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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Many plus points but could do better

We went for a Sunday lunch recently and found the nearby public car park nearby useful (parking charges apply). We were not sure where the entrance was and could either walk down a couple of steps or a slope to the door. We were not sure which door to choose as there was nothing to mark the wooden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Lallysykes
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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the second time I've visited this blue group restaurant this month and I must say on both occasions it has been superb this time I opted for the lamb rump with caponata vegetable and it was cooked to perfection will def be returning well done

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Firstly I've been to both the Blue Boar and Blue Bridge Restaurants and had lovely meals at both so thought I'd give the newest member of the group a try. I was very disappointed with my decision. My fiancé ordered the tempura prawns and some sweet potato fries as a main and received prawns in filo pastry, when I questioned... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner thought we would try riverside inn out had heard good things about this place. Decor got to say is done lovely, garden lovely when sun is out. I had the pate and ribs and my partner had ribs and pork belly the food was nice nothing special but cooked well. The only thing I would say... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I decided to head out for a belated anniversary meal on Saturday evening, although we hadn't booked the hostess named Lauren found us a nice quiet table near the back of the restaurant and took a drinks order from us. Even though it was quite busy the mains came out relatively quick and we couldn't fault them.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went for a Sunday lunch recently and found the nearby public car park nearby useful (parking charges apply). We were not sure where the entrance was and could either walk down a couple of steps or a slope to the door. We were not sure which door to choose as there was nothing to mark the wooden entrance door.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Came here last night (Saturday 18th April) with 5 others. We were seated upstairs which was nice as it was more private. I had the pate and the sea bass which were both to die for! We all had a great night with great service and we loved it so much we're coming back today for Sunday lunch yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Went to The Riverside Inn last night for my 21st birthday with friends and family and must say was not disappointed ! We sat upstairs and with our first round of drinks revived what the waitress said were chefs canapés for upstairs eaters which was a great touch ! Throughout the night we revived great service, amazing food and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We sat on a table upstairs, which was nice but not as nice as downstairs. The food was average (much nicer pubs in Chelmsford!). The service was terrible. At one point there was not a single member of staff upstairs for nearly 10 minutes. Someone from another table eventually went downstairs to get someone. We waited over 15 minutes to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The pub is located as the name suggests next to a stretch of river, we visited on a warm day and the staff were swamped. No food, no snacks and long line for drinks. Would suggest a massive investment in extra staff as potential lost due to poor service.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great decor, well drilled staff. But food underwhelming, especially as the prices were well above what I would expect to pay for what was served. The place is very well done inside and outside tables have an unusual and attractive view for central Chelmsford. The staff seemed trained rather than natural but that is OK. Food desperately disappointing with high... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 - 41
  • Cuisine: British

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?