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Bartellas

Certificate of Excellence
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European, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
+44 1277 355021
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Brilliant afternoon tea

Usually quiet, as not a lot of people book the teas, but this does not matter. Lee the waiter is always on the ball. Sandwiches are changed on request should you not be happy with the daily selection. The cakes are beautiful and plentiful. The restaurant (or bar area - you can chose) is modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Usually quiet, as not a lot of people book the teas, but this does not matter. Lee the waiter is always on the ball. Sandwiches are changed on request should you not be happy with the daily selection. The cakes are beautiful and plentiful. The restaurant (or bar area - you can chose) is modern but cosy. We love it... More 

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london
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

hadnt been for about 6 months and they had changed buildings - is now less casual and much posher which was not what we were looking for, Menu not as varied as before and was OK but nothing special. Expensive for what it was. Wasnt awful but we wont go back

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your most recent visit to Bartellas. We moved the restaurant in October last year to it's new location within Ivy Hill Hotel, however we were very careful to try and maintain the same feel, just in a nicer space with a better ambiance, most people feel that we did this and I am sorry... More 

Rochdale
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was tasty and well priced, staff were a bit loud and overwhelming (why is it 'fabulous' that I don't want to order dessert?) but overall a good evening and I would return

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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 to hear that you enjoyed your meal but am obviously disappointed that the service was not to your liking, I will mention this to the team. We do hope to see you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Hockley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Had a wonderful lunch at Bartellas which is part of the Ivy Hill Hotel complex on the corner of writtle road / Ivy Barn lane at Margaretting on the junction of the A12 today. I only wanted a light lunch and they had the perfect menu. In fact I was spolit for choice and took some time to decide. I... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent stop for lunch. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and were well looked after by the team. We look forward to seeing again soon, perhaps for dinner one evening or our family friendly Sunday Lunch. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

As we arrived we noticed plenty of parking, nothing worse then hunting around for parking like a lot of restaurants in Chelmsford. Fancy decor with subtle lighting. The tables were positioned with plenty of space between them so you weren't crammed. Service was good waitresses and waiters were always available to hand nothing worse trying to signal down a waiter... 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 to read you enjoyed the food, service, ambiance and location. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

MELBOURNE
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

With a large group of 14 to cater to - we were treated wonderfully by the super efficient and friendly staff. Often with a large group its hard to hear over the chatter but orders were taken and promptly served. Several had the pigeon breast whilst a few others chose tempura prawns - the pigeon breast was cooked to perfection... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent celebration at Bartellas. I am pleased that your party was well looked after, dietary requirements were met and you all enjoyed the meal. I will make sure your lovey comments are passed on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon, we aren't just for celebrations though,... More 

Essex
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Visited with my family recently on a Saturday evening. Had been suitably impressed with the owners telephone booking in that my young daughter would of course be most welcome to join us in the restaurant that evening. Service was impeccable from the moment we walked in all through dinner, the bar staff, the waiting staff and of course the owners.... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. We pride ourselves on our high standards of service and welcoming atmosphere for all the family. I am pleased to hear you were well looked after by the team and that you liked the choice for vegetarians, sorry your husband felt the portion sizes were small, this is not... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This evening out for 6 people could easily have become a drinking session. The practice of the waiter or waitress interrupting conversations in full flow by insisting on topping up already one third to half filled glasses one after the other ought to be outlawed and people ought to object to it. That is unless you go out with the... More 

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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 unusual that what most people consider good service has offended you so much, I can assure you that they pour wine to assist guests not encourage them to drink more and had you mentioned to your waiter that you did not want them to continue pouring for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Bartellas is a must if you want some really good food, the pork belly is too die for. The Bartella family have spent a considerable amount of money on a refurbishment & God what a good job they have done. Mine host Terry The Manager is a real pro, with the back ground of having The Star at Gt Dunmow... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am pleased that once again you enjoyed your evening at Bartellas, I will pass your comments about the pork belly on to the chef and his team. Thank you for the glowing recommendations about the restaurant and the rest of the hotel and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The service was excellent, Lorna made sure that we had a lovely evening and the staff were well trained and polite. The food was very good and there were plenty of options on the menu, something for everyone. Portion sizes were good too. I would definitely recommend it.

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. I will make sure that your lovely comments are passed on and I am pleased you were well looked after by the team. We worked hard on the menu to ensure it offered something for all tastes, including a selection of 'Traditional Favourites' and daily specials. We look forward... More 

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Additional Information about Bartellas

Address: Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
Phone Number: +44 1277 355021
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Average Prices: USD 19 - 34
Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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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 19 - 34
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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