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Bartellas

Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
+44 1277 355021
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Ranked #5 of 262 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $35
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, Contemporary
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Aveley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Six friends, two children, me and my wife decided to eat here to celebrate me running the Chelmsford Marathon. We pre-booked and paid a £50 deposit, presumably because there was 10 of us. The food was very nice. We skipped starters and went straight on to mains and all of our plates were left empty after a very hearty meal.... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Have supported Bartellas for many years at their old location which had become tired and lacked atmosphere. They have moved a very short distance to a purpose built extension to the neighbouring Ivy Hill Hotel. It has been tastefully decorated and the ambience was a great improvement. The tables were reasonably well spaced in the main restaurant and it was... More

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Benfleet
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited this evening looking forward to enjoying the "new"Bartellas experience. We were not disappointed. The new extension has been tastefully done .it has a lovely grand entrance and the decor is lovely in Pink and grey with comfortable seating. Tables not too close together too. The food was excellent. My husband had the smoked haddock and... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We decided to celebrate our daughters graduation here on Friday evening. The food was wonderful and the staff friendly. The new restaurant attached to the hotel is a definite improvement well decorated and inviting. Although there was obviously a large gathering in one of the function rooms there was still plenty of parking space and this did not effect the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent first experience of Bartellas. Apparently it's recently been refurbished, it's very airy and relaxed. Service was exceptional, very thorough and attentive. Food was also exceptional - we started with the prawn cocktail and the smoked salmon, and had rack of lamb and steak for mains. We both had the treacle tart and pistachio ice cream for dessert. I would... More

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit and for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. The new location opened on October 1st and has so far proved very popular. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the meal and service. We look forward to welcoming you back and the friends you recommend us to. Jason Bartella... More

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was moved to write a review about this great restaurant following a previous visit and commented on the warmth of the welcome. . . . my words referred to the "old" venue. Now having moved into a brand new building, stepping through a new door is the prelude to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The new restaurant, being smaller, conveys... More

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review following your recent visit to the 'new' Bartellas. I am pleased that you enjoyed the new location and were well looked after by the team, I will make sure your comments are passed on to them. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More

essex
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276 reviews 276 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Never been disappointed dining at Bartellas and this new venue really adds to the experience. The decor is the new resturant is superb, huge wine cabinet as you enter and a very cosy table settings something the old resturant did lack. Nice menu , we all chose differing starters, my scallops were divine , others chose the portobello mushrooms, smoked... More

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review and pictures following your recent visit to Bartellas. It is great to hear that you liked the new decor and atmosphere it creates, this is something we worked hard with the designers on and it is good to know it is being well received. I will make sure that your comments about the food... More

Writtle, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Went to the opening night of the new Bartellas which is in the same grounds but now is part of the hotel. The restaurant is smaller and much better than the old place the décor is lovely with comfortable seating and not to crowded. The staff are manly the same as before so service is still perfect. I had the... More

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review following your visit to Bartellas. I am pleased you enjoyed the new location and atmosphere and received the same high standards of food and service you have come to expect from us. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for a while where to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary and followed recent reviews. We arrived with a warming welcome, offering to take our coats, then given a glass of champagne. We sat in the lounge which has gentle music, while looking at the menu. Shortly taken to a table with complimentary beverage and a candle alight,... More

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review following your recent visit to Bartellas. I am really pleased to read that you enjoyed your first visit and will be back, I will make sure your very positive comments are passed on to the team. We reopen at our new location on Wednesday 1st October and look forward to seeing you again soon.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First time at Bartellas and thought it was fantastic. The service was fast, all the staff were really friendly and the good was superb. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend it. Thank you Bartellas

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and were well looked after by the team. We open at our new location, just across the gardens, for dinner on Wednesday October 1st and look forward to welcoming you soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More

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