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Time for Tea at Restaurant 1539, Chester Racecourse

1539 Restaurant & Bar is the latest Chester restaurant to welcome a luxury Afternoon Tea to its culinary offering, which launches this Easter on Good Friday afternoon. Named after the year racing first began in Chester, 1539 is Chester Racecourse's statement on-course eatery, offering quality food and service all year round.

Afternoon Tea has long been established as 'the quintessential British treat', since its introduction into society in the late 19th century. Restaurant 1539 is the perfect setting to indulge in this timeless classic, with a stunning vista overlooking the racecourse, it offers a memorable and picturesque location steeped in both tradition and English heritage.

Visitors will dine on a traditional offering of sandwiches, freshly baked fruit, plain or signature maple and pecan scones, alongside homemade cakes such as a sumptuous layered chocolate and raspberry gateaux, served with tea or coffee. There is also the opportunity to make it a 'boozy' treat with fizz or cocktails. The stands will be beautifully dressed by local city centre florist, Wild, taking inspiration from an English country garden and adding a touch of femininity and elegance to the occasion.

Restaurant Manager Andre Sievers said: "We've been wanting to launch our own version of the quintessential afternoon tea for some time. Having recently recruited a pastry chef into the 1539 fold, we now feel we have the perfect team to support our new offering. 

"The unique positioning of 1539 offers a sought after panoramic view of the world's oldest racecourse as a backdrop to your afternoon tea experience - you can't get more British than that!

"We are excited to welcome both Chester locals and visitors to the city to enjoy our unique, high quality afternoon tea experience."

Afternoon Tea will be available on Friday and Saturday, 2pm – 5pm from 19 April 2019.  £24.50 per person. To reserve a table call 01244 304 611 or visit www.restaurant1539.co.uk


Enjoy a selection of Sandwiches

Scottish Smoked Salmon & Crème Fraiche on brioche roll

Welsh Dry Aged Beef & Horseradish on granary bread

Cucumber & Cream Cheese on white bread

Royal Legbar Egg Mayonnaise on brioche bun


Choice of Warm Homemade Scones  

Plain, Sultana or Maple & Pecan

served with Cornish Clotted Cream and

Damson, Strawberry, Blackcurrant or Apricot Jam


Indulge in Sweet Delicacies

Matcha Tea & Lime Profiterole

Strawberry Cheesecake

Dark Chocolate Opera

Lemon Curd Tart

Cardamom Semolina Cake