1539 Restaurant

Price guide: Mid-range

The Racecourse, Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY

Price guide: Mid-range

1539 Restaurant
#7 of 19
expert-rated restaurants in Chester
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.8
4.8
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Foodies, Mature travellers, Celebrity spotting, Great views / scenery, Special occasions, Trendiness

Expert review of 1539 Restaurant

Quality dining overlooking Chester Racecourse.

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.

Food and drink: 

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

Ambience: 

Buzzing on race days, quiet and formal at other times.

Service: 

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.

Location: 

A prime spot at The Racecourse, on the edge of the city centre; free parking for diners.

Price advice: 

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.

Tables to book: 

Definitely any in the windows overlooking the racecourse.

More information on 1539 Restaurant:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
British, Modern
Address:
The Racecourse, Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY
Telephone:
01244 304 611
Website:
http://www.restaurant1539.co.uk
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Al fresco

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