About Us

Named after the year racing first began in Chester, 1539 Restaurant & Bar is Chester Racecourse’s statement on-course eatery, offering quality food and service all year round. The unique positioning of 1539 offers a sought-after panoramic view of the world’s oldest racecourse as a backdrop to your dining experience.

Dine in unique and comfortable surroundings, with breath-taking views of the Roodee and striking contemporary décor. The cuisine is also outstanding, awarded for its excellence with an AA Rosette. Enjoy a varied menu offering twists on British classics and dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe, along with a quintessential Afternoon Tea offering.

On racedays the glass-fronted restaurant offers spectacular views of the final furlong, whilst the roof terrace provides a premium atmosphere from which to enjoy a light lunch, raceday action and evening cocktails.