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The Lantern House

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17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford, England
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Meal

Good Food service No starters but we had the duck with pancakes a quarter was plenty for 2 of us and it was delicious We then had special fried rice lemon chicken shredded chilli beef and Kung po chicken All were wonderful ...the service was good. The Lantern House serves great food with good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good Food service No starters but we had the duck with pancakes a quarter was plenty for 2 of us and it was delicious We then had special fried rice lemon chicken shredded chilli beef and Kung po chicken All were wonderful ...the service was good. The Lantern House serves great food with good service in nice surroundings ..No gimmicks... More 

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Thank Mark H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had two takeaways from here, and one restaurant meal. On all occasions the food has tasted excellent, been warm and the service friendly. The reason for not giving a better score is that the food appears to be packed full of MSG. Everytime that I have had a meal I have felt uncomfortably thirsty and unable to sleep.... More 

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Thank Jen D
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us went for a meal at the Lantern. From the moment we arrived the staff couldn't do enough for us. Service was very good as was the food, in fact we couldn't eat it all. It worked out at around £23 per head and that included drinks. There is a car park close by which was good for... More 

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Thank Richy224
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us were in Chelmsford on business and we dined at The Lantern. I'd been before, so my culinary reputation was seriously at stake but, thankfully, I need not have worried as The Lantern didn't let me down! When I'm around, sharing can be the norm, but, apart from the communal rice, noodles, veg and chips, that ethos went... More 

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Thank Hearts5Hibs1
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

The food is lovely, the duck is brilliant, just want more. Service is relatively good and overall great value for money, less than £40 for dinner for two and drinks, well worth a spontaneous week night dinner out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Shirley the host always has a smile and the service is excellent . For a town centre Chinese you can't beat the Lantern the food is always fresh , hot and tasty. Best Chinese food in town

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Thank Bill L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

One of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Chelmsford, always good food, but decor is ancient and although service is good, the staff aren't very jolly! Do takeaway, but unfortunately don't deliver.

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Thank Adnilw
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Went the Lantern House with friends, we didn't book but they found us a table for five. We received very good service and great food, we would go there again 5*

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Thank KVARayleigh
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We haven't been to the Lantern House for quite a while and decided to go for an evening meal. I am pleased to say that it hadn't changed since our last visit which was about 12 months ago - too long really. The restaurant was still clean, attractive and welcoming. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The food was... More 

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Thank jean c
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Thank you Shirley for my lovely flowers. X love this place always welcoming and food always well presented and top notch.x

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Description

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?rlz=1T4ADBS_enGB344&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=lantern+house+chelmsford&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=lantern+house&hnear=chelmsford&cid=14042095155383317312
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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