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Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
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Ranked #28 of 275 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $67
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: English, French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The heart of the restaurant is a magnificent timbered barn. Originally built in 1372 it is listed as being of architectural and historical importance. As you walk in the restaurant the spectacular high ceiling and the gallery overlooking the main dining area creates a wonderful dramatic impression as you enter a world of elegance and fine food.
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Many of us think our Sunday lunches are the best and judge eating out by our own standards. I must say the Sunday lunch at Russells comes very close to being of my own high 'home' standard but with that added something else to place it in the resturant category. Service was attentive from our arrival, coats taken, drinks ordered... More 

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

this was for a wedding anniversary and the staff and the food were really good there is plenty of parking behind would recommend for special occasions .

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I have dined here on more than a few occasions but this year friends suggested we go here for the Beaujolais Nouveau evening. There are many things I love about this restaurant, the food is excellent, the wine list looks like the Magna Carter and the service is excellent also. I tend to pick up on the little things, like... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We took some clients here from Spain food was very good everybody enjoyed it , service was good but the place is in need of a bit of a spruce up to get up to date with the competition around. If you want to enjoy a good meal they definitely deliver.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a pre booked party here - will not be returning. Staff started off polite, took our coats, moved a table so our group wasn't split in two. However, service went rapidly downhill. Cold plates, lukewarm food, a huge wait (45 mins) between main and pudding, manager and staff became increasingly incompetent - upset at least two of... More 

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Essex, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A bit difficult to find, and parking is around the back, again not easy to locate (it is a small public car park0. The building is lovely inside, apparently an old barn with high vaulted roof, reputed to date from the late 1300’s. Beautifully laid out, gleaming glasses, cutlery and napery. Smartly dressed waiters, small bar for drinks whilst checking... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Today I was very lucky to have lunch at Russell's with 2 very good friends. Having recently been disappointed with a couple of local restaurants, we decided to try somewhere new and I'm thrilled that we did. We chose the set menu and the food really was excellent. Perfectly cooked pigeon, delicious smoked salmon and a risotto for starters and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

You always have a warm welcome from Barry and the expectation of a good meal to come....especially for our wedding anniversary!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

After living in Great Baddow for nearly 5 years we have often thought about going to Russells but never got round to it...... Wished we would of sooner!!!! We wanted some good quality food local and this was perfect and within walking distance! The restaurant itself is beautiful, decor and lay out is FAB! We had a drink up the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Met friends here for a Sunday lunch,most enjoyable if a little pricey,attentive service from both waiters and chefs good well presented and tasty dishes,freshly cooked rare Beef ,roast potatoes and fresh vegetable selection.Would happily recommend.

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Additional Information about Russells

Address: Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
Phone Number: +44 1245 478484
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 67
Cuisine: English, French

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