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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
$$ - $$$
Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited 1539 last night for my husband's birthday...what a gem of a restaurant!! The setting, the ambience, the staff all perfect...and the food...Oh my days!! We had steak tartare and butternut squash soup to start...beautiful! Then cod loin with Parma ham and Braised duck...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sublime restaurant at Chester Racecourse is ideal for a midweek lunch as the January promotion offers 2 courses for the apt price of £15.39.! This menu changes daily so we have already booked a table for next week! Our table for 2 was ready...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 3 of us visited the restaurant for the Sunday lunch yesterday afternoon. The food was excellent and we received a fantastic service. I can honestly say I have never had such a nice Sunday lunch. Everything was really tasty and it was...More

Thank aesharpe1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to dine for my girlfriend's 21st birthday and to say the least, everything was exceptional! We were welcomed straight away by a host and even though we were early to the restaurant itself, we were told we were more than welcome to have...More

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. It was fine dining but with a decent amount of food on your plate. The pheasant was cooked to perfection. The only negatives are that the downstairs bar is cold & draughty not warm & cosy also there is...More

Thank Jean G
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Called in on a Friday afternoon on the off chance could fit us in. Advised that a table was available but a large party would be near us. Said that was fine. Excellent set menu 3 course for just over 20 pounds, excellent choice and...More

Thank simonmurphy30
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Restaurant 1539, situated overlooking Chester Racecourse, is a perfect rendezvous, for an excellent good value lunch. The menu, which changes regularly, offers either a two or three course meal with a good range of alternatives. They also offer a good range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic...More

Thank 38gordon79
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I visited this restaurant for a Sunday lunch with friends. Staff attentive and welcoming. Had traditional roast, huge meal, very well presented, absolutely delicious. Shared a lovely Pinot Grigio while enjoying the view. Restaurant décor very chic.

Thank Jude T
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Party of 18 for 21st birthday, it was also bonfire night and the racecourse had a firework display. Great view of display. Service and food excellent, would recommend.

Thank Airchairwizard
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went to 1539 on Sunday afternoon for coffee and to catch up with a friend. We were lucky enough to get a table by the window and the sun was shining through brilliantly. Whilst we had not intended to eat my friend asked for the...More

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Rebekah D
7 January 2016|
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, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nuns Road, Chester CH1 2LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 304611
  • E-mail
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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