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Russells

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Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The heart of the restaurant is a magnificent timbered barn. Originally...
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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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Sunday Lunch

Enjoyed a great Sunday lunch here with family to celebrate dad's birthday. We had Staters of soups, Chicken Caesar salads and prawn & pineapple, all were very good (although a little more chicken would have been appreciated). For mains we had the roast beef, plaice and chicken supreme, all were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great Sunday lunch here with family to celebrate dad's birthday. We had Staters of soups, Chicken Caesar salads and prawn & pineapple, all were very good (although a little more chicken would have been appreciated). For mains we had the roast beef, plaice and chicken supreme, all were excellent and I was able to swap new potatoes for... More 

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London
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fantastic food, enjoyed our meal there so much. The pork dish was melt In the mouth and the lamb amazing. We will be back very soon

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

An amazing evening, the staff are so welcoming and can't do enough for you, yet the atmosphere feels relaxed. The menu is fantastic and the food lovely. My only complaint is that I was too full to eat a dessert! Great for a special occasion, we will be back.

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The moment we walked in. Great service. Made to feel like u are in your front room. Great steak plentiful sides. Excellent wine. Nothing to much trouble. Hidden gem.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Although lacking a little atomsphere if you want a quite dinner for two and a family gathering where you can all be heard this is the place to go. Excellent food and service.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Visited Russells restaurant for the first time on a Saturday evening. 10th wedding anniversary celebration. Met with a warm welcome. Bar area busy, lots of guests had arrived at the same time, so a short wait for a drink. Comfortable surroundings. Perused the menu and our choices were taken whilst in the bar area. Seated about 30 mins after our... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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323 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
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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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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 to $67
Cuisine: French, English

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 478484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20 to $67
  • Cuisine: French, English

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?