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“a quiet celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bouchon

Le Bouchon
The Square, Holloway Road | Heybridge, Maldon CM9 4LT, England
+44 1621 856511
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Ranked #12 of 79 Restaurants in Maldon
Cuisines: French, British
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bouchon is a grade II listed, 300 year old Georgian building which has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme restoring the building to its former glory. The renovation period lasted in excess of 2 years, working many hours to create the right feel and ambience within this wonderful building, combining some of the original period features with furnishings and classically styled decoration that complements the building. Our restaurant offers a blend of both French and English Cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment. Enjoy a meal from our A la carte menu in the main restaurant or choose from our wide selection of the menus available. Le Bouchon offer 14 individually styled en-suite boutique bedrooms each with their own character. All rooms have flat screen smart LED TV, telephone and FREE wifi access, choice of either hard or soft pillow, duvet or blanket and a complimentary breakfast.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“a quiet celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Having officially reached being classed as old,my wife decided to buy me dinner in a restaurant
of my choice. We have been to Le Bouchon a few times now and it never fails to deliver.
Had a lovely table after pre dinner drinks and an excellent meal. Even on a Tuesday night the
restaurant appeared fully booked but ran like clockwork. Back home by 9pm for a nightcap
and no damage to the wallet. Consistency is all important and Le Bouchon continues to be
consistently good.
Terry Bartlett
Chelmsford.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely for Ladies that lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I met a friend for lunch...pure class and luxury.
Great food..drinks increased the bill somewhat!
A delightful experience

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Le_Bouchon_Maldon, Manager at Le Bouchon, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Le Bouchon. We are pleased that we were able to make your dining experience comfortable and relaxed.

Please do let us know if there is anything we can organise to make your next visit just as comfortable.

With kind regards,

Le Bouchon
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went to Le Bouchon with a group of friends for lunch and had a fantastic meal with excellent service and such a lovely ambience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. From start to finish we were made to feel welcome. The staff are so friendly and even though it was busy the service was still first class. We all chose different food from the menu but it arrived at the table all together and cooked to perfection. Didn't really want to write this review as I wanted to keep this little find to myself but felt Le Bouchon are doing such a great job I had to praise them.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Le_Bouchon_Maldon, Manager at Le Bouchon, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to Le Bouchon,

Your kind comments are gratefully received and a welcome encouragement to our team who work tirelessly to ensure that all of our guests are made to feel special.

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

With kind regards,

Le Bouchon
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A quality resteraunt”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was the first time we had visited this resteraunt and were pleasantly surprised by its quality of food, service and atmosphere, Its in a good position with plenty of parking.
At last Maldon has a resteraunt to be proud of.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Le_Bouchon_Maldon, Manager at Le Bouchon, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Sir/Madam,

Thank you for your review of your visit to Le Bouchon.

Your comments are gratefully received and are a suitable reward for our team who work hard to ensure that our guests are well looked after.

We hope that we can be of service to you again soon.

With kind regards,

Le Bouchon
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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“Lack of vegetarian options”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

With three friends I ate at Le Bouchon on Saturday 27th July. The main menu had no vegetarian option. I was offered a choice from the lunch menu and chose a linguine with courgettes and cherry tomatoes, without the mussels. When it arrived there were no tomatoes. The waitress went to the kitchen, then came back and asked if she could take my plate to show them, as they claimed that tomatoes had been included! Two of my friends ordered the calves liver dish, which also had to be returned as the meat was very undercooked. The three meals were redone, but by this time the fourth friend had finished her meal. The waitress did apologise, but there was no apology from any manager, nor even a coffee to make up for it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Le_Bouchon_Maldon, Manager at Le Bouchon, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear Sir Madam,

We were sorry to read that you were disappointed during your recent visit to Le Bouchon.

We do provide customers with the option of a vegetarian dish of the day, and our team of chef’s are always happy to adjust dishes or improvise to make new ones using existing ingredients to suit a customer’s tastes. We do like to encourage anyone requesting a vegetarian option upon booking to make some suggestions as to what they would like to eat. With 24 hour notice our chefs are more than happy to provide specific dishes to suit the individual.

With reference to your friends’ calves liver, we always cook our liver and present it ‘pink’. We are happy to cook the liver ‘well done’ if requested.

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Your comments will be used to feedback to the staff and will assist us in improving our service.

We are very sorry that we did not achieve the level of service you had expected at Le Bouchon.
We do hope that you will return to us in the future, please do let us know in advance of your dietary requirements and we will be happy to accommodate you.

With kind regards,

Le Bouchon
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