1539 Restaurant & Bar

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2nd floor

1539 Restaurant & Bar Rooftop Bar Chester

Chester Racecourse
Year round


Stylish restaurant with charming rooftop, overlooking the oldest racecourse in the world.

The 1539 Restaurant & Bar in Chester offers a unique setting over serveral floors, perfect to enjoy drinks and delicious meals in comfortable surroundings.

Located right next to the Chester Racecourse, recognized as the world's oldest still in operation, 1539 is named after the year racing first began in Chester. With a stylish interior restaurant overlooking the racecourse, things get even better one floor up, with a botanical garden-themed roof terrace offering even more breathtaking views.

Called The Roof at 1539, the lush rooftop comes with cosy nooks and a range of high and low seating, and it's a great spot to catch up with close ones, have a well-deserved date night, or celebrate any occasion in style.

Up here you can enjoy the same menu’s as in the restaurant, which includes seasonal twists on British classics alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe, a range of signature 1539 cocktails, as well as an impressive wine list, containing over 80 bins from vineyards around the world.

Visit the 1539 rooftop bar for sunshine drinks, nibbles and good times, a stylish dinner or a sunny Sunday lunch, and expect a great service and atmosphere whenever you visit. Bookings aren’t essential, but recommended.

Location & Map

The Racecourse, Nuns Rd, Chester CH1 2LY


Opening Hours

Wednesday:12.00 - 20.00
Thursday:12.00 - 20.00
Friday:12.00 - 21.00
Saturday:12.00 - 21.00
Sunday:12.00 - 18.00


  • What is the 1539 Restaurant & Bar dress code?

    The 1539 Restaurant & Bar dress code is smart casual.

  • What food does 1539 Restaurant & Bar serve?

    1539 Restaurant & Bar serves seasonal twists on British classics alongside dishes inspired by flavours from across the globe.