The restaurant will be closed for the first two weeks of January for essential maintenance**

During this time, we are hosting a number of pop-up events in temporary space above the restaurant on the city walls.

On the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the first 2 weeks we’ll be running set menu dinners upstairs. The first week is a Valencian dinner, the second week is a Middle Eastern style dinner. The menus cost just £30pp.

To book, please call us at the restaurant on 01244 344 295 or email [email protected]

There’s more information and menus here: https://www.josephbenjamin.co.uk/january-events/

For future bookings, please book as normal via the booking link below or by calling the restaurant.

Thanks and Happy New Year,

Ben, Joe & the Team.


Joseph Benjamin can be found nestled against Chester’s famous city walls on Northgate Street, and is a two minute stroll from Storyhouse, the city’s brilliant new theatre, library, cinema and arts centre.

The restaurant was opened by the Wright brothers, Joe and Ben in 2006 and started life as a 14 cover restaurant-café-delicatessen. Space for a few more seats was added in 2009 when neighbouring premises became vacant. The operation has evolved, brilliant people have joined the team, but a love of good food and drink – prepared simply and honestly – remains the backbone of the business.

JB’s (as it’s known to its friends) is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday to Sunday and for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Joseph Benjamin has been awarded a Michelin Guide ‘Bib Gourmand’ each year since 2012.