The Racecourse, Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Special occasions, Trendiness
Expert review of 1539 Restaurant
This good-looking restaurant occupies a prime position over The Roodee; the seats even swivel so you can follow the equine action (or just view the lush course on non-race days). The food offering is just as sublime, with a Sunday lunch menu that offers absurdly good value for money.
Local, where possible, with inventive takes on traditional dishes. I’m still trying to work out the recipe for a recent lemon posset dessert I was simply astounded by. Popular dishes include the Vale of Clwyd beef and the “1539 Knickerbockerglory” with Pimms jelly, strawberries and white chocolate for £5.50
Buzzing on race days, quiet and formal at other times.
Usually good, though last time I visited it was so laid-back it was near horizontal; we had to get up and ask for our food order to be taken after 20 minutes.
A prime spot at The Racecourse, on the edge of the city centre; free parking for diners.
Averaging at £14 for a main course and a fiver for a starter/pud on the a la carte menu, Sunday lunch is a steal at two courses for two people for £25.
Definitely any in the windows overlooking the racecourse.
More information on 1539 Restaurant:
- Price guide:
- British, Modern
- The Racecourse, Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY
- 01244 304 611
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm and 6pm–10pm, Fri noon-3:30pm and 6pm–10pm, Sat noon–10:30pm, Sun noon–7pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
- Free tags / Keywords:
- Al fresco