Owners of Chester Foods Ltd, Mr Kashem Ali Tahid, 52, and Mr Mohammed Aamir Latif, 43, trading as Barton Rouge, Steam Mill Street, were convicted of food safety and hygiene offences and fined £11,848 on July 25 at Chester Magistrates Court.
Regulatory Services officers visited the premises in July 2018, to undertake a routine food hygiene inspection and discovered a German cockroach infestation and poor standards of cleanliness throughout the premises.
The restaurant was voluntarily closed with immediate effect until the pest activity could be eradicated and had undergone a deep clean.
It re-opened two weeks later after officers were satisfied there was no risk to public health and standards of cleanliness had been improved.
Mr Tahid, who has over twenty years' in the industry is understood to have suffered from some difficult personal circumstances before the inspection, but the Magistrates would only consider this as personal mitigation, given his experience.
In Mr Latif's case, who invested significantly in the company, Magistrates found he should have taken all necessary actions to ensure compliance.
The Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport, Councillor Karen Shore said: