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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

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Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Aesthetically pleasing inside and out, solid food, and the best Espresso Martini's in Chelmsford

Aesthetically pleasing inside and out, solid food, and the best Espresso Martini's in Chelmsford. Chelmsford isn't over subscribed with good restaurants/pubs. However, this pub offers by far the best beer garden in Chelmsford, a food selection of lagers and ales, some surprisingly good cocktails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
James F
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Me and my boyfriend recently had our 1 year anniversary so decided to celebrate. We were very last minute in deciding where to go so we chose the riverside inn. It was a nice day so when we got there we chose to sit in the garden which has a lovely view overlooking the river. Upon arrival we were greeted... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I went out to eat at Jamie's Italian last Saturday night, after being sat and getting ignored for twenty minutes we left and decided to try out The Riverside Inn just around the corner. We were greeted by a nice young man who happily took us over to a table known as 'lovers corner' and took our... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Aesthetically pleasing inside and out, solid food, and the best Espresso Martini's in Chelmsford. Chelmsford isn't over subscribed with good restaurants/pubs. However, this pub offers by far the best beer garden in Chelmsford, a food selection of lagers and ales, some surprisingly good cocktails and a decent pub menu.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I am a local and a regular at the Riverside and the other Blue Group Restaurants yet over the summer months I have been disappointed time and time again. If the weather is nice they do not have enough kitchen staff to cope for the amount of orders, not one Saturday but two Saturdays I have been told that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Second time at the riverside inn since it has been taken over by the blue group, we also went on Valentine's Day. The food was lovely and the portions are very generous. I had the baked Camembert for starter which I would recommend everyone to try!! The waiter Adam was amazing and explained the menu to us in full. He... More 

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've been a regular visitor to the blue group restaurants for many years and always had an amazing experience, this evening I went to the riverside inn in Chelmsford with a group of my friend and was very disappointed.. The starters where average the sort I would expect from a chain such as Harvester. The main we all ordered rib... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Yesterday 11th July 2015 we had a table booked for 4 people at 19.30. I called at 18.40 and spoke to someone stating who I was and the reservation details, to which I got a very surly 'yea' as a response. I explained that unfortunately my in-laws were stuck in traffic and we may be 5-10 minutes late for our... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Came here on Saturday night having pre reserved a table for 6. The service was fantastic, staff were polite and friendly and went out of their way to ensure that we had a good evening, especially the manager Hayley (who even came over to make sure that everything was OK). Particularly liked the seating area outside which is ideal for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Riverside Inn meant a lot to me. I have many happy memories of quality time spent in the pub 10 years (and more) ago. Perhaps sentiment is influencing this review. The location is superb and the new decor perfectly in keeping. It's good to see outside bar facilities and a tidy kitchen/service area (both new to me). We dropped... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My wife and I only had drinks here but certainly will not be eating after our experience. Although the garden area was not particularly busy service at the bar was slow. The bar staff doing their best to avoid eye contact until they were finished talking to each other, and then no real friendly greeting. One beer (doombar) was not... More 

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Additional Information about The Riverside Inn Restaurant

Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1245 266881
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Average Prices: USD 5 - 42
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 266881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 42
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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