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The Blue Bridge Bar & Restaurant

1 Bridge Street, Writtle, Writtle CM1 3EY, England
01245422891
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Writtle
Price range: $43 - $60
Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: Hi and welcome to the Blue Bridge Restaurant. Lying 2 miles from Chelmsford in the quaint Norman village of Writtle, we aim to bring you the finest dining. Totally renovated and tastefully restructured with no expense spared, we have transformed the once aging Cock and Bell public house into a high class restaurant. Choose from a selection of our top quality chef's starters to whet your appetite, then try one of our speciality main courses, or simply sample the delights of our seafood bar. Wash the meal down with a beautiful glass of Champagne, hand picked by our expert from the Champagne region itself. If you have room, why not try some of our wonderful range of desserts? Come dine with us!
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was our first visit to The Blue Bridge and the restaurant had been recommended by friends. Firstly we were welcomed nicely and had a drink in the bar area which was very pleasant. We were dining early but already felt good ambience. The service, food and presentation was top notch and the live singer with an great repertoire made... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited the Blue Bridge restaurant on 26th June and had an excellent lunch. We purchased an offer via Groupon for a 2 course meal for 2 people for £29. Including a champagne cocktail. The offer was for a steak meal plus a choice of 3 starters, the steak was served on a wooden platter with delicious homemade chunky chips,tomatoes... More

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Essex
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food here was very imaginative and of a high quality. We had the mid-week menu, which has great variety. For starters I had Shetland mussels and fennel, and my partner the Crispy poached egg' & asparagus - both very tasty. However, the main course of Roasted belly of Tamworth pork was even better, the pork cooked to perfection (often... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Went several times to the Blue Bridge hoping to get a better experience each time, but came to the conclusion that this place is really overpriced and source of disappointment. Last time we went, our expensive bottle of wine had cork in it, and we were told that they would filter it!!! Then we were asked if we minded to... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had my Mum's wake at the Blue Bridge. The staff and food were excellent. They were attentive but were in the back ground. I can not commend them high enough. The food was amazing. They made the afternoon bearable eventhough it was a very sad occasion. We hope to visit again under happier circumstances.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Cannot remember why we stopped going here but went after an 18 or so month gap on a Friday lunchtime at end of May. Food very good and service good too. Few customers though and we cannot fathom why. It thus lacked a little in the atmosphere department. It is, however, back on our radar.

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Writtle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a most enjoyable family lunch there on 7 June to celebrate a wedding anniversary and it was excellent. Very good food and impeccable service. We would certainly go there again.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

First but not the last visit. Came with the whole family. Lovely food and good service. Staff very accommodating to us whilst we sat out on the terrace....sipping in the sun...ahhhhhhh.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lovely food, good service just as it should be and what you expect as it is quite expensive. There were four of us and we were not disappointed. It had a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The live singer performed through out the evening and she was brilliant. The food was excellent quality and cooked to perfection, would definitely go back :-)

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Braintree, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have been several times since my last review and each time we are impressed, service, food and even the way the menu is written we love. Last night we ate from the midweek menu and I simply couldn't find fault in anything. For a local restaurant this ticks all the boxes. Must give a special mention to the staff... More

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