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Russells

Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 (0)1245 478484
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Ranked #27 of 252 restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $71
Cuisines: English, French
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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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
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went for a celebratory meal expecting to enjoy it and we certainly weren't disappointed. The quality of the menu, courteous and unhurried service and the distinctive interior, converted from an ancient tithe barn, all contributed to an enjoyable evening out. This must be one of the best restaurants I know.

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My son-in-law took my husband and I and the family out for lunch. The grandchildren had been before and were looking forward to it but had to work in birthday parties as well. We had an excellent meal but the family had to tear away to take the grandchildren to birthday parties but staff were very obliging and packed up... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We came for Sunday lunch with 3 generations of family members to celebrate a wedding anniversary. The venue was very pleasant, the staff just the right mixture of professional and friendly, the service was very good without being rushed. The starter and main courses was all very nice but the desserts exceptional. I thought the price for Sunday lunch was... More

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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We arrived a bit early and were greeted politely and waited in the bar, we had a great choice of wines and as we were part of a large group had preordered, As a vegetarian often choice is limited but I was offered an extended menu and was delighted with the choice. My Starter was wonderfully presented, hot and wholesome,... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have been regular customers of Russells for many years, Barry and his team make everyone very welcome, and have time to chat and make you feel comfortable. The menus are varied, with theme nights on a regular basis. Food is of a very high standard with service to match. We'll worth a visit, if you are looking for a... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Would just like to say that Barry and his team were faultless. Nothing was too much trouble. The food and atmosphere were perfect and the staff very polite. Will definitely be returning. Thank you.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Opened a number of years, this was our first visit. Set in an old barn, the look is quite formal and the service tries to be formal, but didn't quite work. The food was good, the portions were fine, but it wasn't exceptional and perhaps a little expensive. We would like to go back again and see whether we were... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I have dined here a good few times now after discovering this place a couple of years ago but we always save this as a 'special occasion' place to dine. We had something to celebrate and decided to do so at Russell's. As usual, we're delighted we did, the food was fantastic and the service was excellent.... More

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I'm unhappy writing this review as I've enjoyed many great meals here over the years. Due to my past experiences, I was more than happy to travel over 40 miles to dine here with friends but I left disappointed and feeling short changed. The service and the food were bland with the portions being small. The wine menu was as... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was our first visit to Russells, so enjoyed the food, excellent staff, wonderful building, look forward to our next visit.

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