Restaurant 1539, Chester Racecourse

About Us

1539, with its award-winning Restaurant and newly relaunched Rooftop Bar is Chester’s finest destination for all occasions.


Named after the year racing first began in Chester, 1539’s seasonal menu’s offer twists on British classics and dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe.


Both the Restaurant and botanical Rooftop Bar offer breath-taking vistas across Chester Racecourse – the world’s oldest racecourse!


Our City Restaurant and Rooftop Bar offers a fun, opulent and vibrant interior. Inspired by the fresh timeless nature of the dishes our Head Chef Richard Bruce creates.


Alongside our seasonal and a la carte menu, guests will discover delicious mixologist-created cocktails, simple aperitifs, and an impressive wine list, containing over 80 bins from vineyards around the world.

Areas to explore

Discover the two beautiful areas of our fabulous 1539 restaurant, whether it be downstairs in the main restaurant area or on our roof terrace.

The Restaurant

Dine in unique and comfortable surroundings, with breath-taking views of the Roodee and striking contemporary décor, from our glass-fronted restaurant.

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The Roof

Overlooking the oldest racecourse in the world, Restaurant 1539’s roof terrace bar and event space is open after an extensive refurbishment, and looking better than ever.

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