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Bartellas

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
European, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
+44 1277 355021
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

Visited Bartellas today with a friend for lunch. We were greeted by a very charming young man and shown to our table. We were visiting with a Groupon voucher which included a glass of Prosecco and he enquired if we would like it while we looked at the menus. Ordered a bottle of water and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
LynkayLangdonHills
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Thorpe Bay
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Thorpe Bay
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Visited Bartellas today with a friend for lunch. We were greeted by a very charming young man and shown to our table. We were visiting with a Groupon voucher which included a glass of Prosecco and he enquired if we would like it while we looked at the menus. Ordered a bottle of water and informed him that we would... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Very impressed with all aspects of this restaurant. The staff were very good and extremely welcoming. The food was excellent and we will definitely return.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a Groupon deal, so didn't know what to expect, but we had a lovely evening. The meal was the best we have had for a long time. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. We will definitely go back and I would recommend it to anyone.

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. The Groupon deal was very popular and I am pleased that we exceeded your expectations, it was important to us to ensure that all our customers receive the same high standards of food and service and we hope to see you again very soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Essex, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our first return visit since the venue change. Much improved atmosphere with a better cozier seating area. The food was of exceptional quality and very well presented with excellent service. We dined on this occasion with a Groupon three course voucher with wine but would not hesitate to return to this restaurant at any time.

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your visit to Bartellas. I am pleased you liked the new location, it has been a very popular change and has worked well for us. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A first class dining experience, superb service, amazing food and a beautiful relaxed atmosphere. Will be on my list of highly recommended eating establishments.

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. it is always great to hear that new customers have enjoyed their first visit and will be recommending us and returning. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Basildon, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We went here to celebrate my Husbands Birthday, we took a chance with a Groupon deal. This turned out to be the best deal ever, wished I had bought more!! The service was top notch the place was very clean and tidy as were the staff. We all had different starters which were between £5-£7 , I had Tempura Prawns... 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 pleased that you chose to celebrate your husband's birthday with us and that it exceeded your expectations in terms of food and service. I will pass your comments on to the team. We have made sure that those customers that came to us through the Groupon... More 

Essex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My partner and myself have just had a lovely evening at Bartellas. The staff we friendly and professional, plenty of spaces in the car park, table spaced far enough apart, food arrived promptly etc etc. But the main compliment would be on the food. The chef produce some outstanding food that we literally couldnt fault. We has the prawns with... More 

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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 whole experience and I will make sure that your lovely comments about the food are passed on to the kitchen. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our first visit to the restaurant since it relocated. It was slightly better than the last time we visited, tables were a little on the small size but OK and not too close together. Menu was reasonable with a number of specials. i chose the Grey Mullet from the special's menu and was a bit disappointed with the sauce. My... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas and I am pleased you enjoyed it more than the last time you visited, the new location and decor has proved very popular and has definitely improved the ambiance in the restaurant. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the sauce that was served with your Grey Mullet... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We've been to Bartellas several times, but not since it was re-located to the Ivy Hill Hotel. As always, made to feel very welcome, and the food was excellent ! Many thanks.

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your most recent visit to Bartellas. I am pleased you liked the new location and enjoyed your meal, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Essex
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I visited here with my family, a party of 12. We arrived separately, this was no problem for the staff, we were looked after very well; drinks orders were taken as we arrived & served very soon after. Once our party was complete shown to our table. The staff were very attentive & food orders arrived soon after ordering, some... More 

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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 that you and your party enjoyed your evening and were well looked after by the team and I will ensure that the comment about some of the food only being 'warm' is passed on to the kitchen and apologies for this. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 355021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 33
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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