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Russells

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Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
It's a while since we visited but we will return soon

We visited this restaurant last week. There were 8 in our party. There was a very large group celebrating a birthday but their table was round the corner from the main restaurant area so did not cause us any problems. The food was very good, nicely presented and tasty. We all chose from the set... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ChelmsfordJackie
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Essex
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Essex
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant last week. There were 8 in our party. There was a very large group celebrating a birthday but their table was round the corner from the main restaurant area so did not cause us any problems. The food was very good, nicely presented and tasty. We all chose from the set menu which we felt was... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

21st birthday party for our daughter with my wife, family and friends. Great food and great atmosphere. No faults at all.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have visited Great Baddow 3 times (from Sydney Australia) in the last 12 years, walked past Russells many times and wanted to dine there. Being my birthday I took the opportunity. Dined there with my husband and mother in law. We were politely greeted at the front door, shown to the lounge area and offered drinks. Shortly after we... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Highly recommend. .great welcome, lovely medieval feel to the restaurant and superb food..evening was faultless. Loved the mini deserts !

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Chelmsford
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went as a party of 6, for some it was our first time there. The service was attentive and friendly, the food and drink were excellent. Definitely a great place for a special meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First visit although have walked past many times. So nice to find an independent restaurant locally. Not quite 5 stars in my opinion as my duck was a little tough, although tasty but a very nice restaurant for a treat. Intimate decor and attentive staff. I can imagine it is very well supported by a loyal customer base. The assiette... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

First time visiting Russell's last night for a family birthday. The staff were more than accomodating, allowing us to bring in decorations and a cake the night before. The table was beautifully decorated when we arrived and we couldn't have been better looked after. We even had complications with some of our party arriving late and missing out on starters,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although I have lived in the area for a number of years I only visited for first time in June. Great food and ambience of a higher class than most local restaurants. Reasonable prices for the quality.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The whole experience was lovely, drinks in the lounge bar while we looked at the menu, lovely wide choice of food including vegetarian options . Staff very attentive and friendly. Only criticism is that the decor has not been updated since we first went 12 years ago and it's looking a little faded! Food was faultless if not a little... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant does not belong to a chain and is tucked away down a side street in Great Baddow, a village just to the south of the City of Chelmsford. Whilst it is great for an intimate meal, a family reunion, a wedding anniversary or even a marriage proposal, they can also handle the wedding breakfast for many guests. The... More 

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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 - 66
  • Cuisine: French, British

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?