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The Wine Cellar

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Italian, French, Seafood, British, Wine Bar
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4 Duke Street, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 349646
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine...
Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.
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  • 110
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
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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
Very pleasant surrounding for a decent meal

This restaurant provides very good food at reasonable prices, not cheap but certainly not overly expensive, served by people who appear to be genuinely interested that you have a good experience. A nice little bar area provides somewhere to have a pre or post dinner drink rather than have to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Nick C
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant provides very good food at reasonable prices, not cheap but certainly not overly expensive, served by people who appear to be genuinely interested that you have a good experience. A nice little bar area provides somewhere to have a pre or post dinner drink rather than have to go straight to your table.

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Thank Nick C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there as a group of 9 on Saturday night. We had previously ordered because of the numbers but ordered extras and sides on the night, cannot fault any of the food , it was all lovely. Staff were really nice and attentive always topping up your bottled water on the table. Our only gripe was when we got the... More 

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Thank Sonia P
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and I am glad your food and everything was perfect. I am sorry that you was not forewarned with regards to the service charge on all tables of 6 and more a 10% service charge is added, this should be told to you when the booking is made and this money goes completely to... More 

Essex
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night, a table of 4 and we had booked a few weeks in advance. All of the food was superb, the mushroom and cheese soufflé was delicious as was the goats cheese and beetroot tart. My friend had liver and bacon and I had the chicken with the potato rosti, all the main dishes were... More 

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Thank haribofan
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely words it is wonderful to hear. The ever famous Cheesecake is always a popular choice at the Wine Cellar, I for one wish it was not as lovely as it is! I look forward in welcoming you again at the Wine Cellar and can only hope your visit is as nice or even... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the venue, very secluded place and had lovely feel to it. Staff very friendly and attentive. Had to sit in what use to be a fireplace I think with a seat pad which again was ok but did get bit chilly so would recommend pillow for behind the back. Main course was ok but not given choice of potatoes.... More 

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Thank Dawn T
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Hello Dawn I am so sorry to hear not everything was at our usually high standard. I have purchased 2 cushions to go on both inglenook seats in the restaurant, thank you so much for bringing it to our attention as I have to be honest this is something that never crossed my mind, so thank you for that. I... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wine cellar is a little gem. It's very cosy and intimate and the staff are very friendly, helpful and personal. The food was brilliant, I hadn't enjoyed food this much in a long time. The atmosphere was great. Lots of nice little touches.

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Thank Tyler C
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Someone who explains the Wine Cellar the same as me has great taste, I have always called the Wine Cellar a hidden little gem even before I owned the bar. Thanks for the nice words about us it is greatly appreciated. More 

London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the good reviews we decided to have dinner here. From the moment of entering we received a warm welcome. As it was Thursday we chose the Steak Night offer which was superb and excellent value. The service was outstanding and Chloe was very attentive in making sure we were advised on the menus that were on offer and... More 

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Thank Sandra S
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Thank you so much Sandra and Nigel for such a wonderful review. Chloe is a great member of our team like all the rest although I know I am biased. This is always my favourite job reading and replying to all the lovely reviews that we get so can only thank you and say it really does make me super... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had a drink at the bar and were seated in the restaurant. It's quite small and intimate so equally good for couples and groups of friends. The food is very good for the cost and you come away feeling that you have received good value for money compared to some of the other restaurants and "chains" in Chelmsford. Highly... More 

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Thank ABongo
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Over the years the Wine Cellar has become the most wonderful place where our staff and our efforts are rewarded and thank you for the review it really does mean a lot to us. When first opening the Wine Cellar our goal was to make somewhere like no other, make people feel cared for and special unlike what is often... More 

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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My now husband and I chose The Wine Cellar for our second anniversary meal and we were not disappointed. The restaurant itself is small and intimate and has a really nice cosy atmosphere - a good place to visit on a special occasion. An especially nice touch is that, if you book, you get given a personalised hand-painted wine bottle... More 

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Thank Gina B
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

What a wonderful review to read this was exactly our aim to make somewhere make people feel special, I am glad to see we are achieving this. Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write such kind words, words that make the hard work worth while. More 

Hatfield Broad Oak, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Dined here midweek dinner with a group of people and even though I thought a tad expensive ( but this is Christmas time ), we had a most enjoyable time with good wine bar type food and decent wine by the glass. I love the location (near to the cathedral), and the intimate atmosphere-----you literally have to walk down a... More 

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Thank Jonathan D
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Jonathan thank you so much for your kind words about us. I haven't put the price up of the Christmas Menu for 2 years however I do understand it could be more than other restaurants, but we do try and only use local fresh produce and unfortunately this comes at a premium. We do offer cheaper dining events at the... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent food! Especially loved the duck starter!! Great atmosphere! Would definitely go back for another visit!!

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Thank Yasmin H
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

We share good taste the duck starter is also one of my favourites. Thanks again for writing a wonderful review about the Wine Cellar, hopefully our new menu which is coming soon is just as popular as this menu has been. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Duke Street, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Seafood, British, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?