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Samphire Restaurant

29 Rainsford Road | County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England
+44 1245 455700
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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29 Rainsford Road | County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was very nice,and the young lady that served me was helpful, friendly and obliging despite limping around on a bad leg from a recent accident. Well done you, I say 😊

Thank David J
Reviewed 6 days ago

The meal was fantastic, good British food. The service was prompt and nice. The waitress was very helpful and kind. The restaurant was almost empty but I believe it was due to the fact it was early dinner in the middle of the week

Thank aleD488AC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Congratulations to the County Hotel on an outstanding Christmas Day lunch. My party of six, including a ten and four year old, had a great time. Chef and his staff prepared and presented a mouth-watering display of food from starters to sweet. Everything my group...More

Thank GMF-Essex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xmas work celebration held here in the way of an afternoon tea, lovely selection of sandwiches, different types of scone, lovely warm and 2 per person, cakes although i do not like Christmas pud cake etc there were lots of choice of others, compared to...More

Thank Lesmas123
Reviewed November 7, 2017

We arranged a family get together - the first for 5 years and I cannot praise the friendly staff and food highly enough. Thought was also taken to arrange our table in a square so that we could all see each other and chat easily....More

Thank Bentley545
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

Myself and my friends went for afternoon tea here for friends birthday! We had the best time! The staff were amazing, we had Emily as out waitress and she was awsome! Made our day. There were 6 of us so we mixed up the afternoon...More

Thank JBaldacchino
Reviewed September 19, 2017

We went to County Hotel Chelmsford, so pleased with the service and staff. The afternoon tea at this hotel is really great. One of the best we have eaten at. Thank you all at County Hotel for making my birthday so special.

Thank wendyhennes
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

The team at the county hotel were 1st class. Jason beforehand with all the arrangements...thank you for putting up with my phone calls. On the day mum knew nothing about it and the staff had made the tables look beautiful. Our balloons and flowers were...More

Thank Sarahandscott2021
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I had lunch twice at this restaurant prior to my son's wedding which was held at the hotel on 2nd September 2017. The food is excellent, well cooked and presented. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Great place to meet with friends and family.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Staying at the County Hotel and looking for Sunday lunch so decided to be lazy and eat in. Didn't have high expectations of yet another hotel restaurant but was really surprised and frustrated! Nicely renovated Samphire is very smart and certainly somewhere you could hold...More

Thank Nic H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $69
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Rainsford Road | County Hotel Chelmsford, Chelmsford CM1 2PZ, England (Formerly The County Kitchen)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 455700
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Elegant & Classic, the County Hotel, Chelmsford is the perfect place for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner or a relaxing drink on our South facing terrace. The hotel has an award winning restaurant, 50 bedrooms, 5 banqueting & conference rooms that can accommodate 8-150 people. The hotel has three rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and offers free car parking for guests in the city centre. The County Hotel is located 3 minutes from the train & bus station and a 10 minute walk from the city centre. Chelmsford Museum, Essex County Cricket Club, Riverside Ice and Leisure, Chelmsford Cathedral and one of the most popular shopping destinations in the East of England are all within walking distance of the hotel.
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