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Joseph Benjamin


Joseph Benjamin is a Michelin-rated brasserie in Chester city centre. Quality ingredients are among the reasons why this smart-casual eatery has become one of Chester’s smash hits. Another is the perfectly pitched wine list that begs to be consumed with food or alone.

The menu combines brasserie classics with gourmet snacks. Selections could include cod loin with langoustine bisque, Goosnargh chicken supreme with mushroom fideuà (a kind of vermicelli paella), or fresh gnocchi with sage butter and kale crisps.

Sweet and savoury endings like Cheshire ice cream affogato, fruitcake with Colston Bassett Stilton and a lively bottle of Picpoul round off an extremely reasonable meal at this repeat Michelin Bib Gourmand winner.

Excellent tapas place, Porta, is under the same ownership next door and there’s a well-received branch in Altrincham too.

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140 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT, UK
Tel: 01244 344 295 Our review Read 16/20
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