and excellent value plus there are some great value wines on the list. The Roof Lounge is a hidden gem and...More

1  Thank 487RichardS
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Dear Richard S, Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you and your clients love the food here at 1539. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards Michael Hayes Assistant...More

Reviewed 30 October 2015

Tried 1539 for lunch, seven of us for family meet up. Delighted with the whole experience: very friendly welcoming staff, first class facilities/service generate a great atmosphere, food was excellent. We opted for the fixed price Lunch De Jour menu for 2 or 3 courses...More

2  Thank 58tony2015
_CRC_Reply, Manager at 1539 Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2015

Dear 58tony2015, Thank you taking the time to review our restaurant on TripAdvisor. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our lunch menus and food here at 1539. I will pass on this feedback to the chefs and staff, and I'm sure they'll all...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Been many times in the past living in Chester, gone off ! Food just OK but portions very small and service not what it was.

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Reviewed 26 October 2015

A lovely place,great outlook. However the food/ fare was shambolic. A pre-booked family Sunday Lunch (4 adults) at 14.30. A header on the menu given stated "one/two courses £15.99", this made us smile. The menu looked good. When placing our order 2 diners went for...More

3  Thank Rob R
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Rebekah D
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Response from Eric H | Reviewed this property |
There are a range of seating options: tables for 2, 4 and for larger parties are set in front of floor to ceiling windows looking out over the Racecourse. Behind these is a raised area with booth type seating. There are two... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$33
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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