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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
beautiful restaurant

This is a really beautiful restaurant. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into the décor and the outcome is lovely. Traditional with modern touches, the upstairs which I went to have a nose at is equally as pleasing although it did look more like a bar area than a restaurant. Perhaps it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
angela s
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london
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English first
london
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a really beautiful restaurant. The owners have obviously put a lot of thought into the décor and the outcome is lovely. Traditional with modern touches, the upstairs which I went to have a nose at is equally as pleasing although it did look more like a bar area than a restaurant. Perhaps it is, I never asked. Anyway,... More 

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motherwell
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Extremely good food! Extremely friendly staff! An all round nice restaurant with a really nice atmosphere!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Went here as a group of 7 on a sat night. Food was mediocre, but service was excellent. Definitely nicer after the refurb but doesnt look like you could just have a drink anymore. Would definitely return

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Relatives from USA and family enjoyed a lovely meal on 2nd May. Seated on a long table with room for photo opportunities. The starters came and were swiftly dispatched. There was a longer than usual wait for main courses, the restaurant was very busy; as way of apology we were given a bottle of one of the wines we were... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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164 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was our first time in the riverside the place has had a total revamp and we had a really nice table on the first floor a piece of glass sitting on the old mill. We all enjoyed the food a good variety and the service was very good and will visit again. The place has also got a lovely... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited the Riverside Inn last night with my wife and daughter. Pleasantly greeted by a male manager, we did not book a table but this young man seated us in the restaurant without hesitation. A female waitress came and took a drinks order from us, telling us about their cocktails and wines. We were told that the menu was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

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

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?