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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Some lazy and unhelpful staff

I was expecting more. The hype surrounding the opening of a blue bridge, was not met in my eyes. It lacks any character. Our waitress Carmel was lovely, although it appeared all the other staff were chatting, while she was serving all tables by herself (on a busy friday night). Food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
LauraMurphyoaoa
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I was expecting more. The hype surrounding the opening of a blue bridge, was not met in my eyes. It lacks any character. Our waitress Carmel was lovely, although it appeared all the other staff were chatting, while she was serving all tables by herself (on a busy friday night). Food was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

First visit to the riverside lovely interior and deco throughout was greeted promptly by friendly staff and served immediately food came out quickly again staff were attentive but not overbearing would recommend for families or just a relaxing beer by the river definitely be back again on a sunny day to try out the large garden area

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Devon, uk
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Attented for a gathering with friends on a Friday evening and was told at the bar their was no kitchen facilities available as it was broken. Later staff were seen serving food and when queried whether the kitchen problem had been rectified. Was told its still broken. No explanation of why some people were being served food or what the... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Unfortunately I bought a recent Groupon voucher for this restaurant which I have not visited before in order to try it out. When my friend and I arrived, we were immediately made to feel like 'second class' diners as we were using a voucher, the actual choices on the separate Groupon menu were very limited (only 2 mains to choose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to riverside inn on a groupon voucher arrived about 6pm restaurant was not busy but service was slow not a bad thing though if not in a hurry steak was tough and chips were overcooke and crispy like McDonald's But on the whole not bad for a groupon the pub has no car park have to use the riverside... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The menu was great, lots of variety. The quality and taste of the food was excellent, as was the service.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went to the Riverside a member of the Blue Group, with friends had a enjoyable meal they had fish and chips I had a full rack of lamb and my wife had butterfly prawns and chilli sauce, the meal took about 10 minutes to be delivered to the table ,well presented, cooked nicely very tasty, only complaint sever on wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Absolutely love this place the food is amazing also lovely service always served with a smile and the manager Hayley is a credit to the restaurant will defiantly recommend it

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a delightful evening made that much better by our wonderful waitress Carmel, the food was lovely and came out within good time, Carmel appeared to have a good knowledge of the foods on the menu and a happy/helpful nature, all the staff we encountered where polite and helpful. If visiting in the evening, I would recommend parking in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Absolutely amazing food and service would definitely put it up there in my best places to go Hayley and Carmel served us and were very attentive with great customer service will definitely be going again!! *********

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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 - 42
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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